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Dr Nikos Mardas
Periodontology Unit
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
256 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8LD
Tel: 020 7915 2379
Fax: 020 7915 1137
Appointment
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer
  • Restorative Dental Sciences
  • Eastman Dental Institute
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Biography
Dr Nikos Mardas qualified in Dentistry at the University of Athens, Greece in 1992 and he completed his 3 year training as a Specialist in Periodontology at the Royal Dental College, University of Aarhus, Denmark in 1997. At the same year, he completed his Master of Science Degree in Periodontology. From September 1997 to September 2000, he was an academic and clinical staff member in the same university where he was awarded his PhD degree in May 2005.From September 2000 to March 2005 he was working as a Periodontist in his own private practice limited in Periodontics and Implant dentistry in Athens Greece while at the same time he was consultant Periodontist in other two private practices. In 2005 he joined the world known Eastman Dental Institute (UCL) where he is currently holding the position of Senior Clinical Lecturer/ Honorary Specialist (UCLH). He is also the program co-ordinator for the Master in Clinical Dentistry/ Periodontology, the only UK based specialist training program In Periodontology that is accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology. Dr Mardas is an active member of the Hellenic and British Periodontal Society, the European Federation of Periodontology, the European Association of Osseointegration, Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the International Team for Implantology. His main research interests are in the area of bone and periodontal tissues regeneration utilising the GTR principle, various bone grafts and bone substitutes and growth factors in healthy and compromised healing conditions like osteoporosis and in outcomes of implant therapy. The creation of a sound scientific link between in-vitro studies, pre-clinical animal experiments and initial clinical trials evaluating tissue engineering based- treatment approaches, constitute his main long term research target. He has published scientific papers in this field in national and international peer-reviewed journals and he is a member of the editorial team in national and international scientific journals. Dr Mardas has lectured nationally and internationally and recently was awarded the prestigious Basic Research Prize, of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO). Clinical expertise: Dr Mardas has more than 17 years of private practice and university hospital based clinical experience in non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal disease including conventional and regenerative periodontal surgery, periodontal plastic surgery, alveolar bone augmentation procedures and dental implants alone or in combination with bone grafting procedures.
Research Summary
My main research interests are in the area of tissue regeneration and wound healing, utilising various barriers according to the GTR principle, various bone grafts and bone substitutes, bone morphogenetic proteins, growth factors and cell bio-technology. I have a special interest on the outcome of the above mentioned treatment principles in specific systemic conditions like osteoporosis. For the last 7 years, I have been actively involved in several original research projects, including in vitro biomaterial testing and development, preclinical - animal experimental projects and randomised clinical trials, evaluating the effectiveness of new regenerative materials for bone and periodontal regeneration, as well as dental implant related treatment protocols. My future research perspectives are dealing with the development of tissue regeneration protocols based on the combination of novel biomaterials / scaffolds for growth factor, cell or chemotherapeutics delivery and the already existing bone and periodontal tissue regeneration principles, such as GTR that could be applied in either healthy or systemically compromised individuals. The creation of a sound scientific link between in-vitro studies, pre-clinical animal experiments and initial clinical trials evaluating this -tissue engineering based- treatment approach, constitute my main long term research target. Furthermore, I have been involved in the design of preclinical and clinical trials investigating: • The influence of genetic, environmental factors, (e.g. smoking, osteoporosis) on periodontal, and implant wound healing • The effectiveness and predictability of conventional, regenerative periodontal surgical treatment and implant treatment modalities in specific categories of patients like diabetic and osteoporotic patients. • The effectiveness of new regenerative materials for bone and periodontal regeneration as well as new dental implants in controlled preclinical experiments and randomised clinical trials. • The evaluation of different types of periodontal surgery in terms of clinical and patient based outcomes
Teaching Summary
Dr Mardas is the Programme Coordinator for the MSc and MClinDent in Periodontology.
Academic Background
  Cert. Certificate – Periodontology Aarhus Universitet
  DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery – Dentistry University of Athens
  MS Master of Science – Periodontology Aarhus Universitet
  PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Odontology Aarhus Universitet
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