2023 Update

So what’s been happening? Well as I’m sure you have noticed, it’s been a while since I posted anything. The reason is… busy. I don’t think I have ever been this busy in my life.

I started reading CBCT scans on my own website at omrd.com. The feedback has been excellent and I get a great deal of referrals. So much so that I honestly cannot keep up anymore.


  1. Been following your blog, been very insightful and good to know you been busy with your job (and happy with it!). One question been lingering in my mind is it possible to live in different countries and read scans as an American licensed/board certified OMFR? Do you know if companies that hire OMFR would allow that or the feasibility of doing this on your own?

  2. You work at your own time. I don’t think any company would even know unless they’re tracking your IP. Even then I know of a couple of rads who have licenses, take all their CE courses, but travel a ton and work from wherever they feel. I’ve considered it myself.

    As long as you have a computer and internet connection you should be OK. The only exception is sometimes clients will want to have a phone call with you to discuss the case. Depending on where you are you might be doing that call at 3am.

  3. Thanks so much for keeping us up to date, your blog is so helpful. I’m a practicing general dentist that will be applying to OMFR this upcoming cycle. I also had a question regarding licensure and where you can practice as an oral radiologist. If you have a dental license in say California, does that mean that you have to live there otherwise it’s considered practicing in a state without a license? Or can you live out of state? I’m sure laws vary from state to state and I’ve tried looking them up without much success. Thanks for taking time out of your life to help us following down the same path!

  4. Interesting question. I’ve always been asked if you can report for other states (you can for most but not all). I don’t think your physical location matters. Radiology is not a diagnostic or treatment planning service for patients. You are consulting for other doctors. They are your clients and basically just want some input on what you think.

  5. Your blog has been so helpful! I’m a general dentist applying to OMR programs this year. My main question is what do you think of the career outlook? A couple of my new graduate OMR friends have shared they were counting on Beam Readers after residency and are not seeing enough volume to do radiology full time. Have you also noticed a decrease in scans? Also, would you be willing to do a 2024 update?

  6. From what I gather it seems to have slowed down this past few months. I don’t know why, I don’t think there’s been a dip in CBCT sales and I do think it will grow again. My personal business is chugging along just fine and keeping me busy. I recommend everyone who wants to do private practice to have a mix of both.

  7. Hi there!

    In your April 7 comment, you said you recommend everyone who wants to do private practice to have a mix of both — both as in a personal business to read scans and then working for a company also? Or what other personal business did you mean?

    Also, are you involved in general dentistry or anything of that sort? Or purely reading scans? Thanks!

  8. Yeah, you can have your own business and also work for a company. You can also do any other business you want, including doing general practice. My point to make is that you have a lot of freedom in your career here. You can teach and at the same time run your own practice.

    I practice radiology 150%. In fact, I can’t physically write any more reports than I am currently writing. I have retired from general dentistry years and years ago with the exception of treating my own family.

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