John B. Ludlow, DDS, MS

Professor, Radiology Section of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, University of North Carolina Oral Health Institute

Dr. Ludlow is a Professor in the Radiology Section of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of North Carolina - Oral Health Institute. He received his DDS from the University of Michigan in 1978 and MS in Oral Diagnosis and Radiology in 1983. He joined the UNC faculty in 1989. He is a past president of the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology, and past secretary of the American Board of Oral Medicine. He is a member of the State of North Carolina Radiation Protection Commission, and a member of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs. He is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. His current research is focused on dose and risk from maxillofacial radiography. Dr. Ludlow has published over 90 scientific manuscripts and was an AAOMR Weurhmann Prize winner for the best radiology research paper in 2006-7 and 2010-11.

Dr. Ludlow's Lectures

Cone Beam CT for Maxiollofacial Imaging: Dose Matters

Highlighted Publications

  1. Ludlow JB, Davies-Ludlow LE, Brooks, SL. Dosimetry of two extraoral direct digital imaging devices: NewTom cone beam CT and Orthophos Plus DS panoramic unit. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology 2003; 32: 229-34 PMID13679353
  2. Ludlow JB, Brooks SL, Davies-Ludlow LE, Howerton B. Dosimetry of 3 CBCT Units for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dentomaxillofac Radiol, 2006 35: 219-226 PMID16798915
  3. Ludlow JB, Ivanovic M. Comparative Dosimetry of Dental CBCT Devices and 64 row CT for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endodont 2008; 106: 106-114 PMID18504152
  4. Ludlow JB, Davies-Ludlow LE, White SC. Patient risk related to common dental radiographic examinations: The impact of 2007 International Commission on Radiological Protection recommendations regarding dose calculation. JADA 2008; 139: 1237-1243
  5. Ludlow JB. A manufacturer's role in reducing the dose of CBCT examinations: Effect of beam filtration. Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2011;40:115-122
  6. Qu XM, Li G, Ludlow JB, Zhang ZY, Ma XC. Effective radiation dose of ProMax 3D CBCT scanner with different dental protocols. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010;110:770-776