Muralidhar Mupparapu

Mel Mupparapu, DMD, MDS, Dip.ABOMR

Director Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Fellowship,
Professor of Clinical Oral Medicine Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology

Department of Oral Medicine
Phone: 215-746-8869
Fax: 215-573-7853
Professional Biography

Dr. Mupparapu’s initial research included soft tissue calcifications of the maxillofacial region and remote dental consultation (RCDS). He published many articles in the peer-reviewed dental literature on the subject of transmigration of teeth. The classifications he and his co-workers proposed for both unilateral and bilateral transmigratory mandibular canines has been widely accepted and followed universally. He continues to work on the subject to further his knowledge on the mechanisms of altered eruption and transmigration of teeth. Technology related projects are of special interest to Dr. Mupparapu. During the past decade, Dr. Mupparapu was involved in various projects that involved local area and wide area networks that were mainly focused on telecommunications in dental setting, data storage and remote retrieval of radiographs, redundant arrays of inexpensive disks (RAID) and wireless acquisition of radiographic image data. This work led to several peer-reviewed and indexed publications. Cone beam CT and its applications to implant site evaluation is another subject Dr. Mupparapu is currently working on. His special interest is in the utilization of information pertaining to the density values (Hounsfield number) and their reliability for the bone density measurements in the mandible and maxilla. Dr. Mupparapu continues to work in the field of genetics and tooth migration and has actively collaborated with researchers at the University of Malta. He has started several educational research projects in the area of radiation dose reduction, radiographic re-exposures and quality control in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Honors / Credentials
  • Recipient of the Senior outstanding teaching award by the class of 2015, May 2015
  • Recipient of the Penn Dental Medicine executive student council award for outstanding service to students, 2015
  • President, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (ABOMR), 2015-2016
  • Recipient of the Credo in Action Award, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), 2011
  • Elected as Director, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (ABOMR), 2011
  • Appointed as the Associate Editor, Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (DMFR), published by the British Institute of Radiology
  • Nominated as a member, Selection committee for Europe (Italy and Malta), Council for International -Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright Scholarship committee, 2010
  • Appointed as the Associate Editor, Quintessence International dental journal
    Fulbright Scholar to Malta, U.S. Department of the State, Fulbright Scholarship Board, 2009 Inducted, Master Educators Guild, UMDNJ, 2006
  • Master Educator of the year Award, New Jersey Dental School, UMDNJ, 2006
Selected Publications
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  • DMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Board certification, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (ABOMR), 1999″