Dr. Pass graduated from the City College of New York with a B.Sc. in mathematics, and then earned a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in physics at Rutgers University. Dr. Pass then received his dental degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He then attended the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, where he completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial radiology (OMFR). Dr. Pass is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
After completing fifteen years as a general practitioner in Nova Scotia, he became Director of OMFR at Dalhousie University, followed by serving two years as a Patent Examiner for the U.S. Patent Office in Arlington, Virginia. For the last five years, Dr. Pass has served as a Professor, Department of Oral Diagnostic Services and Director of OMFR at Howard University College of Dentistry.
He is a recognized expert in radiation physics and has written numerous peer reviewed articles. He also serves as a Graduate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy at Howard, and continues forty-five years of research in radiation physics and radiation accident dosimetry.
Dr. Pass is a Member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the District of Columbia Dental Society.