Chair in Cariology and Operative Dentistry / Hon. Consultant, Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, Guy's Dental Hospital, Kings' College London
Avijit holds the positions of Head of Conservative and MI Dentistry, Director of Education (UG) and Programme Director of the innovative KCL distance-learning Masters in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry. He also leads the Cariology and Operative Dentistry research programme at the world-leading faculty, researching, publishing and lecturing internationally about MI operative caries management and adhesive dental biomaterials. He has over 120 publications, received more than £2.5 million research income, supervised five post-doctorate, 16 doctorate and 24 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, Colgate and P&G Oral B. Avijit is primary author of
Pickard's Guide to Minimally Invasive Operative
Dentistry (9th & 10th editions; OUP, 2015), 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 and Preventive Dentistry and an editorial board member of
Journal of Dental Research, Dental Update, British Dental Journal, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, and the
Primary Dental Journal.
He is a member of the British Dental Association Health and Science Committee, all whilst maintaining wet-fingered specialist clinical practice in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics and periodontics. He is the past-President of the BDA Metropolitan Branch Section 2019-20 as has consistently been voted by his peers as one of the top ten most influential individuals in the UK dental profession over the past five years (FMC Publications).
Alif Moosajee is the award-winning principal dentist at Oakdale Dental, a specialist dental practice in Leicester, and is also the author of the book 'The Smiling Dentist' a jargon-free book for patients about clinical dentistry.
Alif Qualified at Birmingham University in 2004. He has a particular interest in dental implants and CEREC, merging those two interests to fabricate implant guides in-house and provide a fully digital workflow for his implant patients. He loves providing tooth-bourne restorations with CEREC and loves overcoming the challenges that this treatment often provides. Alif provides CEREC 'New-User Training' and also lectures extensively on CEREC and on CEREC-guided implant surgery. He is also a study club director for the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and for Dentinal Tubules.
Alif regularly makes appearances on BBC TV and Radio and on Channel 5 commenting on topical dental issues. After writing his book, he continues to put pen to paper writing for dental magazines 'The Probe' and 'Dentistry'. He is on the editorial board for 'Young Dentist' magazine and has had articles published in 'Implant Dentistry Today'.
Alif was awarded Best Young Dentist UK and won the Fast Track 4 award in 2016.