Gerald T. Grant, DMD, MS

Professor in the Department of Rehabilitative & Reconstructive Dentistry 


  • Certificate training, Maxillofacial Prosthetics – Naval Post-graduate Dental School, 1999
  • Certificate Training, Prosthodontics - Naval Post-Graduate Dental School, 1995
  • MS, The George Washington University, 1995
  • DMD – University of Louisville School of Dentistry, 1985

Teaching Areas

  • Clinical Instruction – Graduate Prosthodontics
  • Clinical Instruction – Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Clinical Instruction – Digital Dentistry

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Prosthodontists
  • Fellow, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Fellow, International Society for Maxillofacial Reconstruction

  • Fellow, International College of Prosthodontist

  • Fellow, International College of Dentists

  • Clinician Researcher Award, American College of Prosthodontists, 2016

  • Transylvania University Distinguished Alumni Award, 2016

  • Tech Connect National Innovation Award, 2015

  • Legion of Merit

  • Meritorious Service
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal (3)

Professional Activities

  • Vice President – American College of Prosthodontists
  • Publication Reviewer/Editorial Board:
    • Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine (Springer) – Associate Editor
    • Stem Cell-Fundamentals and Practice (editorial board)
    • Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (Editorial Board)
    • Journal of Dentistry and Oral Biology (editorial board)
    • Bantham Science Publishers e-books – (reviewer)
    • Journal of Technology Transfer (Springer) (reviewer)
    • Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery (reviewer)
    • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology (reviewer)
    • Medical Engineering and Physics (Elsevier) (reviewer)
    • Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (reviewer)
    • Military Medicine (reviewer)
    • Journal of Biomedical Materials Research (reviewer)
    • Rapid Prototyping Journal (reviewer)

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fellow, VP – American College of Prosthodontics
  • Fellow, Past President – American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Past President – Advanced Digital Technologies Foundation
  • American Dental Association
  • Kentucky Dental Association
  • Louisville Dental Society

Research Interests and Current Projects

  • Virtual Patient
  • Validation of digital design and digital manufacturing of medical and dental devices
  • AM materials for medical and dental use


Journal Articles:

