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Alexandra Tsami-Pandi

Professor


Phone: (+30) 210-746-1096
Email: atsami[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr

Mailing Address:
2 Thivon Str, 115 27, Goudi, Athens, Greece

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Education / Qualifications

  • Diploma of Dental Surgery, School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece (1976).
  • Postgraduate studies in the field of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece (1979-1981).
  • Training in Epidemiological Biomedical Research, Department of Epidemiology and Statistics, School of Biomedical Studies, University of Athens, Greece (1981).
  • Doctor of Dentistry (Dr Dent), School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece (1983).

Academic and professional positions held

  • Lecturer, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece (1985-1991).
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece (1991-2003).
  • Associate Professor Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece (2003-2017).
  • Professor Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece (2017-).

Academic responsibilities

  • Leader of the teaching group, responsible for the seminars and pre-clinical training in Periodontogy of the undergraduate students of the 5th and 6th semesters (2004-).
  • Coordinator of the clinical staff of the Supportive Periodontal Therapy Clinic (2000-).
  • Responsible for the research-methodology seminars for the postgraduate students in Periodontology (2000-).
  • Research Supervisor of several postgraduate students, for the accomplishment of their Master’s Degree in Periodontology or Doctor of Dentistry Degree.
  • Reviewer for the scientific journals: Hellenic Stomatological Chronicals (1999-) and Stomatologia (1998- Greece).
  • Member of the editing committee of the scientific journal «Paidodontia» of the Hellenic Society of Paediatric Dentistry (2008-)

Awards and Honours

  • Scholarship by the National Scholarships Foundation, for postgraduate studies (Doctor of Dentistry, in the field of Periodontology), School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece (1978-1981).
  • Research distinction for the clinical study: «Is H. pylori present in dental plaque of children and their families?». 7th United European Castroenterology Week in Rome-Italy (November 1999).
  • «Henry M. Goldman» Award in basic research by the Italian Society of Periodontology, 10th International Congress. Title of the study: «The presence of Helicobacter Pylori in dental plaque of children and their families is related to their periodontal status and oral hygiene» (May 2001).
  • First Prize from the Bristol Society for Disability and Oral Health for the best publication in the Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health (2004). Title of the study: «Oral hygiene and periodontal treatment needs in young people with special needs attending a special school in Greece».
  • Honorary Fellow Member of Dental Society of Arta in Epirus-Greece (2006-).

Memberships

  • Hellenic Society of Odontostomatological Research
  • Hellenic Society of Periodontology
  • Hellenic Association of Periodontists
  • Hellenic Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Stomatological Society of Greece
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • European Federation of Periodontology

Research Theses - Books

  • The effect of progesterone and estrogen on periodontal tissues. A clinical study on rats.  Doctorate Degree Thesis, University of Athens, 1983.
  • A study on the effect of periodontal therapy in teeth with severe periodontal involvement and severe alveolar bone loss with the help subtractive digital radiography. Research Monography, University of Athens, 2002.
  • Preclinical and clinical manual: Modern Clinical Periodontology (Athens, ed.2007)

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • A.Pavlatou, A.Tsami, N. Vlahos, T.Mantzavinos, I. Vrotsos: The effect of in vitro fertilization on gingival inflammation according to women’s periodontal status: clinical data. Journal International Academy Periodontology 15 (2):36-42, 2013
  •  M.Loukideli, A.Tsami, E.Pepelassi, I.Vrotsos: The effect of root proximity on the dimensions of the interdental space: a case-control study. Indian Journal Stomatology 4 (1): 3-8, 2013
  •  M.Loukideli, A.Tsami, E.Pepelassi, M.Komboli, A.Doukoudakis: Root proximity characteristics and type of alveolar bone loss: A case-control study. Journal International Academy of Periodontology 10 (3): 73-79, 2011
  •  A.Tsami, P.Petropoulou, A.Kafritsa, A.Mentis, E.Roma-Giannikou: The presence of Helicobacter pylori in dental plaque of children and their parents: is it related to their periodontal status and oral hygiene? European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 12 (4): 225-230, 2011
  •  A.Tsami, P.Petropoulou, J.Panayiotou, Z.Mantzavinos, E.Roma-Giannikou: Oral hygiene and periodontal treatment needs in children and adolescents with coeliac disease in Greece. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 11 (2): 122-126, 2010
  •  Α.Tsami, E.Pepelassi, G.Kodovazenitis, M.Komboli: Parameters affecting tooth loss during periodontal maintenance in a Greek population. JADA 140: 1100-1107, 2009
  •  A.Tsami, E.Pepelassi, K.Tsiklakis, Z.Mantzavinos: Angular osseous defects: evaluation of the long-term effectiveness of the periodontal treatment by using subtraction radiography. J Clin Periodontol 2006; 33 (Suppl 7): Prognostic Factors, page 35
  •  E.Pepelassi, A.Tsami, M.Komboli: Root caries in periodontally treated patients in relation to their compliance with suggested periodontal maintenance intervals. Compendium 26: 835-843, 2004
  •  A.Tsami, E.Pepelassi, S.Gizani, M.Komboli, L.Papagianoulis, Z.Mantzavinos: Oral hygiene conditions and periodontal treatment needs in young individuals with special needs. Journal of Disability and Oral Health 5 (2):57-64, 2004
  •  N.Demetriou, A.Tsami-Pandi, A.Parashis: Compliance with supportive periodontal treatment in private periodontal practice. A 14-year retrospective study. J Periodontol 66:145-151, 1995
  •  B.Govosdis, A.Tsami, J.Triantafillidis, P.Cheracakis, C.Barbatzas: Prevalence of Helicobacter Pylori infection in dental plaque and saliva of patients with active duodenal ulcer. 4th World Congress International Gastro-Surgical Club 195-197, 1994

Areas of scientific interest

  • The influence of maternal periodontal disease in Vitro Fertilization outcomes or Infertility treatment outcomes.
  • Periodontal disease and periodontal treatment needs in children and adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

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