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Anastassia Kossioni

Associate Professor in Gerodontology

Phone: (+30) 210-746-1212
Email: akossion[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr
Web: http://www.gerodontology.gr

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

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Education / Qualifications

  • 1987: DDS, University of Athens
  • 1990: Master of Science in Gerodontics, University of London, UK
  • 1994: Dr Dent, University of Athens
  • 1999: Postgraduate Certificate in “Open and Distance Learning”, Hellenic Open University
  • 1999-2000: Postdoctorate Fellowship in Continuing Dental Education and Distance Learning at the Hellenic Open University

Academic and professional positions held

  • 2015-today: Associate Professor in Gerodontology, Athens Dental School
  • 2008-2015: Assistant Professor in Removable Prosthodontics, Athens Dental School
  • 2003-2008: Lecturer in Removable Prosthodontics, Athens Dental School
  • 2000-2003: Tutor in the postgraduate module: "Adult Education", Hellenic Open University, Patras
  • 1998-2001: Advisor in Open and Distance Learning - Development of open and distance learning educational material, Hellenic Open University, Patras
  • 1996-1998: Research Associate in Removable Prosthodontics, Athens Dental School
  • 1991-1996: Clinical Associate in Removable Prosthodontics, Athens Dental School

Academic and professional responsibilities

  • 2018-2022: Member of the Academic Board of the European Geriatric Medicine Society
  • 2018-today: Head of the Internal Evaluation Committee at the Athens Dental School
  • 2017-today: Leader of the Gerodontology group at the European Geriatric Medicine Society
  • 2017-2020: Honorary Secretary at the European College of Gerodontology
  • 2013-: Website Editor and Head of the Education Committee at the European College of Gerodontology.
  • 2012- today: Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Dental Education
  • 2012-today: Member of the Committee for the development of a competency-based curriculum at the Athens Dental School
  • 2011-2013:Councilor at the Board of the European College of Gerodontology
  • 2011-2017: Member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • 2010-2012: Member elect of the Board of the Athens Dental School Faculties
  • 2010-2011: Member of the Committee of International and European Affairs of the Hellenic Dental Association
  • 2009-2011: Member of the Dental Website Reconstruction Committee
  • 2008-2017: Member of the Scientific Committee of the Athens Dental Association
  • 2008-2017: Member of the Dental School Internal Evaluation Committee
  • 2007-today: Scientific Editorial Advisor at the "Hellenic Hospital Dentistry"
  • 2007-today: Member of the Editorial Board of the "Hellenic Stomatological Review"
  • 2007-2011: Member of the Dental Library Committee
  • 2006, 2007, 2010: Member of the Organising Committees of the 26th, 27th and 30th National Dental Conferences
  • 2005-2006:Member of the Continuing Dental Education Committee
  • 2004-2005: Member of the Organising Committee of the 31st ADEE Conference


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


Research Theses

  • Kossioni AE. Oral health status in older hospitalised patients with mental disorders. University of Athens, 2012
  • Kossioni AE. The design of a continuing professional development course in Geriatric Dentistry. Postdoctorate Thesis, Hellenic Open University, 2001
  • Kossioni AE. The effect of gender, age and denture wearing on the masseter myotatic reflex and the silent period. Electromyographic study. Doctorate Thesis, University of Athens, 1994
  • Kossioni AE. The effect of ageing on digastric motor responses to the abrupt unloading of tension in mandibular elevator muscles. MSc Thesis, University of London, 1990

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • Kossioni AE, Hajto-Bryk J, Maggi S, et al. An Expert Opinion from the European College of Gerodontology and the European Geriatric Medicine Society: European Policy Recommendations on Oral Health in Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2017.Doi: 10.1111/jgs.15191.
  • Kossioni A, McKenna G, Müller F, Schimmel M, Vanobbergen J. Higher education in Gerodontology in European Universities. BMC Oral Health 2017 Mar;17:71.
  • Gkavela G, A. Kossioni Α, Lyrakos Γ, et al. Translation and preliminary validation of the Greek version of the Xerostomia Inventory in older people European Geriatric Medicine 2015; 6(3):237-240.
  • Gkavela G, Kossioni A, Lyrakos G, et al. 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 2015; 6(3):245-250
  • Petraki V, Thomopoulos P, Kossioni AE. Factors affecting recent dental services utilization by an urban older population in Athens. Stomatology Edu Journal 2013; 1: 48-51
  • Kossioni AE, Lyrakos G, Ntinalexi I, et al. The development and validation of a questionnaire to measure the clinical learning environment for undergraduate dental students (DECLEI). Eur J Dent Educ 2014; 18: 71-9
  • Kossioni AE. Current status and trends in oral health in community dwelling older adults: a global perspective. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2013;11(4):331-40.
  • Kossioni A, Kavadella A, Tzoutzas J, et al. The development of an exemplar e-module for the continuing professional development of European dentists. Eur J Dent Educ 2013; 17 (Suppl 1):38-44.
  • Kavadella A, Kossioni A, Tsiklakis K, et a. Recommendations for the development of e-modules for the continuing professional development (CPD) of European dentists. Eur J Dent Educ 2013; 17 (Suppl 1): 45-54.
  • Kossioni AE, Kossionis GE, Polychronopoulou A. Self-reported oral complaints in older mentally ill patients. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2013; 13:358-369..
  • Kossioni AE, Kossionis GE, Polychronopoulou A. Oral health status of elderly hospitalised psychiatric patients. Gerodontology 2012;29(4):272-83
  • Kossioni AE. Is Europe prepared to meet the oral health needs of older people? Gerodontology 2012; 29:e1230-e40.
  • Kossioni A. The prevalence of denture stomatitis and its predisposing conditions in an older Greek population. Gerodontology 2011; 28: 85-90
  • Kossioni A and Bellou O. Eating habits in older people in Greece: The role of age, dental status and chewing difficulties. Archs Gerontol Geriatr 2011; 52: 197-201.
  • Kossioni A, Vanobbergen J, Newton J, et al. European College of Gerodontology: Undergraduate curriculum guidelines in Gerodontology. Gerodontology 2009; 26: 165-171
  • Kossioni A, Dontas A. The stomatognathic system in the elderly. Useful information for the medical practitioner. Clin Intervent Aging 2007;2: 591-7
  • Kossioni AE, Karkazis HC. Socio-medical condition and oral functional status in an older institutionalised population. Gerodontology 1999; 16: 21-28.
  • Kossioni AE, Karkazis HC. Jaw reflexes in healthy old people. Age and Ageing 1998;27:689 695.
  • Karkazis HC, Kossioni AE. Oral Health status, treatment needs and demands of an elderly institutionalised population in Athens. Eur J Prosthodont Rest Dent 1993; 1:157-163.

 Areas of current scientific interest

  • Gerodontology (Geriatric Dentistry)
  • Dental Continuing Professional Development
  • Dental Education
  • Distance and e-learning

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