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King Saud University
College of Dentistry
Department of Maxillofacial Surgery & Diagnostic Sciences
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

 MSc + Certificate in
Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Program

 Academic Year 1426-1427

 

• College: Dentistry

• Department: Maxillofacial Surgery & Diagnostic Sciences
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

• Introduction
The Department of Maxillofacial Surgery & Diagnostic Sciences was established with the College of Dentistry in 1975 (1395H) to participate in teaching and training undergraduate students in the fields of Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral Microbiology and Immunology. In 1992 (1412H) a postgraduate program (MSc + Clinical Certificate) in Diagnostic Oral Sciences was started. It covered in it’s different tracks all the divisions of the department (except Maxillofacial Surgery which had it’s own program). And since 1999-2000, two groups of students finished the program. Then the department decided to establish a separate postgraduate program for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology to give students a better chance to focus on this specialty.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of radiology concerned with the production and interpretation of images and data produced by all modalities of radiant energy that are used for the diagnosis and management of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region. The MSc + Certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Program is a 3 year combined clinical and research oriented training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology conducted by the College of Dentistry at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

• Degree Name
MSc + Certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology

• Program Objectives
 The objectives of the program can be summarized as follows:
1. Developing the skills needed by graduates to function effectively in clinical practice.
2. Training students for academic careers in teaching.
3. Developing in students the skills needed for research and scientific writing.

• Admission Requirements
In addition to admission requirements of the unified law organizing the graduate studies in Saudi Universities, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
1. Applicant must hold the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree of King Saud University or its equivalent.
2. Applicant must finish the Internship Training Program.
3. All applicants must normally have attained in their undergraduate studies a minimum grade point average (GPA) of B (i.e. Very Good); an applicant with a GPA of less than "Very Good" in the undergraduate studies may under exceptional circumstances be conditionally accepted into the program according to King Saud University rules and regulations.
4. Applicants must pass the admissions exam set by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences.
5. There is presently no provision for part-time in the program.

• Degree Requirements
1. Completion of all required courses as determined by the College of Graduate Studies
2. Completion of all specialty (professional) courses as determined by  the College of Dentistry
3. Completion of an approved research, preparation of a thesis from the research, and satisfactorily defending the same at a Thesis examination conducted by an approved Thesis Examination Committee.
4. To be eligible for the award of a Certificate of Clinical Competency, the student must fulfill:
a. Yearly Assessment: Satisfactory overall annual progress as reported by the program director.
b. Oral and Case Presentations:
c. 50 cases as follows:
i. 20 cases: comprehensive cases of conventional imaging modalities (skull films, panoramic, intraoral films) with or without special imaging modalities.
ii. 10 cases of CT.
iii. 10 cases of MRI
iv. 10 cases of bone and salivary gland nuclear imaging or ultrasound of the soft tissues of the head and neck
These 50 cases should be presented to and evaluated by a committee of at least three OMFR staff.


• Program Tracks:
Only One Track

• Program Structure:
 The completion of 40 credit hours is required as well as the completion of a thesis.

 Number  & Type of Courses  Credit Hours
 8 Core Courses  8
 8 Graded Specialty Courses  20
 5 Pass or Fail Courses  12
 TOTAL  40


• Courses
Course, No Course Title, (Credit Hours)
Core Courses (8 Credits)
DENS 510 Biostatistics in Dentistry 1 (1,0)*
DENS 511 Advanced Oral Biology 1 (1,0)*
DENS 512 Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 1 (1,0)*
DENS 513 General Epidemiology 1 (1,0)*
DENS 514 Applied Head and Neck Anatomy 1 (1,0)*
DENS 515 Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 1 (1,0)*
DENS 520 Research Methods and Scientific Writing  1 (1,0)*
DENS 522 Education Methods and Practice Teaching 1 (1,0)*

Thesis Courses (6 Credits)
DENS 600 Thesis Research 6 (0,6)

Graduate Specialty Courses (32 Credits)
MDS 516 Diagnostic Oral Sciences Seminar 3 (3,0)
MDS 517 Diagnostic Specialty Clinic 5 (0,5)
MDS 511  Radiation physics 1 (1,0)*
MDS 520  Radiation Biology and Radiation Hazards and Protection 1 (1,0)*
MDS 521  Basic Principles of Advanced Imaging Modalities 1 (1,0)*
MDS 522  Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 2 (2,0)
MDS 523 Diagnostic Oral Sciences Seminar 2 (2,0)
MDS 526  Diagnostic Specialty Clinics 5 (0,5)
MDS 519** Hospital Rotation 2 (0,2)
MDS 527** Diagnostic Specialty Clinics 2 (0,2)
MDS 528**  Technical Basis of Dental Radiography 2 (0,2)
MDS 531** Advanced Diagnostic Specialty Clinics 4 (0,4)
MDS 532**  Diagnostic Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Seminar 2 (2,0)

* Half Year Course
** Pass or Fail Course

Summary
Core Courses 8
Graded Specialty Courses 20
Pass or Fail Courses 12
TOTAL 40
Thesis (6 Credits)

