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Panagiotis Panopoulos

Professor, Head of the Dept. of Endodontics


Phone: (+30) 210-746-1196
Email: ppanop[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr

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

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Education / Qualifications

  • DDS, Dental School, University of Athens (1979)
  • Odont. Dr., Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (1983)
  • Certificate of postgraduate studies in Endodontics, Karolinska  Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (1983)

Academic and professional positions

  • Professor, Department of Endodontics, Dental School, University of Athens (2016-present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, Dental School, University of Athens(2002- 2016) 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics, Dental School, University of Athens (1992-2002)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (1992)
  • Lecturer, Department of Endodontics, Dental School, University of Athens( 1985-1992)
  • Clinical instructor, Department of Endodontics, Karolinska Institute,Sweden(1980- 1983)    
  • Research Associate, Department of Endodontics, Columbia University, USA (1982)
  • Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology, Karolinska Institute, Sweden (1979-1983)

Academic and professional responsibilities

  • Chairman, Department of Endodontics, Dental School, University of Athens ( 2017- present )  
  • Member of the General Assembly of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) ( 1996-present)
  • Member of the  International Association of Endodontic Associations (IFEA), ( 1996-present) 
  • Member, Committee for Postgraduate Studies, Dental School, University of Athens  (2005-present)
  • Chairman, Department of Endodontics, Dental School, University of Athens( 2005-2012)  
  • Member of the General Assembly of the Dental School, University of Athens (2004-2012)
  • Chairman, ESE Working Group  for the recognition of the specialty of Endodontology in Europe (2007-    2011)
  • President of the 8th World Endodontic Congress of IFEA (2010)
  • Member of the Research Committee of the  European Society of Endodontology (1996-2003)
  • Co-ordinator ordinator and Chairman of the Scietific Committee of the  11th  Congress of the European Society   of Endodontology (2003)
  • Vice-president of the Hellenic society of Endodontics (1999-2005)

Research Grants and Contracts

  • In 1997, the research protocol “ Studies of pulp microcirculation on humans” received a research grant from the Research Committee of the University of Athens.
  • In 2004 the research protocol “ Study on the expression of oxidative stress and endoplasmic-reticulum stress proteins in the pulp and the dentine after exposure to caries, mechanical trauma and resinous monomers” received  a grant from the Secreteriat of Research and Technology.
  • In 2005 the research protocol “ Study of the apoptotic mechanisms in the pulp” received a grant from the Kapodistrias Programme of the University of Athens.

Awards and Honours

  • Scholarship from the  Swedish Institute for postgraduate studies in Sweden (1979-1982)
  • Research Prize of the European Society of Endodontology (1993) 

Memberships

  • European Society of Endodontology
  • Hellenic Endodontic Society
  • International Association for Dental Research
  • Pulp Biology Group of I.A.D.R.
  • Swedish Physiologic Society
  • Swedish Institute of Neurology
  • Hellenic Society for the Study of pain

Research Theses - Books

  • Panopoulos P.: Changes in the microcirculation of the pulp measured by Laser Doppler Flowmetry. Athens, 2000 
  • Panopoulos P.: Intradental sensory nerve responses to some factors affecting dentin and pulp. Stockholm, Sweden,1983

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • Krokidis A., Bonfanti C., Cerutti A., Barabanti N., Panopoulos P.: Rotary versus reciprocating shaping files in bacterial elimination from long oval canals. Aust Endod  J,    44: 240-244,  2018 
  • Krokidis A., Bonfanti C., Cerutti A., Barabanti N., Zinelis S., Panopoulos P.: Comparatve analysis of SAF, ProTaper Next and  Bt-Race in eliminating Enterococcus faecalis from long oval canals: An ex vivo study. Aust Endod  J, 43: 110-114, 2017 
  • Agrafioti A., Taraslia V., Chrepa V., Lymperi S., Panopoulos P., Anastasiadou E., Kontakiotis E.: Interaction of dental pulp stem cells with Biodentine and MTA after exposure to different environments.  J.Appl. Oral Sci , 24:481-486,  2016.
  • Tzanetakis GN, Azcarate-Peril MA, Zachaki S, Panopoulos P, Kontakiotis EG, Madianos PN, Divaris K. Comparison of Bacterial Community Composition of Primary and Persistent Endodontic Infections Using Pyrosequencing. J Endod. 41(8): 1226–1233, 2015 
  • E. Diamanti, S. Mathieu, C. Jeanneau, E. Kitraki, P. Panopoulos, G. Spyrou, I. Abοut. Endoplasmic-reticulum stress and mineralization inhibition mechanism by resinous monomers. Int Endod J, 46, 160–168, 2013.
  • Donta C, Kavvadia K, Panopoulos P, Douzgou S. Generalized pulp stones: report of a case with 6 years follow-up. Int Endod J. 44:976-82, 2011
  • Fragouli EP, Panopoulos P, Georgopoulou MK. Efficacy of inferior alveolar nerve block using 1.7ml of 4% articaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine in reversible and irreversible pulpitis. ENDO (Lond) 5:285-291, 2011
  • Serefoglou M., Sykaras S. and Panopoulos P.: Changes in intradental nerve excitability after pre-treatment of exposed dentin with sodium fluoride and sodium nitrate. Int Endod J , 31: 107, 1994
  • Panopoulos P: Factors influencing the occurrence of pain in carious teeth. Proc Finn Dent Soc 88:155-160, 1992
  • Panopoulos P, Palaghias G. and Olgart L.: The effect of some metal ions on the intradental sensory nerves in the cat. J Dent Res 63:37-40, 1984
  • Panopoulos P, Gazelius B. and Olgart L.: Responses of feline intradental sensory nerves to hyperosmotic stimulation of dentin. Acta Odont Scand 41:369-375, 1983
  • Panopoulos P., Mejare B. and Edwall L.: Effects of ammonia and organic acids on the intradental sensory nerve activity. Acta Odont Scand 41:209-215, 1983

Areas of scientific interest

  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Endodontic materials

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