Dr. George Kotsakis received his DDS from the University of Athens and after graduation he practiced in Athens, Greece for several years prior to coming to the US. He then completed his residency in Periodontics and MS in Science at the University of Minnesota when he first got involved in Peri-implantitis research. Following his training, he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. In 2018, he moved to te prestigious UTHSCSA at San Antonio where he is currently an Associate Professor of Periodontics and directs the Clinical & Translational Periodontal Research Lab. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and also serves as a Graduate Faculty in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UTHealth San Antonio and as an affiliate Associate Professor in Global Health at the School of Public Health, University of Washington. He is a clinical researcher focusing on bone regeneration procedures in Implant surgery and Peri-implantitis Therapy. In the Clinical Periodontal Research Lab he conducts funded research on identifying the biological mechanisms underlying peri-implant bone loss and developing novel treatments for dental and biomedical implants. Dr. Kotsakis has published over 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles and textbook chapters with more than 6,000 citations of his work. He is one of the few Dental researchers to have been published in the prestigious Lancet. He is the recipient of multiple career and research awards from the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Periodontology Foundation and other organizations. Additionally, he serves as an Associate Editor for BMC Oral Health and JEBDP and as an editorial review board member for the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and multiple prestigious Dental journals. Dr. Kotsakis practices Periodontics in the UTHealth San Antonio intramural clinics with a focus on treating implant complications and peri-implantitis. He lectures frequently both nationally and internationally on implant surgical techniques, alveolar bone regeneration and peri-implantitis therapy.
Selected Awards and Recognition
• Vice President, Implantology Research Group, IADR 2020
• Clinical Research Award, Academy of Osseointegration 2018
• Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology 2016
• AAP Teaching Fellowship, American Academy of Periodontology 2016
• Clinical Impact award (mentor), American Academy of Periodontology 2016
• Clinical Science award, American Academy of Periodontology 2015