Maha Ahmad

Dr. Ahmad teaches Gross Anatomy I and II for the dental students, Head and Neck Anatomy for the dental hygiene students and graduate dental residents. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students.  She has received several teaching awards.  Dr. Ahmad has many research interests including educational research, head and neck anatomy and salivary research.  She received her Ph.D. in 2005 in Anatomy and Cell Biology from University of Illinois at Chicago.  She joined the university in 2012.

Dr. Tanaka graduated from Hiroshima University Dental School in Japan. After her completion of the residency program in Endodontics and Periodontology at Osaka University, she served as full-time faculty. During her appointment, she worked in molecular biology at the University of Pennsylvania. (as an scholarship?)   Dr.Tanaka earned certificates both in Oral Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and in the fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tanaka received her DDS degree from the University of Detroit Mercy and has been teaching at UDM since 2007. She is also an adjunct Clinical Lecturer at University of Michigan since 2009.

Her research interests include oral manifestations of systemic diseases and orofacial pain.

Dr. Tanaka is a Dipromat of the American board of Oral Medicine and also a Fellow in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.