nair1.jpgM.K. Nair BDS DMD MS Lic.Odont.(Sweden) PhD
Professor and Director, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Program Director, OMFR Graduate Program
Director, Imaging Center

Diagnostic Sciences

3302 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone: (214) 828-8393
Fax: (214) 874-4557
Email: mknair@tamhsc.edu

Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Certificate; 2004 – Fellowship in Medical Radiology Informatics
  • Goteborg University, Sweden; Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology – PhD, 2003.
  • Goteborg University, Sweden; Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology – Licentiate in Odontology, 2002 (Master’s).
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine – DMD, 2000.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry – MS in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, 1997.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry – CAGS in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, 1996
  • Medical College, Trivandrum, India – 1990, BDS

Research Interests

3D imaging and image analyses, evaluation of imaging modalities for specific applications including cochlear implant imaging, radiology informatics, PACS, teleradiology, digital imaging, tissue engineering.

 

University of Florida:

  • 2012-2013; Value: $130,000 Title: Evaluation of Cone Beam CT Unit for maxillofacial and cochlear implant imaging Name of Funding Agency: Carestream Dental, Atlanta, GA Role: PI: Nair MK
  • 2009-2011 Value: $130,000 Title: Evaluation of Cone Beam CT Unit for protocol development Name of Funding Agency: PracticeWorks LLC, Atlanta, GA Role: PI: Nair MK
  • 2009-2010 Value: $214,000  Title: Evaluation of Cone Beam CT Unit for maxillofacial imaging (Accuitomo 170) Name of Funding Agency: Morita USA Role: PI: Nair MK
  • 2009-2010 Value: $150,000 Title: Evaluation of MiniCAT: Intra-operative Cone Beam CT Unit for Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Applications   Name of Funding Agency: XoranCT Role: PI: Nair MK
  • 2005 - 2006 Value: $1,476,239 (total costs) Title: Congressionally Mandated Telehealth project   Name of Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Role: Consultant 15%. PI: Dolan, T.A.
  • 2005 Value: $88,000 (excluding beta version of DICOM software, and unlimited site license) Title Evaluation of CCD-based digital cephalometric, panoramic, tomography unit for TACT purposes
  • Name of funding agency: Instrumentarium Imaging, Finland/USA Role 
  • 2005 - 2006 Value: $27,200 Title Evaluation of Super-CMOS based digital extra-oral imaging unit Name of funding agency: Eastman Kodak Inc, USA Role  PI
  • 2005 -2006 Value: $16,350 Title Evaluation of digital intra-oral sensors for specialized image acquisition for TACT Name of funding agency: Eastman Kodak Inc, USA Role  PI
  • 2005 - 2006 Value: $5,200 Title Evaluation of PSP sensors (Digora) Name of funding agency: Soredex, Finland Role PI
  • 2005 - Value: $29,000 Title Evaluation of Xport Extra-oral portable imaging unit for TACT purposes. Name of funding agency: Imaging Sciences International. USA  Role PI
  1. Funded Internally:
  • 2006 - 2007 Value: $29,922 Title Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography and Cochlear Implants, an objective view. Name of funding agency: Research Opportunity Incentive Seed Fund, University of Florida. Role Co-Investigator: 10%. PI: Smith, DW. 
  • 2008-2009 Value: $60,000 Title iCAT Cone Beam CT Unit clinical and research grant Name of funding agency: Shands Endowment Funds award Role PI – Nair MK. 
  • 2010 Value: $12,200 Title Evaluation of monochrome monitors for assessment of intraoral radiographs. Name of funding agency: Shands Endowment Funds award Role PI – Nair MK.

