Basil Athanassiadis is a general dentist in Brisbane who graduated from University QLD in 1987. He obtained a research masters from UWA in 2007 under the supervision of Winthrop Prof Paul Abbott and co supervisor Prof Laurie Walsh. The thesis was entitled “An in vitro investigation into the antimicrobial activity of some endodontic medicaments and their base using agar diffusion, biofilm testing and medicament inactivation by dentine”. He has been a continuous member of the QLD branch of the Australian Society for Endodontology from 1996 till the present. Associate supervisor to students doing MPhil research projects since 2007 at the University QLD Dental School. Developer of the first generic version of Ledermix paste called Endopaste (2003-2008) and recently co-developer to a new, high pH, calcium hydroxide paste called Calmix.