Dr Maria Retzepi , DipDS, PhD, MSc, CertClinSpec(Perio), FHEA
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Room Number: COCR, Institute of Dentistry
Dr Retzepi is honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Department of at QMUL and a registered specialist in Periodontics. She is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dr Retzepi qualified as a Dental Surgeon from the University of Athens, Greece and obtained her Master of Science degree in Oral Biology and Certificate of Clinical Specialisation in Periodontics with distinction. Dr Retzepi was then awarded a clinical training fellowship for the Department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics, University of Berne, Switzerland.
Dr Retzepi received her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University College London Eastman Dental Institute for her research on the effect of Diabetes Mellitus on dental implants and on bone regeneration. She is the recipient of the most prestigious international awards in dental implantology, namely the 2009 European Association of Osseointegration Research Award and the 2010 Andre Schroeder Research Prize.
Dr Retzepi’s research interests include hard and soft tissue regeneration around dental implants, Guided Bone Regeneration, application of growth factors in implant dentistry and wound healing in periodontal surgery. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has frequently lectured at national and international meetings.
Her clinical expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal and peri-implant diseases, performance of conventional and regenerative periodontal surgery with Guided Tissue Regeneration and enamel matrix proteins, periodontal and peri-implant plastic microsurgery and surgical implant placement and ridge augmentation procedures.