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University of California, Los Angeles


  The UCLA Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology faculty offers a two-year full-time postgraduate certificate program designed to train specialists in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. The mission of the Oral and Maxillofacial Certificate Program is to comprehensively train residents to become proficient radiologists, competent teachers, familiar with the foundations of research methodology, and to contribute their skills and knowledge in the service of the profession. 

 The comprehensive curriculum consists of didactic education and clinical training in the radiation sciences, including maxillofacial radiological interpretation, radiation physics, and radiation biology and safety. The residents will actively participate in patient care in the OMR radiology clinic. The UCLA OMR clinic is well equipped and provides both conventional and state-of-the-art CBCT maxillofacial imaging to patients from the UCLA School of Dentistry as well as community dental providers. Residents will also gain clinical experience in head and neck interpretation using contemporary imaging modalities, through rotations, case conferences and seminars at the UCLA Ronald-Reagan Medical Center and the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.

Residents will augment their diagnostic skills through clinical experiences in the oral facial pain clinic and craniofacial anomalies clinic. Residents will also participate in implant conferences and oral surgery lecture series and receive didactic education in oral medicine and pathology. The residents will participate in the pre-doctoral OMR curriculum. Residents are expected to participate in research projects and present their findings at national or international meetings. 

 The UCLA Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Postgraduate Training Program may be taken in combination with academic programs leading to a MS or PhD degree. The combined programs usually last three years (MS) or five years (PhD), depending on the research background of the candidate. The objectives of the combined programs are to develop clinical competence in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology combined with the research expertise to enable the graduate to pursue an academic career involving teaching and independent or collaborative research. Didactic, research, and clinical components develop simultaneously throughout the program, although different components are emphasized at different times.

This program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

For information please visit our Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology program website.

UCLA Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Program Contacts:

Dr. Sanjay Mallya Program Director

Ms. Erin Hakim Postgraduate Program Coordinator & International Advisor