Dr. Levin graduated with honors from Emory University in 1968, and earned his degree in dental medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972, where he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. After completing his post-doctoral residency in endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics (AAE) and a member of the College of Diplomates. Dr. Levin served as Co-Chair of the Joint Special Committee of the American Association of Endodontists and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology on Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and has rejoined the committee to update the position paper. Dr. Levin is the AAE’s representative to the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging – the Image Gently Alliance.
He speaks both nationally and internationally on CBCT, advanced endodontic technologies, diagnosis, treatment planning, and clinical techniques. At the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, he received the Alumni Award of Merit, served as Chair of the Board of Overseers from 2004-2008, is an ex officio member of the board, and is currently Chair of the Dean’s Council. Dr. Levin is an Adjunct Professor of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine. At the University of Maryland, College of Dental Medicine, he is Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Endodontics, Periodontics and Operative Dentistry.
He is a contributor to Editions 8-11 of “Pathways of the Pulp,” Editions 6-7 of “Ingle’s Endodontics,” and “Cone Beam CT: Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnosis and Applications,” as well as author of numerous peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Levin was a keynote speaker at the 61st American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Congress and a panelist at the 2010 American Dental Association Open Clinician and Science Forum on CBCT. Dr. Levin currently serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Journal of Endodontics, serves on the Continuing Education Committee of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and is included in the Recommended Speakers List of the American Association of Endodontists and the Seattle Study Club Speakers Bureau. He is the Managing Director of EndoNet Consulting, LLC, a technology and teaching consultancy located in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Dr. Levin is listed in Washingtonian Magazine’s “Best Endodontists,” recognized as a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice in Dentistry, and included in the Consumer’s Research Council of America’s “Guide to America’s Top Dentists.” He is a Specialist Member of the American Association of Endodontists, member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, the Southern Maryland Dental Society and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
“A Detailed Analysis of the Dentition of Jamestown’s First Settlers”
1School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; 2School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University; 3College of Dentistry & Dept. Physics and Astronomy, Howard University; 4Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation
Archaeologists and an interdisciplinary team of researchers are studying the skull and dentition of a 15-year-old boy (1225B) who appears to have been the victim of a battle with Native Americans during the initial settlement at Jamestown in 1607. Specimens recovered from the boy’s teeth and jaws yield clues about diet and other aspects of daily life in the 17th century.Detailed study of the remains began with the morphological and temporal study of the skull and teeth using Cone-Beam computed tomography, intraoral radiography, micro computed tomography, scanning electron microscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. The exposed root canal of the mandibular left central incisor and nearby carious lesion provides a unique repository of particulate matter in the oral cavity and associated intra-alveolar periapical lesion. This research shows how advanced technologies can be used to characterize aspects of life and the disease state of skeletal remains.
Published papers and textbook chapters:
Dreizin D, Nam AJ, Tirada N, Levin MD, Stein DM, Bodanapally UK, Mirvis SE Munera F. Multidetector CT of mandibular fractures, reductions, and complications: A clinically relevant primer for the radiologist. Radiographics. 2016;36:1539-64. (Abstract in PubMed)
Levin M, Jong G. The Use of CBCT in the Diagnosis and Management of Root Resorption. In: 3D Imaging in Endodontics – A new era in diagnosis and treatment by M Fayad, Springer, 2016.
American Association of Endodontists and American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Joint Position Statement: Use of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography in Endodontics, 2015 Update. Mohamed I. Fayad, Co-Chair, AAE Martin D. Levin, AAE Richard A. Rubinstein, AAE Craig S. Hirschberg, AAE Board Liaison Madhu K. Nair, Co-Chair, AAOMR Erika Benavides, AAOMR Sevin Barghan, AAOMR Axel Ruprecht, AAOMR
Levin M, Farman A. Cone Beam Computed Tomography. In: Ingle’s Endodontics by J Ingle, L Bakland, C Baumgartner, I Rotstein, ed. BD Decker, 2015, Chp 9C, (Submitted).
Farman A, Levin M, Ramamurthy R, Hollender L. Digital Imagning for Endodontics. In: Ingle’s Endodontics by J Ingle, L Bakland, C Baumgartner, I Rotstein, ed. BD Decker 2015, Chp 9B, (Submitted).
