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Avijit Banerjee Named Recipient of the William H. Bowen Research in Dental Caries Award

Alexandria, VA, USA, June 22, 2022 – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced that Avijit Banerjee, King’s College London, United Kingdom is the recipient of the William H. Bowen Research in Dental Caries Award. Banerjee was recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the virtual 100th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 5th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Region on June 20-25, 2022.

Banerjee is Chair of Cariology & Operative Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London. He is known for his pioneering development of innovative minimally invasive caries-management systems and for his work on caries prevention. Banerjee received his BDS degree from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and Saint Thomas Hospitals in London and he earned his MSc and PhD degrees from the University of London. 

Banerjee has presented numerous papers on cariology and minimally invasive dentistry at the IADR and at other scientific meetings and has authored and co- authored more than 130 scientific publications. He has carried out several clinical trials and has been well funded by research councils in the UK and from industry. He has mentored many students in research including 17 PhD and 24 MSc students. 

Banerjee the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry; the Associate Scientific Editor of the British Dental Journal; serves as the Specialty Lead for the NIHR Oral & Dental Clinical Research Network for South London; and is a consultant to the Office of the Chief Dental Officer for England.

In 2017 the IADR Research in Dental Caries Award was renamed the William H. Bowen Research in Dental Caries Award, who had recently passed. Bowen was professor emeritus, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Oral Biology, University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, USA. He was a long-standing member of IADR and served as the 67th President of the Association, the 10th President of the American Association for Dental Research and as IADR treasurer. This award is supported by Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.

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