Ahmad M. Fard

Ahmad M. Fard

Associate Professor
Director of Faculty Success Program

Ahmad M. Fard
Contact Info:
Campus: Corktown Campus
Building: DC
Room: unlisted
Phone: 313.494.6684
Ahmad M. Fard
Areas of Expertise:
Implant Surgery
3-D Guided Implant Surgery
Crowns, Veneers, and Aesthetic Dentistry
3-D Printing (Surgical Guides)
Removable Prosthodontics: Dentures
Post- Cancer & Congenital Defects Prostheses


  • B.S., University of Utah
  • D.D.S., Creighton University
  • Residency, University of Nebraska Medical Center (Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics)
  • M.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center (Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics)


Dr. Fard has over 25 years of experience in oral and maxillofacial prosthodontics and implant surgery. Dr. Fard directs oral and maxillofacial implants, fixed partial treatment planning and removable prosthodontics courses. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Fard is a fellow of Academy of Osseointegration. He served as a chief dental officer for the Omaha tribe of Nebraska, United States Department of Health and Human Service. He has received a special training in providing public health services at Navajo, Pine Ridge, North Dakota nations.

He is an international speaker on implant prosthodontics continuing education courses to practicing dentists and specialists. He serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Fard provides patient care in prosthodontics and implant dentistry at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry faculty practice.

Dr. Fard has received many distinguished awards from various universities. He is the recipient of the ADEA/ Zimmer Implant award. He has also received multiple "Outstanding Didactic Faculty of the Year" awards from the University of Detroit Mercy.


    Research Activity

    • Maalhagh-Fard A., Badr S., Fabricating Provisional Restoration for Two-Stage, Single-tooth Implant With Less Than Optimal Angulation. J Prosthodont 2001 (December) 10 (4): 234-236
    • Maalhagh-Fard A., One-step Verification Index and Maxillomandibular Relationship. Impl Dentistry 2002; 11:159-161
    • Maalhagh-Fard A., Nimmo A., Lepczyk J.W., Pink F.E. Predoctoral Implant Program – Elective Approach. J Prosthodont 2002 (September) 11:202-207
    •  Maalhagh-Fard A., Wagner W.C., Pink F.E., Neme A.M. Evaluation of Surface Finish and Polish for Eight Provisional Restorative Materials Using Acrylic Bur and Abrasive Disk With and Without Pumice. J Operative Dentistry, 2003, 28-6, 734-739
    •  Maalhagh-Fard A., Wagner W.C. Analysis Using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy to suggest repair methods for a fractured framework. Impl Dentistry. Imp Dentistry 2004
    •  Maalhagh-Fard A., Nimmo A. Eleven-year report on a predoctoral implant dentistry program. J Prosthodont 2008 (January) 17(1);64-8
    •  Philip Patston, David Holmes, Ahmad Maalhagh-Fard, Kang Ting, Vincent B. Ziccardi. Maximising the potential of part-time clinical teachers. The Clinical Teacher 2010; 7: 247–250 247
    •  Maalhagh-Fard A, Cabanilla-Jacobs L. Retrival of a stripped Abutment Screw:A Clinical Report. J Prosthet Dent 2010, 104; 212-2155
    • Maalhagh-Fard A. Modification of a Smooth Staple Implant Abutment. J Prosthet Dent 2012, 108;133-135
    •  Maalhagh-Fard A. Bernier SH. Modification of divergent abutments to achieve optimal overdenture retention. Periodontics and Prosthodontics 2016, 2:1-4
    •  Neely AL. Maalhagh-Fard A. Successful Management of Early Peri-Implant Infection and Bone Loss Using a Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach. Journal of Periodontology 2017
    •  Maalhagh-Fard A, Pacheco RR, Gil K, Wagner W. Effects of ferrule and diameter of parallel cast post and core on fracture resistance. Brazil Dental Science. v22i4.1720 538-49: 2019

     Complete list to published work: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Ahmad+Maalhagh-Fard


    Research Projects

    Principal Investigator- Laser-sintered vs Cast Framework Research

    Principal investigator- The Influence of Impression/Model Fabrication on CAD/CAM Zirconia Crowns Internal Fit.

    Co-principal Investigator- Comparison and Evaluation of Pathology in 4D- CBCT: An Original Study.

    Co-principal Investigator- Cone Beam Computed Tomography Knowledge and Skill in Pre-doctoral Dental Students After the CBCT Seminar- A Pilot Study.

    Co-principal investigator- Comparison of Chronic Inflammation between Maxillary and Paranasal Sinuses using Cone Beam Computed Tomography.

    Co-principal investigator- Airway Analysis using Sphenoidal Rostrum distance to Posterior Part of Hard Palate.

    Co-principal investigator- Accuracy and efficiency of guided surgery versus conventional dental implant surgery for the posterior superior alveolar canal evaluation: A pilot study.

    Principal Investigator- MRI Diagnostic Efficacy and Patient Outcome in Dentistry: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis

    Co-Principal investigator- Comparison among single evaluator, multiple evaluators and computer assisted evaluation of occlusal reduction in all ceramic preparations of first year dental students.


    Educational Research and Innovations

    Implementing implant dentistry in dental curriculum published in Journal of Prosthodontics 2002. This resulted in the 2013 ADEA national convention ADEA Zimmer Implant Award.

     Integrate CEREC 3D into indirect restoration course as evaluating and teaching tool, 2011.

     Implementation of optical scanners LAVA COS in dental curriculum, 2011.


    Grants and Funding

    Principal Investigator-Recipient of Pankey Institute Research Grant for the investigation of lingual concavity morphology of the anterior aspect of the mandible, 1998.

    Principal Investigator-Recipient of ESPE grant investigating surface roughness of provisional restorative materials, 2000.

    Principal Investigator-Recipient of UDMSOD grant investigating Cast post designs–effect of having no ferrule on fracture resistance, 2009.

    Principal Investigator-Recipient of UDMSOD grant investigating Novel Post Design, 2010.

     Principal Investigator-Recipient of UDMSOD grant investigating Framework Design, 2019.



    Research Team:

    Dental Students
    Nick Ostrander-DS3
    Fadi Mousa-Aqrawi – DS3
    Kyle Radomski - DS3
    Hayden Sutton – DS2
    Nupur Dixit – DS2

    Abraham Beydoun, University of Michigan

    Research Fellow
    Susan Rezaee, now associate professor at Tehran University Faculty of Dentistry

    Former Dental Students
    Jeremy Zaluski D.D.S.
    Janine Matos D.D.S.

    Past Clinical Research Members and Colleagues

    Frank E. Pink, private practice

    Julie Marshall, University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, Nebraska

    Ann Marie Neme, private practice

    Arthur Nimmo, University of Florida, Gainsville

    Sreenivas Koka, currently a renowned private practitioner in San Diego, California

    Glen Maze, University of Augusta, Georgia

    Mark Beatty, University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, Nebraska

    Paul Sheridan, currently a successful private practitioner in Omaha, Nebraska

    Seung Lee, currently a successful private practitioner in Denver, Colorado

    John Bowley, Graduate prosthodontic program Director, Boston, Massachusetts

    Karingit Gill, Faculty, University of California Los Angeles, California

     Yatin Khanna, currently a successful private practitioner in New Jersey