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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, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (1971-1976)
  • Postgraduate studies in Periodontology, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (1979-1981)
  • Training in Epidemiological Biomedical Research, Department of Epidemiology and Statistics, School of Biomedical Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (1981)
  • Doctor of Dentistry (Dr Dent), School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (1983)

Academic and professional positions held

  • Lecturer, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (1985-1991)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (1991-2003) 
  • Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2003-2017)
  • Professor, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece (2017-today)

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

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-today)
  • Coordinator of the clinical staff of the Supportive Periodontal Therapy Clinic (2000-today)
  • Responsible for the research-methodology seminars for the postgraduate students in Periodontology (2000-today)
  • 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- today)
  • Member of the editing committee of the scientific journal «Paidodontia» of the Hellenic Society of Paediatric Dentistry (2008-2016)

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»
  • Award for the scientific presentation “comparative study and evaluation of surgical techniques in Periodontology”. Young scientist’s session. 36th Panhellenic Dental Congress, Athens November 10-12, 2016.
  • Honorary Fellow Member of Dental Society of Arta in Epirus-Greece (2006-today).

Research Theses - Books

  • Effect of sex hormones (progesterone and estrogens) on periodontal tissues. Experimental study in rats. Thesis for the Doctor of Dentistry Degree, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1983
  • Evaluation study by digital subtractive radiography of the success of the periodontal therapy in teeth with severe periodontal defects and reduced bone support. “Monograph” Thesis, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2002
  • Preclinical and Clinical manual: Modern Clinical Periodontology (Αthens, ed. 2007-2016)
  • Scientific inquiry. The periodontal approach (Athens, ed. 2012-today)
  • Periodontology in 100 steps (Athens, ed. 2017-today)  

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • Loukideli M, Tsami A, Pepelassi E, Vrotsos I: The effect of eruption level and angulation of third molars on interdental root proximity: a case-control study. J Dent Maxillofacial Res 2 (1): 1–9, 2019.
  • Seremidi K, Kavvadia K, Tossios K, Tsami-Pandi A: Dental intrinsic green pigmentation from primary to mixed dentition: clinical and histological findings. Eur J Paediatr Dent 18 (2): 149-152. 2017.
  • Pavlatou A, Dokou P, Tsami A: Periodontal disease, fertility and infertility treatment. JIVF Reprod Med  Genet 2015; 3: 148-153, 2015.
  • Koutsochristou V, Zellos A, Dimakou K, Panayotou I, Siahanidou S, Roma-Giannikou E, Tsami A: Dental caries and periodontal disease in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease: a case-control study. Inflammatory Bowel Disease 21 (8): 1839-1846, 2015.
  • Dokou P, Tsami A, Vrotsos I: Historical insights in the progression and development of gingivectomy. Journal History Dentistry 62 (1): 1-17, 2014.
  • Koutsochristou V, Tsami A, Dimakou K, Panayotou I, Roma E: Profiles of dental caries and periodontal disease in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): a case-control study. Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis 8 Suppl. 1: S221-S221, 2014.
  • Pavlatou A, Tsami A, Vlahos N, Mantzavinos T, Vrotsos I: 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.
  • Loukideli M, Tsami A, Pepelassi E, Vrotsos I: The effect of root proximity on the dimensions of the interdental space: a case-control study. Indian Journal Stomatology 4 (1): 3-8, 2013.
  • Loukideli M, Tsami A, Pepelassi E, Komboli M, Doukoudakis A: Root proximity characteristics and type of alveolar bone loss: A case-control study. Journal International Academy of Periodontology 10 (3): 73-79, 2011.
  • Tsami A, Petropoulou P, Kafritsa A, Mentis A, Roma-Giannikou E: 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.
  • Tsami A, Petropoulou P, Panayiotou J, Mantzavinos Z, Roma-Giannikou E: 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.
  • Tsami Α, Pepelassi Ε, Kodovazenitis G, Komboli M: Parameters affecting tooth loss during periodontal maintenance in a Greek population. JADA 140: 1100-1107, 2009.

Areas of scientific interest

  • History of Periodontology
  • Periodontal disease in children and adolescents
  • Maintenance phase and compliance with supportive periodontal treatment in periodontal practice

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