New director of graduate periodontics

Dr. Georgios Giannelis

Dr. Georgios Giannelis

Georgios (George) Giannelis, DDS, MSc/Dip Perio, FRCD(C), DABP, has joined the Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences as an assistant professor and director of the graduate program in Periodontics.

Dr. Giannelis obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction and awards from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) in 2007.

Supported by scholarships from three independent foundations, Giannelis continued his education at UBC Dentistry, where he completed a combined Diploma in Periodontics and Master of Science degree in 2011.

He was awarded the Kathleen McAnulty Memorial Prize in Graduate Periodontics for outstanding overall performance, the Nobel Biocare Achievement Prize for outstanding theoretical performance and excellence in implant surgery, and his involvement in research on wound healing led to the George S. Beagrie Scholarship.

In recognition of his contribution to the education of UBC dental and hygiene students, he was given the Graduate Student Teaching Award.

From 2011 to 2014, he was a part-time clinical assistant professor at the College of Dentistry in the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Health Sciences and worked in private practice as a periodontist in the Southwest Specialty Group in Winnipeg. Giannelis is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

In July 2015, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Prior to returning to Vancouver, he served in the Greek military as a periodontist.

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