Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

: 2005  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-

Living Legends: Dinesh K. Daftary

Dinesh K Daftary 

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Dinesh K Daftary

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Dr. Dinesh K. Daftary is an Oral Pathologist form Bombay University. later, he studied and worked extensively with late Professor J. J. Pindborg, the leading authority in oral cancer and pre cancer at Copenhagen, Denmark. He had been a professor in the Department of Oral Pathology at Nair Hospital Dental College and is Hon. Oral Pathologist, Basic Dental Research Unit at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). At the Basic Dental Research Unit, lie was engaged with his colleagues in very active epidemiologic, histologic, and intervention studies on oral precancer and cancer research in rural parts of India. The study has been supported by National Institute of Health, USA, since 1966. The study also included aspects of flowcytometry, nutrition, and oncogenes. The Basic Denial Rcserach Unit at TIFR was also recognized as the WHO collaborating Centre for prevention of oral cancer.

He has spoken at various national and international gatherings. He was also invited by the Medical Research Council of South Africa as a visiting professor for 4 weeks. He was also an associate editor of Journal of Oral Pathology published from Copenhagen, Denmark. He was invited to be on the expert panel of Indian Dental Council of Medical Research, Government of India.

He has contributed to more than SO research publications. He is also the co editor along with S. R. Prabhu, David Wilson, and N. W. Johnson, for a very prestigious hook entitled "Oral Diseases in the Tropics", published and released by the Oxford University Press. Besides all these research/academic activities, he is also having his private dental practice at Mumbai since 1960.

He was awarded the highest academic honour of Indian Dental Association by being invited to present the prestigious Dr. R. Ahmad oration at its annual meeting in 1992. He is also founder member of the International Association of Oral Pathology, Indian Academy of Oral Pathology. He was also past president of Indian Academy of Oral Pathology.