James Geist

Dr. Geist earned a D.D.S. from the University of Illinois in 1979 and an M.S. in Oral Pathology from Indiana University in 1986. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.  He serves as Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging Center at the University.  Dr. Geist teaches courses in radiology and pathology to dental hygiene, dental, and graduate dental students.  His research interests include the diagnostic efficacy of imaging systems. 

Selected Publications

Parashar V, Whaites E, Monsour P, Chaudhry J, Geist JR. Cone beam computed tomography in dental education: a survey of US, UK, and Australian dental schools. J Dent Educ 2012;76(11)1443-7.

Chen JC, Lin LM, Geist JR, Chen JY, Chen CH, Chen YK. A retrospective comparison of the location and diameter of the inferior alveolar canal at the mental foramen and length of the anterior loop between American and Taiwanese cohorts using CBCT. Surg Radiol Anat. 2012 Jun 5.

Balasundaram A, Shah P, Hoen MM, Wheater MA, Bringas JS, Gartner A, Geist JR. Comparison of cone-beam computed tomography and periapical radiography in predicting treatment decision for periapical lesions: a clinical study. Int J Dent 2012:920815.

Geist JR. Cone-beam computed tomography: strengths, weaknesses, and controversies. J Mich Dent Assoc 2011;93(3): 48-62.

Oueis H, Geist JR, Tran MU, Stenger J.  High-flow arteriovenous malformations of the mandible and the maxilla: report of 2 casesPediatr Dent 2010;32(5):451-6.

Geist JR, Balasundaram A, Geist SY, Parashar V. The effect of exposure reduction on the diagnosis of caries: an ex vivo comparison of film and a CMOS digital imaging system. J Int Clin Dent Res Organ 2010;2:143-52.

Geist JR, Balasundaram A.  Volumetric (cone-beam) computed tomography: a valuable radiographic technique for dentistry.  Detroit Dent Bull 2008;77(11-12):16-25.

Geist SMRY, Geist JR.  Improvement in medical consultation responses with a structured request form.  J Dent Educ 2008;72(5):553-61.

Woolhiser GA, Brand JW, Hoen MM, Geist JR, Pikula AA, Pink FE.  Accuracy of film-based, digital, and enhanced digital images for endodontic length determination.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2005;99:499-504.

Donaldson ME, Geist JR, Daley TD.  Osteosarcoma of the jaws in children.  Int J Paediatr Dent 2004; 14(1):54-60.

Geist JR, Brand JW, Pink FE.  The effect of automated non-roller processing on the sensitometric characteristics of 3 intraoral film types.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2003; 96(1):102-11.

Geist JR, Katz JO.  The use of radiation dose-reduction techniques in the practices of dental faculty members.  J Dent Educ 2002; 66(6):697-702.

Geist JR, Katz JO.  Radiation dose reduction techniques in North American dental schools.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2002; 93:496-505.

Geist JR.  Imaging malignant lesions of the head and neck.  Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin N Amer 2001; 13(4):697-712.

Geist JR, Brand JW.  Sensitometric comparison of speed group E and F dental radiographic films.  Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2001; 30:147-152.

Paurazas SB, Geist JR, Pink FE, Hoen MM, Steiman HR.  Comparison of diagnostic accuracy of digital imaging by using CCD and CMOS-APS sensors with E-speed film in the detection of periapical bony lesions.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2000; 89:356-362.

Selected Invited and Continuing Education Presentations

Engaging the Modern Technology of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Integrated Oral Health Education. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Section Program, ADEA Annual Session, Orlando, Florida March 2012

An Approach to Peer Review of Submitted Manuscripts. American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Diplomate Recognition Luncheon Oration, Chicago, Illinois December 2011

Integrating Oral Radiology and Biomedical Sciences in the Dental Curriculum. American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Annual Session CE Program, San Diego, California November 2010

Cone-Beam Computed Tomography – CBCT. All-India Institute of Medical Sciences Annual Session, New Delhi, India March 2010

Inclusion of Cone-Beam 3-D Imaging in Dental Education: Physics of CT and CBCT. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Section Program, ADEA Annual Session, Washington, DC March 2010

Head and Neck Examination in Undergraduate Education: How Much is Enough? Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Section Program, ADEA Annual Session, Phoenix, Arizona March 2009

CBCT: What is it and How Can it Help Your Patients? UDM Continuing Education Program, Plymouth, Michigan February 2009

Dental Imaging Update: Volumetric Computed Tomography. Macomb Dental Society, Sterling Heights, Michigan February 2009

Lesions of the Oral Mucosa. Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Detroit, Michigan October 2008

Digital Radiology and Volumetric Computed Tomography. National Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Session, Detroit, Michigan July 2008

Cone-beam Volumetric Computed Tomography, Digital Radiology, and Interactive Software for Implant Treatment Planning from CT Data. Kaohsiung Dental College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China June 2008

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Pathology for the Millennial Learner. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Sections Program, ADEA Annual Session, Dallas, Texas March 2008

Application of a new technology using a modified form of computed tomography for head and neck diagnosis. West China Dental School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China July 2007

A modification of conventional computed tomography for head and neck imaging. Peking Union Medical School, Beijing, China June 2007