Mansur Ahmad, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences

Mansur Ahmad

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-6147

Fax 612-624-0477

Office Address:
7-536 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, University of Connecticut Health Center (Oral Biology), 1998

Bachelors Degree, Patna Dental College & Hospital, Patna India (Dentistry), 1987

Certificate, University of Connecticut Health Center (Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology), 1998


Research Summary/Interests

Tissue engineering; Mineralization of hard tissues; Angiogenesis; Radiation Biology; Temporomandibular joint imaging


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kovisto T, Ahmad M, Bowles WR. Proximity of the mandibular canal to the tooth apex. J Endod. 2011 Mar;37(3):311-5.
  • Bhattacharya M, Wutticharoenmongkol-Thitiwongsawet P, Hamamoto DT, Lee D, Cui T, Prasad HS, Ahmad M. Bone formation on carbon nanotube composite. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2011 Jan;96(1):75-82.
  • 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
  • Ahmad, M. Freymiller, E. Cone beam computed tomography: evaluation of maxillofacial pathology. Journal of the California Dental Association. 2010 Jan; 38(1):41-7.
  • Ahmad M, Hollender L, Anderson Q, Kartha K, Ohrbach R, Truelove EL, John MT, Schiffman EL. Research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders(RDC/TMD): development of image analysis criteria and examiner reliability forimage analysis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2009 Jun;107(6):844-60.
  • Ahmad M, Sampair C, Hossain A-N, Khurana NR, Nerness A, Wutticharoenmongkol P. Therapeutic Doses of Radiation Alter Proliferation and Attachment of Osteoblasts to Implant Surfaces. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2008 Sep 15;86(4):926-34.
  • 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 Endod2007;103(4):543-8.
  • Ahmad M, Khurana NR, Jaberi JE. Ionizing radiation decreases capillary-like structure formation by endothelial cells in vitro. Microvasc Res 2007;73(1):14-9.
  • 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.
  • Maines J, Khurana NR, Roman K, Knaup D, Ahmad M. Cytotoxic effects of activated bromine on human fetal osteoblasts in vitro. J Endod 2006;32:886-9
  • 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, Piludu M, Oppenheim FG, Helmerhorst EJ, Hand AR. Immunocytochemical localization of histatins in human salivary glands. J Histochem Cytochem 2004;52:361-70
  • Zhang H, Ahmad M, Gronowicz G. Effects of transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta1) on in vitro mineralization of human osteoblasts on implant materials. Biomaterials 2003;24:2013-20
  • Ahmad M, Gawronski D, Blum J, Goldberg J, Gronowicz G. Differential response of human osteoblast-like cells to commercially pure (cp) titanium grades 1 and 4. J Biomed Mater Res 1999;46:121-31.
  • Ahmad M, McCarthy MB, Gronowicz G. An in vitro model for mineralization of human osteoblast-like cells on implant materials. Biomaterials 1999;20:211-20.


Board Certifications

Certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology in 1996.