Parente LA, Levin M, Vivan RR, Bernardes RA, Duarte MA, Vasconcelos BV. Efficacy of electronic foramen locators in controlling root canal working length during rotary instrumentation. Braz Dent J, 2015. (Submitted)
White SC, Scarfe WC, Schulze RK, Lurie AG, Douglass JM, Farman, AG, Law CS, Levin, MD, Sauer Ra, Valachovic RW, Zeller GG, Goske MJ. The Image Gently in Dentistry Campaign Promotion of Responsible Use of Maxillofacial Radiology in Dentistry for Children, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology. 01/2014.
Levin, M. Dental Medicine in an Age of Change. Endodontic Practice US 2014:7(1);1.
Nair M, Levin M, Nair U, Radiographic Interpretation. In: Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp by K Hargreaves and L Berman, ed. Mosby Elsevier: St Louis, Chp 2.
Didato, A. Eid AA, Levin MD, Khan S, Tay F, Rueggeberg FA. Time-based lateral hygroscopic expansion of a water-expandable endodontic obturation point. J Dent. 2013;41:796-801. (Abstract in the Journal of Dentistry).
Eid AA; Nikonov SY, Looney SW; Didato A; Niu L; Levin MD; Rueggeberg FA; Pashley DA; Watanabe I, Tay FR. In vitro biocompatibility evaluation of a root canal filling material that expands on water sorption. J Endod. 2013;39:883-888. (Abstract in the Journal of Endodontics)
Levin M. Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Endodontics. In: Cone Beam Computed Tomography by D. Sarment, ed. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, Chp 10.
Levin M, Berman L, Cohen S. Adaptive 3D Endodontics, the New Shape of Endodontics. Inside Dentistry, June, 2011.
Cohen S, Levin M, Berman L. The SAF Endo System: Adaptive 3-D cleaning, shaping, and disinfection. Endodontic Practice US 2011, 4(2);34-38.
Levin M, Mischenko, A. Limited field Cone Beam Computed Tomography: Evaluation of endodontic healing in three cases. Alpha Omegan, 2010:103;141-145.
Gane D, Levin M. A 3-D imaging interview with Dr. Martin D. Levin.Dental Economics 2010;100:70-72.
Scarf WC, Farman AG, Levin MD, Gane D. Essentials of Maxillofacial Cone Beam Computed Tomography. Alpha Omegan 2010:103(2);62-67.
Levin, M, Digital Technology in Endodontic Practice. In: Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp by S. Cohen and K. Hargreaves, ed. Mosby: St. Louis, Chp 28, pp 969-1006, 2010.
Scarf WC, Levin MD, Gane D, Farman AG. Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Endodontics. Int J Dent 2009;2009:634567.
Levin M, Lee S, Sturgeon J. FOCUS ON: A Primer on Intraoral Direct Digital Radiography – Part 2, Hardware and Software. Inside Dentistry, July, 2008. (Article in Inside Dentistry)
Levin M, Lee S, Sturgeon J. FOCUS ON: A Primer on Intraoral Direct Digital Radiography – Part 1, Advantages and Disadvantages. Inside Dentistry, June, 2008. (Article in Inside Dentistry)
Levin M, Office Operations in Endodontic Practice. In: Endodontics by L. Bakland and C. Baumgartner, ed. B C Decker, Hamilton, Canada, Chp 41.
Levin M. Digital Imaging: A Work Multiplier. Endodontic Therapy’ 2005;5:26.
Levin M. Digital Technologies in Endodontic Practice. In: Pathways of the Pulp by S. Cohen and K. Hargreaves, ed. Mosby: St. Louis, Chp 25, pp 665-682, 2005.
Levin M. Advanced Imaging: Digital Radiography. Endodontic Therapy 2005;5:30-32.
Levin M. Endodontic Diagnosis. Endodontic Therapy 2004;3:Cover-1. Levin M. Advanced Technologies in Endodontic Practice: Computer Infrastructure and Digital Radiography. Alpha Omegan, 2004;7:51-61.
Levin M, Digital Technologies in Endodontic Practice. In: Pathways of the Pulp by S. Cohen and R. Burns, ed. Mosby: St Louis, Chp 26, pp 665-682, 2002.