University of Pittsburgh, PA

  1. Funded Externally:
  • 2003 - 2005 Value: $70,000 Title Evaluation of first generation digital panoramic/cephalometric unit – Kodak 8000C Name of funding agency: Eastman Kodak Inc, USA Role: PI
  • 2003 - 2005 Value: $25,000 Title Evaluation of Kodak 6000 system, and LDDS decision support software for diagnostic accuracy Name of funding agency: Eastman Kodak Inc, USA Role: PI
  • 2000 - 2001 Value: $2000 Title Recurrent caries detection using film, charge-coupleddevice and storage phosphor sensors. Funding agency: Academy of Operative Dentistry R. W. Phillips Fellowship Role: PI
  • 2000 - 2002 Value: $6000 Title Evaluation of new generation CMOS-APS digital sensor. Name of funding agency: Schick Technologies, NY Role: PI  
  • 1998 - 2003 Value: $69,600 Title Combination of evaluation studies of newer generation high speed films, and support for clinical activities Name of funding agency: Eastman Kodak Inc, USA Role PI.
  • 1998 - 2001 Value $54,005 Title Evaluation of OP100 beta version of image acquisition software for TACT imaging. Name of funding agency Instrumentarium Imaging, Finland/USA  Role PI.
  • 1998 - 2000 Value: $2000 Title Imaging of mandibular fractures using tuned aperture computed tomography. Name of funding agency: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Role: PI
  • 1998 - 1999 Value: $148,844 Title Bone Repair by Osteoblasts Transplant using poly-Llactide/ poly-L- galactide Polymer Films (R43DE12571) Funding agency: SBIR, NIH. Role: Cons. 10%. PI:Agarwal S.
  • 1998 -1999 Value: $50,000 Title Tissue Engineered Autografts for Bone Repair Name of funding agency: Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Institute Role Cons. 10%. PI: Agarwal S.  
  1. Funded Internally:
  • 1998 - 2000 Value: $13,175 Title A comparative evaluation of the diagnostic efficacy of alveolar crestal defects using subtracted film images, direct digital images and Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography (TACT) images (#32271). Name of funding agency: Central Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh Role: PI 
  • 1998 - 1999 Value: $25,000 Title Peptide based urethane polymers for osteoblast impregnated bone grafts. Name of funding agency: Central Medical Research Fund, University of Pittsburgh  Role: Co-I 10%. PI: Agarwal S.

Selected Publications

  1. Books, Contributor of Chapter(s):
  • Nair MK, Levin MD, Nair UP. Pathways of the Pulp, USA, Elsevier Health Sciences, Philadelphia, pp.33-71. Chapter 2: Radiographic Interpr, 2015.
  • Nair MK. Pathways of the Pulp, Hardcopy/online, Elsevier Health Sciences, Philadelphia,.CBCT, 2015.
  • Nair M.K. Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint. In Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Edition 2 (Editor: R.J. Fonseca). ISBN: 978-1-4160-6655-2, Elsevier (Saunders), Philadelphia, PA, 2009.
  • Mancuso AA, Pettigrew JC, Nair MK. Mandible: Introduction and General Principles (Chapter 96). In Head and Neck Radiology (Editors: A.A. Mancuso, W.N.Hanafee). Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA 2010 pages 508-518.
  • Mancuso AA, Pettigrew JC, Nair MK. Acute and SubAcute Mandibular and Dental Infections and Noninfectious Inflammatory Conditions (Chapter 97). In Head and Neck Radiology (Editors: A.A. Mancuso, W.N.Hanafee). Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA 2010 pages 519-532.
  • Mancuso AA, Pettigrew JC, Nair MK, Ruskin J. Mandibular Trauma: Blunt-Force Fractures and Penetrating Injuries (Chapter 98). In Head and Neck Radiology (Editors: A.A. Mancuso, W.N.Hanafee). Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA 2010 pages 533-546.
  • Mancuso AA, Pettigrew JC, Nair MK, Lewis E. Mandible and Maxilla: Odontogenic Tumors and Cysts (Chapter 99). In Head and Neck Radiology (Editors: A.A. Mancuso, W.N.Hanafee). Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA 2010 pages 533-557.
  • Mancuso AA, Pettigrew JC, Nair MK, Lewis E. Mandible and Maxilla: Non-Odontogenic Tumors and Cysts (Chapter 100). In Head and Neck Radiology (Editors: A.A. Mancuso, W.N.Hanafee). Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA 2010 pages 558-566.
  • Mancuso AA, Pettigrew JC, Nair MK, Ruskin J. Temporomandibular Joint: Introduction, General Principles, and Internal Derangements (Chapter 101). In Head and Neck Radiology (Editors: A.A. Mancuso, W.N.Hanafee). Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA 2010 pages 558-577.
  • Mancuso AA, Pettigrew JC, Nair MK, Ruskin J. Temporomandibular Joint: Inflammatory, Degenerative, and Traumatic Conditions. (Chapter 102). In Head and Neck Radiology (Editors: A.A. Mancuso, W.N.Hanafee). Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA 2010 pages 578-589.
  • Mancuso AA, Pettigrew JC, Nair MK, Ruskin J. Temporomandibular Joint Tumors (Chapter 103). In Head and Neck Radiology (Editors: A.A. Mancuso, W.N.Hanafee). Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA 2010 pages 590-.
  • Stewart C, Nair MK, Vaseemuddin, Ongole R. Introduction and Approach to Diagnosis. History and Scope of Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology. In Textbook of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, and Oral Radiology (Editors: R. Ongole, B.N. Praveen). Elsevier. ISBN: 978-81312-1567-8.Cyber City, Gurgaon, India, 2010
  • Stewart C, Nair MK, Bhattacharyya I, Pettigrew JC, Cha S, Katz J. Diseases of Salivary Glands. In Textbook of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, and Oral Radiology (Editors: R. Ongole, B.N. Praveen). Elsevier. ISBN: 978-81-312-1567-8. Cyber City, Gurgaon, India, 2010

