Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology
Dental and Maxillofacial (DMF) Radiology is the specialty of dentistry which provides imaging and interpretation of images of the facial skeleton, the teeth and the soft tissues of the mouth, face and neck, in both adults and children.
It includes interpretation of complex diseases and conditions of the head and neck, demonstrated on conventional intraoral and extraoral imaging and in specialist investigations employed in the assessment, diagnosis and management of disease and conditions in the head and neck which are the beyond the scope of a general dental practitioner. The latter include cone beam and conventional computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and sialography. Specialists are trained in several image-guided interventions to aid diagnoses and target treatments.
Specialist dental and maxillofacial radiologists lead and deliver imaging services in a wide range of care settings. They use their dental knowledge and specialist training to inform diagnoses and patient management, particularly on a multidisciplinary level. Specialists are responsible for the delivery of teaching and research in DMF Radiology.
The next curriculum will take effect for all new specialty trainees by September 2023.