  • GT Grant, JR Kelly. Fabrication and failure behavior of an all-ceramic FPD test analog. Conference J. Dent Res, Jan 1995 Volume 74:160-160
  • Grant GT, Kelly, and R: Failure behavior of human cranial bone and developmental calcium phosphate implants. J Dent Res 79, Special issue, 2000. Abstract #100
  • Grant GT, Taft RM, Wheeler, ST; “Practical application of Velcro and Polyurethane in Maxillofacial Prostheses” JPD, March 2001, 85:3, pp 281-283.
  • Alfano SG, Grant GT et al.: “Uses of a Vacuum-Formed Material for the Maxillectomy Patient”, J Fac Somato Pros, fall 2003, Vol 9, Number 2, pp 93-98.
  • Brett-Major D, Baraniak S, Gilhooly J, Christensen R, Grant G, Armonda R, Ganesan A. “Foreign body reaction mimicking post-neurosurgical infection following cranioplasty.” Military Medicine, Vol 173, Vol 7, July 2008, pp. 697-699
  • Grant GT: Accuracy of Rapid Prototype 3D Medical Models from Conventional and Cone Beam CT images. Abstract ID#143703
  • Liacouras P, Garnes J, Roman R, Grant GT “Auricular Prosthetic Design and Manufacturing using Computed Tomography, 3D Photographic Imaging and Rapid Prototyping” – JPD, Feb 2011, 105;2, pp 80-82
  • Sabol J, Grant GT, “Digital Image Capture and Rapid Prototyping of the Maxillofacial Defect” –Journal of Prosthodontics 2011 Jun; 20(4):310-4.
  • Taft R, Kondor S, Grant G “Accuracy of Rapid Prototype Models for Head and Neck Reconstruction”, J Pros Dent 2011 Dec:106(6):399-408
  •  Taft R, Kondor S, Grant G “Accuracy of Rapid Prototype Models for Head and Neck Reconstruction: Model Accuracy”, J Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities, 2011 Vol 1 (4); 22, 111
  • Grant GT, Kondor S, Taft R “Comparison of CBCT and CT in Accuracy of Rapid Prototype Models: Image Registration” J Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities, 2011 Vol 1,(4); 128
  • Kondor S, Grant G, Liacouras P, Schmidt J, Parsons M, Rastogi V, Smith L, Macy B, Sabart B Macedonia, C. “On Demand Additive Manufacturing of a Basic Surgical Kit” J. Med. Devices 7(3), 030916 (Jul 03, 2013
  • Kondor S, Grant G, Liacouras P, Schmidt J, Parsons M, Smith L, Macy B, Sabart B, Macedonia, C. “Personalized Surgical Instruments” J. Med. Devices 7(3), 030934 (Jul 03, 2013
  • Rastogi V, Smith L, Schmid J, Parsons M, Grant G, Kondor S, Macedonia C “ A Novel Approach for Assured Sterility of medical Devices” J. Med. Devices 7(3), 030947 (Jul 03, 2013)
  • CD based Maxillofacial Prosthetics Laboratory manual for Navy Maxillofacial departments
  • Gordon CR, Swanson EW, Susarla SM, Coon D, Rada E, Al Rakan M, Santiago GF, Shores JT, Bonawitz SC, Fishman E, Murphy R, Armand M, Liacouras P, Grant GT, Brandacher G, Lee WPA. “Overcoming cross-gender differences and challenges in Le Fort-based, craniomaxillofacial transplantation with enhanced computer-assisted technology. Ann Plast Surg 2013 Oct; 71(4):421-428.
  • Gabriel Santiago, Ryan J. Murphy, Devin Coon, Yoshi Otake, Ehsan Basafa, Mohammed Al Rakan, Erin Rada, Shriners Susarla, Edward Swanson, Elliot Fishman, Gerald Brandacher, W.P. Andrew Lee, Peter Liacouras, Gerald Grant, Mehran Armand, Chad R. Gordon "Establishing Cephalometric Landmarks for the Translational Study of Le Fort-based Facial Transplantation in Swine: Enhanced applications using computer-assisted surgery and custom cutting guides" Plastic and Recon Surg 2014:133(5):p1138-1151
  • Chad R. Gordon, Ryan J. Murphy, Devin Coon, Yoshi Otake, Ehsan Basafa, Mohammed Al Rakan, Erin Rada, Sriniras Susarla, Edward Swanson, Elliot Fishman, Gabriel Santiago, Gerald Brandacher, W.P. Andrew Lee, Peter Liacouras, Gerald Grant, Mehran Armand "Preliminary Development of a Workstation for Craniomaxillofacial Surgical Procedures - Introducing a Computer-Assisted Planning and Execution (CAPE) System" J Craniofac Surg 2014:25(1):273-83.
  • Grant GT, Liacouras P, Santiago G, Garcia JR, Al Rakan M, Murphy R, Armand M, Gordon CR. Restoration of the Donor Face after Facial Allotransplantation: Digital Manufacturing Techniques. Ann Plast Surg 2014; 72(6):720-4.
  • Imanzadeh A, K.M., Kumamaru KK, Wake N, Mitsouras D, Grant GT, Liacouras P, George E, Pomahac B, Caterson EJ, Rybicki FJ, Application of 3D Printing in Face Transplantation, in Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)2014: Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Grant GT, Liacouras P, Aitaholmes C, Garnes J, Wilson WO. “Digital Capture, Design, and Manufacturing of a Facial Prosthesis: a clinical report of a pediatric patient J Prosthet Dent. 2015 Jul; 114(1):138-41.
  • Swanson, Edward W. MD; Al Rakan, Mohammed MD; Susarla, Srinivas M. MD, DMD, MPH; Rada, Erin MD; Coon, Devin MD; Santiago, Gabriel F. MD; Murphy, Ryan MS; Armand, Mehran PhD; Liacouras, Peter PhD; Grant, Gerald T. DMD, MS; Brandacher, Gerald MD; Lee, W. P. Andrew MD; Gordon, Chad R. DO “ Abstract P30: Complex Surgical Cutting Guides for Le Fort-Based, Maxillofacial Transplantation Developed through Preclinical, Orthotopic Swine Transplants and Human Cadaver Surgeries: An Academic Scholar Update”. Plastic and Recon Surg: 2014:133(4S) AAPS Abstract Supplement: p 1045
  • Murphy R, Gordon C, Basafa E, Liacouras P, Grant G, Armand M; Computer-assisted, Le Forte-based, face-jaw-teeth transplantation: a pilot study on the system feasibility and translational assessment. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2015 Jul;10(7):1117-26
