Dr. Anil Kishen BDS, MDS, PhD

Professor, Endodontics Program
Graduate Coordinator, Graduate Education
Principal Investigator, Dental Research Institute
Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Cross-appointment, Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Health System, Toronto, ON, Canada
Affiliated Member, Institute of Optical Sciences, University of Toronto
Honorary Professor, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
Visiting Professor of Endodontics, King Juan Carlos University at Madrid, Spain.


Dr. Kishen received specialty training in Endodontics from the Madras Dental College, India. His PhD is in Biomedical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Postdoctoral Fellowship at Wellman Center for Photomedicine-MGH, Boston. 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 in Endodontics Program and Graduate Coordinator for Graduate Education Unit. Prior to Faculty restructuring, Dr. Kishen served as the Head of Discipline of Endodontics from 2012 to 2016.

Dr. Kishen has published over 140 peer-reviewed journal publications, and is a co-inventor in 7 patents/invention disclosures. He is a recipient of several 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 20 book chapters, and has edited three interdisciplinary textbooks. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Endodontics, BMC Microbiology, Clinical Oral Investigations, as well as an Editorial Board Member for several international journals. Dr. Kishen has presented over 140 pinvited lectures worldwide on different topics pertaining to Endodontics. At the University of Toronto, Dr. Kishen is involved in the DDS as well as graduate-level teachings. As a Principal Investigator, his research focuses on developing engineered bioactive nanoparticles for tissue engineering and wound healing. Dr. Kishen is a strong advocate for high-quality translational research benefiting patient care.