Bennett T. Amaechi, B.Sc., B.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., F.A.D.I., is a professor of dentistry and director of cariology in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has been with the University since 2001. He earned his B.Sc., B.D.S. from the University of Ife, Nigeria (now Obafemi Awolowo University), his M.Sc. from Guy's Hospital Dental School, University of London, UK, and his Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool.
Amaechi’s research expertise is in dental caries, with particular interest in clinical and laboratory trials of anticaries agents and caries diagnostics. He has mentored students, faculty and fellows, both in the United States and overseas, in these areas of research through his funding from industry and the National Institutes of Health. Through his collaboration with institutions worldwide to promote international interaction, he has mentored students and faculty members in countries such as China, Egypt, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, Slovenia and Uganda. He has published extensively in scientific literature, including book chapters.