Dr. Athanasios E. Athanasiou is Acting Dean, Professor and Director of Orthodontics at the Hamdan Bin Mohammad College of Dental Medicine, Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Professor of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
He was President of the World Federation of Orthodontists, President of the European Federation of Orthodontics, Dean of the Dental School and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
He received his Dental Degree and Ph.D. from the University of Athens, Greece in 1979 and 1991, respectively, and his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry in 1985 from Temple University, USA.
He serves as referee in many scientific journals including the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle Orthodontist, European Journal of Orthodontics, Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, and Journal of Orthodontics.
He has published more than 160 scientific articles and chapters, has edited 3 textbooks, has supervised 55 Ph.D. and Master’s dissertations, and has presented more than 400 lectures, papers and seminars in 46 countries.
He has received the Edward Cherkas Memorial Award by Temple University, the Zendium Prize by Aarhus University, the Louise Ada Jarabak Memorial Award by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, and the 2012 Best Scientific Paper of the European Federation of Orthodontics.
Professor Athanasiou maintains in Athens, Greece, a private practice limited to orthodontics.