Spyridon Silvestros

Spyridon Silvestros

DDS, PhD

Periodontologist, Tufts University ,Boston
Assistant Professor Dental School University of Athens

Education / Qualifications

  • 1983: DDS, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • 1991: Certificate in Periodontology, Tufts University , Boston, USA
  • 1998: PhD, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Academic and professional positions held

  • 1989-1991: Undergraduate teaching  and clinical assistant, Department of Periodontology, Tufts University, Boston, USA
  • 1991-1997: Undergraduate teaching assistant, Department of Periodontology, NKUA, Greece
  • 1993-1997: Clinical instructor, Department of Periodontology, NKUA, Greece
  • 1997-1998: Elected clinical instructor (407/80), Department of Periodontology, NKUA, Greece
  • 1998-2002: Clinical instructor, Department of Periodontology, NKUA, Greece
  • 2002-2006: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, NKUA
  • 2006-today: Tenured Assistant Professor, Dept. of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, NKUA
  • 2013-today: Supervisor at the Total Dental Care of Patients Clinic

Academic and professional responsibilities

  • 2000: Member of the Organizing Committee of the 20th Panhellenic Dental Congress
  • 2002-2003: Secretary of Hellenic Association for Osseointegration
  • 2006-2011: Coordinator of the Implant Clinic (Unit) of School of Dentistry, NKUA
  • 2006: Member of the Organizing Committee of the 26th Panhellenic Dental Congress
  • 2007-2011: Responsible of the Financial Committee of School of Dentistry, NKUA
  • 2011- 2014: Member of the Financial Committee of School of Dentistry, NKUA
  • 2008- today: Coordinator and teaching instructor of annual continuing education program for dental implants, which is consisting of 3 semester courses (about 20 educational days per each cycle)
  • 2011-today: Vice president of the Hellenic Association of Periodontists
  • 2013-today: Member of General Assembly of School of Dentistry
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the pharmaceutical company Pierre Fabre Medicament from 1st of July 2014
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 34th Hellenic Dental Congress

 Research Grants and Contracts

  • Epidemiological research in Army Navy in order to evaluate the level of knowledge of oral hygiene in population aged 10-19, the incidence of juvenile periodontitis and the incidence of acute necrotic periodontitis
  • Comparative results research with the similar past one (ten years ago) in order to evaluate the difference-improvement of knowledge level of oral hygiene in population aged 20-29
  • Evaluation of G31G to inflammation suspension in teeth with provisional restorations. Intertrade Dental S.A., 2000-2003
  • Assessment of the ability of the osteoblastic type MGG3 cells to adhere and proliferate on osseointegrated dental implants with different chemical and mechanical surface treatment”. Department of Experimental Physiology, School of Medicine and Deparment of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2005
  • “Evaluation of the effect of rhBMP-2,-3 and-7 on human periodontal ligament cells, osseous cells and cementoblasts”. “Th. Koulouridis” Annual research grant of Procter & Gamble Hellas Ltd. Company. 2005
  • Multicenter ten years study: immediate loading with fixed prostheses in lower jaw. Funded by Impladent-Defcon Implants. 2005
  • Osseointergated dental implants. Research grand “Kapodistrias” Hellenic Ministry of Education. 2006-2007
  • Multicenter study: immediate loading of implants in mandibulla. Funded  by Biomet 3I Inc with the amount of 100.000$
  • Detection of genetic basis of tooth agenesis in Greek child population and its possible correlation with predisposition expressions of colon cancer. Funded by Public Investments Program and EOX (Ministry of Development and Competiveness),  with the amount of 400.000 euro. 2009-2012
  • A prospective randomize controlled multicenter study of the use of short implants to obviate the need for sinus augmentation: an assessment of clinical outcomes and resource allocation. Funded  by Biomet 3I Inc 2009-today
  • Definitive immediate restorations versus non-occluding provisional restorations in partially edentulous patients. A pragmatic multicenter randomized clinical trial.” BIOMET 3i, 2013-2015

