Prof Avijit Banerjee
Job Title: Dentist
BDS MSc PhD LDS FDS (Rest Dent) FDSRCS (Eng) FHEA. GDC No: 68745. He qualified in dentistry from Guy's Dental Hospital (London, UK) in 1993. After a range of clinical hospital jobs in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and obtaining his FDS RCS (Eng) (1996), he returned to his alma mater as a recipient of an Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellowship, allowing completion of his Masters in Mineralised Tissue Biology (UCL, 1996) and then a Doctorate in Cariology (1998). On completing his clinical restorative specialist training, he was appointed Senior Lecturer (2005) and Hon Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (2006) and currently holds a personal Chair in Cariology & Operative Dentistry, as well as Director of Integrated Clinic Care & Conservative Dentistry at the King's College London Dental Institute at Guy’s Hospital, London, UK. He has also pioneered and is the programme director of a new distance-learning Masters programme in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry (AMID) at KCL Dental Institute. He is renowned internationally as a lecturer and researcher, having accrued significant research funding and published extensively in the fields of Cariology (dental decay), minimal intervention / minimally invasive operative dentistry and adhesive dental biomaterials. He holds a visiting Chair in Restorative Dentistry, Oman Dental College, Oman and is the primary author of Pickard's Manual of Operative Dentistry – 9th edition (2011, Oxford University Press, UK), a definitive and internationally respected text in the field. Clinically, he maintains specialist dental practice in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Periodontics in and around London as well as specialising in the oral/dental rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients at Guy’s Dental Hospital. He is an R&D Consultant / KOL for several major dental companies including 3MESPE, GCUK & Europe, Septodont, P&G Oral B and Denplan. He also sits on the Editorial Board for Dental Update, Primary Dental Journal and the British Dental Journal, as well as the Health and Science Committee at the British Dental Association.