b. Refereed Publications

  • Tahmasbi M, Jalali P, Nair MK, Barghan S, Nair UP. Prevalence of Middle Mesial Canals and Isthmi in the Mesial Root of Mandibular Molars: An In Vivo Cone-beam Computed Tomographic Study. J Endod. 2017 Jul;43(7):1080-1083. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2017.02.008. Epub 2017 May 17.
  • Badr FF, Mintline M, Ruprecht A, Cohen D, Blumberg BR, Nair MK. Long-standing chinaugmenting costochondral graft creating a diagnostic challenge: A case report and literature review. Imaging Sci Dent. 2016 Dec;46(4):279-284. doi: 10.5624/isd.2016.46.4.279.
  • Wong P, Kashtwari D, Nair MK. Radiographic features of plasma cell leukemia in the maxilla. Imaging Sci Dent 2016; 46:273-8.
  • Elliott M. Nair MK, Nair U. Improved Detection and Localization of Apical Lytic Lesions in Previously Obturated Teeth Using Cone Beam Computed Tomography as compared to Conventional Radiography. 2016. J Dent Med Sci. e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 22790861.Volume 15, Issue 2 Ver. X (Feb. 2016), PP 110-113.
  • Mohammed W, Barghan S, Newaz Z, Katz J, Nair MK. Denosumab Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in a Breast Cancer Patient. J Dent Med Sci. Volume 2016; 15(4): 91–94.
  • Barghan S, Tahmasbi Arashlow M, Nair MK. Incidental findings on cone beam computed tomography studies outside of the maxillofacial region. Int J Dent. 2016:9196503. doi: 10.1155/2016/9196503. Epub 2016 Jul 4
  • Kishen A, Peters OA, Zehndr M, Diogenes AR, Nair MK. Advances in Endodontics: Potential Applications in Clinical Practice. J Cons Dent 2016. 2016 May-Jun;19(3):199-206. doi: 10.4103/0972-0707.181925. Review
  • Tahmasbi-Arashlow M, Kashtwari D, Barghan S, Nair MK. Radiographic manifestations of Mönckeberg’s arteriosclerosis in head and neck region. Imaging Sci Dent. J. In press. 2016
  • Kennedy J, Pannu V, Katkar R, Nair MK. Metastasis of Prostate Cancer to the Oro-facial Region. J Dent Med Sci. 2016 Mar;46(1):53-6. doi: 10.5624/isd.2016.46.1.53. Epub 2016 Mar 24. Volume 2016; 15(3): 110–113
  • Katz J, Singer C, Kashtwari D, Nair MK and Moreb JS. Numb Chin Syndrome in Multiple Myeloma Patients: A Harbinger of Ominous Prognosis: Case Series and Review of Literature. Oral Health Case Reports 2016. Vol 1; issue 2. dx.doi.org/10.4172/OHCR.1000102.
  • Vora K, Bhattacharyya I, Kashtwari D, Nair M, Katz J. Simultaneous gingival squamous cell carcinoma in an oral lichen planus patient. Quintessence International 2016. In press. 
  • Special Committee to Revise the Joint AAE/AAOMR Position Statement on use of CBCT in Endodontics. AAE and AAOMR Joint Position Statement: Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Endodontics 2015 Update. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2015 Oct;120(4):508-12. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2015.07.033. Epub 2015 Aug 3. Review.
  • Nair M, Pannu V, Katkar R Osteosclerotic bone dysplasia of the craniofacial bones. Int J Med and Dent Sci. 2015 Jul 4(2), 891-896.
  • AAE and AAOMR Joint Position Statement: Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Endodontics 2015 Update. J Endod. 2015 Sep;41(9):1393-6. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2015.07.013.
  • Newaz ZA, Pannu V, Kennedy J, Barghan S, Nair MK. Imaging features of intraosseous myofibroma of the jaws: A case report and literature review. 2015 J Adv Radiol Med Image 1(1):102
  • Newaz ZA, Barghan S, Katkar RA, Bennett JA, Nair MK. Incidental findings of skull-base abnormalities in cone-beam computed tomography scans with consultation by maxillofacial radiologists. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2015 Jan;147(1):127-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2014.09.019.
  • Tahmasbi-Arashlow M, Barghan S, Bennett J, Katkar RA, Nair MK. Arrested Pneumatization of the Sphenoid Sinus on Large Field-of-View Cone Beam Computed Tomography Studies. Dent. J. 2015 May; 3(2): 67-76.
  • AAE and AAOMR Issue Position Statement on 3-D Imaging in Endodontics.Dent Today. 2015 Aug;34(8):46.
  • Katkar RA, Katz J, Moreb JS, Nair MK. Das multiple Myelom im Kiefer von Patienten unter Bisphosphonattherapie Fallbericht über eine diagnostische Herausforderung, Quintessenz.2015; 66(3):1-6.
  • Arashlow-Tahmasbi M, Barghan S, Katkar R, Bennett JA, Nair MK*. Arrested Pneumatization of the Sphenoid Sinus on Large Field-of-View Cone Beam Computed Tomography Studies. Dent J. 2015, 3(2), 67-76; doi:10.3390/dj3020067
  • Nair MK. Establishing a Residency Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. AAOMR Image. 2015 p2-4.
  • Nair UP, Yazdi MH, Nayar GM, Parry H, Katkar RA, Nair MK. Configuration of the inferior alveolar canal as detected by cone beam computed tomography. J Conserv Dent. 2013 Dec; 16(6):518-21.
