James Mah

James Mah

Dean, Professor

Dental Medicine
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Professor in Residence and Program Director in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Dr. James Mah joined UNLV School of Dental Medicine in July 2005 and teaches biomechanics, radiology, introduction to research, advanced biomedical sciences, craniofacial growth & development, and practice management within the orthodontic residency program.

Dr. Mah’s research focuses on orthodontic aligners, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), and use of botulinum toxin for bruxism.

He earned his Bachelor of Science, Doctorate of Dental Surgery, and Master of Science degrees as well as his Certificate of Specialization in Orthodontics from the University of Alberta; and his Doctorate of Medical Science degree from Harvard University.

Dr. Mah 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.


  • DMSc: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • MS: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • DDS: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • BS: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada