Dr. Vanessa Chrepa was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She received her DDS from University of Athens, School of Dentistry and completed her residency and Master’s degree in Endodontics at UT Health San Antonio under a full scholarship from Onassis Foundation. She is currently an Associate Professor of Endodontics with tenure at UT Health San Antonio, and the predoctoral director for Endodontics. Dr. Chrepa is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and received the 2017 AAE Educator Fellowship Award. Her research interests include regenerative endodontics, stem cell biology, endodontic outcomes, and cannabinoids for dental pain. She currently serves as the chair of the AAE Regenerative Endodontics Committee. She is an Editorial Review member for the Journal of Endodontics and International Endodontic Journal among others. Alongside her teaching and research, Dr. Chrepa maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics.