Anil Kishen graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Madras, and Master of Dental Surgery in Endodontics & Operative Dentistry from Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Madras, India. He subsequently received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. 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 of Endodontics and Graduate Coordinator at the Faculty of Dentistry. Prior to Faculty restructuring, Dr. Kishen also served as the Head of Discipline of Endodontics from 2012 to 2016.
Dr. Kishen has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications, and is a co-inventor in 10 patents and invention disclosures. He is a recipient of many 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 19 book chapters, and has edited three interdisciplinary textbooks. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Endodontics and BMC Microbiology, as well as an Editorial Board Member for several international journals. At the University of Toronto, Dr. Kishen is involved with the undergraduate and post-graduate-level teaching in Endodontics, Microbiology and Biomaterials. As a Principal Investigator, his research lab focuses on Nanomaterials and Phototherapeutics for dental infections.