Balvinder Khambay

Balvinder qualified from the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham with a B.D.S. (Distinction in Clinical Dentistry), in December 1993.  Balvinder then returned to The University of Birmingham in 1995 to start his PhD, which he was awarded in December 1999.

During this time, he obtained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1998. After this he relocated to Glasgow and was appointed as a Clinical Lecturer/Honorary Specialist Registrar in Orthodontics.

In June 2002, he was awarded his Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and in 2004 he became an accredited NHS Orthodontic Consultant. In 2012, he left the UK to work as an Associate Professor in orthodontics at the University of Hong Kong. He is at present employed as Clinical Chair Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Birmingham and honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He is Academic Lead of the Orthodontic Department. Balvinder was previously Professor at the University of Leeds. He has been involved in developing new undergraduate and international postgraduate training programmes in orthodontics both nationally and internationally.

Balvinder has a longstanding interest in 3D and 4D imaging, especially in the correction of facial deformity working closely with his Oral and Maxillo-facial surgical colleagues. In particular, his interests lie in the three-dimensional planning for orthognathic patients. He is currently developing the ‘virtual patient’ which will be used for 3D patient specific planning in a surgical environment. Recently, Balvinder has begun research into how 4D technology can assess patients, through a 4D motion capture system. He is currently pursuing research into cleft lip and palate and facial palsy to measure how people’s faces are moving in order to measure the outcome via dynamic motion. His overall aim is to make the University of Birmingham the centre of excellence in the UK for the correction of facial deformities in 3D. He is also supervising several MSc's and PhD's in the area of 3D imaging, in particular using stereophotogrammetry. He has published in both in national and international journals and lectured internationally on this research and has published a textbook in surgical planning.

Balvinder is also an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh for the Membership in Orthodontics examination and also for the ISFE exit exam. Balvinder was also Examiner for the Exit Examination in the Specialty of Orthodontics for the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong between 2014 and 2015.