Who's involved: Phoebus Madianos
Phoebus Madianos is professor of periodontology in the School of Dentistry at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). He received his DDS degree from the same university and then his clinical certificate in graduate periodontics, and his PhD degree in oral microbiology from Gothenburg University (Sweden). After working as an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina (US), he returned to the University of Athens in 2003 and joined the department of periodontology. He is director of the university’s graduate programme in periodontology and of its osseointegrated implants’ unit.
He has published more than 60 scientific papers in international journals – in the fields of periodontal pathogenesis, periodontal medicine, and implantology – and has received more than 3,000 citations.
Prof Madianos has received international awards for his research activity, including the Hans-R. Mühlemann Research Prize from the Swiss Society of Periodontology (1997), the Anthony A. Rizzo Award from the International Association for Dental Research (2004), and the Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Periodontology (2006).
He is president of the Hellenic Society of Periodontology and a former president of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), which he now serves as chair of its scientific affairs committee.