Dr. V. Gopi Krishna Biodata

Professor V. Gopi Krishna, MDS, PhD, FDSRCS ad hom (UK) is an academician and clinician of international repute in the field of endodontics. He completed his bachelor’s degree (BDS) in Dentistry from Annamalai University in 1997 and went on to complete his Masters degree (MDS) in the field of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics in 2002 from the Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai. He was conferred the Best Postgraduate Student Award by the Indian Endodontic Society in 2002. He went on to complete his PhD in the field on Endodontics from Dr MGR Educational & Research Institute University in 2017. He is the second Indian dentist and first Indian endodontist to be conferred the highest honorary fellowship award of FDSRCSEd ad hom from the Royal College of Surgeons - Edinburgh in 2022.

He is the author - editor of three textbooks (nine editions) including Grossman’s Endodontic Practice (12th, 13th & 14th editions), Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry (South Asian 1st and 2nd editions), Preclinical Manual of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions) that are read by more than 30,000 students annually. He is currently serving as the Associate Editor of European Endodontic Journal and as Adjunct Professor at Sri Ramachandra Dental College, SRIHER University - Chennai, India. He is also the General Secretary for the Indian Endodontic Society and General Sercretary for the Indian Board of Endodontics (the only certifying board for the specialty of endodontics in India).

He was also the Past Editor in Chief of the Pubmed Indexed Journal of Conservative Dentistry from 2008 - 2016 and Past Editor in chief of Scopus Indexed Endodontology Journal from 2019- 2021. He is a prolific researcher who has won more than 25 national and international awards and has more than 60 pubmed indexed publications including international publications in reputed journals like Journal of Endodontics, Operative Dentistry, Australian Endodontic Journal, Oral Surg Oral Path Oral Med & Endodontics and International Journal of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr Gopi Krishna has been conferred with the Fellowship Award of Indian Society of Dental Research (ISDR) for his discovery of the ingenious use of Coconut water as a medium for transport of avulsed tooth. One of the pioneers for using Dental Operating Microscope in India, he has immensely contributed to the evolution of microscopic endodontics by training more than 2000 dentists across Asia. Dr Gopi Krishna has lectured globally and has presented 350 + invited podium lectures globally

Dr Gopi Krishna's vision is to make a meaningful difference to the quality of dental health care in India by improving our dental education system and by empowering dentists with evidence based clinical skills and acumen. He is also a passionate naturalist with special interest in wildlife photography.


  • The first Indian Endodontist and second Indian dentist to be Awarded the “Fellowship of Dental Surgery of Royal College of Surgeons ad hominem : (FDS RCSEd Ad Hominem) by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland in 2022. The FDS RCSEd ad hom is the most prestigious fellowship of the Royal College and is awarded to specialists who have contributed significantly to growth and evolution of a medical specialty.
  • Author and editor of three reputed textbooks including Grossman’s Endodontic Practice, Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry (South Asian edition) & Preclinical Manual of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics that are read by more than 30,000 students annually across Asia.
  • Editor in Chief of Journal of Conservative Dentistry from 2008 – 2016 (three terms) and made the journal the highest Scopus ranked journal in dentistry from India and third highest ranked dental journal from Asia. The journal also became a Scopus and Pubmed indexed journal during his tenure.
  • First Indian and second Asian to be elected as the Secretary of International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA) from 2020 – till date . IFEA is the largest global association representing the national endodontic associations of 42 countries globally.
  • Founder – General Secretary (2013 – till date) for the Indian Board of Endodontics (under the aegis of the Indian Endodontic Society), the only board for diplomate certification for endodontists in India.
  • First Indian to be elected as Chairman – Education Committee of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations from 2016 – 2020. Under his chairmanship, co-authored the Standard Operating Protocols (SOP) for dental practice during Covid Pandemic.
  • Editor in Chief (2019 – 2021) of Endodontology, the national journal of Indian Endodontic Society. The journal became a Scopus indexed journal in 2021 under his leadership.
  • Associate Editor of European Endodontic Journal (2017 – till date).
  • Published 39 Scopus indexed publications having 917 citations and author H index – 15.
  • Organizing secretary for the 12th IFEA World Endodontic Congress 2020ne that was held online from India at Chennai during Sep 2020 and August 2021.
  • He has presented 300+ invited lectures and orations globally
  • Senior International Ambassador for South Asia for the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

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