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Michail-Gerasimos Tzakis

Associate Professor


Τηλ: 210-746-1321
Email: mtzakis[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr

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

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Education / Qualifications

  • 1976: Graduated from Dental School, DDS (Doctor Dental Surgery)National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 1987: Doctoral Thesis (Dr Dent) Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 1992: Doctoral Thesis (Ph D) Dental School, University of Göteborg, Sweden

Academic and professional positions held

  • 1978-1988: Clinical and laboratory Associate (unsalaried) Dpt of  Prosthodontics, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 1885-1986: Department of Stomatognathic Physiology, postgraduate student, Dental School, University of Göteborg, Sweden
  • 1986- 1992: Department of Prosthodontics, Research Fellow, Dental School, University of Göteborg, Sweden
  • 1988-1992:Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 1992-2001: Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2001- 2002: Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2001-present: Associate Professor, Orofacial Pain Clinic, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Academic and professional responsibilities

  • 1978-1988: Assistant (without any salary), Department of Prosthodontics, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Participated in all the activities of the department, including teaching students in the laboratories and the clinics of the department, taking care of patients e.t.c.
  • 1988 - present: Undergraduate and postgraduate lectures, seminars and supervision of groups of students in the laboratories and the clinics of Fixed Prosthodontics  and in the laboratories and the clinics of the Clinic of Stomatognathic physiology and Occlusion (former clinic of Orofacial pain).  Furthermore, supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in preparing and completing research tasks to present papers, master and doctoral thesis, and in presenting graduate seminars to Dentists and graduate students, monitoring dissertations doctoral candidates, administrative tasks, both undergraduate and graduate exams,  etc.
  • 2000 - present: I have the responsibility of teaching, the one semester course of Dental Occlusion, to the postgraduate students of the Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 2013 - present: Chairman, Orofacial pain Clinic , Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,

Memberships

  • Editorial Board Member in the journals "Contemporary Dentist" and "Stomatologia" for many years.
  • Reviewer of research papers in scientific journals: "Hellinika Stomatologica Chronica", "Contemporary Dentist" and "Stomatologia"
  • President of  the Scientific Committee of the Piraeus Dental Association since 2012.
  •  Full  Member  since 1980 and President, since 2006, of the Hellenic Prosthodontic Society.
  • Founding member and Vice President of the Hellenic Society of Orofacial Pain since 2012.
  • Full  Member of the Society of Oral Physiology since 1992.
  • Full  Member of European Prosthodontic Association since 2000.
  • Former full member of the American Equilibration Society (until 2004)

Research Theses - Books

  • Tzakis M: Masticatory function in man. Clinical and Experimental studies on effects of Fatigue and training. 1992 Thesis, University of Goteborg.
  • Tzakis M: Stomatognathic Physiology and Occusion (1st Edition 2013 in Greek), 215 pages

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • M G Tzakis, L Dahlström, T Haraldson.Evaluation of masticatory function before and after treatment in patients with craniomandibular disorders. Journal of craniomandibular disorders : facial & oral pain. 02/1992; 6(4):267-71.
  • Tzakis-MG; Kiliaridis-S; Carlsson-GE: Effect of a fatigue test and chewing training on masticatory muscles. J-Oral-Rehabil. 1994 Jan; 21(1): 33-45 Göteborg
  • S Kiliaridis, M G Tzakis, G E Carlsson Effects of fatigue and chewing training on maximal bite force and endurance. American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. 05/1995; 107(4):372-8.
  • M G Tzakis, T Osterberg, G E Carlsson:A study of some masticatory functions in 90-year old subjects.
  • Panayiota Hatzi, Michail Tzakis, George Eliades: Setting characteristics of vinyl-polysiloxane interocclusal recording materials. Dental materials, 05/2012; 28(7):783-91.

Areas of scientific interest

  • Bite Force measurements and Endurance tests of the masticatory system
  • Masticatory Efficiency
  • Clinical and Elecromyographic studies of Masticatory Function
  • Masticatory Exercises
  • Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome
  • Headache – Craniomandibular Disorders

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