Professor of Cariology and Operative Dentistry; Hon. Consultant and Clinical Lead, Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, Guy's Dental Hospital, Kings' College London
Avijit 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 globally: 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, adhesive dental biomaterials and clinical trials (>130 publications, >£2.5 million research income, supervision of 5 post-doctorate, 17 doctorate and 24 masters students to date). He acts as an international R&D KOL for many international Industry partners, including GCE / UK, 3M Oral Healthcare, Septodont, Dentsply Sirona, Colgate 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) Odell’s Problem Solving in Dentistry, 4th ed, Elsevier (2020)) and chapter contributions (including, amongst others, caries management in The Principles of Endodontics 3rd ed, 2019).
He is editor-in-chief of Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry (Quintessence Ltd) and an editorial board member of 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 immediate past-President of the BDA Metropolitan Branch London Section (2019-20) and holds an Hon. Consultant Advisor position to the Office of the Chief Dental Officer, England.