Dr. Spyros Karatzas graduated from the Dental School of University of Athens Greece in 1990. He has also received a D.M.D. degree from Boston University. He completed his specialty training in Periodontology and Implants at Eastman Dental Center of University of Rochester New York in 1994, where he received his Masters Degree in Dental Research in 1995. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1996. At the same year he won the Michael Bonocore Award for outstanding Scientific Merit from the Rochester Section of the International Association for Dental Research.
Dr Spyros Karatzas has served as full time Assistant Professor from 1995 to 1996 at the Dept. of Periodontology and Implants of University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center, and from 1996 until 2000 at the Dept. of Periodontology of Goldman School of Dental Medicine of Boston University.
He is currently Clinical Instructor in the Dept. of Periodontology of the Dental School of the University of Athens in Greece, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Periodontology of University of Rochester. He is the editor-in-chief of the Endo-Perio Journal, and in the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and Implants.
Dr. Karatzas is the president of the Hellenic Academy of Microscopic Dentistry, the Vice President of the Hellenic Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the Vice President of the Dental Association of Achaia. He has a private practice limited to Periodontology and Implants in Patra Greece, where he emphasizes in plastic periodontal surgery and hard and soft tissue reconstruction around implants and natural teeth. He has been a member of the organizing committee in several dental meetings and lectures extensively on topics of dental implants and periodontal plastic surgery.