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Spyridon Vassilopoulos

Assistant Professor

Phone: (+30) 210-746-1149
Email: spvas[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr

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

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Education / Qualifications

  • 1995: D.D.S. (Grade: Very Good)
  • 2001: Certificate of Periodontics, Dental School, University of Athens, Greece, June 8 (Grade: Excellent)
  • 2001: Master of Science in Dentistry, Dental School, University of Athens, Greece, June 8 (Grade: Excellent)
  • 2008: Doctor of Dentistry Degree (Dr Dent), Dental School, University of Athens, Greece,  June 17 (Grade: Excellent)
  • 2009- 2010: Postdoctoral attendant at the Department of Periodontology, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Academic and professional positions held

  • 1998- today: Private practice limited to periodontics and implant treatment.
  • October 2001– May 2008: Research Fellow at the Department of Periodontics, Dental School, University of Athens, Greece
  • June 2008- June 2009: Teaching assistant  at the Department of Periodontics, Dental School, University of Athens, Greece
  • July 2009- December 2009: Teaching assistant in Periodontology Workshops I & III in DMD Program (2nd Year & 3rd Year), Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine. Boston, MA.
  • May 2010- July 2016 : Lecturer, Department of Periodontics, Dental School, University of Athens, Greece.
  • July 2016- today: Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, Dental School, University of Athens, Greece.

Academic and professional responsibilities

  • September 2016- today: Clinical Coordinator at the Postgraduate Perio-Clinic, Dental School, University of Athens, Greece.                                        
  • September 2016- today: Clinical Coordinator at the Osseointegrated Dental Implant unit, Dental School, University of Athens, Greece.                                  
  • 2015- today: ITI Fellow & registered speaker

Awards and Honours

  • 1993-1994 Prize of distinction- undergraduate program  (State Scholarship Foundation)
  • 2001 Prize of distinction- postgraduate program (State Scholarship Foundation)
  • 18.6.2011 J. Morita prize “Best Case Report”  «Guided bone regeneration following teeth extractions in the anterior maxilla of a 15 years old patient for future implant placement.». 23rd Congress of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry


  • European Federation of Periodontology (Junior Officer)
  • American Academy of Periodontology 
  • ITI International  Team for Implantology (Fellow)
  • Hellenic Society of Periodontology (Board member)
  • Hellenic Society of Odontostomatological Research

Research Theses - Books

  • Expression investigation between estrogen receptors Er-a and angiogenetic factors eNOS and CD105  in pyogenic granulomas of the human gingiva. An immunohistochemical study. Doctorate Degree Thesis, University of Athens, 2008
  • Vassilopoulos S, Madianos P, Vrotsos I. (2019). Surgical lengthening of the clinical crown. In  T Eliades, C Katsaros (Eds), The Ortho-Perio Patient (pp.268-294). Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc, Illinois

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • Pepelassi E, Vassilopoulos S, Poulios A, Sarris S. The application of the laterally positioned flap for root coverage in childhood. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2005; 3(suppl.): 13-18
  • Vassilopoulos S, Tosios K, Panis V, Vrotsos J. Endothelial cells of oral pyogenic granulomas express eNOS and CD105/endoglin. An immunohistochemical study. J Oral Pathol Med 2011;40:345-351
  • Vassilopoulos S, Madianos F. Classification and surgical approach of advanced cases in modern implant dentistry. Odontostomatological Progress  2012;66:212-235
  • Vassilopoulos S, Roussos N. Peri-implantitis: the disease is eventually well                 documented, the efficacy of current treatment is not. Europ J Dent Sc 2012;1:5-17
  • Panis V, Vassilopoulos S, Papaioannou W, Pani E. Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. A case report and critical review of the literature. Analecta Periodontologica 2015;24:79-88
  • Papaioannou W, Vassilopoulos S, Vrotsos I, Margaritis V, Panis V. A comparison of a new alcohol-free 0.2% chlorhexidine oral rinse to an established 0.2% chlorhexidine rinse with alcohol for the control of dental
  • plaque accumulation. Int J Oral Dent Hygiene 2015;14(4):272-277
  • Peponi E, Kotsani A, Vassilopoulos S. The therapy of periimplantitis. Odontostomatological Progress  2017;71:476- 485
  • Gkatzonis A. M., Vassilopoulos S. I., Karoussis I. K., Kaminari A., Madianos P. N., & Vrotsos I. A. A randomized controlled clinical trial on the effectiveness of three different mouthrinses (chlorhexidine with or without alcohol and C31G), adjunct to periodontal surgery, in early wound healing. Clinical Oral Investigations 2018;22(7):2581–2591 
  • Trikka D, Vassilopoulos S. Periodontal Regeneration with Enamel Matrix Derivative in the Management of Generalized Aggressive Periodontitis: A Case Report with 11-Year Follow-up and Literature Review. J Int Soc Prev Community Dent 2019;9(1):13-20
  • Vassilopoulos S, Bobetsis Y, Mastoris M, Pepelassi E, Karagianni K. Detection accuracy of bone defects depending on exposure settings of cone beam computed tomography. International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry (accepted for publication 20/2/2019)

Areas of scientific interest

  • Diet and Periodontal disease
  • Periodontal regeneration at post extraction sites
  • Impact of HAART treatment on periodontal status of HIV+ patients
  • Angiogenesis

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