Dr. Rajesh Pillai
Qualification - BDS, MDS
Dr Rajesh Pillai is currently serving as the Principal and Head of the department & Professor at the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, PMS College of Dental Science and Research, Thiruvananthapuram.
He obtained his BDS degree from the A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore in 1994 and MDS degree from the College of Dental Surgery, Manipal in 1997.
He has worked as Senior lecturer, Reader and Associate Professor at the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics in Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore from 1997 to 2005.
Dr Rajesh Pillai joined the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics as Professor at PMS College of Dental Science and Research in October 2005. In 2007, he became the Head of the Department.
In 2009, he was appointed as the Vice Principal of PMS College of Dental Science and Research. From 2018 onwards he has been working as the Director of PG Studies till date. He was appointed as the Principal of PMS College of Dental Science and Research in October 2021.
He has served as the Secretary of Conservative and Endodontic Society, Kerala in the year 2012 to 2016. He was the President of Conservative and Endodontic Society of Kerala (CAESOK) in the year 2019 to 2021.
Dr Rajesh Pillai has lectured at various International, National and State wise PG Conferences and Conventions. He has published widely in the academic literature and has various International and National publications to his credit.
He has co-authored 2 textbooks, Textbook of Operative Dentistry and Essentials of Endodontics by Vimal K Sikri. He has been working as the Associate editor of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontic Journal (CDJ) from 2014 onwards. He is a member of the National reviewer panel of the prestigious journal, Journal of Conservative Dentistry (JCD).
He has been a regular speaker for Post graduate orientation programs like Finish line, Master Class and Quest. He has been a resource person in association with European Medical Laser Association (EMLA). He has chaired scientific deliberations in the International Federation of Endodontic Associations World Endodontic Congress (IFEA) held in Chennai in 2020 and 2021.