Dr Mehdi is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt University (Orange). He graduated with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery with distinction from the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 2002 and received his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Endodontics) degree from the University of Melbourne in 2008. Dr Medhi has been actively involved in Endodontic teaching at various continued education levels, both nationally and internationally. He is a guest lecturer at Sydney University and Melbourne University, and a CPD mentor for the Australian Dental Association NSW.
Dr Mehdi has obtained a number of publications in the field of forensic dentistry and Endodontics (resin based obturation material and fractured instruments). In 2000 he was awarded the Sir Allan Wilkinson award for the most worthwhile research in Medicine and Dentistry from the University of Otago, in 2001 he was awarded the International Association for Dental Research Young Researchers Award, and in 2002 Dr Mehdi received the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award of Merit.
Dr Mehdi is the current President of the Australian Society of Endodontology (NSW branch), the immediate past-president of the Australian Asian Association of Dentists, a fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD), a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a member of the Australian Dental Association (NSW) Education & Research Committee, a member of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in Endodontics, and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists.