The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) is the professional association committed to ethical, evidence based and high quality oral and maxillofacial diagnostic services to the referred public. The AAOMR aims to promote and advance the art and science of radiology in dentistry, and to provide a forum for communication among its members, to the healthcare community and to the public. The AAOMR conducts continuing education programs, including the annual scientific session, sponsors a scientific journal publication (OOOOE), publishes a newsletter (AAOMR Image), issues guidelines, and pursues additional activities consistent with the purpose of the Academy.
An Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist (OMR) is a dentist specialized in the acquisition and interpretation of radiographic imaging studies performed for diagnosis of treatment guidance for conditions affecting the maxillofacial region. Specialization in OMR requires the completion of residency in an American Dental Association CODA accredited program. Training includes a thorough knowledge on techniques and interpretation for maxillofacial CT, CBCT, MRI, ultrasound and other pertinent modalities. OMRs may be further qualified by passing the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (ABOMR) exam.