Dr Athanasious

Dean - Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine

Professor Athanasios E. Athanasiou is the Dean and Professor of Orthodontics at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine, MBRU.

He was President of the World Federation of Orthodontists, of the European Federation of Orthodontics and the Greek Orthodontic Society. He served as Dean of the School of Dentistry as well as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He received his Dental Degree and Ph.D. from the University of Athens, Greece in 1979 and 1991, respectively, and his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry in 1985 from Temple University, USA. 

Prof. Athanasiou served as Associate Professor and Coordinator of Postgraduate Orthodontic Education at Aarhus University, Denmark.

He has supervised more than 50 Ph.D. and master’s dissertations, and has presented more than 400 lectures, papers and seminars in 48 countries.

Through an innovative curriculum, fully-equipped university-campus, modern clinical facilities, and outstanding academic faculty, our postgraduate students will have the opportunity to flourish and excel in their field of study.

Professor Athanasios E. Athanasiou



He serves as referee in many scientific journals including the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle Orthodontist, European Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Journal of Orthodontics and International Journal of Pediatric Dentistry.

Professor Athanasiou has served as an external examiner and referee at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong, the King Abdulaziz University, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Pretoria, the University of Limpopo, the Arab American University, and the Order of Australia Council.


American Association of Orthodontists, British Orthodontic Society (honorary), Cyprus Orthodontic Society (honorary), Egyptian Orthodontic Society (honorary), European Orthodontic Society, Greek Orthodontic Society, Lebanese Orthodontic Society (honorary), Macedonian Orthodontic Society (honorary), South African Orthodontic Society (honorary), World Federation of Orthodontists


Edward Cherkas Memorial Award by Temple University, Zendium Prize by Aarhus University, Louise Ada Jarabak Memorial Award by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, and 2012 Best Scientific Paper of the European Federation of Orthodontics


Professor Athanasiou has written over 180 scientific articles and chapters. He has authored the textbooks “Orthodontic Cephalometry” [Mosby-Wolfe, 1995, 1997], “Risk Management in Orthodontics: Experts’ Guide to Malpractice” [Quintessence, 2004], and “Orthodontic Postgraduate Education: A Global Perspective” [Thieme, 2015].

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