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Athanasios Athanasiou

Athanasios Athanasiou

European University Cyprus

Biography

Dr. Athanasios E. Athanasiou is the Acting Dean and Professor of Orthodontics at the School of Dentistry, European University Cyprus. He is Honorary Professor of Orthodontics, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), UAE. He is the President of the Institute of Scientific Affairs of the Hellenic Dental Association. He graduated from the School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and completed his Orthodontic Residency at Temple University, USA. He earned an MSD from Temple University and a PhD from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He was President of the World Federation of Orthodontists, the European Federation of Orthodontics, the Greek Orthodontic Society and the Hellenic NARIC. He was President of the School of Dentistry and Professor and Chair of Orthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Dean and Professor of Orthodontics at MBRU, and Coordinator of Postgraduate Orthodontic Education at Aarhus University, Denmark. He has co-supervised 67 Ph.D. and Master’s theses, has published more than 200 scientific articles and chapters, has made more than 470 scientific presentations in 49 countries, and has edited 5 textbooks. He serves as referee in many scientific journals and international institutions, and is honorary member of several national orthodontic societies. He has received the Edward Cherkas Memorial Award by Temple University, the Zendium Prize by Aarhus University, the Louise Ada Jarabak Memorial Award by the American Association of Orthodontists, the Award of the European Federation of Orthodontics, and the Award for Excellence in Research, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In November 2022 the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Orthodontists launched the “Athanasios E. Athanasiou Best Orthodontic Master’s Thesis Award”. He maintains a private practice limited to Orthodontics in Athens, Greece since 1992.