Boards, Boards and No More Boards

I am happy to announce that earlier last month I found out that I passed the boards.  Yes… it is a good feeling.  As of now I am officially a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. I am also practicing radiology and general dentistry and will continue to do so for the time being.  The combination of both makes me happy.

When I started this blog, I wanted to provide some information and some insight into the world of oral radiology (since none was available at the time).  I believe this post concludes what I have set out to do, which is document my journey to get here.  I also hope this has been helpful to as many people as possible.  As always I am happy to give my perspective on any questions I can.  In the future, I will try to post things related to work rather than residency.


  1. I’ve read your blog with much interest and wanted to ask your opinion. I understand that OMFR doesn’t have a lot of opportunity for private practice, however what about academics? Are there opportunities for faculty positions?
    Thanks in advance

  2. There are private practice and academic opportunities. Just not as many as I would like. It’s not that it’s bad out there, it’s just that it’s better to be a general dentist than a specialist (purely from a financial perspective). The life style of radiology is unbeatable. I call my schedule, I have time to do what I want when I want. For me not having to deal with traffic is amazing.

  3. Looking for a radiologist that interprets a lot of TMJ MRIs or can image the TM joint to tell what is going on before my wife has surgery. Any suggestions?

  4. Hi Joshua,

    I apologize this has taken me a while. I just saw this post. Our services are consultations for other docs. I would ask you to talk to your doctor/dentist/surgeon so that they can submit the MRI studies to an OMR. Check out

  5. I am considering to pursue a career as an OMFR and I am so glad that I found this blog. There is barely any information available on the internet regarding OMFR resdiency. This blog is very informative. Thank you so much for posting.

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