  • Katkar RA, Katz J, Moreb JS, Nair MK. Multiple Myeloma in bisphosphonate-affected jaws - a diagnostic challenge, Quintessence International. 2014 Jul; 45(7):613-617.
  • Koutouzis T, Neiva R, Nair MK. Cone Beam Computed Tomography for evaluation of Implants with platform-switching and Morse-taper Connection with the Implant-Abutment Interface (IAI) at different levels in relation to the alveolar crest. The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants . 2014 Jul; In press.
  • Chisari JR, McGorray SP, Nair M, Wheeler TT. Variables affecting orthodontic tooth movement with clear aligners. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2014 Apr; 145(4 Suppl):S82-91.
  • Drake C, McGorray S, Dolce C, Nair M, Wheeler T. Orthodontic Tooth Movement with Clear Aligners. ISRN Dent. 2012;2012:657973. doi: 10.5402/2012/657973. Epub 2012 Aug 14.
  • American Association of Endodontists; American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiography. AAE and AAOMR joint position statement. Use of cone-beam-computed tomography in endodontics. PA Dent J (Harrisb). 2011 Jan-Feb;78(1):37-9. PMID: 21739834
  • Edlund M, Nair MK, Nair UP. Detection of vertical root fractures by using cone-beam computed tomography: a clinical study. J Endod. 2011 Jun;37(6):768-72. Epub 2011 Apr 13.
  • Kuklani RM, Bhattacharyya I, Nair MK. Radiographic evaluation of periapical lesions with and without biopsy-proven actinomyces: a pilot study. Quintessence Int. 2011 Apr;42(4):301-6.
  • American Association of Endodontists, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. 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. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2010.11.012. PMID: 21237439
  • Kuklani RM, Nair MK. Segmental odontomaxillary dysplasia: review of the literature and case report. Int J Dent. 2010;2010:837283. Epub 2010 Dec 14.
  • Nair UP, Nair MK. Maxillary sinusitis of odontogenic origin: cone-beam volumetric computerized tomography-aided diagnosis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010 Dec;110(6):e53-7. Epub 2010 Oct 25.
  • Verma RK, Rajapakse S, Meka A, Hamrick C, Pola S, Bhattacharyya I, Nair MK, Wallet S, Aukhil I, Lakshmyya K. Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola mixed microbial infection in a rat model of periodontal disease. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases. 2010. 
  • Bhattacharyya I, Chehal H, Gremillion H, Nair MK. Gout of the Temporomandibular Joint: A Case Report and Review of Literature. J Am Dent Assoc. 2010.
  • Verma RK, Bhattacharyya I, Sevilla AR, Lieberman I, Pola S, Nair MK, Wallet S, Aukhil I, Lakshmyya K. Virulence of periodontal pathogens and lack of humoral immune protection in a rat model of periodontal disease. Oral Diseases. 2010.
  • Nair MK*, Pettigrew JC Jr, Loomis JS, Bates RE, Kostewicz S, Robinson B, Sweitzer J, Dolan TA. Enterprise-wide implementation of digital radiography in oral and maxillofacial imaging: the University of Florida Dentistry System. J Digit Imaging 2009; 22:232-41.
  • Carter L, Farman AG, Geist J, Scarfe WC, Angelopoulos C, Nair MK, Hildebolt CF, Tyndall D, Shrout M; American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology executive opinion statement on performing and interpreting diagnostic cone beam computed tomography. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2008; 106:561-562.
  • Nair MK*, Pettigrew JC, Mancuso AA. Intracranial aneurysms as incidental findings. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2007; 36:107-112.
  • Sakata M, Hareyama M, Heil TA, Webber RL, Henson MM, Henson OW, Jr., Nair MK, Smith DW*. Optimization of TACT imaging protocols for in situ visualization of cochlear electrode arrays in cat temporal bones. Ear Hear 2007; 28:444-450
  • Nair MK*, Nair UP, Seyedain A, Gassner R, Piesco, NP, Mooney MP, Ganta S, Agarwal S. Correlation of Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography with Computed Tomography for evaluation of osseous healing in calvarial defects. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol and Endod 2007; 103:267-273.
  • Sakata M, Hareyama M, Heil TA, Henson MM, Henson OW Jr, Webber RL, Nair MK, Smith DW. High-resolution in situ imaging of cochlear implant electrode arrays in cat temporal bones using Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography (TACT). Ear Hear 2007; 28:435-443.
  • Nair MK*, Nair UP. Digital Imaging in Endodontics. J Endod 2006; 33: 1-6.
  • Nair MK*, Bezik J. Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography for Detection of Induced Midbuccal/lingual Alveolar Bone Defects. J Periodontol 2006; 77: 1833-1838.
  • Nair MK*. Diagnostic Accuracy of Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography (TACT). Swed Dent J (Suppl) 2003; 159:1-77
  • Nair MK*, Nair UP, Gröndahl H-G, Webber RL. Effect of iterative restoration on the detection of artificially induced vertical radicular fractures using Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Path Oral Radiol Endod 2003; 96:118-25.
