Ernest Lam


Associate Dean, Graduate Education

Graduate Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

The Dr. Lloyd and Mrs. Kay Chapman Chair in Clinical Sciences

Other Appointments

B.Sc. (Hons.), D.M.D., M.Sc., Cert. O.M.R., Ph.D., Dip. A.B.O.M.R., F.R.C.D. (C)


Professor Lam's areas of research and clinical interests are in oral and maxillofacial radiology and oral and maxillofacial radiology education research. He serves as Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Director of the Graduate program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Research & Clinical Specialties

Fellowship Award, the Medical Research Council of Canada (1995-1998)

Clinical Investigator Award, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (2001-2005)

W.W. Wood Teaching Award, the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (2003)

The Dr. Lloyd and Mrs. Kay Chapman Chair in Clinical Sciences (2013 to present)

Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Select Publications

Fox A, Basrani B, Kishen A, Lam EW.  A novel method for characterizing beam hardening artifacts from cone beam CT images.  J. Endod. 44(5):869-874-833; 2018.

Fox A, Basrani B, Kishen A, Lam EW.  The performance of a zirconium-based root-filling material with artifact-reduction properties in the detection of artificially induced root fractures using cone-beam CT imaging.  J. Endod. 44(5):828-833; 2018.

Mallya SM, Lam EWN.  Oral Radiology: Principles and Interpretation (8th edition), St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2019.