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Anastassia Kossioni

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: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
  • 1990: Master of Science in Gerodontics, University of London, UK
  • 1994: Doctoral Degree (PhD), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
  • 1999: Postgraduate Certificate in “Open and Distance Learning”, Hellenic Open University. Greece
  • 1999-2000: Postdoctorate Fellowship in "Adult Education" at the Hellenic Open University, Greece

Academic and professional responsibilities

  • 2017-2023: Hon. Secretary of the European College of Gerodontology
  • 2020-2022: Director of the Section of Prosthodontics
  • 2019-2020: President of the European College of Gerodontology
  • 2018-2021: Member of the Academic Board of the European Geriatric Medicine Society
  • 2018-2022: Chair of the Internal Evaluation Committee at the Athens Dental School
  • 2017-today: Co-Chair of the Gerodontology Special Interest Group of the European Geriatric Medicine Society
  • 2017-today: Liaison of the NKUA dental school with the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE).
  • 2013-2018: Website Editor at the European College of Gerodontology.
  • 2013-today: Chair of the Education Committee at the European College of Gerodontology.
  • 2012- today: Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Dental Education
  • 2011-today: Member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • 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"
  • 2007-2011: Member of the Dental Library Committee
  • 2005-2006: Member of the Committee for Dental Postgraduate Education and Continuing Professional Development implemented by the Ministry of Health


  • 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. NKUA, 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

  • Chávez EM, Kossioni A, Fukai K. Policies Supporting Oral Health in Ageing Populations Are Needed Worldwide. Int Dent J 2022;72(4S):S27-S38
  • Ioannidou K, Kalyva D, Basdeki EI, Tranoulis I, Kossioni AE. Greek dental students' perceptions of treating older patients. Gerodontology 2022 Feb 21. doi: 10.1111/ger.12625
  • Bousiou A, Konstantopoulou K, Polychronopoulou A, Halazonetis DJ, Schimmel M, Kossioni AE. Sociomedical and oral factors affecting masticatory performance in an older population. Clin Oral Investig 2022; 6(4):3477-3486.
  • Bousiou A, Konstantopoulou K, Martimianaki G, Peppa E, Trichopoulou A, Polychronopoulou A, Halazonetis DJ, Schimmel M, Kossioni AE. Oral factors and adherence to Mediterranean diet in an older Greek population. Aging Clin Exp Res 2021 ;33(12):3237-3244
  • Konstantopoulou, K, Kossioni A, Karkazis H, Polyzois G. Implementation and evaluation of an oral health education programme for caregivers in nursing homes. Spec Care Dentist 2021 ;41(2):154-163.
  • Charadram N, Maniewicz S, Maggi S, Petrovic M, Kossioni A, Srinivasan M, et al. Development of a European consensus from dentists, dental hygienists and physicians on a standard for oral health care in care-dependent older people: An e-Delphi study. Gerodontology 2021 ;38(1):41-56
  • Kossioni AE, Ioannidou K, Kalyva D, Marchini L, Hartshorn J, Kaufman L, Smith B, Barlow PB. Translation and validation of the Greek version of an ageism scale for dental students (ASDS_Gr). Gerodontology 2019; 36: 251-257
  • Kossioni AE, Hajto-Bryk J, Janssens B, et al. Practical Guidelines for Physicians in Promoting Oral Health in Frail Older Adults. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2018;19(12):1039-1046.
  • Kossioni AE. The Association of Poor Oral Health Parameters with Malnutrition in Older Adults: A Review Considering the Potential Implications for Cognitive Impairment. Nutrients 2018; 10(11). pii: E1709. doi: 10.3390/nu10111709.
  • 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 2018 ;66(3):609-613..
  • Kossioni AE, Marchini L, Childs C. Dental participation in geriatric interprofessional education courses: A systematic review. Eur J Dent Educ 2018;22(3):e530-e541
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Oral health status of elderly hospitalised psychiatric patients. Gerodontology 2012;29(4):272-83
  • Kossioni A, Varela R, Ekonomu I, Lyrakos G and Dimoliatis IDK. Students’ perceptions of the educational environment in a Greek Dental School, as measured by DREEM. Eur J Dent Educ 2012; 16: e73-78.
  • 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

 Areas of current scientific interest

  • Gerodontology (Geriatric Dentistry)
  • Removable Prosthodontics
  • Dental Education

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