  • Nair MK*, Nair UP, Gröndahl H-G, Wallace JA. Accuracy of tuned aperture computed tomography in the diagnosis of radicular fractures in non-restored maxillary anterior teeth-an in vitro study. Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2002; 31:299-304.
  • Wallace JA, Nair MK*, Colaco MF**, Kapa S. A comparative evaluation of the diagnostic efficacy of film and digital sensors for detection of simulated periapical lesions. Mosby Year Book of Dentistry 2002. 102-104.
  • Nair MK*, Nair UP. Imaging of mandibular fractures: ROC Analyses. Acad Emerg Med 2001; 8: 689-695.
  • Nair MK*, Seyedain A, Agarwal S, Webber RL, Nair UP, Piesco NP, Mooney MP, Gröndahl H-G,. Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography to evaluate osseous healing. J Dent Res. 2001; 80: 1620-1624.
  • Nair MK. Complex imaging for the oral and maxillofacial region. AADMRT, 2001.
  • Nair MK*, Seyedain A, Webber RL, Nair UP, Piesco NP, Mooney MP, Agarwal S, Gröndahl H-G. Fractal Analyses of Osseous Healing Using Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography (TACT) Images. Eur Radiol. 2001;11:1510-5.
  • Nair MK*, Ludlow JB, May KN, Nair UP, Johnson MP, Close JM. Diagnostic accuracy of intraoral film and direct digital images for detection of simulated recurrent decay. Oper Dent. 2001; 26:223-30.
  • Nair MK*, Nair UP, Gröndahl H-G, Webber RL, Wallace JA. Detection of artificially induced vertical radicular fractures using tuned aperture computed tomography. Eur J Oral Sci 2001: 109; 375-379.
  • Nair MK*, Nair UP. An in-vitro evaluation of Kodak Insight and Ektaspeed Plus film with a CMOS detector for natural proximal caries: ROC analysis. Caries Res 2001; 35: 354-358.
  • Nair MK*, Webber RL, Johnson MP. Comparative evaluation of Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography for the detection of mandibular fractures. Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2000; 29:297-301.
  • Wallace J, Nair MK*, Colaco M**, Kapa SF.A comparative evaluation of the diagnostic efficacy of film and digital sensors for detection of simulated periapical lesions. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2001; 92: 93-7.
  • Nair MK*, Burkes EJ, Chai-U-Dom O. Radiographic manifestation of clear cell odontogenic tumor. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2000; 89: 250-254.
  • Nair MK*, Tyndall DA, Ludlow JB, May K. Tuned aperture computed tomography and recurrent caries detection. Caries Res 1998; 32:23-30.
  • Nair MK*, Ludlow JB, Tyndall DA, Platin E. Periodontitis detection efficacy of film and digital images. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Rad Endod 1998; 85:608-12.
  • Nair MK*, Tyndall DA, Ludlow JB, May K, Ye F. The effects of restorative material and lesion location on recurrent caries detection using Ektaspeed Plus film, direct digital radiography and tuned aperture computed tomography (TACT). Dentomaxillofac Radiol 1998 Mar: 80-84.
  • Nair MK*, Burkes EJ, Tyndall DA, Ludlow JB, Chai-U-Dom O. Clear cell odontogenic tumor. Dentomaxillofac Radiology 1998; 27: 124.
  • Tyndall DA*, Ludlow JB, Platin E, Nair M. A Comparison of Kodak Ektaspeed Plus film and the Siemens Sidexis Digital Imaging System for Caries Detection Using ROC Analysis. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontics.1998;85:113-8.
  • Nair MK*, Tyndall DA, Ludlow JB, May K. Tuned aperture computed tomography and recurrent caries detection. Mosby Year Book of Dentistry 1998. 410-412.
  • Nair MK*, Ludlow JB, Tyndall DA, Platin E. Periodontitis detection efficacy of film and digital images. Mosby Year Book of Dentistry 1998. 398-400.
  • Nair MK*, Purushothaman UD, Anil S. Guided Tissue Regeneration - a new approach in periodontal therapy. J. Ind Soc of Periodont 1994: 3; 55-57.
  • Anil S*, Philip T, Nair MK, Beena VT, Vijayakumar T. Radiation Caries - a rational approach towards its prevention and management. J Ind Dent Assoc. 1993;64:9-12.
  • Nair MK*, Jacob OA, Purushothaman UD. Syncope - Clinical implications for the dental practitioner. J Ker Dent Assoc 1990; 13(4); 437-40.
  • Purushothaman UD*, Nair MK, Jacob OA. Local Anesthetics - Chemistry, mechanism of action and clinical response. J Ker Dent Assoc. 1990:14(4).
  • Nair MK, Ludlow JB, Tyndall DA, Platin E. A comparative evaluation of Ektaspeed Plus films, Sidexis and enhanced Sidexis images to detect radiographic crestal bone loss from Periodontitis using ROC Analysis. Selected Proceedings of the 11th Congress of the International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology and the 3rd International Congress and Exposition on Computed Maxillofacial Imaging, Louisville, Kentucky. ISBN10: 0444825428. Elsevier Science Pub Co., Amsterdam. 1997; 95-101.

