Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Program details

Residency Training Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

OP Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University





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Language of instruction:

Thai, English


This program emphasizes the development of knowledge, clinical skills, and research skills in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, aiming to produce specialized professionals capable of self-development to meet the needs of society.

About the Program

Thailand is currently experiencing rapid economic development, leading to improved knowledge and economic status among the population. This has increased the interest in oral health care of the general public, and thus the need for better, high-standard public dental treatment services. Currently, there are only 1,800 specialized dentists in Thailand, while our population is approximately 70,000,000, resulting in a ratio of 1:39,000, indicating a significant shortage of specialized dentists. Therefore, it is essential to produce more specialized dentists with enhanced knowledge, competency, and specialized skills.

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is one of the specialized branches of dentistry that focuses on the use of X-ray imaging. This includes techniques for radiography in the oral cavity, extraoral radiography, and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). Additionally, it encompasses other advanced imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography.

Images of patients generated through the above-mentioned processes significantly aid in diagnosing diseases in the head and face region. These include common conditions such as dental caries and periodontal diseases, as well as lesions and tumors in the maxillofacial bones, which may not be visible during a clinical examination. They also provide crucial information for planning treatments such as maxillofacial surgeries, dental implantations, and complex root canal treatments.

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Our department is equipped with modern radiology equipment and imaging devices, sufficient for both diagnostic work and teaching, including Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and ultrasound machines. We also collaborate with various departments, such as the Department of Oral Surgery, the Department of Prosthodontics, the Esthetic Restorative and Implant Dentistry program, and the Department of Orthodontics, for patient diagnosis and treatment planning.

Our department has qualified and specialized faculty, especially in the field of Forensic Dentistry, with consistent collaborations with the Forensic Medicine Department, Chulalongkorn Hospital, the Thai Red Cross, and the Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.


  • Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
  • Central Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry of Justice

Message from the Program Director

The Department of Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, was established along with the founding of the Faculty of Dentistry in 1940, making it the first dental radiology department in Thailand. Given the significance of the specialization in oral and maxillofacial radiology in the diagnosis of oral diseases, the Department of Radiology at the Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, serves as a cornerstone institution nationally, aiming to be a leading educational institution and a global medical imaging center for the diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial diseases. We are committed to producing graduates, knowledge, and innovations to foster sustainable societal development.
To address the importance of this field, the department offers a 2-year Master of Science program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, as well as a 3-year Higher Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sciences Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (International Program). These programs emphasize research, practice, and comprehensive services, including the interpretation of radiographic images for diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring of diseases and abnormalities of the head, neck, oral cavity, and maxillofacial region. They involve interdisciplinary learning with related fields such as Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, and Forensic Dentistry, and include research collaborations with international partners.
Graduates of these programs can further specialize in the field of oral and maxillofacial radiology through the Specialty Training Program in collaboration with The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Thailand. Overall, our program aims to produce competent professionals in oral and maxillofacial radiology with a strong sense of public service, ethics, leadership, and the capability to drive dental health both nationally and globally.

Career Path Advice

  • University professors
  • Researchers in public or private research institutions
  • Specialized dentists in the field of oral and maxillofacial radiology working in clinics or hospitals


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Department of Radiology

Faculty of Dentistry

Chulalongkorn University

18th Floor, Borommanard Srinakarin Building
34 Henri-Dunant Road,
Wangmai, Patumwan,
Bangkok, 10330,

  • Tel. +66 2218 8780
  • Email graddentcu@chula.ac.th
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Program Assistant

  • Assist. Prof. Phonkit Sinpitaksakul