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Sotiriou Michalis

Associate Professor


Phone: (+30) 210-746-1184
Email: msotiriou[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr

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

Ελληνική Έκδοση English Version
  • Professional Education & Training

  • 1979: Degree from the Dentistry School of the University of Athens.
  • 1989: Ph.D. from the University of Athens.
  • 1992: MSc in Prosthetic Dentistry, University of London, UK.
  • 1993: Certificate in Advanced Training Programme in Implantology, Eastman Dental Hospital, University of London, UK.
  • 1993: Training course on the Branemark System, Eastman Dental Hospital.                        

Professional Academic Experience

  • 1979-1981 Unpaid Physician Associate (Removable Prosthodontics).
  • 1981-1991 Scientific Associate (Removable Prosthodontics).
  • 1991-1997 Lecturer (Removable Prosthodontics).
  • 1997-2017 Assistant Professor (Removable Prosthodontics).
  • 2017 - date Associate Professor (Removable Prosthodontics).


Greek Prosthodontic Society.

  • British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry (BSSPD).
  • European Prosthodontic Association.

Organisational & Administrative Experience

  • Member of the Examination Board recognizing degrees acquired at international universities Hellenic NARIC [DIKATSA and DOATAP]

Research Theses and Books

  • ‘Study of the changes in dimensions of complete dentures bases during their normal finishing and polishing’, by M. Sotiriou, Doctoral Thesis, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA), Athens, 1988.
  • ‘An in vitro investigation into the Brånemark and IMZ implant systems’, by M. Sotiriou, Submitted in partial fulfillment of the Requirements of the Degree of Master of Science at the Faculty of Medicine, University of London, 1992
  • Laboratory Manual for 4th, 5 and 6 th  Semester Undergraduate Students titled “Removable Prosthodontics I-Laboratory exercises”. Zissis A, Sotiriou M, Polychronakis N., National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Publications, Athens, 2009. (Reviewed and reprinted in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 , 2017, 2018).
  • Complete Dentures – Clinical Atlas. A. Zissis, N. Polychronakis, M. Sotiriou, Bonisel Publications, Athens, 2011.
  • Soft and Hard Liners in  Removable Prosthodontics. Clinical Applications. A. Zissis, M. Sotiriou, N. Polychronakis, Bonisel Publications, Athens , 2016.

Selected Publications in scientific Journals

  • Sotiriou M., Hobkirk J. A. An in vitro investigation of seating and removal forces associated with recording impressions in dentate patients. J Prosthet Dent 1995; 74: 455-462.
  • M. Sotiriou, N. Polychronakis, D. Vlissidis. Comparative study of dimensional changes of individual study trays made with photopolymerised resins . Odontostomatological Progress 1995, 49(5): 305-312.
  • N. Polychronakis, M. Sotiriou, A. Zissis. Clinical study of the relationship between the neutral  zone and the alveolar ridge. Stomatology 2010; 67:19-26.
  • N. Polychronakis, A. Zissis, M. Sotiriou. The problem of flabby  alveolar ridges when taking impressions of complete dentures. Stomatology 2010; 67:171-176.
  • Polychronakis N., Sotiriou M., Zissis A. A modified method for rebasing implant-retained overdentures. Int J Prosthodont 2010; 23:152-154.
  • Polychronakis N., Sotiriou M., Zissis A. A survey of removable partial denture casts and major connector designs found in commercial laboratories, Athens, Greece. J Prosthodont 2013; 22:245-249.
  • M. Sotiriou, N. Polychronakis, Fr. Frangiskos, E. Stavrou. Clinical management of  Epulis fissuratum [fibrous hyperplasia] due to dentures. Case presentation and Literature Review. Hellenic  Stomatological Chronicles 2013; 57: 19-26.
  • Polychronakis N., Sotiriou M., Zissis A. A survey of removable partial denture (RPD) retentive elements in relation to type of edentulism and abutment teeth in commercial laboratories in Athens. Acta stomatol Croat. 2014; 48:199-207.

Current Scientific Fields of Interest

  • Neutral Zone.
  • Partial denture design.
  • Overdentures