 

Specialty Training/Board Certifications

  • 1996; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

National Service/Recognition

CONSULTATIONS OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY

  • 2014 - Consultant to the Florida State Dept of Health
  • 2014 - Consultant on Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography using carbon nanotube x-ray source array. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC.
  • 2014 - Consultant on digital imaging to the Director, Facility Design & Review USAF Dental Evaluation & Consultation Service (DECS), 3650 Chambers Pass/ISR, JBSA Fort Sam, Houston, TX
  • 2014 - Co-Chair, Expert Panel of the American Association of Endodontics and American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: Revision of the Position Paper on the use of computed tomography (CT) in Endodontics.
  • 2014 Consultant to Kuwait University School of Dentistry for implementation of PACS
  • 2011-2013 Served as consultant for development of dentistry-dedicated PACS (Infinitt North America)
  • 2010 Consultant to Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University, Lima, Peru for cone beam volumetric computed tomography and digital radiology.
  • 2009 - 2010 Member, Expert Panel of the American Association of Endodontics and American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: Development of Position Paper on the use of computed tomography (CT) in Endodontics.
  • 2009 - Present American Association of Endodontics, and American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: Development of position paper on the use of computed tomography (CT) in Endodontics.
  • 2008 - 2009 Member of panel formulating executive opinion of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology for use of computed tomography (CT) in dentistry.
  • 2005 - 2007 University of Pittsburgh: Consultant on transition to enterprise-wide digital and advanced imaging.
  • 2005 - 2006 American Dental Association: Consultant, as member of Executive Council of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology to ADA Division on Communications on development of information brochure on oral and maxillofacial x-ray examinations.
  • 2005 - 2006 American Dental Association: Consultant, as member of Executive Council of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology to ADA Division on Communications on development of information brochure on digital radiography.
  • 2004 - present American Dental Association: Member, DICOM Working Group 22 and SCDI WG 12.1 
  • 2000 American Association of Dental Research: Member, Task Force to study the specialty recognition process and re-recognition process of existing specialties.

 

EDITOR OF A SCHOLARLY JOURNAL, SERVICE ON AN EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD OR REVIEWER FOR A SCHOLARLY JOURNAL 

  • International Journal of Radiology 2015 -   Editorial Board and Imaging Technology
  • Journal of Advances in Radiology . 2014 - Editorial Board and Medical Imaging
  • Clinical Medicine & Research 2014 -   Reviewer
  • British Journal of Medicine & Med 2014 - Reviewer Research 
  • Open Journal of Dentistry and Oral 2014 -   Reviewer Medicine
  • Austin Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2014 - Reviewer and Radiotherapy
  • BioMed Medical Imaging 2014 - Reviewer
  • Austin Radiology 2014 -Reviewer 
  • EuropeanJournal of Radiology 2008 - present Reviewer 
  • European Journal of Oral Sciences 2008 - present Reviewer
  • Clinical Medicine and Research 2008 - present Reviewer
  • European Radiology 2008 - present   Reviewer
  • Indian Journal of Dental Research 2012 - present Reviewer
  • Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, 2008 - present  Editorial Board Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology Elsevier, St. Louis, MO and Endodontics (10-12 /year) 
  • Journal of Endodontics 2009 – present  Scientific Advisory Board 
  • Journal of Periodontology 2008 – present  Reviewer 
  • International Journal of Computer 2007 – present  Reviewer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
  • Journal of Endodontics 2006 – present  Reviewer 
  • Journal of Digital Imaging 2006 – present  Reviewer (Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine)
  • Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, 2000 - 2003  Editorial Board Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology Elsevier, St. Louis, MO and Endodontics 
  • Caries Research 1998 – present  Reviewer 
  • Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology: Reviewer: 1995 - present
  • Dentomaxillofacial Radiology: 1995 – present Reviewer (Journal of the International Association of Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology)
    Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • 2015 – current: Site Visitor, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 

