Mohammed Akl, DDS, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Mohammed Akl, DDS, MS


Office Address

9-176A Moos Tower
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Department of Restorative Sciences,
Division of Prosthodontics


Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Digital Education in Prosthodontics


DDS, College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah, UAE

MS, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Prosthodontics

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Dr. Akl received his dental degree from the University of Sharjah College of Dental Medicine. After a year of practicing general dentistry, he traveled to the United States to pursue further training in esthetic, implant and restorative dentistry. Dr. Akl joined the specialty training program in Prosthodontics at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with a Diploma in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science degree. The advanced training program focused on esthetic makeovers, implant surgery and fixed, removable and implant prosthetics. He is eligible for certification by the American Board of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Akl is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is passionate about digital dentistry and using digital technology to enhance patient care which allows him to create precise, predictable and personalized end results that are tailored to every case. Dr. Akl is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Digital Education at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where he mentors and supervises young dental students in prosthodontics and digital dentistry. He also sees patients at his practice in the Twin Cities.

Dr. Akl has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics of digitally augmented prosthodontics. His current clinical and research interests are focused on esthetic dentistry, color science, digital dentistry and complex reconstructions


  1. Seraj Z, Al-Najjar D, Akl MA, Aladle N, Altijani Y, Zaki A, Kawas SA. The Effect of Number of Teeth and Chewing Ability on Cognitive Function of Elderly in UAE: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Dentistry 2017;2017:5732748.
  2. Akl MA, Wee AG. From Virtual Smile Design to Guided Wax-up Using Adobe Photoshop. International Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry 2020;10:176-179.
  3. Tohme H, Lawand G, Akl MA. A Novel Impression Technique for Transforming an Acrylic Hybrid Prosthesis into A Metal Ceramic One Using Combined Analog and Digital Workflows. International Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry 2021;11;138-141.
  4. Akl MA, Mansour DE, Mays KA, Wee AG. Mathematical Tooth Proportions: A Systematic Review. Journal of Prosthodontics 2022;31:289-298.
  5. Akl MA, Mansour DE, Zheng F, Seong WJ. Digital Mounting Jigs: A Novel Technique. Digital 2022;2;164-170.
  6. Akl MA, Stendahl CG. Removable Partial Denture Frameworks in the Age of Digital Dentistry: A Review of the Literature. Prosthesis 2022;4:184-201.
  7. Akl MA, Sim CPC, Nunn ME, Zeng LL, Hamza TA, Wee AG. Validation of Two Color Measuring Instruments for Use in Dental Research. Journal of Dentistry 2022.
  8. Akl MA, Mansour DE, Zheng F. The Role of Intraoral Scanners in the Shade Matching Process: A Systematic Review. Journal of Prosthodontics 2022.