The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) honored Dr. Konstantinos Chochlidakis (Prostho ’13, MS ’13) with the 2023 Distinguished Researcher Award for his significant contributions to literature, teaching, clinical applications in prosthodontics, dentistry, science and health professions.
Throughout the last four years, Dr. Chochlidakis and his colleagues have contributed 56 scientific articles to the literature in the fields of Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry. Dr. Chochlidakis has received numerous research grants from implant companies and other organizations to evaluate through clinical research the prosthetic and biologic complications of full-arch implant restorations.
Dr. Chochlidakis’ current research focus is on establishing digital workflows in the rehabilitation of full-arch implant prostheses.
“Our research team has published several innovative techniques in digital dentistry which many clinicians around the world have already started implementing,” he said. “Our aim was to expedite clinical treatment time while maintaining the highest level of accuracy and quality.”
Likely the youngest to receive this major recognition, Dr. Chochlidakis is both honored and humbled to have been nominated and selected for the prestigious award.
“Receiving the Distinguished Researcher Award would not have been possible without the support and mentorship from Dr. Carlo Ercoli and other colleagues throughout my academic career,” he said. “This award provides added strength and motivation to continue working hard on projects through clinical research.”
Since he joined Eastman Institute for Oral Health as faculty in 2015, he has demonstrated his leadership, commitment and dedication to ensuring a successful program and progressively gained increased responsibilities.
Today, he is an associate professor and program director of the Prosthodontics Residency Program. He is a director of the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation and has received the Glen P. McGivney Scientific Writing Award for Systematic Reviews and the Iranpour Award for Excellence in Clinical Education. In addition to teaching prosthodontics, he conducts clinical research in implant dentistry, digital dentistry and biomaterials science. Dr. Chochlidakis is an active fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and a member in several other prosthodontic organizations.