Stephanos Kyrkanides, DDS, MS, PhD, chair of the Division of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics has additionally been appointed associate chair/director of research in the Eastman Department of Dentistry and the Eastman Dental Center effective August 1, 2007.
Dr. Kyrkanides received his dental degree in 1991 from the School of Dentistry, National University of Athens in Greece. He completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program, a Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Fellowship and an Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics residency at the Eastman Dental Center. In 1999, Dr. Kyrkanides received a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in Neurobiology and Anatomy.
In this new role as associate chair/director of research, Dr. Kyrkanides will work to facilitate and stimulate research activity and collaboration in the Department and Center. Dr. Kyrkanides is a well-funded and active researcher and has extensive collaborations with investigators in the Medical Center. He will play a significant role in enhancing the translational research capabilities in Dentistry.