Prof. Avijit Banerjee
Professor Avijit Banerjee
BDS MSc PhD (Lond) LDS FDS (Rest Dent) FDSRCS (Eng) FHEA
Since qualifying with BDS from Guy’s Dental School, London, UK (UMDS) in 1993, Avijit currently holds a Chair in Cariology & Operative Dentistry / Hon. Consultant and Clinical Lead, Restorative Dentistry at King’s College London Dental Institute at Guy’s Hospital (and Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals’ Foundation Trust). He is Head of Conservative & MI Dentistry, Associate Director of Education (UG) and has pioneered and established as Programme Director, an innovative KCL Masters (distance-learning) in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry (please google “KCL AMID” for more info on the programme open to practising dentists and dental therapists worldwide). He also leads the Cariology & MI Operative Dentistry research programme at the DI as a principal research investigator (with research income in excess of £1 million, and a significant clinical and scientific research output in terms of peer-reviewed publications (>100), masters / doctorate research in the disciplines of cariology, minimum intervention / minimally invasive operative dentistry and adhesive dental biomaterials).
Indeed, he acts as an R&D KOL for many international dental Industry partners in these areas. Avijit is an internationally renowned lecturer and primary author of Pickard’s Guide to Minimally Invasive Operative Dentistry (Oxford Univ Press, 10 ed, 2015), a definitive and globally respected text in its field. He has written chapters in several other highly regarded textbooks and is editor of the new Vol 3: Minimally Invasive Esthetics (Elsevier, 2015). He will be author/editor of a new BDA/BDJ “MI Dentistry Toolkit” manual for the oral healthcare team which will describe, with practical advice, how to implement MI Dentistry into an ethical, profitable day-to-day practice (due 2016). He is now editor-in-chief of Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry, and sits is an active editorial board member of Dental Update, British Dental Journal, Primary Dental Journal & International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, serves on the British Dental Association’s Health & Science Committee, helping to guide the Association’s stance on professional policy, all whilst maintaining wet-fingered UK specialist practice in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics & Periodontics.