 Awards and Honours

  • 1st awarded for best scientific paper published in Hellenic Dental Journal, 2005
  • 2005-2006: “Th. Koulouridis” Award and Annual Grant of Procter & Gamble Hellas Ltd. Company
  • 1st awarded for best presentation in European Prosthodontic Congress, 2007
  • 1st awarded for best research study in 15th Bass Congress, 2010

Memberships

  • American Dental Society of Europe
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Hellenic Tufts Alumni Club
  • Hellenic Society of Odontostomatological Research
  • Hellenic Society of Periodontology
  • Hellenic Prosthodontic  Society
  • Hellenic Society of Paediatric Dentistry
  • Hellenic Association for Osseointegration
  • International College of Dentists
  • European Association for Osseointegration
  • Hellenic Society of Oral  Application Laser-Hesola
  • Hellenic Association of Contemporary Dentist

Research Theses - Books

  • Silvestros S. (1998). Effectiveness of root coverage technique by using subepithelial connective tissue graft: A surface analysis study. Ph.D thesis, School of Dentistry, NKUA
  • Silvestros S. (2010). DNA microarray analysis of the osteoblastic gene expression alterations in human osteoblast like cells upon culture on titanium implants with different mechanical and chemical surface properties. An in vitro study. Research Monograph

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • Zavras A, Vrahopoulos T, Souliotis K, Silvestros S, Vrotsos J. Advances in oral health knowledge of Greek Navy recruits and their socioeconomic determinants. BMC Oral Health, 2002;2
  • Manakou A, Kavvadia A, Silvestros S, Angelopoulou E. Subgingival foreign body embedment in a reschool child: management with three and a half years follow-up. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 2004, 5:46-49
  • Mamalis A, Xenoudi P, Griffin T, Silvestros S. Implant therapy in a periodontally compromised patient. The Summer’s modified osteotome technique. Hellenic Dental Journal, 2005;15:37-44
  • Silvestros S, Mamalis A, Sklavounou A, Tzerbos F, Rontogianni D. Eosinophilic granuloma masquerading an aggressive periodontitis. Journal of Periodontology, 2006;16:37-42
  • Xenoudi P, Mamalis A, Silvestros S. Subepithelial connective tissue grafting procedure in a localized, plaque-induced ulcerative gingival recession. A case report. The Compendium, 2006;27(5):296-300
  • Tsioufis C, Thomopoulos C, Soldatos N, Sirseloudis D, Kassiakogias A, Silvestros S, Stefanadi E, Mostratou E, Stefanadis S. The conjoint detrimental effect of chronic periodontal disease and systemic inflammation on endothelial dysfunction in untreated hypertensive subjects. Atherosclerosis, 2010;208(1):258-263
  • Mamalis A, Silvestros S. Analysis of osteoblastic gene expression in the early human mesenchymal cell response to a chemically modified implant surface. An in vitro study. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 2011;22(5):530-7
  • Georgiou E, Soldatos N, Silvestros S. Dentin treatment hypersensitivity treatment with the use of CO2 laser. Case report. Stomatologia,  2011; 68(1):35-41
  • Soldatos N, Georgiou E, Mamalis A, Silvestros S. (Alloderm ®). Litterature review and case reports display. Stoma, 2012;40(2):125-134
  • A. Mamalis S. Silvestros Modified Titanium Surfaces Alter Osteogenic Differentiation: A Comparative Microarray-Based Analysis of Human Mesenchymal Cell Response to Commercial Titanium Surfaces. Journal of Oral Implantology: October 2013, Vol. 39, No. 5, pp. 591-601 (2013)
  • M. Chatzinicola, P. Kamposiora, G Papavasileiou, S. Silvestros. Removable partial Dentures and Periodondium. Odontostomatological Progress, 2013, 67 (2), 274-284.
  • D. Kolovos, D. Moldovani, T. Lamprinaki, G Papavasileiou, S. Silvestros. Clinical Crown Lengthening in the aesthetic zone. It has been acceptable for publication in Odontostomatological Progress

Areas of scientific interest

  • Clinical implantology
  • Plastic periodontal surgery
  • Sinus lift elevation