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Nikolaos Polychronakis

Assistant Professor


Phone: (+30) 210-746-1182
Email: nicpolis[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr

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

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Education / Qualifications

  • 1981: DDS (Doctor Dental Surgery), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 1992: Doctorate (Dr Dent), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 2005: Master of Science in Implant Dentistry, University of London, UK.

Academic and professional positions held

  • 1983-1985: Clinical Associate (unpaid) in Removable Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 1986-1993: Special postgraduate fellow paid by Ministry of Education in Greece.
  • 1993-1997: Clinical Associate (unpaid) in Removable Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 1997-1998: Adjunct Lecturer paid by Ministry of Education in Greece.
  • 1998-2000: Clinical Associate (unpaid) in Removable Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 2000-2001: Adjunct Lecturer paid by Ministry of Education in Greece.
  • 2001-2004: Clinical Associate (unpaid) in Removable Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 2005-2006: Clinical Associate (unpaid) in Removable Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 2007-2012 Lecturer in Removable Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 2012-2016: Assistant Professor in Removable Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 2016-today: Tenure Assistant Professor in Removable Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

 Academic and professional responsibilities

  • Participation in the working groups for the decision of the competences of graduate dentist, within the framework of updating the undergraduate curriculum.

Memberships

  • Member of Hellenic Dental Association.
  • Member of Society of Contemporary Dentistry.
  • Member of Hellenic Prosthodontic Society.
  • Member of Stomatological Society of Greece.
  • Member of Hellenic Society for Biomaterials.
  • Member of European Society for Biomaterials (ESB).

Research Theses - Books

  • “A clinical study of dimensional changes occurring in dentures during processing and in service”. Doctorate Thesis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1991.
  • Laboratory Manual for 4th and 5th 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 and 2015).
  • Clinical Atlas titled “Complete dentures”. Zissis A, Sotiriou M, Polychronakis N. Bonnisel publications, Athens, 2011.
  • “Preload in Dental Implant Transmucosal Abutment Retaining Screws”. Master of Science Thesis, University College London, 2005.

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • Polychronakis N., Koutsouri N., Douvitsas Ger., Anagnostou M. A comparative study between methods for the selection of anterior maxillary teeth. Balk J Stom, 2003; 7: 15-17.
  • Polychronakis N., Polyzois G., Lagouvardos P., Papadopoulos T. Effects of cleansing methods on 3-D surface roughness, gloss and color of a polyamide denture base material. Acta Odontol Scand. 2015; 73:353-63.
  • Polychronakis N., Yannikakis S., Zissis A. A clinical 5-year longitudinal study on the dimensional stability of complete maxillary dentures. Int J Prosthodont 2003; 16:78-81.
  • Polychronakis N., Sotiriou M., Zissis A. A modified method for rebasing implant-retained overdentures. Int J Prosthodont 2010; 23:152-154.
  • Yannikakis S., Polychronakis N., Zissis A. Temperature rise during intraoral polymerization of self-cured hard denture base liners. Eur. J. Prosthodont. Restor. Dent. 2010; 18:84-88.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Polychronakis N., Yannikakis S. Zissis A. The effect of repeated microwaving disinfection on the dimensional stability of acrylic dentures. Acta stomatol Croat. 2014; 48:279-284.

Areas of scientific interest

  • Microwaves in Removable Prosthodontics.
  • Pressure indication materials.
  • Polyamides in Removable Prosthodontics.

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