Dr. Athena Papas is a Distinguished Professor of Diagnostic Sciences; the Distinguished Professor, Dr. Erling Johansen, D'49, Endowed Professorship in Dental Research; and the Head of the Division of Oral Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.
With expertise in the oral healthcare of the elderly, medically compromised, Sjögrens, cancer and bone marrow transplant patients, Dr. Papas has been the principal investigator of over 100 clinical trials. Dr. Papas was selected as the 2009 recipient of the International Association of Dental Research PTT Distinguished Scientist Award and has been the President of PTT and has chaired the distinguished scientist awards committee. She also has received the Gavel and Pierre Fauchard awards and is a life fellow of the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Papas received her B.S. from Tufts University, a PhD. in Oral Biology from MIT and her D.M.D. from Harvard University. She had a predoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital.
Professor, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Research Consultant, Forsyth Dental Center
Associate Staff, Restorative Service, Department of Dentistry, New England Medical Center
Head of Division of Oral Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Head of Division of Public Health Research/Oral Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
The Erling Johansen Professor of Research (Endowed Chair in Research), Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Research Consultant, Dental Longitudinal Study, Boston Veterans Administration
Associate, Harvard Geriatric Education Center
Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Institute of Dental Research
Post-doctoral Fellow, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, MA