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Aikaterini Kavvadia
Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
PhD 1994 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Dentistry Stannous fluoride effect on the ultrastructure of oral streptococci
MDent Sc Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry 1989 1988 UConn Health Center, USA Oral Biology Pediatric Dentistry SnF2 effect on growth and viability of selected oral bacteria
DDS 1983 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Dentistry
Graduate Certificate in Health Professionals Education 2021 U Of Louisville, KY, USA College of Education
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2019 2021 U  of  Louisville KY,USA Postgraduate Program Director
2017 2019 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece Chair & Post Graduate Program Director
2014 2017 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece Tenured Faculty
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2021 Oral hygiene and periodontal condition of 12- and 15-year-old Greek adolescents. Socio-behavioural risk indicators, self- rated oral health and changes in 10 years. Diamanti I, Berdouses ED, Kavvadia K, Arapostathis KN, Polychronopoulou A, Oulis CJ Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2021 Jun; 22(2): 98-106
2021             Genetic Taste Sensitivity and Dental Caries in Children and Adolescents: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Alkuhl H, Morgan R, Koletsi D, Kavvadia K. Int J Paediatr Dent. Epub ahead of print
2021 Caries risk assessment with the “Bangkok checklist” in preschool children. A prospective cohort study Agouropoulos, A., Birpou, E., Twetman, S. and Kavvadia, K Int J Paediatr Dent. Epub ahead of print
2021 Dental late effects of antineoplastic treatment on childhood cancer survivors: radiographic findings. Seremidi, K., Kavvadia, K., Kattamis, A. and Polychronopoulou, A. Int J Paediatr Dent 2021 Mar 24.12792 Epub ahead of print
2021        In vivo validation of Diagnodent and Vista proof devices vs ICDAS clinical criteria on incipient carious lesions in adults. Achilleos E, Rahiotis C, Kavvadia K, Vougiouklakis G Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther 102252
2019 Validation of Three Caries Risk Assessment Tools for Preschool Children From Areas with High Caries Prevalence. Agouropoulos A, Birpou E, Twetman S, Kavvadia K. Pediatr Dent 41(5) 391-399
2018 The effect of resin infiltration on proximal caries lesions in primary and permanent teeth. A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials. Chatzimarkou S, Koletsi D, Kavvadia K. J Dent 77 8-17
2015 Comparative clinical study testing the effectiveness of school based oral health education using Experiential Learning or Traditional Lecturing in 10 year-old children. Angelopoulou M,  Kavvadia K, Taoufik K,  Oulis C BMC Oral Health 15(1) 51
2014 Caries-preventive effectiveness of fluoride varnish as adjunct to oral health promotion and supervised tooth brushing in preschool children: a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Agouropoulos A, Twetman S, Pandis N, Kavvadia K, Papagiannoulis L. J Dent 84(5) 891-895
2012 Comparative in vitro validation of Vista Proof and DIAGNOdent Pen for occlusal caries detection in permanent teeth. Seremidi K, Lagouvardos P, Kavvadia K Oper Dent 37(3) 234-245
Date Topic International / Local Location* Role in Exhibition
2021 Protocols for   Prevention and management of WSLs before, during and after orthodontic tx  International Virtual,  University of Birmingham, Alabama, Orthodontics Invited Speaker
2021 Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of WSL in Orthodontic patients. International Virtual,  University of Birmingham, Alabama, Orthodontics Invited Speaker
2021 Childhood cancer survivors tooth developmental considerations. Local Virtual Pediatric Dentistry Dental School, Aristotle University Invited Speaker
2021 Fluoride and Caries: An update around the Globe. International Virtual International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. Invited Speaker
2020 Caries pattern and oral hygiene in children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. International Virtual 15th Congress of the EAPD, Virtual July 2020. Co author
2019 Correlation of dental clinical and radiographic findings with medical parameters in children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta: a case series International 27th IAPD Congress , Cancun- Mexico Poster presentation
2019 Healthy Smile, Happy Child”: An oral health promotion program for preschool children. International 27th IAPD Congress , Cancun- Mexico Co author
2018 Caries Risk Assessment Methods in Preschool Children from High Caries Risk Areas. International IAPD Global Summit on Early Childhood Caries, Bangkok, Thailand Poster Presenter
