Dr. Tripodakis received his Dental Degree (1973) and his Doctorate Degree (1994) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and a Certificate of Prosthodontics (1979) and a Master of Science (1981) from Tufts University, Boston, USA. He has served as Visiting Assistant Professor in Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg Germany. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Athens, and a Visiting Associate Professor at Tufts University. Dr. Tripodakis has received two research awards from the Academy of Osseointegration (1995, 1998). He is an international lecturer, a published author, and an associate editor of the Journal of Japan Prosthodontic Research & Practice, and the Journal of Osseointegration. He has served as President for several prestigious dental organizations including the American Dental Society of Europe, the International College of Prosthodontists, the International College of Dentists/Europe and the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.