Anil Kishen graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Madras, and Master of Dental Surgery in Endodontics & Operative Dentistry from Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Madras, India. He subsequently received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. After his stint as Assistant and Tenured Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry in the National University of Singapore, he moved to the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, where he is currently a Full Professor of Endodontics and Graduate Coordinator at the Faculty of Dentistry. Prior to Faculty restructuring, Dr. Kishen also served as the Head of Discipline of Endodontics from 2012 to 2016.
Dr. Kishen has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications, and is a co-inventor in 10 patents and invention disclosures. He is a recipient of many awards and honors including, The Enterprise Challenge Innovator Award in Singapore 2002, University of Toronto Dental Student Society (DSS) Honorary Member Award 2013, Honorary Diplomate of the Indian Board of Endodontics 2013, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) Foundation-Denstply-Research Excellence Award 2013 and the Journal of Endodontics Publication Awards 2015, 2016 and W. W. Wood Award 2016. He has published 19 book chapters, and has edited three interdisciplinary textbooks. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Endodontics and BMC Microbiology, as well as an Editorial Board Member for several international journals. At the University of Toronto, Dr. Kishen is involved with the undergraduate and post-graduate-level teaching in Endodontics, Microbiology and Biomaterials. As a Principal Investigator, his research lab focuses on Nanomaterials and Phototherapeutics for dental infections.
Nanoparticles: A changing paradigm in Endodontics.
The major challenge in any regenerative or repair based procedure within root canal is the limitation of the current treatment methods to recondition the previously infected root dentin to a favorable microenvironment that promoted predictable, biologically based healing in teeth with apical periodontitis. Several non-specific, topical antimicrobials are used routinely in traditional endodontic therapy. These antimicrobials may significantly alter the chemical composition and ultrastructure of dentin matrix, which in turn may interfere with the inherent potential of dentin to promote regeneration or repair. This lecture will cover the challenges involved in regenerative endodontic procedures, and highlight the role of bioactive nanoparticles in regenerative endodontic procedures.