National Institutes of Health

  • Member, Special emphasis panel, NIDCR (SBIR) 2 R44 DE12837-02A1 2001 Member, Special emphasis panel, NIDCR (SBIR) 2 R44 DE12844-02 2001

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR)  

  • Member, Public and Professional Relations Committee (2016- )
  • Member, Teleradiology Statement Revision Special Committee (2014-2016)
  • Member, Constitution and Bylaws Committee (2014- )
  • Member, Post doctoral Education Committee (2014- )
  • Chair, Joint Panel of the AAOMR and the American Assoc of Endodontics for development of position paper on the use of CT in Endodontics (2015-16, and 2010).
  • Chair, Annual Scientific Session, Louisville, KY, 2009.
  • Member, Position Paper Committee (2009 – present)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Path Oral Radiol (2008 – present)
  • Member, Journal Publication Committee (2005 – present)
  • Member, Howard Raper Award Committee (2005 - present)
  • Councilor of Communications, AAOMR Executive Council (2004 - 2007).
  • Chair, Council of Communications (2004 - present).
  • Chair, Awards Committee (1998 - 2007)
  • Chair, Electronic Publications Committee (2003 - 2004)
  • Member, Council on Communications (2003 - 2007)
  • Member, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Position Paper Committee (2001 - 2004)
  • Chair, Digital Imaging Position Paper Subcommittee (2001 - 2003)
  • Chair, ad hoc Radiology Centennial Scholarship committee (2000 - 2004)
  • Web master (developed the official website of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology) (2000 - 2004)
  • Chair, ad hoc Graduate Student Albert Richards Research Grant committee (2000 - 2004)
  • Chair, ad hoc William H. Rollins Grant committee (2000 - 2004)
  • Member, Journal Publications Committee (2000 - 2004)
  • Member, Electronic Publications Committee (1999 -2005)
  • Member, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Council on Educational Affairs (1999 - )
  • Chair, Student Achievement Awards in Radiology (1998-2000)
  • Member, Membership and Recruitment Committee (1998 - 2000)
  • Chair, Annual Scientific Session II, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1998

American Association of Dental Research and International Association of Dental Research

  • 2008 – present: Group Program Chair, Diagnostic Sciences Group, IADR/AADR.
  • Invited reviewer of abstracts for scientific sessions of the American Association of Dental Research and International Association of Dental Research Annual Meetings:
  • 2010 – Washington DC, and Barcelona, Spain 2009 – Miami, Florida 2008 – Toronto, Canada 2007 - New Orleans 2006 – Orlando, Fl 2006 – Brisbane, Australia
  • 2000 – 2002 Member, Scientific information Committee
  • 2000 - Member, Task Force to study the specialty recognition process and re-recognition process of existing specialties

American Dental Association

  • 2004 - Member, DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) Working Group 22 and Standards Committee for Dental Informatics WG 12.1 (Task is to develop DICOM standards for imaging applications including complex imaging such as CT in dentistry)
  • Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine
  • 2006, 2007, 2008 - Invited reviewer of abstracts for annual conference of SIIM.

American Association of Endodontists

  • 2014: Chair, Joint Panel for revision of AAE/AAOMR Joint Panel for Position Paper on CBCT 2010 – current: Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Journal of Endodontics 2010: Member, AAE/AAOMR Joint Panel for Dev of Position Paper on Use of CBCT in Endodontics
HONORS
  • 2017: Elected as Director of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • 2015 Commendation for chairing national position paper committee on the use of CT (AAE/AAOMR)
  • 2014 Nomination to the International Assoc. of Radiologists.
  • 2014: Lincoln R. Manson-Hing Award from Elsevier for the Best Scientific Reviewer through the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology for 2014.
  • 2014: Kuwait University Dental School: Consultant on PACS 2010: Appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Am Assoc of Endodontists
  • 2010 - present : Consultant to Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University, Lima, Peru for cone beam volumetric computed tomography and digital radiology.
  • 2009 Only unanimous nominee for President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (declined due to other commitments with IADR/AADR, and UFCD).
  • 2007 Successful review for tenure at UF (tenured previously at the Univ. of Pittsburgh)
  • 2006 Elected to Graduate Faculty, University of Florida

