Dr. Tripodakis received his Dental Degree (1973) and his doctorate (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 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. Having served as president for several prestigious dental organizations including the American Dental Society of Europe (2002-3), and the International College of Prosthodontists (2003-5) and the International College of Dentists (2007-8) he is currently president of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.