Dr. Katerina Papathanasiou graduated from University of Athens Dental School in Greece. She received her Postgraduate Certificate in Operative Dentistry, Endodontics and Cariology from Aarhus University Royal Dental College in Denmark and then continued her postgraduate training in Advanced Education in Esthetic Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), where she also received her DMD. Dr. Papathanasiou has been a full-time faculty member at the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at TUSDM teaching Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral students and conducting research for many years.

Currently, Dr. Papathanasiou is Associate Professor and Director of the Advanced Education in Esthetic and Operative Dentistry in the Department of Prosthodontics at TUSDM. Since 2007 she has also served as a Visiting Lecturer for the Continuing Dental Education Programs at New York University College of Dentistry. She has conducted multiple research projects and has numerous publications in peer reviewed dental journals. She lectures and gives hands-on workshops nationally and internationally on Tooth Whitening and Esthetic Dentistry. She is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD) and the International Academy for Dental and Facial Esthetics (IADFE). She served as the Editor in Chief of the Greek dental journal “Esthetic Dentistry and Implantology,” and is also part of the Editorial Team of REALITY ESTHETICS (REALITY Publishing Company) and the Editorial Review Board of Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (JCD). Additionally, she is a member of the University Relations Committee of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Papathanasiou maintained, for many years, a private practice limited to Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry in Athens, Greece. Currently, she practices part-time in Boston, MA and Brookline, MA.

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