Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine
Dr. Nayar was appointed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta and a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist at the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM), Canada in July 2013.
Dr. Nayar graduated from Government Dental College in Calicut in Kerala, India in 1993. After completion of post graduation degree (MDS) in Prosthodontics from Manipal University, India, he worked as a Prosthodontist in the Middle East before embarking on further specialist clinical training in the United Kingdom where he was awarded Specialty Memberships from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRDRCS) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (MRDRCPS). He subsequently was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDSRCS). During his specialist clinical training, he also embarked on a Research Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree that was awarded in 2012.
He was a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Oral rehabilitation and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer/Hon. Consultant in UK since 2009.
In Canada, his clinical work includes restorative rehabilitation of patients with Head and Neck Oncology utilizing digital design and simulation. His research work includes patient reported outcome measures and improving quality of life in head and neck cancer patients; methods to reduce the effects of radiotherapy to head and neck cancer patients; development of a digital impression technique among others. He chairs the “Oral and Dental Care clinical guideline review team” for the Provincial Head and Neck Tumour Team.
His teaching commitments include clinical teaching to Maxillofacial Prosthodontic fellows, medical and dental residents and students, dental hygiene students, and visiting scientists and clinicians. He also supervises the MSc program in Surgical Design and Simulation in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta.