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Georgios Romanos, D.D.S., Ph.D.

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Administrative: (585) 276-5017

Office: (585) 276-4149

Fax: (585) 473-5254


Georgios E. Romanos, DDS, PhD, Prof. Dr. med.dent.
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Professor of Periodontology at the Univ. of Rochester (Eastman Institute for Oral Health)

Professor of Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry (Prof. Dr. med.dent.) at the Univ. of Frankfurt (Carolinum), Germany

Fully trained in Oral Surgery, Periodontology and Prosthodontics with focus on Implant Prosthodontics in Germany and in USA (Periodontics)

Clinical experience and interest in:

Periodontal and Bone Regeneration; Cell Signaling

All spectrum of oral surgical procedures, implant surgeries, sinus procedures, bone grafting techniques, mucogingival surgical grafting techniques

Immediate Loading of dental implants

Treatment of periimplant inflammatory diseases (mucositis, periimplantitis)

Laser Dentistry (removal of intraoral tumors using lasers, laser coagulation, lasers in periodontology and implant dentistry, therapy of tori)

Leukoplakia Therapy

Author of more than 200 publications and 4 scientific books;
Editorial Board Member in different peer reviewed scientific journals
Lecturer in different national and international conferences

Professional Background

Professional Background

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

July 2007-present: Professor of Clinical Dentistry at the Univ. of Rochester, Div. of Periodontology and General Dentistry at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health

2007-present: Director of the Unit of Laser Dentistry at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health

October 2010-present: Professor (Prof. Dr. med. dent) for Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry at the University of Frankfurt, Germany

2007-2010: Certificate, Postgraduate specialty Program of Periodontology, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY

October 2005-July 2007: Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at the New York University, New York, NY, USA (College of Dentistry, Dept. of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry; Head and Chairman: Dr. D. Tarnow)

October 2005-July 2007: Director of Laser Sciences at the New York University, College of Dentistry

August 2004-October 2005: Clinical Professor (full time) of Implant Dentistry at the New York University, New York, USA (College of Dentistry, Dept. of Implant Dentistry; Head and Chairman: Dr. D. Tarnow)

2003-Oct. 2010: Associate Professor for Oral Surgery and Implantology (Priv. Doz.), Dental School Frankfurt, Carolinum, Germany

2003: "HABILITATIONSSCHRIFT" ("Venia legendi", post Ph.D.) with the title:
"Immediate loading of endosseous implants in the posterior area of the mandible. Animal and Clinical studies" (published 2005 by Quintessence Publisher, Berlin; English and German version)

1996-2003: Assistant Professor for Oral Surgery, Dental School Frankfurt;
-Clinical experience especially in the regenerative surgical procedures, implant surgery and prosthodontics with different implant systems; laser surgery. Research topics: bone healing, bone engineering, periodontal/peri-implant regeneration, wound healing, ridge augmentation procedures, laser applications, soft tissue pathology, collagen research, immediate loading of implants, bone healing around immediate loaded implants, periimplantitis treatment

1996: Certificate in Oral Surgery and Implantology

1993-1996: Postgraduate specialty Program of Oral Surgery at the Dept. of Oral Surgery and Implantology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Dental School-Carolinum (Head and Chairman: Prof. Dr. G.-H. Nentwig)

1990-1993: Postgraduate specialty Program of Prosthodontics and Director of Undergraduate Prosthodontics at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Head and Chairman: Prof. Dr. J.R. Strub)
1992: Assistant Professor for Clinical Prosthodontics, Dental School Freiburg

1990: Doctoral Thesis (Dr. med. dent.-PhD equivalent) in the area of extracellular matrix characteristics in the healthy periodontium (Degree: very good; "magna cum laude").
Different research activities in the connective tissue research, gingival overgrowth pathology, wound healing, immunohistochemistry.

1987-1990: Postgraduate specialty Program of Periodontics at the Free University of Berlin (Head and Chairman: Prof. Dr. Dr. J.-P. Bernimoulin)

1982-1987: Graduate studies of Dentistry at the Athens University (D.D.S.)

Born in Athens, Greece

Languages: English, German, Greek (fluently; including dental terminology)


My research areas are:

Implant dentistry with focus on bone-implant interface under different loading conditions and especially various immediate functional loading treatment concepts

Laser dentistry focused on the effects of laser irradiation (various laser wavelengths) on the oral tissues as well as periodontal and periimplant tissues

Treatment of periimplantitis; mucogingival surgical therapy

Cell signaling; Wound healing; connective tissue research with focus on collagen distribution in the oral tissues in health and disease; tissue regeneration, mediators of inflammation (cytokines)



DDS | Greece-Athens University

Certificate | Free University of Berlin, Dental School

1990 (PhD, equivalent) | Germany-Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin)
Dentistry - Connective Tissue Research

Certificate | Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg

Certificate | Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Dental School (Carolinum)
Oral Surgery

Dr. habil. | Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Dental School (Carolinum)
Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry

Certificate | Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Certificate, Advanced Education in General Dentistry | Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Univ. of Rochester
General Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

10/01/2005 - 06/30/2007
Residency in at University of Aachen

07/01/1993 - 06/30/1996
Residency in Oral Surgery at University of Frankfurt Germany

01/01/1990 - 12/31/1993
Residency in Prosthodontics at Albert-Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg Medizinische Fakultat

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2011 - Present
Honorary Member
Sponsor: Hellenic Society Clinical Stomatology
Location: Athens, April 9, 2011

2011 - 2012
Honorary Director
Sponsor: International Clinical Dental Research Organization (ICDRO)
Location: India

2006 - Present
Honorary President of the Hellenic Society for Oral Laser Applications
Location: Greece

Romanos, GE, Kamma, J.J., Vasdekis, V.: silver award of the ISLD and DGL (oral presentation)
Sponsor: ISLD, 15th Annual Congr. DGL
Location: 10th meeting of the ISLD, 15th Annual Congr. DGL in Berlin

Kamma, J.J., Romanos, GE., Vasdekis, V.: Bronze Award of the ISLD and DGL (oral presentation)
Sponsor: ISLD and DGL
Location: Berlin, Germany

Gold medal research award
Sponsor: 32nd International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva

Award of the Greek-German Academician Association Hessen, Germany
Sponsor: Greek-German Academician Association Frankfurt
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

2002 - 2003
Faculty of the Year 2002-2003
Sponsor: University of Frankfurt, Dental School, Frankfurt, Germany

Romanos GE, Toh CG, Siar CH, Nentwig GH: Poster presentation Award
Sponsor: DGI
Location: Salzburg, Austria

Gold medal award: Malaysia -Ministry of Science, Malaysia
Sponsor: Science and Technology Exposition by the Ministry of Science

2001 - Present
Honorary member of the Spanish Society of Lasers in Dentistry (SELO)
Location: Sevilla, Spain, 2001

2001 - 2002
Faculty of the Year 2001-2002
Sponsor: University of Frankfurt, Dental School, Frankfurt, Germany

Romanos GE, Toh GG, Siar, CH, Nentwig GH (oral presentation award)
Sponsor: DGI
Location: Leipzig, Germany

First Oral Presentation Award: Laser applications in oral surgical procedures. Wound healing characteristics of the laser.
Sponsor: International Laser Congress
Location: Athens, Greece

First Poster Presentation Award: Sinus floor elevation with autogenous bone grafting procedure and implant placement
Sponsor: Europäisches Forum Zahnmedizin 1996. Frankfurt/M, Germany.
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

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Journal Articles

Romanos, G.E.; Gupta, B.; Crespi, R. "Endosseous arteries in the anterior mandible. A literature review to avoid surgical complications". Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2012; : xxx-xxx.

Rebaudi, A, Laffi ,N, Benedicenti, S, Angiero, F, Romanos, GE. "Microcomputed Tomographic Analysis of Bone Reaction at Insertion of Orthodontic Mini-implants in Sheep. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2011 Nov;26(6):1233-40." Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2011; 26(6): 1233-1240.

Crespi, R., Cappare, P., Gherlone, E., Romanos, G.E. "Comparison of Modified Widman and Coronally Advanced Flap Surgery Combined with Co2 Laser Root Irradiation in Periodontal Therapy: A 15-Year Follow-up." Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2011; 31(6): 641-651.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: Advanced Immediate Loading (BOOK, in press)
Author List: Romanos GE
Published By: Quintessence Publ. 2012

Chapter Title: Loading protocols and biological response
Book Title: Osseointegration and Dental Implants
Author List: Moy P, Romanos GE, Roccuzzo M.
Edited By: Jockstad A
Published By: Wiley-Blackwell 2009 in Toronto

Chapter Title: Lasers in Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry.
Book Title: Evidence-based laser dentistry
Author List: Nammour, S., Romanos, GE:
Edited By: Gutknecht, N.
Published By: Quintessence Publ. 2007 in Berlin