Mel Mupparapu, DMD

President, 2016

Dr. Mupparapu is currently a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his dental degree and MDS in Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology from India. Following a brief stint as a faculty member in India, Dr. Mupparapu taught Oral Radiology in Jamaica, West Indies. He was also a consultant to the Pan American Health organization, a Division of WHO, advancing Oral health initiatives in the Caribbean. After more than five years in Jamaica, Dr. Mupparapu attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and obtained his DMD. He joined Penn as a faculty member and taught both DMD students and postgraduates. He received board certification from ABOMR in 1999. While at Penn, he completed two National Library of Medicine (NLM) grants closely related to the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Both the projects culminated in the development of the original, “Remote Dental Consultation System.” Dr. Mupparapu joined the New Jersey Dental School in 2002. At UMDNJ, he was instrumental in the development of a “Local area wireless network for digital radiographs”. He became the Director of the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology in 2004. He is an author of over 70 publications and two textbook chapters. Presently, he is an associate editor for Quintessence International and the executive editor of the Journal of Orofacial Sciences. He is an advisor to many postgraduate dental students. In 2006, he received the award of Master Educator and was inducted to the Stuart D. Cook, MD, Master Educators Guild of UMDNJ. As a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in 2009, Dr. Mupparapu taught Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Malta.

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