Oral and maxillofacial radiology

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

In Oral and maxillofacial radiology, the students acquire skills to take intraoral and panoramic radiographs, and learn to interpret normal anatomy and pathological changes in teeth and supportive tissues, jaws and other facial structures from the radiographs. OD3RØNT is a clinical patient training course that builds on the skills course OD2RØNT. To be able to follow OD3RØNT the student must have completed OD2RØNT.

Learning Outcomes


The student shall grasp:

  • The principles of panoramic imaging and practical approaches regarding patient positioning and head alignment.
  • Normal anatomical structures in panoramic images.
  • Assessment of image quality and reflection of it's impact on diagnostics.
  • Radiographic features of caries, marginal and periradicular changes in adults and children.
  • Basic knowledge of CBCT technique and common indications for this technique in dentistry.


The students shall be able to

  • Make an overall assessment of the patient's need for a justified X-ray examination of the teeth and jaws, based on the patient's oral and general state of health.
  • Perform intraoral and panoramic imaging.
  • Assess image quality and evaluate when retake is necessary.
  • Review and interpret normal anatomical structures and pathological changes in teeth, jaws and surrounding tissues in intraoral and panoramic images and provide relevant diagnostic suggestions.

General competence

The student shall develop clinical understanding of the importance of good working routines, patient treatment and the ability to communicate with patients and colleagues, both orally and in writing.

ECTS Credits

4 ECTS credits

Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

5th semester, autumn
Required Previous Knowledge
Completed fourth semester. Completed OD2RØNT (skills course).
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Master of Dentistry
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures (digital and/or conventional) in parallel with clinical seminars, clinical practice in capturing images and group assignments.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Clinical seminars and clinical training with patients are mandatory. Before the student can be enrolled for the written exam, the clinical instructor evaluates the student's skills in capturing intraoral x-rays equal to a fullmouth status.

All teaching is mandatory, except for lectures. The student is responsible for reporting absences, and unexcused absences are not allowed.¿In addition to the attendance requirements, the academic requirements must be met, both in terms of the quality of the work and sufficient practice.

In this subject, mandatory activities are valid for two semesters.

Forms of Assessment
3 hours written exam
Grading Scale
Assessment Semester
5th semester
Reading List
The reading list will be available within the 1st of July.
Course Evaluation
The instruction will be evaluated in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB.
Examination Support Material
Programme Committee
Programme committee of dental study programmes
Course Coordinator
Professor Malin V. Jonsson
Course Administrator
Department of Clinical Dentistry
Department of clinical dentistry