In related news, we're thrilled to welcome one of the authors of the previously-referenced trimming study, Dr. James Mah, as our new Chief Technology Officer. He’ll be helping us develop improved treatment protocols, training resources, and all-new products.
Dr. James Mah is a practicing orthodontist as well as a clinical professor and the program director in Orthodontics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has pioneered research and developments in 3-D imaging and modeling in orthodontics for the purposes of diagnosis, treatment planning and therapeutics as well as anthropology and forensics. He is involved in the research and development of 3-D facial imaging devices, intra-oral scanners, CAD/CAM applications in dentistry and cone-beam CT scanners.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science, Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Master of Science degrees and his Certificate of Specialization in Orthodontics from the University of Alberta, Canada. He then graduated from Harvard Medical School with a Doctorate of Medical Science degree and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital, Boston. He was a full-time faculty member in the Department of Orthodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine prior to his current positions. Dr. Mah has authored over 100 publications, four textbooks, many book chapters, several patents and has made numerous presentations nationally and internationally.
As a recognized expert in 3-D imaging, visualization and modeling, his work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The National Post, Tech TV, and other magazines and journals. His research laboratory is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research National Science Foundation McAlister Foundation, California Wellness Foundation, the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, Sun Microsystems, and a number of industry partners. He is also a founder of the Conferences on Orthodontic Advances in Science and Technology and an organizer of the Biological Mechanisms of Tooth Movement conference series. He serves as an editor for the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics and is a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Korean Orthodontic Journal, the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, & Endodontics and Dentomaxillofacial Radiology.