Theodore Eliades graduated from the School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece, and completed his Orthodontic residency at the Ohio State University with Z. Davidovitch. He earned a Master of Science degree from the Ohio State, a doctorate in medical sciences from the University of Athens, School of Medicine, and a PhD in Biomaterials with D.C. Watts from the University of Manchester, where he also obtained a DSc.

He has also received certificates in human resources management (Univ. of Athens), leadership management, cultural integration and conflict management (NLP) and completed coursework in Management (Swiss Management Center).

His research has generated 300 papers and 60 book chapters, which have received over 16000 citations and an h index of 70 (google scholar). He has edited 14 textbooks published by major houses, some of which translated into 5 languages.

He is Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and an elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and the first dentist who was awarded the Fellowship grade of membership from both, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Physics (UK). Prof. Eliades has been Visiting Professor at King’s College London, affiliated with institutions in the US and Europe (Texas-Houston, Marquette, Manchester and Bonn), served as the Editor-in-Chief of theJournal of Dental Biomechanics, Associate Editor of the European Journal of Orthodontics, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and the Progress in Orthodontics.

He was the 2014 Northcroft Memorial lecturer for the British Orthodontic Society conference, the 2015 Jan Taylor Visiting Lecturer of the Australian Foundation for Orthodontic Research and Education, the 2018 Milton Sims Visiting Professor at the University of Adelaide and has been offered the 2020 Noel Martin Visiting Chair at the University of Sydney.

He 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 (NEBEOP).

Work under his supervision has received the Bengt Magnuson prize of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry, the FEO award of the European Federation of Orthodontists, and thrice the WJB Houston research poster award of the European Orthodontic Society. He has co-supervised and/or examined 50 theses at Universities in the US (Marquette), Europe (Zurich, Bern, Basel, King’s, Oslo, Bonn, Athens, Thessaloniki), Middle East (Hamdan Bin Mohammed, UAE), and Australia (Adelaide).

Theodore Eliades
Theodore EliadesProfessor and Director, Clinic of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Zurich
Editor-in-chief Korean Journal of Orthodontics

The area of his expertise includes a spectrum of topics extending from materials science, to clinical aspects of materials application and treatment efficiency, biological properties of materials, dental hard tissues and bonding, and mechanics of materials and tissues.

This research has featured application of advanced analytical instrumental analysis in orthodontic research such as X-ray photoelectron and Auger electron spectroscopy, and award-winning novel methodological approaches in physicochemical and mechanical characterization of the condyle cartilage; his work has also paved the way for retrieval analyses of orthodontic materials contributing the first systematic analysis of used orthodontic biomaterials.

His 14-year long academic service at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and at the University of Zurich, Switzerland included sabbatical leaves at the Laboratory for Cell Proliferation and Ageing at the National Center for Scientific Research ‘’Demokritos’’ in Athens, Greece, where he worked on the xenoestrogenicity and biological reactivity of polymeric orthodontic biomaterials publishing the first evidence of such an effect in the orthodontic literature.

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  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and MIning
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials
  • Member of the American Chemical Society
  • Member of the Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Member of the Society for Biomaterials



Editor-in-chief Korean Journal of Orthodontics (Editorship from 01/04/22)


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