Tore Arne Larheim
Professor Emeritus, Department of Maxillofacial Radiology.
From 1985 to 2019 Professor and Head, being responsible for the staff doing the policlinic activities, as well as the undergraduate teaching (dental students), postgraduate teaching (specializing in maxillofacial radiology) and research (PhD students).
Higher education and employment history
Dr. odont. 1981 (PhD), Assistant and Associate Professor 1981-1985. One-year research stay twice in the US; Eastman Dental Center and University of Rochester Medical Center, NY (1996-97, 2004-05), supported by the Research Council of Norway (RCN).
Leader of a 3-year project on dental digital imaging (1997-2000) with one postdoc and new digital imaging equipment financed by the RCN. Board certified specialist in maxillofacial radiology; leader of the group that fought to obtain an officially recognized specialty that was finally accepted by the Norwegian Health Authorities.
A number of different aspects of maxillofacial radiology, in particular advanced diagnostic imaging (CT and MRI) but also panoramic imaging. Special interest in TMJ research; performed studies on newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and adults with emphasis on pathologic findings versus normal variants. Specific studies on juvenile idiopathic arthritis (childhood arthritis) and the abnormal facial skeletal development. In a research group consisting of 15-20 scientists from 8 countries (European, the US and Canada), the aim is to develop and test a new scoring/grading system using MRI for classifying TMJ arthritis. Have also been working with Japanese scientists, scientists at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet and scientists at Diakonhjemmet Hospital. Published a comprehensive atlas-like textbook (Maxillofacial Imaging) (1. Ed. 2006, 2. ed. 2018) released in the US and being well known worldwide, on the wide spectrum of hard tissue and soft tissue diseases/abnormalities in the maxillofacial area.
Supervised a number of postgraduate students to the final specialist examination in maxillofacial radiology, in addition to PhD students and postdocs, including two Japanese scientists, at the University of Oslo.
Stiftelsen S Constantin och Bensows prize for 2000 (mottatt av Ordförande, Skandinaviska Tandläkareföreningen under Rikstämman, Stockholm) for “Research on advanced medical imaging methods to diagnose diseases in the temporomandibular joint”. The only maxillofacial radiologist that has received this award.