Dr Nayar will look into promoting excellence, training and research in prosthodontics
Adjunct Professor of Prosthodontics and Implantology at the School of Dentistry, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Dr Suresh Nayar, has become the first-ever non- British to be elected as the President of the British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) to help it achieve even greater heights in promoting excellence, training and research in prosthodontics.
Dr Nayar said, “It is such an honour to have become the first non- British to be elected as the President of BSSPD. I look up to this new challenge and am excited to drive and deploy innovative ways to scale the highest standards of growth for the organisation. I look forward to working with the amazing team at BSSPD on the journey to reimagining prosthodontics, the smart way.”
Born in Thiruvananthapuram, Dr Nayar graduated from Government Dental College in Calicut in Kerala, India in 1993, he completed his post-graduate degree (MDS) in Prosthodontics from Manipal University. His current research interest includes improving quality of life in head and neck cancer patients; use of digital technologies and additive manufacturing in advanced jaw reconstruction and maxillofacial prosthodontics; development of a virtual reality planning and educational software; use of AI in the diagnosis of adverse tissue reaction around osseointegrated implants, among others. He is the director of the advanced jaw reconstruction workshop at iRSM and chairs the ‘Oral and Dental Care clinical guideline review team’ for the Provincial Head and Neck Tumour Team of Alberta, Canada.