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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 Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology at Eastman Institute for Oral Health and maintains a faculty practice limited to Periodontics.



DDS | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Dental School

MS | The Ohio State University - College of Dentistry

Certificate | The Ohio State University - College of Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013
Residency in Periodontology at Ohio State University College of Dentistry


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

Ercoli C, Jammal G, Buyers M, Tsigarida AA, Chochlidakis KM, Feng C, Caton J. "Influence of Apico-Coronal Implant Placement on Post-Surgical Crestal Bone Loss in Humans." Journal of periodontology.. 2017 Aug 0; 88(8):762-770. Epub 2017 Apr 07.

Geminiani A, Tsigarida A, Chochlidakis K, Papaspyridakos PV, Feng C, Ercoli C. "A meta-analysis of complications during sinus augmentation procedure." Quintessence international.. 2017 48(3):231-240.

Dabdoub SM, Fellows ML, Paropkari AD, Mason MR, Huja SS, Tsigarida AA, Kumar PS. "PhyloToAST: Bioinformatics tools for species-level analysis and visualization of complex microbial datasets." Scientific reports.. 2016 Jun 30; 6:29123. Epub 2016 Jun 30.