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Dimitrios Tziafas
Professor, Endodontics
D.Tziafas@euc.ac.cy
22559624
The School of Medicine
Department of Dentistry
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department
Diploma of Dentistry (DDS) 1977 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece School of Dentistry
Doctoral Degree Diploma in Endodontology (PhD) 1984 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece School of Dentistry
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2016 (March) 2019(Jan) Hamdan Bin Mohamed College of Dental Medicine, MBRU Dubai, UAE Professor of Endodontics, Master Degree Program in   Endodontics
2013 (Sept) 2016(Feb) European University College, DHCC Dubai, UAE Professor of Endodontics, Master Degree Program in   Endodontics
2004 20013(August) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki, Greece Professor in Endodontics, Head Department of Endodontology, Director of Master Degree Program in Endodontics
Publications
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2019 Characterization of Odontoblast-like Cell Phenotype and Reparative Dentin Formation In Vivo: A Comprehensive Literature Review Journal of Endodontics 45 241-249
2019 EDTA conditioning of circumpulpal dentine induces dentinogenic events in pulpotomized miniature swine teeth K. Kodonas,              C. Gogos ,                     C. Tziafa                         S. Papadimitriou International Endodontic Journal doi:10.1111/iej.13048
2018 Computational Modelling for Efficient Transdentinal Drug Delivery Passos , A. Mouza  S Paras Fluids 3 3390-97
2017 Dentine-pulp tissue engineering in miniature swine teeth by set calcium silicate containing bioactive molecules K. Kodonas,              C. Gogos ,                     C. Tziafa                         S. Papadimitriou Archives of Oral Biology 73 230–236
2016 Evaluation of monomer leaching from a resincement through dentin by a novel modelC C. Kerezoudi                   C. Gogos                          V. Samanidouc,                                 G. Palaghias Dental Materials 32 297-305
2000 Designing new treatment strategies in vital pulp therapy A.J. Smith                        H. Lesot Journal of Dentistry 28 77-92
2012 Experimental Formation of Dentin-like Structure in the Root Canal Implant Model Using Cryopreserved Swine Dental Pulp Progenitor Cells K. Kodonas                 C. Gogos, S. Papadimitriou K. Kouzi-Koliakou
Journal of  Endodontics 36
Journal of  Endodontics
38 913-919
2010 Differentiation Potential of Dental Papilla, Dental Pulp, and Apical Papilla Progenitor Cells K. Kodonas Journal of  Endodontics 36 781–789
2002 The dentinogenic effect of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) in short-term capping experiments O. Pantelidou A. Alvanou G. Belibasakis S. Papadimitriou International Endodontic Journal 35 245-254
2010 Transdentinal stimulation of tertiary dentine formation and intratubular mineralization by growth factors M. Kalyva,                  S. Papadimitriou International Endodontic Journal 43 382-392
Exhibitions
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2012-2015 EXCELLENCE (ARISTEIA) No 1904. “Designing and preclinical evaluation of a novel generation of dental materials  for bioactive molecule-based engineering and regeneration of the dentin-pulp complex”. European Union Brussels, and General Secretariat of Research & Technology Greece Role Scientific Manager
2005-2008 EPEAEK 2005 PYTHAGORAS 80843. Role Scientific Manager. “Development of biologically active treatment modalities in sites of endodontic tissue trauma”. Commission of the European Communities Brussels, and Ministry of Education in Greece. Role Scientific Manager
2003-2007 COST (B23) “Oral Facial Development and repair”. Commission of the European Communities Brussels Role line manager
2003-2005 EPEAEK 2003 Heraklitos 21475. “The role of TGFbeta 1 in transdentinal stimulation of tertiary dentinogenesis”. Commission of the European Communities Brussels and Ministry of Education in Greece. Role Scientific Manager
1999-2001 PENED 99 (ED95No643) “TGF-beta1 in Vital Pulp Therapy”. General Secreteriat of Research & Technology in Greece. Role Scientific Manager.
1996-2000 COST (B8) “Odontogenesis” . Role National Representative in Managment Committee. Commission of the European Communities Brussels Role line manager Chairperson of the 3rd Working group
1993-1998 PENED 91 (ED91No549) and . PENED 95 (ED95No636)  “Autoinduction of Dentinogenesis and induction of reparative dentinogenesis”. General Secreteriat of Research & Technology  Greece. Role Scientific Manager
1992-95 BIOMED 1 (Rf  PL 920419) “Toxicity of Root Canal Sealers”. Commission of the European Communities Brussels Role line manager
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
2003-2007 Commission of the European Communities Brussels (Direct XII) National Representative of Greece in the Management Committee. Coordinated research action on Oral Facial Development and repair
1996-2000 Commission of the European Communities Brussels (Direct XII) National Representative of Greece in the Management Committee. Coordinated research action on Odontogenesis
2004-2016 Research Committee of European Society of Endodontology (ESE) Member Research activities of ESE
2007-2010 Research Committee of AUTH Representative of Dental School at AUTH Research and ethics Committee
2000-2010 International Association for Dental Research-IADR /Continental European Division-CED Board member Dental research activities in European countries
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
2006-2008 President of IADR – Continental European Division IADR
2001 Guest Editor of the Journal Advances in Dental Research, Volume 15, 2001, entitled “Signalling Mechanisms in Dentin Development, Regeneration and Repair: from Bench to Clinic” IADR
2015 Excellence in Research in  School of Dentistry at AUTH AUTH
1999 Th. Kolourides Prize Procter & Gamble, Greece
2004 Th. Kolourides Prize Procter & Gamble, Greece
Research Prize in European Endodontic research European Endodontic Society
Other Achievements
Date Title Key Activities:
2007 Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 42nd IADR/CED meeting Pan-European Congress
2010-2013 IADR William J. Gies awards Award Committee
2014-2016 Institutional Research Board Research and Ethics Committee at European University College, DHCC, Dubai
2016-2019 Institutional Research Board Research and Ethics Committee at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai