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University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology offers postdoctoral training programs leading to a Certificate of clinical Training in oral and maxillofacial radiology, alone (2 years) or in combination with a MDentSci degree (3 years) or a PhD in Oral Biology (5 years).

This program prepares students for academic careers or private practice in oral and maxillofacial radiology and qualifies the graduate to sit for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Academic and clinical studies include radiation physics, radiation biology, radiation safety and hygiene, basic biological sciences, imaging sciences and interpretation of conventional and digital images, Cone Beam CT, CT, MRI and allied imaging modalities. Clinical rotations include medical diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation oncology. There is substantial teaching experience in clinical and classroom settings. Ample opportunity and encouragement are given for clinical and laboratory research activities in areas of radiation biology, imaging technology, radiation risk and safety and a variety of other laboratory and clinical scientific disciplines.

The Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Section collaborates with other departments in the School of Dental Medicine, Basic Sciences and School of Medicine, as well as with related groups at the University campus in Storrs. The facility is active in several clinical and research areas, and has a substantial school and community based faculty practice exclusively in imaging. The imaging facility is outstanding, including digital and Cone Beam CT imaging facilities.

An applicant must have successfully completed an accredited program leading to the DDS or DMD degree, or foreign equivalent. All applicants to the degree program must meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of the University of Connecticut. Students from countries where English is not the principal language will present evidence of satisfactory performance on the proficiency Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The Division will accept applications for admission through October 1 of the previous year. Stipends are available on a competitive basis for students in the combined Certificate/PhD program.

For additional information, please contact:

Deborah J. Osborne
Administrative Program Coordinator
University of Connecticut Health Center
Section of OMF Radiology
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1715
Phone: 860-679-2719
Fax: 860-679-2208
Email: dosborne@nso.uchc.edu