Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology.

We provide one-to-one specialty training in dental and maxillofacial radiology. We offer training/access to all imaging modalities including interventional sialography and PET scanning. We have very close contacts with the head and neck radiologists within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Mid Yorkshire, Hull and Bradford with excellent opportunities for wider experience.

"When I was training in Leeds I had only one dental radiologist and one head and neck radiologist to train me. Now our last trainee has joined me as a consultant colleague and there has been great expansion of head and neck radiologists in the region. We believe that Leeds can offer some of the best training available."

Training Programme Directors

Dr Brenda Murray (All)

ARCP: July 2021

Further information on recruitment, ARCP, study leave and period of grace can be found here.  

Curriculum and Training

The training follows the syllabus set down by the Royal College of Radiologists for the Diploma in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. 

The Diploma in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (DDMFR) Examination is a requirement for satisfactory completion of specialist training in Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology. Entry to it requires success in the physics module of the First FRCR Examination in Clinical Radiology and the completion of specified periods of UK specialist training in dental & maxillofacial radiology.

The DDMFR Examination is in two parts: Part A and Part B. In both parts candidates will be examined in all aspects of dental & maxillofacial radiology. The Part A Examination also addresses the basic sciences of physics, anatomy and techniques. 
Candidates who have passed the physics module of the First FRCR Examination are permitted to enter the DDMFR Part A Examination after 18 months of dental radiology training. Candidates are permitted to enter the DDMFR Part B Examination once they have passed both modules of Part A and three years of dental radiology training have been completed.

In the past we have been praised for the breadth of experience available and enthusiasm of the head and neck radiology trainers in the region. Attendance at any relevant medical radiology tutorials will be arranged. As regards the dental and maxillofacial component this is likely to be one to one both for tutorials and hands on interventions. 

Consultant jobs in our specialty are virtually entirely in teaching hospitals in the UK and therefore there is a teaching element incorporated over the 4 years.



The Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme Website

This site houses the curriculum for the dental specialties and, in a secure area, trainees’ electronic portfolios and the learning agreements which support training.

All trainees will eventually use the e-portfolio but this will be done on a rolling programme by specialty. Consultants and other professionals who will be training, assessing and supervising training will also need to register.


Both the consultants are NHS employees with honorary senior lecturer status. Our department has close links with medical physics and the majority of our research is carried out in conjunction with them.

The Team

Fiona Carmichael

Fiona is a Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology/Honorary Senior Lecturer and Head of Department. She qualified in 1984 from Glasgow University and after a series of house jobs became a lecturer in oral surgery. It was during this time that she began to train in dental radiology. She completed her training as a senior registrar in Leeds and then became a consultant in 2000.  She is currently President of the British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. Clinically she has an interest in interventional sialography and is also involved with the head and neck MDT. She has contributed training modules for the Radiology online teaching initiative.


Brenda Murray

Brenda is a Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology/Honorary Senior Lecturer.  She qualified from Queen’s University in Belfast in 1998 after intercalating both a BSc (Hons) and PhD in Anatomy during her undergraduate training.  Brenda then went onto complete a one year Research Fellowship in Belfast (1999) and was subsequently appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Oral Sciences at the Queen’s University, Belfast.  During this time is completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching. She came to Leeds as a Specialist Registrar in 2003 and was appointed as a consultant in Leeds Dental Institute in 2008 and in the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in 2009.  Her main interests are in ultrasound of the head and neck and cone beam CT.

WPBA Requirements

Annually, each trainee is required to complete:

6 Mini-IPXs

Less Than Full Time trainees are required to complete a pro-rata number of WPBAs each year.