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Polyzois Grigoris


Phone: (+30) 210-746-1129
Email: grepolyz[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr

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

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Education / Qualifications

  • 1977-  DDS (Doctor Dental Surgery), Dental School, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • 1983-  Doctorate ( Dr.Dent), National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • 1987- MScD University of Wales, College of Medicine, UK ( Studies related to Maxillofacial Prosthetics)

Academic and professional positions held

  • 1979- Clinical Associate (unsalaried) – Removable Prosthodontics
  • 1980- Clinical Associate (salaried) – Removable Prosthodontics
  • 1984- Lecturer- Removable Prosthodontics  
  • 1991- Visiting Researcher- ΝΙΟΜ- Scandinavian Institute of Dental Materials, Haslum, Norway
  • 1988-  Assistant Professor - Removable Prosthodontics
  • 1998-  Associate Professor - Removable Prosthodontics
  • 2014-  Professor - Removable Prosthodontics

Awards and Honours

  • Scholar Ministry of Education (Scientific exchanges between countries)
    England (1988), Holland (1990), Finland (1993), Norway (1997), Finland (2001)
  • British Council Travel Award 1997
  • Quinttessence Poster Prize, 27th Annual Conference of EPA, September 2003, Geneva


  • European Prosthodontic Association
  • Hellenic Society of Biomaterials
  • European College of Gerodontology

Organizing and administrative activities

  • Chief Maxillofacial Prosthetics Unit
  • Councillor European College of Gerodontology
  • Council member  Hellenic Society of Biomaterials
  • Council member European Prosthodontic Association
  • Head Removable Prosthodontics Discipline

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • Murata H,Hong G, Hamada T, Polyzois G. Dynamic mechanical properties of silicone maxillofacial prosthetic materials and the influence of frequency and temperature on their properties. International Journal of Prosthodontics 16;369-374,2003
  • Frangou MJ, Polyzois GL, Tarantili PA, Andreopoulos AG. Bonding of silicone extra-oral elastomers to acrylic resin : The effect of primer composition. European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry 11;115-118, 2003
  • Yannikakis S,Zissis A,Polyzois GL,Andreopoulos A. Evaluation of porosity in microwave-processed acrylic resin using a photographic method. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 87:613-619,2002
  • Nikawa H, Chen J, Hamada T, Nishimura M, Polyzois G: Candida albicans colonization on thermal maxillofacial polymeric materials in vitro. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 28:526-533, 2001.
  • Nikawa H,Jin C,Hamada T,Makihira S,Polyzois G. Candida albicans growth on thermal cycled materials for maxillofacial prostheses in vitro.Journal of Oral Rehabilitaion 28:755-765,2001
  • Polyzois GL, Frangou MJ: Influence of curing method, sealer and water storage on the hardness of a soft lining material over time.
    Journal Prosthodontics 10:42-45, 2001
  • Al RH, Dahl JE, Morisbak E, Polyzois GL. Irritation and cytotoxic potential of denture adhesives. Gerodontology 22;177-183,2005
  • Polyzois G, Partalis C, Lagouvardos P, Polyzois H. Effect of adaptation time on the occlusal force at denture dislodgement with or without denture adhesive. J Prosthet Dent. 2013 Dec 10. pii: S0022-3913(13)00275-8. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2013.06.020.
  • Polyzois G, Kostoulas I, Nikolovieni D, Mitsoudis A, Frangou M. Color changes of autopolymerized silicone or acrylic soft denture reliners: the effect of accelerated aging. Odontology. 2013 Jul;101(2):193-8.
  • Polyzois G, Niarchou A, Ntala P, Pantopoulos A, Frangou M. The effect of immersion cleansers on gloss, colour and sorption of acetal denture base material. Gerodontology. 2013 Jun;30(2):150-6.
  • Lagouvardos PE, Tsamali I, Papadopoulou C, Polyzois G. Tooth, skin, hair and eye colour interrelationships in Greek young adults. Odontology. 2013 Jan;101(1):75-83.
  • Polyzois G, Stefaniotis T, Papaparaskevas J, Donta C. Antimicrobial efficacy of denture adhesives on some oral malodor-related microbes. Odontology. 2013 Jan;101(1):103-7.
  • Zoidis P, Polyzois G. Removable dental prosthesis splint. An occlusal device for nocturnal bruxing partial denture users. J Prosthodont. 2013 Dec;22(8):652-6.

Areas of scientific interest

  •  Polymeric materials used in Removable and Maxillofacial Prosthetics e.g denture base materials, soft liners, facial prosthetic elastomers.
  • Denture cleansing and disinfection solutions, denture adhesives
  • Clinical studies and surveys related to Removable Prosthodontics

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