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Katerina Kavvadia

Associate Professor

Phone: (+30) 210-746-1219
Email: kavad[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr

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

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Education- Degrees

  • D.D.S  University of Athens Dental School, 1983
  • Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Connecticut, USA 1988
  • Master in Dental Science, University of Connecticut, USA 1988
  • PhD, University of Athens Dental School  1994

Academic Career

  • 1998-2005 Lecturer at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry University of  Athens - Greece
  • 2005-2015 Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry University of  Athens -Greece
  • October  2011- April 2012    Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Dental School, University of  Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • March 2013-July 2014    Associate Professor, Head and Program Director, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, European University College, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2015-today Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry University of Athens -Greece

Administrative activity

  • Head, Program Director Department of Pediatric Dentistry, European University College, Dubai, UAE, 2013-2014.
  • EAPD Education Committee Chair 2010-2012, 2014-present
  • EAPD Councilor for Greece since 2008-2014

Licencing and Certification

  • 2014    American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Board Certified
  • 2014    Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association
  • 1983-present    Hellenic Dental Association

Honors and Awards

  • 2009-present    Editor, Hellenic Journal of Pediatric Dentistry, Pedodontia.
  • 2012    Member Scientific Commitee, National Epidemiological survey for 5, 12 and 15 years old children in Greece.
  • 2010    Scientific coordinator, National Survey on Experiential learning in school based oral health education.
  • 2013    Best research Poster Award, 8th Interim Seminar and Workshop of the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (EAPD), Cyprus.
  • 2011    Bright Smiles Bright Futures Award (1st prize), 23rd International Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD) congress, Athens (Angelopoulou M, Kavvadia K, Oulis C).
  • 2009    Bright Smiles Bright Futures Award (2nd prize), 21st IAPD congress, Hong Kong  (Taoufic K, Kavvadia K, Papagiannoulis L.)
  • 2005    Bengt Magnuson Award, 20th IAPD congress, Sydney.


  •  SnF2 effect on growth and viability of selected oral bacteria. U.Conn Health Center   M.Dent. Sc., Connecticut 198
  • Stannous fluoride effect on the ultrastucture of oral streptococci. UOA, PhD,  Athens  1994
  •  White spot lesions detection in orthodontic patients using conventional  methods and fluorescence appliances .  UOA,  Research monograph,  Athens  2012

Selected Publications in English language (last 5 yrs)

  • Apostolopoulou D, Lagouvardos P, Kavvadia K, Papagiannoulis L. Histological validation of a laser fluorescence device for occlusal caries detection in primary molars. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent 2009; 10 (Suppl 1):11-15.  PMID: 19863893
  • Askaroglou E, Kavvadia K, Lagouvardos P, Papagiannoulis L. Effect of sealants on laser fluorescence caries detection in primary teeth. Lasers Med Sci 2011;26(1): 29-34. PMID:20099071.
  • Gizani S, Papaioannou W, Haffajee AD, Kavvadia K, Quirynen M, Papagiannoulis L. Distribution of selected cariogenic bacteria in five different intra- oral habitats in young children. Intern J Paediatr Dent 2009; 19(3):193-200. PMID:19207737
  • Kavvadia K, Polychronopoulou A, Taoufic K. Oral health program for mentally disabled students attending a special school. J Disability Oral Health 2009; 10(20):65-71
  • Seremidi K, Lagouvardos P, Kavvadia K. Validation of Vista Proof and DIAGNOdent Pen for occlusal caries detection in permanent teeth.  Oper Dent 2012; 37(3):234-245. [Epub 2011 Dec14].  PMID:  22166109
  • Donta C, Panopoulos P, Kavvadia K, Douzgou S. Generalized pulp stones: report of a case with 6 years follow up. Int Endod J 2011; 44:976-982. PMID: 21718334
  • Askaroglou E, Kavvadia K, Lagouvardos P, Papagiannoulis L. Effect of sealants on laser fluorescence caries detection in primary teeth. Lasers Med Sci 2011;26(1): 29-34. PMID:20099071.
  • Kavvadia K, Agouropoulos A, Gizani S, Papagiannouli L, Twetman S. Cariogram Profiles in 2 -6 year old Greek Children. Eur J Dent 2012; 6(4):415-21. PMID:23077422
  • Gizani S, Kandilorou H, Kavvadia K, Tzoutzas J. Oral health care provided by Greek dentists to persons with physical and/or intellectual impairment. Spec Care Dentist 2012;32(3):118-123. PMID:22591436
  • Kavvadia K, Lagouvardos P, ApostolopoulouD.Combined validity of DIAGNOdent™ and visual examination for in vitro detection of occlusal caries in primary molars. Lasers Med Sci 2012; 27:313-319 [Epub 2011 Jan 18]. PMID: 21243511
  • Agouropoulos A, Twetman S, Pandis N, Kavvadia K, Papagiannoulis L. Caries-preventive effectiveness of fluoride varnish as adjunct to oral health promotion and supervised tooth brushing in preschool children: a double-blind randomized controlled trial.  J Dent. 2014 Aug 12.  [Epub ahead of print] PMID:25123352
  • Petsi G, Gizani S, Twetman S, Kavvadia K. Cariogram caries risk profiles in adolescent orthodontic patients with and without some salivary variables. The Angle Orthodontist 2014; Sep;84(5):891-5. PMID: 24517506
  • Angelopoulou M,  Oulis C, Kavvadia K. School based oral health education program using experiential learning VS traditional lecturing in adolescents. J Dent Int Dent J. 2014 Aug 21.  [Epub ahead of print] PMID:25142752

Selected Publications in Greek  language (last 5 yrs)

  • Seremidi K, Kavvadia K. White spot lesions during orthodontic treatment. Development and quantification of the lesion. Pedodontia 2009; 23(4):155-163
  • Agouropoulos A, Gizani S,  Kavvadia K, Vierrou AM, Geki S, Papagiannouli  L. Caries prevalence and caries determinants of preschool children in a low socioeconomic area. Pedodontia2010; 24(2): 53-61.
  • Agouropoulos A, Papadopoulou R, Gizani S, Kavvadia K, Papagiannouli L. Caries risk assessment in preschool children with and without the use of salivary buffer capacity. Pedodontia 2010; 24(4): 165-171.
  • Reppa C, Taoufic K, Yfanti K, Kavvadia K. Neurofibromatosis type I, leukemia and hematopoietic stem cell transplant: dental management in a teenager.  Pedodontia 2011; 25(1):12-16.
  • Angelopoulou M, Reppa C, Panagopoulou O, Kavvadia K, Oulis C. Oral health status, knowledge, behavior and attitudes of 9 and 12 years old children in Kalamata, Greece.  Pedodontia 2012; 26(2):58-64.

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