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Dimitris Emmanouil

Assistant Professor

Phone: (+30) 210-746-1019
Email: emmand[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr

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

Ελληνική Έκδοση Greek Version

Education / Qualifications

  • 2015   Certificate, Clinical and epidemiological research training  Harvard Medical School
  • 2004   Ph.D., University of Athens, Dental School
  • 1987     Master of Science, Marquette University, Graduate School, Milwaukee, USA
  • 1987   Certificate in Pediatric dentistry, Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA  
  • 1984    D.D.S., University of Athens, Dental School
  • 1978       Varvakeios Model High School, Athens, Greece

Academic and professional positions held

  • Assistant Professor (Tenured) of Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, King's College Dental Institute, London, UK
  • 2006 -2013, Lecturer, Dental school, University of Athens Dept of Pediatric Dentistry, Athens, Greece
  • 2005 -2013, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Washington State University, Dept. of  Pharmaceutical  Sciences, Washington, USA
  • 1985 - 1987, Clinical instructor, Marquette University, Dental School, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Milwaukee, USA

Academic and professional responsibilities

  • Organising Committee member:  105th Annual Μeeting, Rhodes, 109th Meeting, Taormina, Ιταλία , 110th Meeting , Galway, Ireland, 111th Meeting,  La Baule, France of American Dental Society of Europe 1999-2006  and 2ου meeting of EAPD, Athens 1994
  • General Assembly Member, Dental school, NKUOA,  2009-2010, 2017-2018
  • Financial Committee Member, NKUOA  2010-2011
  • Scientific Committee,  MDA Hellas
  • Country clinical Director, Special Olympics-Special Smiles
  • Ιinternational Association of Dentistry for Children organising committee, Athens 2011
  • Constitution Committee EAPD,  2012
  • President, American Dental Society of Europe 2015
  • President, International Association for Disability and Oral Health (2012-2014)

Awards and Honours

  • “Modificatiοn of Nitrous Oxide analgesia with the benzodiazepine  receptor” award  35th annual meeting, American Dental society of Anesthesiology Cherry Hill, NJ USA, Απρίλιος 1988.   
  • “Possible involvement of Benzodiazepine receptors in the anxiolytic effect of Nitrous Oxide”, Emmanouil, D.E., Quock, R. M award  41ο  Annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, San Diego California Μαιος 1988.
  • Morita Award 2007  : “Effects of stress on nitrous oxide induced analgesia” στο 22ο Συνέδριο της IAPD στο Hong Kong
  • President’s Award International Association of Disability and Oral health, 2014


  •  International Association for Disability and Oral Health
  • Hellenic Pediatric Dentistry society
  • Hellenic society for disability and Oral Health
  • American Dental Society of Europe  
  • European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry  
  • American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry  
  • International College of Dentists
  • Societa Italiana di odontoiatria infantile

Research Theses - Books

  • Α. Dr Dent. Sci Thesis (PhD equivalent) - NEUROPHARMACOLOGICAL APROACH OF NITROUS OXIDE ACTION ON NEUROTRANSMITERS IN MICE , A Thesis presented by Dimitris Emmanouil in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Dr of Dental SCIENCE, University of Athens, School of dentistry Athens 2003.
  • Β. Master of Science Thesis: MODIFICATION OF NITROUS OXIDE ANALGESIA BY BENZODIAZEPINE RECEPTORS , A Thesis presented by Dimitris Emmanouil in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE. MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, Milwaukee U.S.A. MAY, 1987.

C. Book Chapters

  • Paediatric Dentistry I, University of Athens 2015, Factors affecting children’s behavior during dental treatment 
  • Paediatric Dentistry II, University of Athens 2015, Sedation , Nitrous Oxide 
  • Odontoiatria speciale per il paziente critico e diversamente abile  a cura di Eugenio Raimondo  edi-ermes 2012 (Italian Language)
  • Introduzione, Alimentazione e disabilita.  SIB (self injurious behavior): comportamento di autoferimento.
  • Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation in Children, Dimitris Emmanouil, Ari Kupietzky In Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children, 2nd Edition, Gerald Z. Wright,       Ari Kupietzky (Editors)
  • Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation in Children, Kotsanos editor

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • Advances in understanding the actions of nitrous oxide.Emmanouil D., Quock R.Anesth prog 54 2007 9–18
  • Οro-dental features as useful diagnostic tool in rubinstein-taybi syndrome.Bloch-Zupan, A., Stachtou, J., Emmanouil, D., Arveiler, B., Griffiths, D. and Lacombe, D.American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A 143: 570-573, 2007.
  • Νitrous oxide-antinociception is mediated by opioid receptors and nitric oxide in the periaqueductal gray region of the midbrain.Emmanouil, D.E., Dickens, A.S., Heckert, R.W., Ohgami, Y., Chung, E., Han, S. and Quock, R.M. European Neuropsychopharmacology 18: 194-199, 2008
  • Reliability and validity of the greek version of the children’s fear survey schedule-dental subscale. Arapostathis, K.N., Coolidge, T., Emmanouil, D. and Kotsanos, N International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 18: 374-379, 2008.
  • Raisins and oral health.   Wong A, Young DA, Emmanouil DE, Wong LM, Waters AR, Booth MT      J Food Sci. 2013 Jun;78 Suppl 1:A26-9.   
  • Psychometric and biohormonal indices of dental anxiety in children. A prospective cohort study . Yfanti K, Kitraki E, Emmanouil D, Pandis N, Papagiannoulis L. Stress. 2014 Jul;17(4):296-304
  • Removable partial dentures vs overdentures in children with ectodermal dysplasia: two case reports. Maroulakos G, Artopoulou II, Angelopoulou MV, Emmanouil D. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent. 2015 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print
  • Perioperative considerations in children with autism spectrum disorder. Vlassakova BG, Emmanouil DE. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2016 Jun;29(3):359-66 
  • Beyond the drugs: nonpharmacologic strategies to optimize procedural care in children. Leroy PL, Costa LR, Emmanouil D, van Beukering A, Franck LS. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2016 Feb;29 Suppl 1:S1-S13.
  • A global probe into dental student perceptions about philanthropy, global dentistry and international student exchanges. Ivanoff CS, Yaneva K, Luan D, Andonov B, Kumar RR, Agnihotry A, Ivanoff AE, Emmanouil D, Volpato LE, Koneski F, Muratovska I, Al-Shehri HA, Al-Taweel SM, Daly M. Int Dent J. 2016

Areas of scientific interest

  • Nitrous Oxide 
  • Sedation 
  • Dental fear
  • Bruxism

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