About our Faculty

Dr. Mansur Ahmad

Mansur Ahmad Mansur Ahmad, BDS, PhD
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r. Mansur Ahmad BDS, PhD, is Past-President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (ABOMR). Currently, he is an Associate Professor and the Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Minnesota. He was honored with the highest award of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry: “Century Club Professor of the Year.”

Dr. Ahmad conducts popular continuing education courses on radiographic interpretation nationally and internationally.

After practicing general dentistry for five years, he attended the University of Connecticut Health Center where he completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a PhD in Oral Biology. In 1996, he became a Diplomate of the ABOMR. Dr. Ahmad’s research interests are TMJ imaging and CBCT imaging. Currently, he is one of three radiologists involved in a large, multi-center NIDCR grant to study the radiographic features of degenerative joint disease. He is a mentor to several residents in their master’s projects and to PhD candidates from Thailand and Egypt.

  • Ahmad M, Madden R, Perez L. Triticeous cartilage: prevalence on panoramic radiographs and diagnostic criteria. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2005;99:225-30.
  • Ahmad M, Khurana N, Jaberi J, Sampair C, Kuba RK. Prevalence of infraorbital ethmoid (Haller’s) cells on panoramic radiographs. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2006;101:658-61.
  • Madden RP, Hodges JS, Salmen CW, Rindal DB, Tunio J, Michalowicz BS, Ahmad M. Utility of panoramic radiographs in detecting cervical calcified carotid atheroma. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2007;103(4):543-8.
  • Ahmad M. Discrete radiopacity in two adult males. Northwest Dent. 2007 Jan-Feb;86(1):34-5.
  • Ali A, Ahmad M. Anatomical variations of the lingual mandibular canals and foramina. Northwest Dent. 2008 Mar-Apr;87(2):36-7.
  • Ahmad M. Case with a ‘History’. Northwest Dent. 2008. Jul-Aug; 87(4):37-8.
  • Ahmad M, Hollender L, Anderson Q, Kartha K, Barnes D, Look J, Ohrbach R, Truelove E, John M, Schiffman E. Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD): Development of Image Analysis Criteria and Examiner Reliability for Image Analysis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2009 Jun;107(6):844-60.
  • Ahmad M, Freymiller E. Cone beam computed tomography: Evaluation of Maxillofacial Pathology. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2010 Jan;38(1):41-7.
  • Look JO, Schiffman EL, Truelove EL, Ahmad M. Reliability and validity of Axis I of the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) with proposed revisions. J Oral Rehabil. 2010 Oct;37(10):744-59.
  • Koivisto T, Ahmad M, Bowles WR. Proximity of the mandibular canal to the tooth apex. J Endod. 2011 Mar;37(3):311-5.
  • Use of cone-beam computed tomography in endodontics Joint Position Statement of the American Association of Endodontists and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2011 Feb;111(2):234-7
  • Maillet M, Bowles WR, McClanahan SL, John MT, Ahmad M. Cone-beam computed tomography evaluation of maxillary sinusitis. J Endod. 2011 Jun;37(6):753-7.
  • Ahmad M, Jenny J, Downie M. Application of cone beam computed tomography in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Aust Dent J. 2012 Mar;57 Suppl 1:82-94.
  • Grünheid T, Kolbeck Schieck JR, Pliska BT, Ahmad M, Larson BE. Dosimetry of a cone-beam computed tomography machine compared with a digital x-ray machine in orthodontic imaging. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2012 Apr;141(4):436-43.
  • Barayan M, Ahmad M. Relationship of the Inferior Alveolar Canal to Impacted Third Molars As Evaluated by Cone Beam Computed Tomography. Northwest Dent. 2013. Jan-Feb; 92(1):35-7.
  • Clinical recommendations regarding use of cone beam computed tomography in orthodontics. Position statement by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2013 Aug;116(2):238-57.
  • Seong WJ, Kim HC, Jeong, S, Heo Y, Song WB, Ahmad M. The effects of image acquisition control of digital X-ray system on radiodensity quantification. Restor Dent Endod. 2013 Aug;38(3):146-53.
If you have course content-related questions, please contact Dr. Ahmad by sending an email to conebeam@gmail.com (his personal email address). He will respond to you in 24-48 hours. His office phone number at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is 612-625-6147. You may leave a message. He will respond as soon as possible.
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