Mayank Pahadia, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.S., joined the college on July 22 as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences Division of Radiology. Pahadia is instructing dental students and radiology residents in both didactic and clinical settings, and will read radiographs for internal cases from all College of Dentistry clinics, as well as external referrals.
Pahadia earned his bachelor’s in dental surgery and his master’s in dental surgery in oral medicine and radiology from Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry at the Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University in Indore, India, in 2013 and 2017, respectively.
He moved to the United States in 2018 for his radiology residency at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he was chief resident his final year and earned his master’s in radiology in May. During his training as a resident, Pahadia served on the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, or AAOMR, Resident’s Committee.
Pahadia brings extensive training in Cone Beam Computed Tomography, or CBCT, to the UF College of Dentistry, as well as interpretation of 2D and 3D radiographic images. His research interests surround applications of 3D printing in CBCT, CBCT imaging, machine learning and practice applications of artificial intelligence in imaging, and imaging informatics.
Pahadia is a published radiologist and has presented his research at multiple conferences, including the International College of Dentists Convention. He belongs to a number of professional organizations, including the AAOMR, the Radiological Society of North America, American Dental Education Association, Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, and both the Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology, and the Indian Dental Association.