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Afrodite Kakaboura


Professor, Head of the Dept. of Operative Dentistry

Phone: (+30) 210-746-1146
Email: akakabou[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr

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

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Education / Qualifications

  • 1983: Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, Degree in Dentistry
  • 1988: School of Dentistry, NKUA, Doctoral Degree

Academic and professional positions

  • 1989: Lecturer in Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, NKUA
  • 1994: Assistant Professor in Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, NKUA
  • 2001: Associate Professor in Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, NKUA
  • 2008-today: Professor in Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, NKUA

Academic and professional  activities

  • Head, dept. Operative Dentistry,  School of Dentistry, NKUA (2015-today)
  • Director, postgraduate program in Operative Dentistry (2009-today)
  • Director,  Section “Dental Pathology and Therapeutics”, School of Dentistry, NKUA (2010-2013)
  • Coordinator, Total Dental Care of Patients Clinic (2013-2016) and Associate Coordinator,  (2016-2017)
  • President , Self-Assessment Committee of School of Dentistry, NKUA 2015-2018)  and Member (2008-2014)
  • Coordinator , Financial Committee of School of Dentistry, NKUA (2010-2015) and member  (2004-2008, 2012-214)
  • Coordinator , educational program “Practice of dental student in private dental offices” , School of Dentistry, NKUA (2010 -2014)
  • President , Curriculum Committee of School of Dentistry, NKUA (2016-2018)  and Member (2007-2009)
  • Secretary in Academy of Operative Dentistry European Section (AODES) (2011-2014)
  • Member of the external evaluation committee for accreditation of the new dental undergraduate DDS program “Dental Surgery”, Nicosia, Cyprus (2017)

Awards and Honours

1st award for Poster presentation, 23ο Panhellenic Dental Congress (2003)

Morita Award IACD (best research study in 20th International Paedontics Congress) (2005)

1st AODES award (2009 and 2011)

1st  research award in 27th Αnnual Meeting of Εuropean Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (2013)

2nd  research award in 27th Αnnual Meeting of Εuropean Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (2014)

3rd presentation award in 25th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (2017)


Research Grants and Contracts

  • Research projects funded by dental companies  (8)
  • research project (Pythagoras) co-funded by the European Social Fund and National Resources  (1)

Research Theses - Books

  • Comparative study of bond strength of a cermet glass-ionomer on tooth tissues (Doctoral degree Thesis, 1988)
  • Laboratory and clinical evaluation of acid-modifies resin composites (Research mongraphy, 1999)
  • “Laboratory exercises in Dental Morphology” (textbook, ed. 2009)
  • “Clinical guide for restorations. From diagnosis to treatment” (textbook, ed. 2010)
  • Basic principles in Operative Dentistry” (textbook, ed. 2012)

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • KOURNETAS N, KAKABOURA A, GIFTOPOULOS D, CHAKMACHI M,  RAHIOTIS C AND    GEIS-GERSTORFE J. Marginal behaviour of self-etch adhesive/composite and combined amalgam-composite restorations. European Journal of Prosthodontic Restorative Dentistry 2010;17:
  • RAHIOTIS C, PATSOURI K, SILIKAS N, KAKABOURA A. Curing efficiency of high-intensity light-emitting diode (LED) devices. Journal of Oral Science 2010;52:187-195
  • KAMPOUROPOULOS D, PAXIMADA H, LOUKIDIS M, KAKABOURA A. The influence of matrix type on the proximal contact in Class II resin composite restorations. Operative Dentistry 2010;35-:454-462
  • ANAGNOSTOU M, CHELIOTI G, CHIOTI S, KAKABOURA A. Effect of tooth-bleaching strips on gloss and color of resin composites. Journal of Dentistry 2010;38 Suppl 2:e129-36.
  • MITROPOULOS P, RAHIOTIS C, STAMATAKIS C, KAKABOURA A. Diagnostic performance of the visual caries classification system ICDAS II versus radiography and micro-computed tomography for proximal caries detection: an in vitro study. Journal of Dentistry 2010;38(11):859-67
  • PATSOURI Α, MAVROGIANNEA Α, PEPELASSI Ε, GAINTANTZOPOULOU Μ, KAKABOURA Α. Clinical effectiveness of a desensitizing system on dentin hypersensitivity in periodontitis patients. American Journal of Dentistry 2011;24:85-92
  • RAHIOTIS C, MITROPOULOS P,  KAKABOURA A., VOUGIOUKLAKIS G. The impact of magnification on occlusal caries detection with implementation of the ICDAS II criteria. Caries Research 2012;46(1):82-86.
  • ACHILLEOS EE, RAHIOTIS C, KAKABOURA A, VOUGIOUKLAKIS G. Evaluation of a new fluorescence-based device in the detection of incipient occlusal caries lesions. Lasers Med Sci. 2012 May 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  • DIAMANTOPOULOU S, PAPAZOGLOU E, MARGARITIS V, LYNCH C, KAKABOURA A. Change of optical properties of contemporary resin composites after one week and one month water ageing. Journal of Dentistry, Available online 10 April 2013
  • THOMAIDIS S, KAKABOURA A, MULLER W, ZINELLIS S. Mechanical properties of contemporary composite resins and their interrelations. Dent Mater 2013 Aug;29(8):e132-41
  • Rahiotis C, Polychronopoulou A, Tsiklakis K, Kakaboura A. Cervical dentin hypersensitivity: a cross‐sectional investigation in Athens, Greece Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2013 40(12):948-57
  • Lynch C, Opdam N, Hickel R,  Brunton P, S Gurgan S, Kakaboura A, A Shearer, G Vanherle, N Wilson. Guidance on posterior resin composites: Academy of Operative Dentistry - European Section. Journal of Dentistry 2014 Apr;42(4):377-378.
  • Kampouropoulos D, Gaintantzopoulou M, Papazoglou E, Kakaboura A. Color matching of composite resin cements with their corresponding try-in pastes. European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry 2014 Jun;22(2):84-88
  • Pepelassi E,  Rahiotis C, Peponi E, Kakaboura A, Vrotsos I. Effectiveness of an in-office arginine-calcium carbonate paste on dentine hypersensitivity in periodontitis patients: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial  Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2015 Jan;42(1):37-45
  • Tsiliagkou A, Diamantopoulou S, Papazoglou E, Kakaboura A. Evaluation of repeatability and validity of three dental color matching devices. International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry 2016;11(1):110-124
  • POIMENOVA A, Kitraki e, Kakaboura a, Rahiotis c. Early responses of human pulp to direct capping with resin adhesive systems and calcium hydroxide . Dent Mater. 2018 Apr;34(4):e73-e82

Areas of scientific interest

  • Color of resin composites
  • Clinical study of restorations
  • In vitro characterization of resin composites and of restorations
  • Dentin hypersensitivity
  • Caries
  • Dental education

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