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Dimitrios Mihelogiannakis, D.D.S., M.S.

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Dr. Dimitrios Michelogiannakis received his dental degree (DDS) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Dentistry in 2012. During his military service, he worked as a soldier-dentist in the Greek Army for one year. Afterwards, Dr. Michelogiannakis completed a 3-year specialty training program in Orthodontics at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester; and received a Master of Science degree in Dental Science (MS) in 2017.

Dr. Michelogiannakis is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and a member of several dental organizations including the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, and the American Dental Education Association. He has been actively involved in academia and research, and has contributed several publications in peer-reviewed journals, which include scientific articles and book chapters. Some of his publications have been specially featured and made cover in highly esteemed dental journals. Dr. Michelogiannakis has received further certifications/training in the field of Orthodontics, such as from the well-respected Charles H. Tweed International Foundation, the Wilckodontics Certification in Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics, and the Clear Aligner Faculty Educator Workshop.

His research is focused on the influence of local and systemic factors on orthodontic tooth movement, translational research, and clinical studies regarding orthodontic treatment mechanics, patient expectations, and treatment outcomes. Dr. Michelogiannakis currently serves full-time as an Assistant Professor at the Eastman Institute’s Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and maintains a faculty practice limited to Orthodontics.



DDS | National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Dental School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 9/30/2017
Residency in Orthodontics at Eastman Dental School


2019 Resident Research Award ($4000.00) (served as mentor/co-PI)
Sponsor: Northeastern Society of Orthodontics (NESO) Resident Research Pr

2020 - 2021
2020 Subtelny, Baker, Eastman Teaching Fellowship Award ($20000.00)
Sponsor: American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF)


Journal Articles

"Role of Probiotics in Oral Health Maintenance Among Patients Undergoing Fixed Orthodontic Therapy: a Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials." Probiotics and antimicrobial proteins.. 2020 Jul 4; Epub 2020 Jul 04.

Kotsailidi EA, Kalogirou EM, Michelogiannakis D, Vlachodimitropoulos D, Tosios KI. "Hypersensitivity reaction of the gingiva to chlorhexidine: case report and literature review." Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology.. 2020 Jun 8; Epub 2020 Jun 08.

Michelogiannakis D, Javed F, Vastardis H. "Mini-screw implant-supported pontics for the transitional management of missing permanent maxillary lateral incisors in children and adolescents: a review of currently available evidence." European archives of paediatric dentistry : official journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.. 2020 Apr 7; Epub 2020 Apr 07.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Control of Vertical Dimension and Chin Position in Class II Malocclusion with Miniscrew Implants.
Book Title: Temporary Anchorage Devices in Clinical Orthodontics
Author List: P. Emile Rossouw; Dimitrios Michelogiannakis; Glen Hintz
Published By: Wiley 2020