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School of Dental Medicine

Aikaterini Papathanasiou

Assistant Professor
Director, Advanced Education in Esthetic and Operative Dentistry Program

Aikaterini Papathanasious

Aikaterini Papathanasiou

Assistant Professor
Director, Advanced Education in Esthetic and Operative Dentistry Program

Phone (617) 636-3848
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Biography: 

Dr. Papathanasiou graduated from University of Athens Dental School in Greece. She received her Postgraduate Certificate in Operative Dentistry, Endodontics and Cariology from Aarhus University Royal Dental College in Denmark and then continued her postgraduate training in Advanced Education in Esthetic Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), where she also received her DMD. Dr. Papathanasiou has been a full-time faculty member at the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at TUSDM teaching Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral students and conducting research for many years.

Currently, Dr. Papathanasiou is the Director of the Advanced Graduate Esthetics and Operative Dentistry Program in the Department of Prosthodontics at TUSDM. Since 2007 she has also served as a Visiting Lecturer for the Continuing Dental Education Programs at New York University College of Dentistry. She has conducted multiple research projects and has numerous publications in peer reviewed dental journals. She lectures and gives hands-on workshops nationally and internationally on Tooth Whitening and Esthetic Dentistry. She is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD) and the International Academy for Dental and Facial Esthetics (IADFE). She served as the Editor in Chief of the Greek dental journal “Esthetic Dentistry and Implantology,” and is also part of the Editorial Team of REALITY ESTHETICS (REALITY Publishing Company) and the Editorial Review Board of Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (jCD). Additionally, she is a member of the University Relations Committee of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Papathanasiou maintained, for many years, a private practice limited to Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry in Athens, Greece. Currently, she practices part-time in Boston, MA and Brookline, MA.

Education: 
D.M.D., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2016
PG Certificate, Advanced Education in Esthetic Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1997
PG Certificate in Cariology, Preventive Dentistry, Operative and Endodontics Aarhus University -Royal Dental College (Denmark), 1996
D.D.S., University of Athens School of Dentistry (Greece), 1995
Professional Experience: 
2017-Present:

Private Practice Limited to Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, (Part-time), Beacon Place Dental Group, Brookline, MA

2017-Present:

Private Practice Limited to Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, (Part-time) Post Office Square Dental Group, Boston, MA

2015-Present:

Director, Advanced Education in Esthetics and Operative Dentistry Program, Department of Prosthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2015-Present:

Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2007-Present:

Visiting Lecturer Continuing Dental Education Programs, College of Dentistry, New York University

2013-2015:

Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1995-2013:

Private Practice Limited to Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Athens, Greece

2006-March 2013:

Adjunct Associate Professor in Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2003-2006:

Visiting Assistant Professor in Operative Dentisry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1999-2003:

Assistant Professor in Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1998-1999:

Instructor in Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1997-1998:

Clinical Instructor in Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Heraeus Kulzer Esthetic Dentistry UG and PG Student Award Judge (University of Athens and Aristoteleio University Dental Schools-Greece), 2013-Present
University Council –American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 2017
1st place, Undergraduate Materials Poster Category Award (Student’s Mentor) American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Toronto, Canada, 2015-2016
Fellow of the ICD (International College of Dentists), 2014
Honorary Member of Society of Esthetic Dentistry, Romania, 2006
Greek “Who is Who” Club, 2006
Fellow of the IADFE (International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics), 2005
European Tooth Whitening Expert Committee, 2004
Travel Grant, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 1998
Bloc Travel Grant, IADR, 1998
Professional Memberships: 
2017: Massachusetts Dental Society
2014, 2017: American Dental Association
2014-Present: International College of Dentists, Fellow
2014-Present: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, University Educator Member
2013-Present: Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Association
2006: Society of Esthetic Dentistry in Romania, Honorary Member
2005–Present: International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics, Fellow
2005-Present: Hellenic Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
1996–Present: Athens Dental Association
1995–Present: Greek Dental Association