Dr. Dimitrios Michelogiannakis is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director at the Division of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH), University of Rochester, NY; and maintains a faculty practice limited to Orthodontics. He received his dental degree (DDS) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Dentistry, Athens, Greece in 2012; and completed a 3-year specialty training program in Orthodontics and Master of Science degree (MS) at the EIOH in 2017.
Dr. Michelogiannakis is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and a member of several professional organizations such as the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). He has received further certifications in the field of Orthodontics such as from the Charles H. Tweed International Foundation and the Wilckodontics Certification in Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics.
His main research theme has been to evaluate the influence of various factors such as nicotine, obesity, medications, developmental and dental conditions, type of malocclusion, treatment mechanics and patient expectations on orthodontic tooth movement and related parameters. He has contributed several publications in peer-reviewed journals including scientific articles and a book chapter. Dr. Michelogiannakis is currently participating in original research studies regarding the influence of clear aligner therapy on alveolar bone and airway dimensions in adult patients; for which he received the 2020 Subtelny, Baker, Eastman Teaching Fellowship Award by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF).