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Hercules C. Karkazis


Associate Professor

Phone: (+30) 210-746-1108

Email: hkarkaz[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr
Web: http://users.uoa.gr/~hkarkaz

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

Ελληνική Έκδοση English Version

Education / Qualifications 

  • 1979 : DDS, University of Athens
  • 1985: Dr Dent, University of Athens
  • 1990: Master of Science in Gerodontics, University of London, UK

Academic and professional positions held

  • 1981-1985 : Clinical Associate, Doctorate Thesis  candidate with  National Scholarship.
  • 1985-1989 : Lecturer in Removable Prosthodontics, University of Athens
  • 1986 Full time resident scholar North Western University, USA
  • 1989-1999: Assistant Professor in Removable Prosthodontics, University of Athens
  • 1999-today: Associate Professor in Removable Prosthodontics, University of Athens
  • 2005-2006 Director of the Section of Prosthodontics
  • 2015-2016: Director of the Section of Prosthodontics

Memberships

  • Athens Dental Association
  • European Prosthodontic Association
  • European College of Gerodontology
  • Hellenic Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • Gkavela G, A. Kossioni Α,  Lyrakos Γ, Karkazis Η, Volikas Κ. Translation and preliminary validation of the Greek version of the Xerostomia Inventory in older people Eur Geriatr Med (2015), dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurger.2015.03.010
  • Gkavela G, Kossioni A, Lyrakos G, Karkazis H, Volikas K. Oral health related quality of life in older people: Preliminary validation of the Greek version of the Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI). European Geriatric Medicine, doi:10.1016/j.eurger.2015.01.001
  • Καρκαζής Η. Κοσιώνη Α. Ολική νωδότητα και ολικές οδοντοστοιχίες. Σύγχρονες απόψεις και εκπαιδευτικές τάσεις στα πλαίσια επιδημιολογικών δεδομένων. Στοματολογία  2012, 69(2): 39-46
  • Καρκαζής Η, Κοσιώνη Α. Το νέο γνωστικό αντικείμενο της Γηροδοντιατρικής. Ιστορικά στοιχεία και εκπαιδευτική πολιτική. Ελληνικά Στοματολογικά Χρονικά. 54 : 353-357,  2010
  • Καρκαζής Η. Δημόσια οδοντιατρική εκπαίδευση και ελεύθερη αγορά. Ελληνική Νοσοκομειακή Οδοντιατρική. Τόμος ΙΙ. 67-69, 2009
  • Kossioni AE, Karkazis HC.Development of a Gerodontology course in Athens: a pilot study. Eur J Dent Educ. 2006 Aug;10(3):131-6. 
  • Karkazis HC.EMG activity of the masseter muscle in implant supported overdenture wearers during chewing of hard and soft food.J Oral Rehabil. 2002 Oct;29(10):986-91.
  • Karkazis HC.Prosthodontic management of a patient with neurological disorders after resection of an acoustic neurinoma: a clinical report.J Prosthet Dent. 2002 Apr;87(4):419-22.
  • Kossioni AE, Karkazis HC.Socio-medical condition and oral functional status in an older institutionalised population.Gerodontology. 1999 Jul;16(1):21-8. 
  • Karkazis HC, Kossioni AE.Normal side-to-side variation of the exteroceptive suppression of masseter muscle in young dentate adults.J Oral Rehabil. 1999 Dec;26(12):944-51.
  • Kossioni AE, Karkazis HC.Jaw reflexes in healthy old people.Age Ageing. 1998 Nov;27(6):689-95. 
  • Kossioni AE, Karkazis HC.Bilateral variation of the masseteric myotatic reflex and the silent period in young humans.J Oral Rehabil. 1999 Feb;26(2):138-44. 
  • Karkazis HC, Kossioni AE.Surface EMG activity of the masseter muscle in denture wearers during chewing of hard and soft food.J Oral Rehabil. 1998 Jan;25(1):8-14.
  • Karkazis HC, Kossioni AE.Re-examination of the surface EMG activity of the masseter muscle in young adults during chewing of two test foods.J Oral Rehabil. 1997 Mar;24(3):216-23.
  • Karkazis HC, Lambadakis J, Tsichlakis K.Cephalometric evaluation of the changes in mandibular symphysis after 7 years of denture wearing.Gerodontology. 1997;14(2):101-5.
  • Kossioni AE, Karkazis HC.Variation in the masseteric silent period in older dentate humans and in denture wearers.Arch Oral Biol. 1995 Dec;40(12):1143-50. PMID: 8850654 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kossioni AE, Karkazis HC, Molivdas PA.The masseteric jaw-jerk reflex in older dentate subjects and edentulous denture wearers.Gerodontology. 1995 Jul;12(1):31-6. PMID: 8626178 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kossioni AE, Karkazis HC.Random variation in the masseteric silent period after chin taps.J Prosthet Dent. 1995 May;73(5):450-6.PMID: 7658395 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kossioni AE, Karkazis HC. The influence of gender on the masseter electromyographic jaw-jerk reflex in young human subjects.J Oral Rehabil. 1994 Jul;21(4):419-30.PMID: 7965353 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kossioni AE, Karkazis HC.EMG study on the effect of ageing on the human masseteric jaw-jerk reflex.Gerodontology. 1994 Jul;11(1):30-8. PMID: 7713540 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Karkazis HC, Lambadakis J.Changes in mandibular alveolar bone and anterior face height after four years of complete denture wearing.Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 1994 Mar;2(3):109-11.PMID: 7920401 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kossioni AE, Karkazis HC.Reproducibility of the human masseteric jaw-jerk reflex in association with the menstrual cycle.Arch Oral Biol. 1993 Dec;38(12):1099-105.PMID: 8141672 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Karkazis HC, Kossioni A, Heath MR, van Willigen JD.Anterior digastric muscle responses to sudden unloading of the mandibular elevator muscles in younger and older adults.J Oral Rehabil. 1993 Jul;20(4):433-9.PMID: 8350178 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Kossioni AE, Karkazis HC.The effect of intercuspal clenching on the masseteric jaw-jerk reflex in humans.J Prosthet Dent. 1993 Jun;69(6):605-10.PMID: 8320647 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Karkazis HC, Kossioni AE.Oral health status, treatment needs and demands of an elderly institutionalised population in Athens.Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 1993 Jun;1(4):157-63.PMID: 8268840 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Areas of scientific interest

  • Gerodontology, Removable Prosthodontics, implantology

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