2003-2004 Successful review for tenure and promotion to Assoc. Prof., Radiology   (University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine)

  • 2002-2003 Induction into Empire’s Who’s Who Registry
  • 2001-2002 Induction into Lexington’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals.
  • 2002 Fellowship of the American College of Dentists (Inducted in 2004 due to inability to attend annual session for induction).
  • 1998 Nominated for, and awarded Permanent Resident status in the US (via Dept. of State) in the Outstanding Researcher/Professor Category, based on recommendations from Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center of the US Army Medical Research and Material Command, Fort Detrick, MD, Leeds Dental Institute, UK, Academic Center for Dentistry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Royal Dental College, University of Aarhus, Denmark, eminent radiologists (national and international) etc.
  • 1996 Offer of continued post-doctoral fellowship for two years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • 1996 American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Diplomate status. Awarded as outstanding.
  • 1996 Nominated for Rollins Award for best overall resident – American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 
  • 1995 Albert Richards Research Award (Best research proposal in US and Canada) American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • 1995 Honors in Radiation Measurement and Protection, and Radiation Biology (UNCCH)
  • 1990 Honor Rank (BDS), University of Kerala, India (Dentistry)
  • 1990 Honor mention for class valedictorian in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Oral Medicine and Radiology, and Pedodontics, Medical College, University of Kerala, India (Dentistry).
  • 1985 Accepted into the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, India, for medical program (MBBS/MD) with full scholarship and stipendiary support, through a competitive national entrance examination and final interviews (110 applicants admitted out of a total of 350,000 who took the examination nationally).
  • 1981 Distinction with honors (Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, and Economics). Indian Council of Secondary Education, New Delhi, India

Recognition and Awards for Research

Role As Mentor: 
  • Howard Raper Award from the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: Won by Dr. Mehrnaz Arashlow DDS, PGY3 Radiology Resident.
  • Charles Schulz Award 2014 from the American Association of Orthodontics won by Dr. Neha Patel DDS MDS, for her project on the image analysis component (Fractal Analysis of CT Images).
  • International Association of Dental Research/American Association of Dental Research Caulk/Dentsply Competition – Clinical Sciences Category : Third Place (San Diego, 2002).   Nair MK, Nair UP, Bhide M*, Gröndahl H-G, Webber RL, Wallace JA. Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography to Detect Vertical Root Fractures in Endodontically Treated Teeth *Student trainee
  • International Association of Dental Research/American Association of Dental Research Caulk/Dentsply Competition – Clinical Sciences Category : Third Place (Washington DC, 2000) Nair MK, Webber RL, Johnson MP*. Detection of mandibular fractures using Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography (TACT). 
  • International Association of Dental Research/American Association of Dental Research Caulk/Dentsply Competition – Basic Sciences Category : First Place 2000 (Washington DC, 2000) Nair UP*, Seyedain A, Piesco NP,  Gassner R,. Mooney MP, Nair MK, Agarwal S. Tissue engineered vital bone graft-assisted repair and restoration of rabbit mandible.  *Student trainee
  • The Academy of Operative Dentistry: 2000 Ralph W. Phillips Student Research Fellowship. Nair MK, Johnson MP*. Recurrent caries detection using conventional film and digital sensors. *Student trainee
  • Outstanding Accomplishment in Dental Research Award: American Association of Dental Research, Pittsburgh Chapter 2000 Johnson MP*, Nair MK. Detection of mandibular fractures using Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography. June 2000.  *Student trainee
  • ASDA (American Student Dental Association) Day 2000 Presentation (University of Pittsburgh SDM): First Place and nomination for presentation at the American Dental Association meeting, Chicago, 2000. Dentsply Award. Johnson MP*, Nair MK. Mandibular fracture detection using conventional radiographs, digital images and Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography images. *Student trainee
  • Hinman Scholar Award: 2000 Nair UP*, Nair MK, Seyedain A, Piesco NP, Gassner R,. Mooney MP, Agarwal S. Tissue engineered vital bone graft-assisted repair and restoration of rabbit mandible. Hinman 2000. Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. March 24, 2000. *Student trainee
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology – Charles Morris Award for 2000 Nair UP*, Nair MK, Seyadain A, Webber RL, Piesco NP, Gassner R, Agarwal S, Mooney MP, Buckley MJ. Evaluation of osseous healing of rabbit mandibular critical size defects treated with different types of graft material using Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography. *Student trainee
  • ASDA (American Student Dental Association) Day 1999: University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • First Place – Clinical category Nair MK, Ludlow JB, Nair UP, May K, Johnson MP*, Close JM. Diagnosis of recurrent decay using conventional radiographs, enhanced and unenhanced digital images: ROC Analyses. *Student trainee
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Student Research Training Award: 1998 Johnson MP*, Nair MK. Detection of mandibular fractures using Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography. *Student trainee