Home[English] » Faculty and Staff » Dental faculty » Tsolakis Apostolos

Apostolos Tsolakis

Associate Professor

Phone: (+30) 210-746-1144
Email: atsolaki@dent.uoa.gr

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

Ελληνική Έκδοση English Version

Education / Qualifications

  • 1979, Doctor  of  Dental  Surgery, Aristotle  University  of  Thessaloniki, Greece                                      
  • 1981, Master  of  Science  in  Dentistry, Case  Western  Reserve  University,USA
  • 1981, Certificate  in  Clinical  Orthodontics, Case  Western  Reserve  University, USA                                                           
  • 1994, Didactor  Odondiatrikis   ( Ph.D.), University  of  Athens, Greece 

Academic and professional positions held

  • 2008, Assistant Professor, University of Athens, Greece 
  • 2018, Associate Professor, University of Athens, Greece 
  • 2005 , Visiting Associate Professor, St. Louis University, USA                          
  • 2002, Adjunct Associate Professor, CWRU, USA                                            

Academic and professional responsibilities

  • Advanced  Clinical  and  Research  Seminars  for  the  postgraduate   students  of  the  Orthodontic  Department  of  the  University  of  Athens. 1994  till  present.
  • Lectures  to  the  graduate  students  of  the  Orthodontic  Department  of  CWRU.  1998 till present.
  • Lectures  to  the  graduate  students  of  the  Orthodontic  Program of  Saint Louis   University. 2004 till present.

Research Grants and Contracts

  • Histomorphological and Histochemical changes in the alveolar and cortical jaw bone following orthodontic movement in diabetic rats. Primary  Researcher  A. Tsolakis  January 2009 – present.
  • Effects of local administration of cytokines RANKL, RANK and OPG and expression of mRNA for RANKL and OPG during experimental orthodontic tooth movement in rats. Primary  Researcher  A. Tsolakis  January 2006 – present.
  • Histochemical  changes  in  the jaw  bones  following  orthodontic  movement  in  ovariectomized  rats. Primary  Researcher  A. Tsolakis  January 2003 – 2005.
  • Alveolar  bone  changes  following  orthodontic  movement  in  ovariectomized  rats. Primary Researcher  A. Tsolakis  Sept  2000 – Dec  2002.
  • Body  development  and  skeletal  maturation  of  wistar  rats. Development  of  standard  data  for experimentation  with  menopause  and  aging related osteoporosis. Primary  Researcher  I. Dontas. Co-researcher  A.I.Tsolakis  Sept    1998 – Dec 2001.
  • Histologic  and  histochemical  study  of  the  effects  of  bilateral  and  unilateral  suprahyoid  myectomy  on  the rat’s  mandible. Primary  researcher A.I. Tsolakis  Sept 1998- June  1999. 
  • A  study  of  the  growth  of  the  rat  craniofacial  complex  following  experimental  resection  of  the  suprahyoid  musculature  and  mandibular  hyperpropulsion. Primary  Researcher  M.N. Spyropoulos. Co-researcher  A.I.Tsolakis  Sept  1996 – Dec 1997.


  • American  Association  of  Orthodontists
  • World  Federation  of  Orthodontists
  • European  Orthodontic  Society
  • Greek  Society  for  Orthodontic  and  Maxillofacial  Study  and  Research
  • Greek  Dental  Association
  • Greek  Cleft  Palate  Society
  • Thessalian  Stomatologic  Society, Greece
  • Dental  Society  of  Larissa, Greece
  • International  Society  of  Musculoskeletal  and  Neuronal  Interactions

Research Theses - Books

  • Thesis  for  the  Degree  Didactor  Odondiatrikis  (Ph.D.):  A  study  of  the  growth and  development  of  the  lower  jaw  following  experimental  condylectomy   and  experimental  protruded  mandibular   function  in  the  rat. University  of  Athens, March 1993.
  • Thesis   for   the   Degree   Master   of   Science  in  Dentistry:  Effects  of  posterior  mandibular  traction  in  the  rabbit. A cephalometric, histologic,  electromyographic study. C.W.R.U.  May  1981.
  • Monograph: Effects  of  osteoporosis  on  orthodontic  tooth  movement. A  study  of  experimental  ovariectomy  and  orthodontic  movement  in  rats. Monograph. Zandes Editions, Athens, 2002. (Greek)
  • Book Chapter: M.N. SPYROPOULOS, A.I. TSOLAKIS:  Mechanobiological perspectives of orthodontic tooth movement related to bone physiology. In: Enlow DH, Hans MG, editors. Essentials of Facial Growth. 2nd Edition Needham Press, Ann Arbor MI 2008.

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • Tsolakis AI,  Spyropoulos MN.An  appliance  designed  for  experimental mandibular  hyperpropulsion  in  rats. Eur. J. Orthodont. 1997 ; 19 : 1 – 7.  
  • Tsolakis AI, Spyropoulos MN,  Katsavrias E,  Alexandridis K.  Effects  of  altered  mandibular  function  on  mandibular  growth  after  condylectomy. Eur. J. Orthodont. 1997; 19: 9 – 19.
  • Spyropoulos MN, Tsolakis AI,  Katsavrias E, Alexandridis K.  Effects  of  experimental  unilateral  condylectomy  followed  by  altered  mandibular  function  on  the  maxilla  and  zygoma. Eur. J. Orthodont. 1997; 19 : 205 – 210.
  • Spyropoulos MN and Tsolakis AI. Altered  mandibular  function  and  prevention  of  skeletal  asymmetries  after  unilateral  condylectomy  in  rats. Eur. J. Orthodont. 1997 ; 19 : 211 – 218.
  • Spyropoulos MN and Tsolakis AI. Experimental  production of Class III malocclusion  in  rats. Bul  Orth. Soc. Yugoslavia  1999; 32: 5 – 11.
  • Spyropoulos MN, Tsolakis AI,  Alexandridis K, Katsavrias E, Donta I. Role  of  Suprahyoid  Musculature  on  rat  mandibular  morphology  and  growth  orientation. American  Journal  of  Orthodontics  and  Dentofacial Orthopedics 2002; 122: 392-400.  
  • Tsolakis AI, Chaldi I,  Makou M,  Lyritis GP, Spyropoulos MN,  Dontas IA.  Cortical bone response adjacent to applied light orthodontic forces in ovariectomized rats. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2008; 8:375-8.
  • Dontas IA,  Tsolakis AI,  Chaldi I,  Patra E,  Lyritis GP. Malocclusion in aging Wistar rats.J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2010; 49:22-6.
  • Tsolakis AI, Chaldi I, Bitsanis I,  Makou M,  Dontas IA. Distraction-like phenomena in maxillary bone due to application of orthodontic forces in ovariectomized rats.Indian J Dent Res. 2012; 23:501-5.
  • Lyros I,  Fora E,  Damaskos S,  Stanko P, Tsolakis AI.  An incidental finding on a diagnostic CBCT. Australian Orthodontic Journal. In Press (May 2014 isssue)

Areas of scientific interest

  • Mechanisms of mandibular growth
  • Biologic mechanisms of orthodontic tooth movement
  • Class III malocclusion
  • Impacted teeth

More content written by the author



Google Scholar