Athanasios E. Athanasiou

Professor & Program Director in Orthodontics Dubai College of Dental Medicine, United Arab Emirates

Athanasios E. Athanasiou is a Professor, a Chairman, and the Program Director at the Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is the President of the World Federation of Orthodontists (2005–2010). He was also the President of the European Federation of Orthodontics (2000–2002), the President of the Greek Orthodontic Society (1997–2005), and the Dean of the School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2003–2007). Dr. Athanasiou received his Dental degree (D.D.S.) and Doctorate degree (Dr. Dent.) from the University of Athens, Greece, in 1979 and 1991, respectively, and his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Dental Sciences (M.S.D.) in 1985 from Temple University, USA. Athanasiou served as an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Postgraduate Orthodontic Program at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. In addition, he is member of the editorial boards or/and referee of many international orthodontic journals, Honorary Member of the British Orthodontic Society, Cyprus Orthodontic Society, Lebanese Orthodontic Society, the South African Orthodontic Society, Honorary President of the Greek Orthodontic Society, and Honorary Editor of the Hellenic Orthodontic Review. He is the 1st Vice President of the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center of the Greek Ministry of Education. Moreover, he has received many distinctions and awards including the Edward Cherkas Memorial Award by Temple University (1985), Zendium Prize by Aarhus University (1990), and the Louise Ada Jarabak Memorial Award by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (2001). He has published more than 130 scientific articles, chapters and books, and has presented more than 330 lectures, papers, and seminars all over the world.

Biography Updated on 8 April 2009

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