Konstantinos Michalakis, DDS, CAGS, MSc, MSc, PhD, FACP
Professor and Chair
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials

PhD, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
DDS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
MSc, University of Oxford
MSc, Univ of Strathclyde
CAGS, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Konstantinos Michalakis graduated from the School of Dentistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Soon after he began his 3-year residency in Prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He also holds a PhD in Dental Materials/Biomaterials from the Department of Prosthodontics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an MSc degree in Applied Biomechanics from the Department of Bioengineering of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, an MSc in Experimental and Translational Therapeutics from the Department of Oncology of the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, and a Certificate in Executive Leadership for Healthcare Professionals from the Sloan Program in Health Administration, of Cornell University. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.

Before joining Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine he was a tenured Professor and the Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at the School of Dentistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Division of Graduate and Postgraduate Prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He has lectured extensively at both national and international meetings and he has published numerous articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals, in his areas of expertise. He has co-authored a book on Occlusion and Postural Control, and he has contributed a chapter in a Fixed Prosthodontics book. He is now working on three more book projects, two of which are scheduled to be published soon. He is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals and an ad-hoc reviewer for major Prosthodontic, Implant, Biomechanics and Bioengineering journals with high impact factors. He serves in the Committees of several Prosthodontic Associations. He has supervised and co-supervised several doctoral dissertations and postgraduate MSc theses. He is an external examiner at the University of Otago School of Dentistry in New Zealand, and he has collaborated extensively with clinicians and researchers of many prestigious universities from around the world.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

The greatness of human identity lies in its very own stem – namely, the individual’s soul, which is home to their moral values, will, ambition, and perseverance. As the stereotypical forms of socially accepted identities collapse, Boston University is prouder than ever to cultivate the unlimited potential carried by every single student. The construction of a fundamentally diverse student body is not only necessary for the academic growth of scholars coming from all walks of life, but for the university itself, too. My commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility seeks to ensure that our institution benefits to its utmost capacity from the originality and innovation of bright individuals whose life experiences and upbringing differ significantly. Our campuses are, indeed, a reflection of society within a distinguished academic community, and as such, a broad balanced representation is utterly vital.
The inclusion of competitive individuals regardless of their ethnicity, race, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs, is one of our Department’s top priorities. As the newly appointed Chair of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials, I am fully committed to the creation of a safe and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff members. However, I strongly hold that the support of minority groups ought to extend well beyond the realm of our professional environment, into our personal moral values and everyday-life actions.
I grew up in a family that taught me the dire significance of fairness, goodness, and virtue from a very young age and it is the same values that I have strived to impart to my own children as a father. When, a few years ago, I found myself in the utterly critical, yet finely delicate position of advising my daughter on which university to attend, our family’s ethics lay at the center of my counseling. Apart from her academic development, which is undoubtedly one of the most valuable assets that any young individual can acquire, the cultivation of her character and the creation of meaningful relationships with students from diverse backgrounds was one of my main concerns. I was, therefore, absolutely elated with her decision to commit to Sarah Lawrence College to pursue a degree in Philosophy, as this Liberal Arts College is widely known for its diverse student body, its inclusive community, as well as its celebration of diversity through art. Over the course of her studies, she shared with me multiple life-changing experiences and told me fascinating stories about her time in New York. I met her closest friends, whose backgrounds may have very little in common with mine, but their influence remains with me, still. It is, perhaps, needless to say that I am truly looking forward to engaging and interacting with students and faculty whose identity and character will inspire and impact my own!
I am a firm believer in that the ways to guarantee inclusion and accessibility are exactly as many as the reasons why we ought to celebrate diversity! Inaccessibility inevitably means stagnation and in our ever-developing world, social apathy is simply not an option.

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  1. Vasilaki D, Bakopoulou A, Papadopoulou L, Papachristou E, Michailidis N, Tsouknidas A, Dratsios S, Taylor T, Michalakis K. Viability and Proliferation Assessment of Gingival Fibroblasts Cultured on Silver Nanoparticle-Doped Ti-6Al-4V Surfaces. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2024 Apr 24; 39(2):320.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38457263
  2. Alnahdi A, Fan Y, Michalakis K, Giordano R. Color stability of pressed lithium disilicate ceramics under repeated firings evaluated by different methods. Int J Prosthodont. 2024 Mar 13; 0(0):1-27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38477844
  3. Vasilaki D, Sidira M, Kirmanidou Y, Vagropoulou G, Kugiumtzis D, Pissiotis A, Kiliaridis S, Michalakis K. Perception of Dental and Smile Esthetics by Orthodontists and Prosthodontists: A Pilot Study. Int J Prosthodont. 2024 Feb 19; 0(0):1-20. PMID: 38373056
  4. Michalakis K, Vasilaki D, Kalpidis C, Taylor T. Conversion of the anatomic crown of a natural tooth to an interim-retained restoration for enhanced esthetics and soft tissue stability in the maxillary esthetic zone: A clinical report. Int J Prosthodont. 2023 Nov 21; 0(0):1-20. PMID: 37988427
  5. ?ei M, Kamalakidis SN, Pissiotis AL, Michalakis K, Naka O. Retentive force variations in three polyamide and a polyetheretherketone denture attachments for implant-supported overdentures: An in vitro study. J Prosthet Dent. 2023 May 25. PMID: 37244792
  6. Polymeris A, Kogia C, Kazakou P, Psachna S, Lilis D, Drakou M, Michalakis K, Ioannidis D. A rare case of poorly differentiated mixed neuroendocrine-nonneuroendocrine tumor of the caecum with long term survival: A case report. Endocr Regul. 2022 Oct 01; 56(4):249-253. PMID: 36270345
  7. Sarafidou K, Lazaridi I, Gotsis S, Kirmanidou Y, Vasilaki D, Hirayama H, Michalakis K. Tooth preservation vs. extraction and implant placement in periodontally compromised patients: A systematic review and analysis of studies. J Prosthodont. 2022 Oct; 31(8):e87-e99.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35794083
  8. Michalakis K, Bakopoulou A, Papachristou E, Vasilaki D, Tsouknidas A, Michailidis N, Johnstone E. Evaluation of the Response of HOS and Saos-2 Osteosarcoma Cell Lines When Exposed to Different Sizes and Concentrations of Silver Nanoparticles. Biomed Res Int. 2021; 2021:5013065.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34938808; PMCID: PMC8687839; DOI: 10.1155/2021/5013065;
  9. Alexandridis G, Aliprantis J, Michalakis K, Korovesis K, Tsantilas P, Caridakis G. A Knowledge-Based Deep Learning Architecture for Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis. Int J Neural Syst. 2021 Oct; 31(10):2150046. PMID: 34435942; DOI: 10.1142/S0129065721500465;
  10. Papadakis L, Kanakousaki D, Bakopoulou A, Tsouknidas A, Michalakis K. A finite element model of an osteoblast to quantify the transduction of exogenous forces to cellular components. Med Eng Phys. 2021 08; 94:61-69.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34303503; DOI: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2021.06.010;
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