 
• Program Schedule

First Year

DENS 510 Biostatistics in Dentistry 1 (1,0)*
DENS 511 Advanced Oral Biology 1 (1,0)*
DENS 512 Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 1 (1,0)*
DENS 513 General Epidemiology 1 (1,0)*
DENS 514 Applied Head and Neck Anatomy 1 (1,0)*
DENS 515 Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 1 (1,0)*
MDS 511  Radiation physics 1 (1,0)*
MDS 516 Diagnostic Oral Sciences Seminar 3 (3,0)
MDS 517 Diagnostic Specialty Clinic 5 (0,5)
 Total 15 (10,5)

First Summer
MDS 519 Hospital Rotation 2 (0,2)

Second Year
DENS 520 Research Methods and Scientific Writing  1 (1,0)*
DENS 522 Education Methods and Practice Teaching 1 (1,0)*
MDS 520  Radiation Biology and Radiation Hazards and Protection 1 (1,0)*
MDS 521  Basic Principles of Advanced Imaging Modalities  and Digital Imaging 1 (1,0)*
MDS 523 Diagnostic Oral Sciences Seminar 2 (2,0)
MDS 522  Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 2 (2,0)
MDS 526  Diagnostic Specialty Clinics 5 (0,5)
MDS 528  Technical Basis of Dental Radiography 2 (0,2)
Total 15 (8,7)

Second Summer

MDS 527 Diagnostic Specialty Clinics 2 (0,2)
DENS 600 Thesis Research [6 (0,6)]

Third Year
MDS 531 Advanced Diagnostic Specialty Clinics 4 (0,4)
MDS 532  Diagnostic Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Seminar 2 (2,0)

DENS 600 Thesis Research [6 (0,6)]
Total 6 (2,4)

 
• Course Description

MDS 511 Radiation Physics 1 (1,0)
Historical  background of oral radiology, types of radiation, electromagnetic radiation, properties of x-rays, generation of x-rays, the generating systems and rectification, the x-ray machine, types of x-rays, interactions of radiation, radiation characteristics, and dose units and dosimetry.

MDS 516 Diagnostic Oral Sciences Seminar 3 (3,0)
 Classical and current literature in diagnostic oral sciences including the subspecialties of oral diagnosis and medicine, oral and maxillofacial radiology as well as oral and maxillofacial pathology.

MDS 517 Diagnostic Specialty Clinics 5 (0,5)
Introduction to oral diagnosis and oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial radiology and the histopathology laboratory.  The subspecialty of the student is taken into consideration during these rotations in the design of the time-table for the rotations.

MDS 519 Hospital Rotation 2 (0,2)
 Intensive four-week rotation in a hospital or health centre that may include, but is not restricted to, experiences in accident and emergency, dermatology, otorhinolaryngology, imaging techniques, surgical pathology and hospital-based dentistry.

MDS 520 Radiation Biology and Radiation Hazards and Protection
 1 (1,0)
Radiation chemistry, radiation effects at the cellular level, radiation effects at the tissue and organ level, radiation effects on the oral cavity, effects of whole body irradiation, late somatic effects, radiation genetics, radiation protection for patient, operator, and protection of the immediate environment.

MDS 521 Basic Principles of Advanced Imaging Modalities and Digital Imaging 1 (1,0)
Conventional tomography, multifunctional panoramic radiography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, Ultrasonography, arthrography, and angiography. Basics and principle techniques of digitization in radiographic imaging, advantages and disadvantages of dental digital radiography and it’s applications.

MDS 522 Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 2 (2,0)
Normal radiographic anatomy, general principles of radiographic interpretation, radiographic interpretation of dental caries and periodontal disease, dental developmental and acquired anomalies, trauma to teeth and supporting structures, head and neck trauma imaging and interpretation, and inflammatory lesions of the jaws.

MDS 523 Diagnostic Oral Sciences Seminar 2 (2,0)
 Journal club sessions, clinico-pathologic conferences, guest lecturers and/or seminars, and rigorously structured students' participation. The subspecialties will continue to be reflected in the course.

MDS 526 Diagnostic Specialty Clinics  5 (0,5)
 Five clinical and histopathology laboratory sessions per week, three sessions in the student's chosen subspecialty and one session each in the other two subspecialties. Clinics involve diagnostic procedures, comprehensive patient management and treatment.

MDS 527 Diagnostic Specialty Clinics 2 (0,2)
Clinical sessions involving the chosen subspecialty which may be spent in the school dental clinics, a hospital, or an approved dental center.

 
MDS 528 Technical Basis of Dental Radiography 2 (0,2)
Dental x-ray film and x-ray equipment, technique basis for dental radiography, introduction to radiographic examination, periapical radiography, bite-wing techniques, exposure, technique and processing errors, occlusal radiography, extraoral radiography, panoramic radiography, image characteristics, film processing, quality assurance in the dental office, object localization techniques, sialography.

MDS 531 Advanced Diagnostic Specialty Clinics 4 (0,4)
Clinical and histopathology laboratory sessions according to the subspecialty of the student.

MDS 532 Diagnostic Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Seminar 2 (2,0)
Cysts of the jaws, benign and malignant tumors of the jaws, paranasal sinuses imaging and diseases, TMJ imaging and diseases, diseases of bone and systemic diseases manifested in the jaws, soft tissue calcification and ossification, developmental disturbances of the face and jaws, and technicalities in the differential diagnosis of radiographic lesions.

 
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