Dean - Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine

Dr Athanasious

Dean - Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine

Prof. Athanasios E. Athanasiou is Dean, Professor and Program Director of Orthodontics at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

He was President of the World Federation of Orthodontists, of the European Federation of Orthodontics and the Greek Orthodontic Society. He served as Dean of the School of Dentistry as well as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He received his Dental Degree and Ph.D. from the University of Athens, Greece in 1979 and 1991, respectively, and his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry in 1985 from Temple University, USA. 

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Prof. Athanasios E. Athanasiou


Prof. Athanasiou served as Associate Professor and Coordinator of Postgraduate Orthodontic Education at Aarhus University, Denmark.

He has supervised more than 50 Ph.D. and Master’s dissertations, and has presented more than 400 lectures, papers and seminars in 48 countries.

He serves as referee in many scientific journals including the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle Orthodontist, European Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Journal of Orthodontics and International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.

Professor Athanasiou has served as an external examiner and referee at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong, the King Abdulaziz University, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Pretoria, the University of Limpopo, the Arab American University, and the Order of Australia Council.



  • University of Athens
  • Doctorate Degree (Dr. Dent.) 1991
  • Temple University
  • Master of Science in Dentistry (M.S.D.) and Certificate in Orthodontics 1985
  • University of Athens
  • Dental Degree (D.D.S.) 1979


  • More than 170 scientific articles and chapters
  • “Orthodontic Cephalometry” [Mosby-Wolfe, 1995, 1997]
  • “Risk Management in Orthodontics: Experts’ Guide to Malpractice” [Quintessence, 2004]
  • “Orthodontic Postgraduate Education: A Global Perspective” [Thieme, 2015]  


Honors and Awards

  • Edward Cherkas Memorial Award by Temple University
  • Zendium Prize by Aarhus University
  • Louise Ada Jarabak Memorial Award by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation
  • 2012 Best Scientific Paper of the European Federation of Orthodontics


  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • British Orthodontic Society (Honorary)
  • Cyprus Orthodontic Society (Honorary)
  • European Orthodontic Society
  • Greek Orthodontic Society
  • Lebanese Orthodontic Society (Honorary)
  • South African Orthodontic Society (Honorary)
  • World Federation of Orthodontists



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Phone: 800 MBRU (6278)

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