Norman D. Mohl, DDS, PhD

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and Chair Emeritus, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

Office Address

355 Squire Hall

Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 829-2241


Faculty Profile

Dr. Mohl received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Buffalo in 1956. After two years of service in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, he conducted a full-time private dental practice for a period of 10 years. In 1959, Dr. Mohl became a part-time member of the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Buffalo. In 1971, he earned a Ph.D. degree in Anatomy in the School of Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo. From 1973 to 1984 Dr. Mohl was Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Dental Medicine. During 1975-76 he was an American Council of Education Fellow in Academic Administration and Special Assistant to the Vice-President for Health Sciences at State University of New York at Buffalo. In 1977, Dr.Mohl initiated the Dental School's Oral Sciences M.S. Graduate Program and organized the multidisciplinary Postgraduate Clinic in the Dental School. From 1980 to 1998, Dr. Mohl directed an NIDR-funded postdoctoral research training program entitled "Multidisciplinary Research in Orofacial Pain and Sensory-Motor Dysfunctions." In 1994 Dr. Mohl became chair of the newly organized Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, a position he held until 2004. He is also a co-founder and a past-president of the Association of University Temporomandibular Disorders & Orofacial Pain Programs (AUTOPP) and a past-president of the Neurosciences Group of the IADR. In addition, Dr. Mohl co-chaired and moderated the First, Second and Third Educational Conferences on Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain. He has also served as a consultant to the NIDR, the FDA, and the ADA. Dr. Mohl is the senior editor of "A Textbook of Occlusion" and a co-editor of "Temporomandibular Joint and Masticatory Muscle Disorders." He has published many articles in the professional literature and has presented numerous papers, lectures and courses throughout North America and around the world.

Research Profile

  • Dr. Mohl's primary academic interest is the functional anatomy of the temporomandibular joint, as well as in the areas of differential diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders and principles of clinical decision making.

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