Panos N. Papapanou, DDS

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Dr. Papapanou is a professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

He is internationally recognized for his research in the epidemiology of periodontal diseases, the assessment of microbial and host-derived risk factors, the pathobiology of periodontitis and its role in as a general health stressor in atherosclerosis and pregnancy complications. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, foundations and industry.

He is a member of the advisory board of several scientific journals, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Past President of the Periodontal Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Gum Disease
  • Non-Surgical Periodontics
  • Periodontal Surgery
  • Periodontal Therapy

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Dental Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Greek
  • Swedish


  • Male

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51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
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100 Haven Ave
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted


  • Dental PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Columbia Employee Dental Plan


  • Traditional Medicare

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Columbia Employee Dental Plan

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Athens School of Medicine

Committees, Societies, Councils

2005-2006 President, Periodontal Research Group; International Association for Dental Research

2007-2015 Councilor, Periodontal Research Group; International Association for Dental Research

2012-present Chair, Committee on Appointments and Promotions, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

2013-present Scientific Oversight Committee, American Academy of Periodontology

2015-present Organizing Committee for World Workshop on Periodontal and Peri-Implant Disease Classification, American Academy of Periodontology

Board Certifications

  • Dentistry

Honors & Awards

1988 The Jens Waerhaug Research Prize; Scandinavian Society of Periodontology

1996 The 1st Anthony A. Rizzo Young Investigator Award; Periodontal Research Group; International Association for Dental Research

1998 The Walther-Engel Prize; Academy of Graduate Dental Education, Karlsruhe, Germany

2007 Clinical Research Award; American Academy of Periodontology

2007 Educator Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics; American Academy of Periodontology

2008 Honorary Alumnus, Post-doctoral Periodontics Program; Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

2009 Sunstar World Periodontal Research Award; Sunstar Foundation for Oral Health Promotion

2012 Special Citation, American Academy of Periodontology

2015 The William J. Gies Award, International Association for Dental Research

2016 The Yngve Ericsson Prize in Prophylactic Dentistry Research; Swedish Patent Revenue Fund for Prophylactic Odontology and European Organization for Caries Research

2017 Distinguished Scientist Award for Basic Research in Periodontal Disease; International Association of Dental Research


Dr. Papapanou's research focuses on the epidemiology of periodontal infections, their diagnosis and etiology, and the systemic effects of periodontitis. His current projects include: The analysis of serological markers of periodontal infections and their link to markers of systemic inflammation (Principal Investigator, funded by the American Heart Association) The effects of periodontal therapy on adverse pregnancy outcomes/ OPT trial (a multi-center, NIDCR funded study, in which he serves as Principal Investigator of the Columbia/Harlem Hospital enrollment site). The role of Oral Infections in Atherosclerosis and Stroke (Co-Investigator in the NIDCR funded INVEST study) Gene expression signatures in chronic and aggressive periodontitis (Principal Investigator, funded by Colgate-Palmolive)