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Elias Bitsanis

Assistant Professor


Phone: (+30) 210-746-1302
Email: ilbitsan[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr

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

Education / Qualifications

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece  (1977)
  • DrDent (PhD), School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1986)
  • University of Bern Switzerland, Certificate in Clinical Orthodontics  (1985)

Academic and professional positions held

  • 1986-1995: Lecturer of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 1995-today: Assistant Professor of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. 

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • Tsolakis AI, Khaldi L, Bitsanis I, Alexandridis C, Triantafyllou Α, Spyropoulos MN, Dontas IA. The effect of osteopenia on tooth movement in ovariectomized rats. An experimental study. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2018 Sep 1;18(3):366-374. PubMed PMID: 30179214; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6146199.
  • Tsolakis AI, Kalavritinos M, Bitsanis E, Sanoudos M, Benetou V, Alexiou K, Tsiklakis K. Reliability of different radiographic methods for the localization of displaced maxillary canines. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2018 Feb;153(2):308-314. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2017.06.026. PubMed PMID: 29407509.
  • Sampaziotis D, Tsolakis IA, Bitsanis E, Tsolakis AI. Open versus closed surgical exposure of palatally impacted maxillary canines: comparison of the different treatment outcomes-a systematic review. Eur J Orthod. 2018 Jan 23;40(1):11-22. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjw077. PubMed PMID: 28486586.
  • Parcha E, Bitsanis E, Halazonetis DJ. Morphometric covariation between palatal shape and skeletal pattern in children and adolescents: a cross-sectional study. Eur J Orthod. 2017 Aug 1;39(4):377-385. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjw063. PubMed PMID: 27694577.
  • Vasoglou M, Chrysomali E, Zinelis S, Bitsanis I, Haralambakis N, Makou M, Epsilonliades G. Retrieval analysis of immediately loaded orthodontic mini-implants: material and tissue characterization. Eur J Orthod. 2014 Dec;36(6):683-9. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjt097. Epub 2013 Dec 28. PubMed PMID: 24375757.
  • Tsolakis AI, Khaldi L, Bitsanis I, Makou M, Dontas IA. Distraction-like phenomena in maxillary bone due to application of orthodontic forces in ovariectomized rats. Indian J Dent Res. 2012 Jul-Aug;23(4):501-5. doi: 10.4103/0970-9290.104958. PubMed PMID: 23257485.
  • AlSamak S, Gkantidis N, Bitsanis E, Christou P. Assessment of potential orthodontic mini-implant insertion sites based on anatomical hard tissue parameters: a systematic review. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2012 Jul-Aug;27(4):875-87. Review. PubMed PMID: 22848890.
  • AlSamak S, Bitsanis E, Makou M, Eliades G. Morphological and structural characteristics of orthodontic mini-implants. J Orofac Orthop. 2012 Jan;73(1):58-71. doi: 10.1007/s00056-011-0061-0. Epub 2012 Jan 12. PubMed PMID: 22234414.
  • Bitsanis I I, Tirrell M, Davis HT. Statistics of correlation functions from molecular dynamics. Phys Rev A Gen Phys. 1987 Jul 15;36(2):958-961. PubMed PMID: 9898947.
  •  Ingervall B, Bitsanis E. A pilot study of the effect of masticatory muscle training on facial growth in long-face children. Eur J Orthod. 1987 Feb;9(1):15-23. PubMed PMID: 3470182.
  • Ingervall B, Bitsanis E. Function of masticatory muscles during the initial phase of activator treatment. Eur J Orthod. 1986 Aug;8(3):172-84. PubMed PMID: 3464442.
  • Spyropoulos MN, Bitsanis EX. [The mechanical "action maker" (Activator) and its use in interceptive orthodontic therapy]. Odontostomatol Proodos. 1982 Jan-Feb;36(1):5-18. Greek, Modern. PubMed PMID: 6819500.

Areas of scientific interest

  • Orthodontics

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