  • Al-Rakan M, Shores JT, Bonawitz S, Santiago G, Christensen J, Grant GT, Murphy RJ, Basafa E, Armand M, Otovic P, Eller S, Brandacher G, Gordon RC. Ancillary Procedures necessary for translational research in experimental craniomaxillofacial surgery. J Craniofac Surg Nov 2014;25(6) 2043-50
  • Aitaholmes C, Liacouras P, Wilson W, Grant G. Digital capture, design and manufacturing of an extra-oral device for a clarinet player suffering from Bell’s palsy, J Prosthet Dent. 2015 Aug;114(2):297-300
  • Liacouras P, Grant G, Choudhry Z, Strouse, G, Ahmed Z, Fiber Bragg Gratings embedded in 3D printed Scaffolds, National Institute of Standards internal publication, AUG 2015
  • Green M, Lawson S, Liacouras P, Wise E, Gentile M, Grant G. Custom Anatomical 3D Spacer for Temporomandibular joint resection and reconstruction Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction 03/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1546814
  • Murphy RJ, Basafa E, Hashemi S, Grant GT, Liacouras PC, Susarla S, Otake Y, Santiago G, Armand M, Gordon CR “Optimizing Hybrid Occlusion in Face-Jaw-Teeth Transplantation: A preliminary assessment of real-time cephalometry as part of the Computer-assisted Planning and Execution (CAPE) workstation for Craniomaxillofacial surgery” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Aug;136(2):350-62
  • Mitsouras, D., Liacouras, P., Imanzadeh, A., Giannopoulos, A. A., Cai, T., Kumamaru, K. Grant GT. K., & Ho, V. B. (2015). Medical 3D printing for the radiologist. RadioGraphics, 35(7), 1965-1988.
  • Murphy RJ, Wolfe KC, Liacouras PC, Grant GT, Gordon CR, Armand M. Computer-assisted single-stage cranioplasty. In2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2015 Aug 25 (pp. 4910-4913). IEEE.
  • Gordon CR, Murphy RJ, Grant GT, Armand M “Commentary on “A multicenter experience with image-guided Surgical Navigation: Broadening Clinical Indications in Complex Craniomaxillofacial Surgery”. J Craniofac Surg 2015; 26(4):1140-2.
  • Connors CA, Liacouras PC, Grant GT. Custom Titanium Ridge Augmentation Matrix (CTRAM): A Case Report. The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry. 2016; 36(5):707.
  • Murphy RJ, Wolfe KC, Liacouras PC, Grant GT, Gordon CR, Armand M. Computer-assisted single-stage cranioplasty. In2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2015 Aug 25 (pp. 4910-4913). IEEE.
  • Murphy RJ, Liacouras PC, Grant GT, Wolfe KC, Armand M, Gordon CR. A Craniomaxillofacial Surgical Assistance Workstation for Enhanced Single-Stage Reconstruction Using Patient-Specific Implants. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2016 Nov 1; 27(8):2025-30.
  • Arunyanak S, Harris B, Grant G, Lin WS Digital approach to planning computer-guided surgery and immediate provisionalization in a partially edentulous patient, J Prosth Dent 2016 Feb:116(1)
  • Hashemi S, Armand M, Gordon CR. Development and refinement of computer-assisted planning and execution system for use in face-jaw-teeth transplantation to improve skeletal and dento-occlusal outcomes. Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2016 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print] [Acknowledgement section notes additional co-authors as: “Murphy, Grant, Wolfe, and Liacouras”]*
  • Harris BT, Montero D, Grant GT, Morton D, Llop DR, Lin WS. Creation of a 3-dimensional virtual dental patient for computer-guided surgery and CAD-CAM interim complete removable and fixed dental prostheses: A clinical report. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 2016 Sep
  • Grant, G. T., Campbell, S. D., Masri, R. M., Andersen, M. R. and The American College of Prosthodontists Digital Dentistry Glossary Development Task Force (2016), Glossary of Digital Dental Terms. Journal of Prosthodontics, 25: S2–S9. doi:10.1111/jopr.12532
  • Doll JK, Barndt P, Grant G. The Dentoalveolar Prosthesis: A Novel Approach to Reconstruction of Hard and Soft Tissue Deficiencies. J Prosthodont. 2017 May 17. doi: 10.1111/jopr.12557. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Rujuta A, Taft R, Grant GT 3D Volume Rendering and 3D Printing, Dent Clin N Am. 2018. 62: 393-402
  • Treesh JC, Liacouras PC, Taft RM, Brooks I, Sorana R, Ellert DO, Grant GT, Ye Ling. Complete-arch accuracy of intraoral scanners. J Prostodont. April 2018. Doi 10.1016/j.prosdent.2018.01.05
  • Katkar RA, Taft RM, Grant GT “3D Volume Rendering and 3D Printing (additive Manufacturing), Dent Clin North Am. 2018 Jul;62(3):393-402

Book Chapters:

  • Grant GT, Liacouras P, Kondor S. Maxillofacial imaging in the trauma patient. Atlas of the oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America. 2013 Mar 1; 21(1):25-36.

  • Masri R, Driscoll C ‘Clinical Applications of Digital Dental Technology’ chapter 3- “Direct Digital Manufacturing”. June 2015, Wiley-Blackwell

  • Scarfe WD, Angelopoulos C, Maxillofacial Cone Beam Computed Tomography: Principles, Techniques and Clinical Applications Chapter 31 “CBCT and Additive Manufacturing, Verlag: Springer, Berlin ISBN: 354049359X

  • Greenburg, S, Digital Technologies for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Chapter 3 “Craniomaxillary reconstructions based on 3D Modeling” Springer, Berlin ISBN: 9781493915316