Kishor graduated from Birmingham Dental School in 1980 (1976-1980). He worked for three years in NHS general dental practice in London (1980-1983). Undertook the MSc in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute (1983-4). Joined the Department of Conservative Dentistry as a Registrar for two years (1984-7).
Appointed lecturer in conservative dentistry in 1987 (Eastman Dental Institute) and established the MSc in Endodontics. Completed higher training in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics (1987-1993).
Appointed consultant in restorative dentistry /senior lecturer in conservative dentistry (1994). Established programmes for MClinDent in Endodontology and Specialist Training in Endodontics (1999). Entered UK Specialist Lists in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Endodontics in 2000.
Appointed head of newly established Department of Endodontology in 2003. Was head and manager of endodontic clinical services between 1994 and 2004; developed dedicated staff team, skills laboratory, clinic and service in endodontics during this time; handed over running of services to new consultant (Geoffrey St George) in the developing team in 2004.
Completed PhD on microbial infections of teeth in 2004. Appointed Professor of Endodontology in 2005. Appointed Training Programme Director for Restorative Dentistry in 2006 to present.
Programme Director for MSc in Endodontics and MClinDent in Endodontology from inception (1989, 1999, respectively), handing over to a staff member (Dr Y-L Ng) in the developing team in 2007.
Programme Director for Diploma in Endodontics from 2010 to present. Has run over 100 hands-on courses on endodontics for general dental practitioners.
Published over 100 peer-reviewed papers (selected clinical papers below) and over 100 research abstracts. Contributor to the Self-Assessment manual on Endodontics 1995 (Mosby-Wolfe), Textbook and Colour Atlas of Endodontics 1995 (2nd Ed, Mosby-Wolfe). Editor/co-author of Endodontics, Colour Atlas, 2004 (3rd Ed, Elsevier Science); also previously 2nd Ed.
1: Ng YL, Mann V, Gulabivala K. A prospective study of the factors affecting outcomes of non-surgical root canal treatment: part 2: tooth survival. Int Endod J. 2011 Jul;44(7):610-25.
2: Ng YL, Mann V, Gulabivala K. A prospective study of the factors affecting outcomes of nonsurgical root canal treatment: part 1: periapical health. Int Endod J. 2011 Jul;44(7):583-609.
3: Gulabivala K, Ng YL, Gilbertson M, Eames I. The fluid mechanics of root canal irrigation. Physiol Meas. 2010 Dec;31(12):R49-84
4: Ng YL, Mann V, Gulabivala K. Tooth survival following non-surgical root canal treatment: a systematic review of the literature. Int Endod J. 2010 Mar;43(3):171-89.
5: Ng YL, Mann V, Gulabivala K. Outcome of secondary root canal treatment: a systematic review of the literature. Int Endod J. 2008 Dec;41(12):1026-46.
6: Ng YL, Mann V, Rahbaran S, Lewsey J, Gulabivala K. Outcome of primary root canal treatment: systematic review of the literature - part 1. Effects of study characteristics on probability of success. Int Endod J. 2007 Dec;40(12):921-39.
7: Ng YL, Mann V, Rahbaran S, Lewsey J, Gulabivala K. Outcome of primary root canal treatment: systematic review of the literature -- Part 2. Influence of clinical factors. Int Endod J. 2008 Jan;41(1):6-31.