Tenzin Dadul

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Educational Research

Tenzin Dadul
Contact Info:
Campus: Corktown Campus
Building: DC
Room: 429
Phone: 313-494-6808
Tenzin Dadul
Areas of Expertise:
Radiology/Radiation
Cone Beam Computed Tomography
Implant Guided Surgery
3-D Printing (Surgical Guide)
Head and Neck Oncology
Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine

Degrees

  • Residency, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology)
  • MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Radiology)
  • BDS, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (Dental Surgery)
  • MDS, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals (Oral Maxillofacial Radiology and Medicine)
  • Post Doctoral, University of Minnesota (Radiology)

Biography

Dr. Dadul is a Clinical Associate Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a director of Educational Research, University of Detroit Mercy. He teaches advanced Radiology, CBCT, 3D, 4D and MRI to dental students and graduate residents in Orthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics and AEGD. He is a course director for three graduate and post-doctoral courses. He is an international speaker on Radiology and provides continuing education courses to practicing dentists and specialists. He is also an adjunct associate professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC-Chapel Hill).

Dr. Dadul has received many distinguished awards from various universities. He is the first recipient of prestigious “Beyond Excellence Award” at the UNC-Chapel Hill in research, teaching, public service and academic endeavor. In 2014, the University of Minnesota honored him with the “Faculty of the Year” award. In 2020, he has received the “Outstanding Didactic Faculty of the Year” award from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Professor Dadul maintains an active Radiology practice globally.

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    Research Activity

    His research is focused on CBCT, 3-D implant guided surgery, 3-D printing, functional MRI, MDCT and 4-D diagnostic imaging. He is actively engaged in educational and artificial intelligence researches.

    Chan, M., Dadul, T., Langlais, R., Russell, D., Ahmad, M. Accuracy of extraoral bitewing radiography in detecting proximal caries and crestal bone loss. JADA. 149(1):51-58, 2018.

    Dadul, T., Gnanasundaram, N., Maragathavalli, G., Arvind, M., Maheswari, N. Arecoline and copper in etiopathogenesis of oral submucous fibrosis. JOOS. 4(1):15-20, 2012.

    Dadul, T., Gnanasundaram N. Prevalence of Oral Mucosal Lesions: An Epidemiological Study. Saveetha University, March 1, 2013.

    Dadul, T., Enrique, P., Mol, A., Mauriello., S. Pre-doctoral Education in Cone Beam Computed Tomography: A Survey of North America Dental Schools. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, March 1, 2019.

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    Research Projects

    Principal Investigator- Correlation of Anterior Teeth and Temporomandibular Joint Dimensions Before and After Orthodontic Therapy: 4D Cone Beam Computed Tomography.

    Principle Investigator- 4D Evaluation of Periapical Lesions Using Cone Beam Computed Tomography: An Original Study.

    Principal Investigator- Assessment of Mandibular Canal and Periapical Lesions Before and After Endodontic Therapy: An Original Study.

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

    Principal Investigator- Airway and Skeletal Changes in Adult Orthodontic Patients After Mandibular Third Molar Extraction.

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

    Principal Investigator- Evaluation and Correlation of TMJ Degenerative Joint Disease with Molars infection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Educational Research Creative Productivity

    Dr. Dadul has developed and presented CBCT Seminar to Fourth Year Dental Students. This seminar was focused on dental implant planning, interpretation and anatomy using CBCT. The participants have completed four hands-on sessions using CBCT software. They learned about the use of CBCT in Endodontics, Pathology, Orthodontics and Implantology on cases. It was highly appreciated by the dental students.

    Dr. Dadul has developed and presented CBCT 3-D virtual-surgery preparation for the Graduate Endodontics. He performs a 3-D virtual surgery for challenging cases. It is a valuable collaboration with Radiologist, Endodontists and post-doctoral residents.

    Dr. Dadul has developed the 1st Cone Beam Computed Tomography & 3-D Imaging Course for the Fourth Year Dental Students. This new course will teach 3-D virtual implant planning, pathology, endodontic evaluation and guided surgery using CBCT software. This course will also focus on CBCT case selection, indications, contraindications, anatomy and interpretation. Five practical hands-on sessions are provided in this course along with 3D printing of surgical guides.

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    Grants and Funding

    Prof. Dadul’s team had received a grant from Planmeca (USA, Chicago, IL) to conduct a research on Accuracy of extraoral bitewing radiography in detecting proximal caries and crestal bone loss.

    Prof. Dadul has a funding from the Straumann (Basel, Switzerland) to perform a research on the Accuracy and efficiency of guided surgery versus conventional dental implant surgery for the posterior superior alveolar canal evaluation.

    Prof. Dadul had received a research funding from the University of North Carolina to conduct research on the Pre-doctoral Education in Cone Beam Computed Tomography: A Survey of North America Dental Schools.

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    Additional

    Research Team:

    Dental Students

    Steven Santarossa - DS4
    Jacob Flyte - DS4
    Thomas Rafaill - DS4
    Lucas Mathes - DS4
    Dylan Salem – DS4
    Bryan Jung – DS4
    Maxemilian Nascimento – DS3
    Jonathan Toma – DS3
    Fadi Mousa-Aqrawi – DS 3
    Paul Kamash – DS3
    Kyle Radomski - DS3
    Hayden Sutton – DS2
    Nupur Dixit – DS2

    Detroit Mercy Undergraduates:
    Caleb Campbell
    Nicholas Shaba
    Ali Maalhagh Fard
    Shirin Maalhagh Fard

    Post-graduates:

    Samir Hazime, University of Michigan
    Abraham Beydoun, University of Michigan

     

    Past Clinical Research Members:

    Dr. Michal Chan, former post-doctoral resident- currently a practicing periodontist and an implantologist, Minnesota

    Dr. Jinsong Pang, former post-doctoral fellow- currently a material scientist and a prosthodontist, University of North Carolina

    Dr. Michael Thomas, former doctoral student – currently a successful dentist, Minnesota

    Dr. Jinwoo- Choi, former post-doctoral fellow- currently a scientist and a senior radiologist, Dankook University, South Korea

    Dr. Khashayar Azimi, former doctoral student- currently a Captain and a post-doctoral Periodontics resident, United States Air Force

    Dr. Brittany Kurzweg, former post-doctoral colleague- currently a Lieutenant Commander in US Navy and a senior Radiologist, United States Navy