IBE Diplomates 2015

Honorary Diplomate status has been conferred on the following eminent academicians for their contributions to foster the science and art of endodontics:

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Dr.A.Parameswaran, former Head of Department and Principal of Tamil Nadu Government Dental College & Hospital, Chennai, India is one of the true "Bheeshma Pithamahs" of Indian Endodontics. He is the teacher of teachers as most of his students are today the heads of departments for various teaching institutions across the country.

As the Editor in – Chief of the professional body: 'Federation of Operative Dentist of India,' he brought together the expertise of many Indian and international practitioners & theoreticians, and succeeded in producing three volumes of different aspects of Conservative, Cosmetic Dentistry and Endodontics.

His most notable contribution has been in inculcating the spirit of publications in the minds of his colleagues and students. A man of integrity and principles, he lead by example and remains one of the most respected academicians that this country has produced.

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DR R C Kakar is the founder President of the Indian Endodontic Society that is celebrating 25 years of its meaningful existence today. A dynamic man with vision who foresaw the growth of Endodontics as a separate specialty. He understood the need for international collaboration to foster the growth of endodontics in our country. In this context, he was awarded the British Council Fellowship to advanced training in various dental schools in United Kingdom.

He developed international collaborations of Indian Endodontic Society with various other national endodontic societies across the globe. He was also the past Secretary of APEC - Asia Pacific endodontic confederation. He is an active academician as evident from the fact that he is the current Editor in chief of the Journal of International College of Dentists.

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Dr Dibyendu Mazumder is the current President of Dental Council of India, the premier national body that oversees the quality of dental education in this country. An academician of national acclaim, he was also the past Principal of Dr R Ahmed Dental College & Hospital form 2004 – 2012. Under his leadership the oldest dental college in India has once again become one of the most premier dental institutions in our country. Dr Mazumder is one of the foremost proponents of surgical endodontics in India and is a pioneering clinician in the use of surgical operating microscope and lasers in Endodontics

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Dr Suresh Chandra is presently the Director of AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore. An academician of international acclaim, He has been the editor of Endodontology Journal which is a MEDLINE indexed journal and the national journal of the Indian Endodontic Society from 2005 till date. He is also the co-editor of Grossmans Endodontic Practice 12th edition which has become the classic textbook for undergraduate students in south asia. His passion for teaching is legendary and he was also awarded the best state dental teachers award by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2012

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DR Vimal Sikri Professor and Head and Principal, Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital, Amritsar and Director, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar. Dr Sikri has a long and illustrious career as an academician with more than 80 scientific papers published in reputed journals. He is a prolific author with six textbooks including the Essentials of Endodontics and the Textbook of Operative Dentistry to his credit. He was the founder editor of Journal of Conservative Dentistry.

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Dr Naseem Shah is currently working as the Chief of the Centre for Dental Education & Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. She is the Professor and Head of the Postgraduate Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. She was the Founder Editor of "Endodontology", an official publication of Indian Endodontic Society, which she edited for 16 years (1989-2004). She has worked on 5 WHO-GOI project on Oral Health issues. She has been actively working in the field of "Regenerative Endodontics" for the past few years. Recently, she has innovated a novel, non-obturation, endodontic treatment protocol for fully mature, adult teeth, termed as "SealBio,"

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Dr. Shimon Friedman is Professor and Director of the M.Sc. Endodontics Program, and until recently also Head of Endodontics, at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.

Dr. Friedman has published over 135 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 10 textbook chapters and many research abstracts. In recognition of his research and education contributions, in 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Louis I. Grossman Award by the American Association of Endodontists, for cumulative publication of significant research studies that have made an extraordinary contribution to endodontology. In 2013, the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry presented Dr. Friedman with the W.W. Wood Award for excellence in dental education.

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Dr Anil Kishen is currently working as Associate Professor & Head, Discipline of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Dr Anil completed his Master of Dental Surgery from Chennai and Received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He has published over 125 peer-reviewed publications and is the Co-inventor in 5 patents and invention disclosures. He has Co-authored the chapter title: Microbiology of Endodontic Disease, 6th edition of Ingle's Endodontics, which is widely considered to be the BiBle of Endodontics today. He is an Authority in Anti-biofilm strategies and nanoparticle research in Endodontics.

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Dr K S Banga is Presently working as Professor and Post Graduate Teacher in the Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Nair Hospital dental College, Mumbai since 2008 till date. He is the Secretary General of Indian Endodontic Society from 2002 till date and has been instrumental in the growth of the society. He was Member of the core group to lay down guidelines and contributed two chapters for the Post graduate diploma course in Endodontics of IGNOU.

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Dr L Lakshmi Narayanan is currently working as Principal, Thai Moogambigai Dental College in Chennai. He has been the secretary general of the Indian Association of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics for more than a decade. A pillar for our profession, sir has been binding force of our specialty whose popularity spans across ages and regions. He has been one of the pioneers of advocating newer strategies in shaping and cleaning as well as single visit endodontics in India.

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R Anil Kohli is the chairman of the indian board of endodontics and editor in chief of the Indian Journal of Dental Research and is probably most decorated and honored dentist and endodontist from India. He has been the past President of Dental Council of India and recipient of two of the highest civilian honors given by the President of India namely Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. He is the only dentist in 65 years to be given the rank of Brigadeir in the Indian Army by none other than the then President Dr APJ Abdul kalam. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Dr BC Roy Award for excellence in dentistry and has received Doctorate of science from 10 universities from across the world. During his tenure as President of DCI the biggest national oral health survey was conducted with more than 1,60,000 subjects. He has to his credit fout textbooks on dentistry and endodontics and published more than 35 papers in various national and international journals.

    IBE Office Bearers

  • Chairman
    Dr Anil Kohli
  • General Secretary
    Dr V Gopikrishna
  • Director
    Dr Vivek Hegde
  • Director
    Dr Sanjay Miglani
  • Ex-Officio Members

  • President – IES
  • Secretary General – IES
  • International Advisors

  • Dr James L Gutmann
    Baylor College of Dentistry, USA
  • Dr Anil Kishen
    University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dr Hagay Shemesh
    ACTA University, Netherlands
  • Dr Zvi Metzger
    Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Dr Meetu R Kohli
    University of Pennsylvania, USA

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