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Theodore Eliades

Theodore Eliades

Professor and Director
University of Zurich
Switzerland

Biography

Theodore Eliades graduated from the School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece, and completed the Orthodontic postgraduate program of the Ohio State University earning a Master’s as well as a doctorate from the University of Athens, School of Medicine, and a PhD from the University of Manchester,UK; he has also obtained certificates in human resources management (Univ. of Athens), leadership management, cultural integration management (NLP), and management (Swiss management center). His research has generated over 170 papers and 35 book chapters, which have received 4700 citations (H index 38). He has edited 9 textbooks published by major houses, some translated into 5 language. An elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and the Royal Society of Medicine, Prof. Eliades is the first dentist who was awarded the Fellowship grade of membership from both the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Physics. He is affiliated with institutions in the US and Europe (Texas, Marquette, Manchester and Bonn), is currently the editor-in-chief of the J Dent Biomec, Assoc.Editor of the Eur J Orthod, the Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop, and Progress Orthod, Editorial Board member in 6 and reviewer in 40 periodicals. He has served as a member of the task Force for harmonization of worldwide postgraduate orthodontic education of the World Federation of Orthodontists and the revised Erasmus guidelines committee for postgraduate orthodontic education in Europe.

Research Interest

Enamel-adhesive interfacial phenomena and alterations during orthodontic treatment (structure, roughness, color, gloss). In vivo-ageing of orthodontic materials by means of surface analysis (Auger and ESCA, EDX and SEM) as well as mechanical properties of used dental and biomedical materials with associated clinical implications in bonding and mechanotherapy. Clinical trials assessing the efficiency of orthodontic materials. Development and testing of new adhesives based on non-Bis-GMA containing monomer systems (degree of conversion, bond strength monomer leaching). Corrosion potential and ionic release of alloys and leaching of polymeric materials in the oral environment. BPA release and estrogenicity of polymers. Mechanics of materials (strength, fatigue, bond strength) and tissues with reference to PDL properties in health, disease and developmental/ageing status.