James Mah, an internationally recognized authority on the research and development of 3D facial imaging technology and modeling for diagnostic purposes, is a UNLV School of Dental Medicine clinical sciences professor who also serves as the program director of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. His research focuses on orthodontic aligners, treatment planning and therapeutics, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), intra-oral scanners, and the use of botulinum toxin for bruxism. He is also well-versed in the use of dental records for anthropology and forensics analysis.
In addition to research, Mah — who joined UNLV's faculty in 2005 — teaches courses on biomechanics, radiology, introduction to research, advanced biomedical sciences, craniofacial growth & development, and practice management within the orthodontic residency program. His academic career spans over 20 years, with prior academic appointments at the University of Southern California and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Mah has authored numerous publications, textbooks, and book chapters and regularly presents nationally and internationally. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Aligner Orthodontics and a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, and the Angle Orthodontist.
- BS, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- DDS, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- MS, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- DMSc, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA