Shawneen M Gonzalez DDS, MS is an assistant professor and director of the oral and maxillofacial radiology clinic at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.  She received her DDS from the University of Washington School of Dentistry and an MS in Stomatology and a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.  She currently teaches both dental students and dental hygiene students.  She provides cone beam CT radiographic interpretations through her private practice (Legacy 3D Imaging).

Shawneen is a member of

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Nebraska Dental Association (NDA)
  • Lincoln Dental Association (LDA)
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR)
  • Radiological Society of North American (RSNA)
  • American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

I have created this site as an answer to the repeated questions of more radiographic examples of normal anatomy and disease processes.  I hope that you find this helpful in showing examples of radiographs as well as a basic overview of oral and maxillofacial radiology.  If you should have any questions, please feel free to email me at DrGstoothpix (at) gmail (dot) com.

To appease my place of work here is a legal disclaimer: I am creating this website as an individual and not as an employee, agent or spokesperson for UNMC.  This site represents my own positions, thoughts and opinions and not those of UNMC.  In other words, this site is all my work and has nothing to do with UNMC.  :)  I guess they wanted more so here it goes.  The radiographs shown on this site have been collected throughout my dental career as well as have been shared with me by colleagues throughout the world.  Just because a radiograph is shown here it does not mean it was necessarily made at my place of work.  I cannot share any other information regarding patient care of specific cases due to HIPPA.  :(

21 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Dr. Gonzalez,

    I am currently undertaking a group project creating a dentistry based poster as part of the first year of my dentistry course (BDS) in Newcastle England. On behalf of my group could I ask for your permission to use some of the images from your site in our work?

    Yours sincerely,

    Daniel J Nesbit

    • Daniel,

      You are more than welcome to use images from this site. I ask that you reference where the images came from with either the site link or DrGstoothpix. I’d be very interested to see how your project turns out when your group is done with it if possible. Thank you for asking first.

      Dr. Gonzalez

      • Hello Dr. Gonzalez,

        As a 3rd year dental student I have found your site very useful. I am also working on a presentation on ecoptic eruption of permanent first molars and was wondering if I could use some of your images on the site in my presentation. Thank you!

        Chad Bodily

      • Chad, you are more than welcome to use images from this site I just ask that you list either me or the site as the source of the images. Thanks for asking.

  2. This is an excellent resource- thank you for creating it. Keep up the good work!

    I was a dental student at Iowa when you were getting your specialty training. Glad to see you are doing well, though I hope you are not a Nebraska fan!!

  3. Dr Gonzalez I sent you a private message so you should maybe check out your inbox soon,
    by the way, excellent website!
    Thank you

  4. Hello

    This is an excellent blog, and a great rescource. I would like to ask permisson to use 2 of your bitewing radiographs, for a mock up treatment plan. This plan will be on the British Association of Dental Therapists website, as a tool for dentists to learn how to treatment plan to dental therapists. We do not charge for this and we would reference where the images came from.

    Thank you
    Diane Campbell

    • Diane,

      Yes, you are welcome to use 2 of the bitewing radiographs as you put where they came from (as you said you would). I’m glad you find this site useful and if you have any topics you would like to see, please drop me a line and I will see what I can do. Thanks.


  5. Dear Dr. Gonzalez,

    great project and very educative. Keep on going and probably from time to time I might request permission for reblogging in case there are some interesting cbct’s.

    Cheers, Marc

    • Marc,

      Thanks for your kind comments. You are welcome to use some of my cases, I only ask that you provide the information of where you found them. Thanks.

      Shawneen (Dr. G)

    • Ken, I will work on creating a page for bifid condyle but you will typically see what appears to be a notch on the superior aspect of 2D radiographs. (I know that is a little information). Page/cases coming soon. Thanks for asking. :)

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