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Alexandra Tsigarida, D.D.S., M.S.

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Appointment: (585) 341-7316

Office: (585) 276-7860

Fax: (585) 341-7320

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Dr. Tsigarida was born and raised in Greece. She attended the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens- Dental School where she graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2008. Following her dental training she moved to the United Kingdom where she practiced as a general dentist. A year later she entered the Periodontal program at the Ohio State University where she was appointed Chief resident. She received a Certificate in Periodontics and a Master of Science degree in 2013.

Throughout her training and practice, Dr. Tsigarida has been active in promoting dentistry through her involvement in dental research focusing on the microbiology of peri-implantitis. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and received multiple awards in international research meetings. Dr. Tsigarida is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and an active member of several national dental organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, ITI ( International Team for Implantology) and International Association of Dental Research.

Dr. Tsigarida served as an Assistant Professor at Kornberg School of Dentistry,Temple University from 2013-2015. She is currently Program Director and an Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontology at Eastman Institute for Oral Health and maintains a faculty practice limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants.



DDS | National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013
Residency in Dentistry, Periodontics at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

09/01/2008 - 06/30/2010
Medical School at University of Patras (Greece)


Jack Caton Endowed Fellowship
Location: University of Rochester June 2020

Jack Caton Endowed Fellowship
Location: University of Rochester June 2017

Bud and Linda Tarrson Fellowship Finalist
Location: Boston 2017

Academy of Osseointegration - Best Poster Award Presentation
Location: 28th Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida 2013

Volpe Prize- 2nd place, Best Clinical Research in Periodontology
Location: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2013

Chief Resident, Advanced Education Program in Periodontics
Location: College of Dentistry,The Ohio State University, 2013

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Journal Articles

Frantz K, Funkenbusch P, Feng C, Tsigarida A, Chochlidakis K, Lo Russo L, Ercoli C. "Effect of implant angulation and patrice on the retention of overdenture attachment systems: An in vitro study." Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists.. 2023 May 22; Epub 2023 May 22.

Kotsailidi EA, Michelogiannakis D, Barmak AB, Madianos P, Caton JG, Tsigarida A. "Root coverage surgery for dentin hypersensitivity reduction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials." Quintessence international.. 2023 Feb 28; 0(0):0. Epub 2023 Feb 28.

Kotsailidi EA, Gagnon C, Johnson L, Basir AB, Tsigarida A. "Association of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use with marginal bone level changes around Osseointegrated dental implants. A retrospective study." Journal of periodontology.. 2023 Feb 4; Epub 2023 Feb 04.