Athanasios E. Athanasiou
Professor & President
World Federation of Orthodontists & Dubai School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Athanasios E. Athanasiou is Professor and Director of Orthodontics at the Dubai School of Dental Medicine, United Arab Emirates and Professor of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He was President, Vice-President and Executive Committee Member of the World Federation of Orthodontists; President and Secretary-General of the European Federation of Orthodontics; President of the Greek Orthodontic Society; Dean and Vice-Dean of the School of Dentistry and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He was also President of the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center of the Greek Ministry of Education. 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 Dental Sciences in 1985 from Temple University, USA. Dr. Athanasiou served as Associate Professor and Coordinator of Postgraduate Orthodontic Education at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is Honorary Member of the British Orthodontic Society, Cyprus Orthodontic Society, Lebanese Orthodontic Society and South African Orthodontic Society; Honorary President of the Greek Orthodontic Society and Honorary Editor of the Hellenic Orthodontic Review. He serves as referee in many scientific journals including the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle Orthodontist, European Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of the American Dental Association, European Journal of Oral Sciences, and International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Professor Athanasiou has served as external examiner or referee at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong, the King Abdulaziz University, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Pretoria, the University of Limpopo, the Arab American University, and the Council for the Order of Australia. He chaired the Task Force of the World Federation of Orthodontists on Guidelines for Postgraduate Orthodontic Education. He has published more than 150 scientific articles, chapters and books, has supervised more than 50 Ph.D. and Master’s dissertations, and has presented more than 390 lectures, papers and seminars in 46 countries. He has received many distinctions and awards including 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.