Anil Kishen


Graduate Coordinator

Other Appointments

B.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D.

Cross Appointments

Affiliated Member, Institute of Optical Sciences, University of Toronto

Full Member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto

Department of Dentistry, Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Honorary Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, The Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Visiting Professor of Endodontics, King Juan Carlos University at Madrid, Spain


As a prolific researcher and Principal Investigator for the Kishen Lab, Dr. Kishen’s research explores new developments in bioactive nanobiomaterials and phototherapeutics to fight oral infections and improve outcomes for patients. An expert in oral microbiology and immunology, he investigates topics in endodontic infection, including analyzing interactions between host tissue and harmful bacteria.


Louis I. Grossman Award, American Association of Endodontics (2020)

George Hare Memorial Lecture, 55th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics. Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, September 18. (2019)

Canadian Association of Dental Research ‚Äď Network for Canadian Oral health Research Award (First place ‚Äď Senior Clinical Science category) (Principal Supervisor) (2019)

Canadian Association of Dental Research ‚Äď Network for Canadian Oral health Research Award (First place ‚Äď Senior Basic Science category) (Principal Supervisor) (2018)

Associate Editor, Clinical Oral Investigations (Springer) (2017- )

WW. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education (2016)

Journal of Endodontics Award (2016)

Journal of Endodontics Award (2015)

Research Award (Principal Supervisor), American Association of Endodontists (2015)

Canadian Association of Dental Research-Network for Canadian Oral Health Research Award (Principal Supervisor) (2015)

American Association Of Endodontists - Dentsply: Research Excellence Award (Principal Investigator/University of Toronto) (2014)

Honorary Diplomate of the Indian Board of Endodontics (2013)

Langham’s Endodontic Group Lectureship, London, UK (2013)

Jean-Marie Laurichesse Research Award (International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA)) (Project Supervisor) (2012)

Research funded by: Canadian Foundation of Innovation, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, American Association of Endodontists Foundation and the University of Toronto

Associate Editor, Journal BMC Microbiology (2010- present)

Associate Editor  Endodontic Topics (John Wiley) (2011-2015)

Associate Editor, Journal of Endodontics (Elsevier) (2011-present)

Section Editor, Singapore Dental Journal (Elsevier) (2004-11)   

Select Publications

Pulp ECM-derived macroporous scaffolds for stimulation of dental-pulp regeneration process. Bakhtiar H, Pezeshki-Modaress M, Kiaipour Z, Shafiee M, Ellini MR, Mazidi A, Rajabi S, Zamanlui Benisi S, Ostad SN, Galler K, Pakshir P, Azarpazhooh A,Kishen A. Dent Mater. 2020 Jan;36(1):76-87

Impact of Dentin Substrate Modification with Chitosan-Hydroxyapatite Precursor Nanocomplexes on Sealer Penetration and Tensile Strength. Hashmi A, Zhang X, Kishen A. J Endod. 2019 Jul;45(7):935-942. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2019.03.021. Epub 2019 May 9.

Temporal-controlled bioactive molecules releasing core-shell nano-system for tissue engineering strategies in endodontics. Shrestha S, Kishen A. Nanomedicine. 2019 Jun;18:11-20.