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Biography

Avijit Banwejee is Professor of Cariology & Operative Dentistry / Hon. Consultant and Clinical Lead, Restorative Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London / Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals Foundation Trust, London, UK. 

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 world-leading Faculty (as part of the Centre of Oral & Clinical Translational Science), researching, publishing and lecturing internationally about MI operative caries management and adhesive dental biomaterials (>120 publications, >£2.5 million research income, supervision of 5 post-doctorate, 16 doctorate and 17 masters students to date).

He acts as an international R&D KOL for many international Industry partners, including 3M Oral Healthcare, GCE / UK, Septodont, Dentsply Sirona and P&G Oral B. Avijit is primary author of Pickard’s Guide to Minimally Invasive Operative Dentistry (9th & 10th editions; 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 caries management chapter in The Principles of Endodontics 2nd ed, OUP, 2013; 3rd ed, 2019). 

He is editor-in-chief of Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry (Quintessence Ltd) and an editorial board member of Journal of Dental Research, Dental Update, British Dental Journal, International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, and the Primary Dental Journal.  He is a member of the British Dental Association Health & Science Committee also, all whilst maintaining wet-fingered specialist clinical practice in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics & Periodontics. He is the President of the BDA Metropolitan Branch Section 2019-20.