Panagiotis C. Zoidis, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., joined the college in April 2017 as a visiting clinical associate professor in the UF Department of Restorative Dental Sciences in the Division of Prosthodontics. He will be focused on teaching and mentoring dental students in the preclinical and clinical areas, conducting research and also working in the UF Health Dental Faculty Practice.
Zoidis was born in Athens, Greece. In 1992, he earned his dental degree from the Dental School of Athens National and Kapodistrian University and, in 2009, his doctoral degree in biomaterials. In 1996 he earned his certificate in prosthodontics* and his master’s in oral biology from the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia.
He served in the Greek Navy as a prosthodontist from 1996 to 1998. His academic experience includes serving on faculty of the Dental School of Athens National and Kapodistrian University from 1996 through 2017. He has lectured extensively, has a diverse research background and he has a clinical focus on full mouth reconstructions, fixed and removable prosthodontics, implants, and treatment of temporomandibular disorder, or TMD.
* Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. The term “prostho” means replacement and “dontist” refers to teeth. A prosthodontist can help if something needs to be repaired or replaced in your mouth, whether you have one missing tooth, several missing teeth or need all of your teeth and gums replaced.