Published online May 28, 2015. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v7.i5.87
Peer-review started: November 8, 2014
First decision: January 8, 2015
Revised: January 12, 2015
Accepted: April 16, 2015
Article in press: April 20, 2015
Published online: May 28, 2015
Core tip: Dento-maxillofacial radiology is one of the dental specialties recognized under different names and divisions by around forty countries in the world. It includes, intra-oral imaging, dental panoramic imaging, cephalometric imaging, sialography, cone beam computed tomography (CT), multislice medical CT, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and nuclear medicine. All over the world, assigned committees work on the development of the training curriculum, determination of scientific and physical standards for institutions offering specialty training and arrangement of dental codes for reimbursement issues.