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Professor Avijit Banerjee
BDS MSc PhD (Lond) LDS FDS (Rest Dent) FDSRCS (Eng) FHEA
On 21 July, Professor Avijit Banerjee from King’s will be talking on Minimal Invasive Dentistry. Professor Banerjee is director of the world’s first and only master’s programme in Minimum Intervention (MI) restorative dentistry , an innovative course which provides the latest evidence-based knowledge and combines online learning, clinical practice and face-to-face block training in London.
Professor Banerjee says: ‘MI Dentistry is now clearly on the professional, public, industry and government radar, so we want to help hardworking oral healthcare practitioners to rationalise MI clinical decisions. Knowledge is expanding along with the scientific and clinical evidence base for the MI approach to patient-focused, team-delivered oral healthcare, and this is the future!’
Avijit is Professor of Cariology & Operative Dentistry / Hon. Consultant and Clinical Lead, Restorative Dentistry at King’s College London Dental Institute at Guy’s Hospital (Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals Foundation Trust). He holds the positions of Head of Conservative & MI Dentistry, Director of Education (UG) and Programme Director of the innovative KCL distance-learning Masters in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry (open to dentists and therapists: google “KCL AMID” for more info).
He also leads the Cariology & Operative Dentistry research programme at the DI (part of the Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics research division), researching, publishing and lecturing internationally about MI operative caries management and adhesive dental materials (>120 publications, >£2 million research income, supervision of 5 post-doctorate, 11 doctorate and 17 masters students to date). He acts as an R&D KOL for many international Industry partners, including 3M Oral Healthcare, GCE, Septodont and P&G Oral B. Avijit is primary author of Pickard’s Guide to Minimally Invasive Operative Dentistry (10th edition; OUP, 2015), a definitive and globally respected text in its field, amongst other book editorships (Minimally Invasive Esthetics, Elsevier (2015)) and chapter contributions (including, amongst others, a chapter in The Principles of Endodontics 2nd ed, OUP, 2013).
He is editor-in-chief of Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry (Quintessence Ltd) and an editorial board member of Journal of Dental Research, Dental Update, BDJ, International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, and the Primary Dental Journal. He is a member of the BDA Health & Science Committee also, all whilst maintaining wet-fingered specialist practice in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics & Periodontics.