More about Avijit Banerjee
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 is originator and Programme Director of the innovative KCL distance-learning Masters in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry (open to dentists and therapists: please 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 minimum intervention dentistry, MI operative caries management and adhesive biomaterials (>120 publications, >£1.7 million research income, supervision of 5 post-docs, 12 doctorate and 18 masters students to date). He acts as an R&D KOL for many international Industry partners, including 3M, Oral Care 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 (incl. Minimally Invasive Esthetics, Elsevier, 2015) and numerous book chapter contributions. 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 an executive member of the BDA Health & Science Committee also, all whilst maintaining wet-fingered specialist practice in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics & Periodontics in and around London. His clinical commitment at Guy’s Hospital focuses on the oral and dental rehabilitation of dry mouth and head & neck cancer patients, all using MID principles.
In this "TIMID" but thought-provoking presentation, Prof Banerjee, international expert in MI Dentistry, will outline some of the technological innovations that are under development and commercially available to help the budding MI dentist and their oral healthcare team detect, diagnose, prevent and manage dental caries. Using scientific and clinical evidence, he will attempt to summarise the benefits and potential pitfalls of using modern technologies in this digital era.