Home[English] » Faculty and Staff » Dental faculty » Kakaboura Afrodite

Afrodite Kakaboura


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

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

Ελληνική Έκδοση English Version

Education / Qualifications

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

Academic and professional positions held

  • 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
  • 2013-today: Chair, Total Dental Care of Patients Clinic

Academic and professional responsibilities

  • Director of postgraduate program in Operative Dentistry (since 2009)
  • Director of the Section “Dental Pathology and Therapeutics”, School of Dentistry, NKUA (2010-2013)
  • Chair, Total Dental Care of Patients Clinic (2013-today)
  • Coordinator in undergraduate courses “Tooth Morphology” (since 2009)
  • Coordinator in the educational program “Revision of the undergraduate dental curriculum in Athens Dental School” (2003-2008)
  • Member in Self-Assessment Committee of School of Dentistry, NKUA (2008-today)
  • Member in Financial Committee of School of Dentistry, NKUA (2004-2008, 2012-214)
  • Director in the educational program “Practice of dental student in private dental offices” , School of Dentistry, NKUA (2010 -2014)
  • Member in Curriculum Committee of School of Dentistry, NKUA (2007-2009)
  • Secretary in Academy of Operative Dentistry European Section (AODES) (2011-2014)

Research Grants and Contracts

  • The effect of fluoride release form restorative materials on artificial caries model in vivo (Research grant: Procter & Gamble, 1996)
  • Evaluation of efficiency of Carisolv™ on caries removal by a MIR-FTIR analysis (Contract: Medi Team AB, 1998)
  • Comparative clinical evaluation of a polyacid modified composite resin and an amalgam in Class II restorations of posterior teeth (Contract: 3M, Minnessota, USA, 1998)
  • A comparative clinical study of two resin composites in anterior Class V restorations (Contact: Kerr Corporation, California, USA, 1999)
  • Evaluation of anticariogenic effect of Ariston (Contract: Ivoclar/Vivadent, Liechtenstein, 1999)
  • Clinical evaluation of anticariogenic properties of smart restorative materials (Research grant: Procter & Gamble, 2001)
  • In vitro characterization of dental sealants (Research grand: Pythagoras II, 2004)
  • The prevalence of cervical dentin hypersensitivity in general population of Athens, Greece (Contract: Colgate-Palmolive Hellas, 2009)
  • Guidelines for fluoride clinical application. Evidence-based (Contract: Colgate-Palmolive Hellas, 2012)

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)


  • International Association for Dental Research (CED)
  • Academy of Operative Dentistry
  • Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE)

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

  • GAINTANTZOPOULOU M, KAKABOURA A, LOUKIDIS M, VOUGIOUKLAKIS G. A study on color stability of self-etching and etch-and-rinse adhesives. Journal of Dentistry, 2009;37:390-396
  • PAPADOGIANNIS D, KAKABOURA A, PALAGHIAS G, ELIADES G. Setting characteristics and cavity adaptation of low-shrinking resin composites. Dental Materials, 2009;25:1509-1516
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. Dental Materials (published in 2014)

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

More content written by the author



Google Scholar