UW School of Dentistry


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Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Theory 2

Course Director: Peggy Lee
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 2

Course Overview

This course covers dental anomalies and pathology of bone and how they present on radiographs of the head and neck region. The students will be taught how to interpret radiographs, which additional imaging to order, and how to formulate a differential diagnosis based on the characteristics of the radiographic appearance.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  1. Identify dental anomalies on radiographs
  2. Identify and describe abnormal and aberrant anatomy on radiographs of the head and neck region
  3. Formulate a differential diagnosis
  4. Write a radiographic report
  5. Decide when to refer to a specialist

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 14

Date last updated: 2018-03-16