2018 Can alteration of Cariogram risk categories cut-off points improve caries prediction in preschool children? International IAPD Global Summit on Early Childhood Caries, Bangkok, Thailand Co author
2018 Development of the Greek Oral Health Literacy Measurement Instrument: GROHL. International 14th EAPD Congress, Lugano 2018 Co author
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2019 Correlation of Calculus Formation between Children and Their Parents”.    U of L An award of $3,600 Co investigator
2008 A comparative study of WSL detection in orthodontic patients with DIAGNOdent and Vista Proof 2000 Euros Principle investigator
2007 Distribution of selected bacteria in five different intra oral habitats in young children. 2,000 Euros Co investigator
2006 Caries detection with a Laser fluorescence device. 2,000 Euros Principle investigator
2003 Surface characterization of modern resin composites. 2,000 Euros Co investigator,
2000 ECC and effect on growth, in Greek children. 2,000 Euros Principle investigator
2009-2011 A comparative study on school based oral health education with experiential learning vs traditional lecturing, in 9 and 12 year old students in Greece". Greek Dental Association, funding of 80,000 Euros Co investigator scientific coordinator
2012-2015 National Pathfinder survey in Greece, on oral health in 5, 12, and 15 years old students". NSRF (National Strategic Reference Framework) 300,000 Euros Co Investigator - scientific coordinator
2006-2010 Caries prevalence for 3-5 years old Greek children Caries risk assessment and preventive program implementation for the 2 to 4 years old high caries risk children Effectiveness of the two years preventive program for the high caries risk" Live.Learn.Laugh FDI Unilever, funding of 30,000 Euros Co investigator
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
2019-present IAPD Member of Science Committee Consensus recommendation  Guidelines
2014-2018 EAPD Education Committee Chair Accreditation of European Pediatric Dentistry Programs
2009-2015 Hellenic Society of Pediatric Dentistry Editor Hellenic J of Pediatric Dentistry
2002-2019 NKUA Research mentoring for 11 MS students and 4 PhD Main Advisor
2015-2019 NKUA Erasmus Co-ordinator (European exchange students program) of the UOA Dental School Co Ordinator for UoA dental school
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
2019 Bright Smiles Bright Futures Award,  Co author International Association Pediatric Dentistry IAPD
2018 Research Travel Award,  14th EAPD Congress European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
2017-19 Member Hellenic National Committee on Health Greek Government
2019 Dental Hygiene Program Advisory  Committee, member U of Louisville
2019 External Evaluator, for the promotion for J Tahmassebi University of Leeds UK
2018 University of Zurich, Switzerland  and Helsinki Dental Institute,.  Accreditation of Postgraduate Pediatric Dentistry, Chair of the Committee European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
2000-present Reviewer for more than 14 Scientific Journals
2011 Bright Smiles Bright Futures Award,  Co author IAPD
2007 Bright Smiles Bright Futures Award,  Co author IAPD
2005 Bengt Magnuson Award IAPD
Other Achievements
Date Title Key Activities:
2021-present EUC Dentistry Program Coordinator Co ordinate Curriculum and program or EUC Dentistry Department, prepare and submit accreditations for Dentistry
2014-present Diplomate American Board Pediatric Dentistry
2020 Chief of Dental  Services, Norton’s Children Hospital Chief of Dental cases in the Operating Room and Dental Emergency Department
2017-19 Head and Program Director,  Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, UOA, Greece National and Kapodostrian University of Athens
2019-20 Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program Director, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, Division  of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Louisville, School of  Dentistry, KY,  USA
2013-14 Program Director, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, European University College Dubai, UAE
Site visitor for the Accreditation of European Pediatric Dentistry programs by EAPD Visited and audited the post graduate programs ACTA, Barts & Royal London, U of Ghent, Helsinki, Zurich
2012-18 Scientific coordinator, National Epidemiological survey for 5, 12 and 15 years old children, in Greece. Hellenic Greek Dental Association
2010-12 Scientific coordinator, National Survey on Experiential learning in school based oral health education Hellenic Greek Dental Association
2000-09 Director, Extramural UOA dental clinic in Sikiarideio Special Needs School, Melissia, Greece Operation of this extramural dental office for Special Needs patients under the University of Athens