Dr. Nikos Mattheos graduated from the Dental Faculty of the University of Athens. He completed his master’s degree in health informatics and his PhD at the University of Malmö, Sweden, where he also completed specialist training in Periodontology. He then received specialist training in fixed prosthodontics and implant dentistry at the University of Bern, Switzerland under Professor N.P. Lang.
He is an accredited Periodontist by the European Federation of Periodontology and has worked in university clinics and hospitals in Greece, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, Hong Kong and Thailand among others.
He is currently Visiting Professor in the department of OMFS at the Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, while he is also holding academic affiliations with the Karolinska Institute and Malmö University in Sweden. His research is disseminated through more than 120 publications in international peer reviewed journals, and he has received numerous awards, including the International Association of Dental Research Researcher’s Award in 2003 and 2013 and the Andre Schroeder Award in 2014 and 2021. He is also a world leading expert in dental education, particularly with electronic media and has designed and operated many international courses for implant dentistry including the world’s first Massive Open Online course on Coursera, which has enrolled more than 40,000 learners.
He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics and member of the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals within Implant Dentistry such as Clinical Oral Implants Research. He is an ITI Fellow since 2008 and member of the Board of Directors of ITI. He maintains private practice in Hong Kong focused on Oral Rehabilitation and Implant Dentistry.
Past academic appointments include Clinical Associate Professor of Implant Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, where he was director of the Implant Dentistry Clinic and postgraduate programmes in Prince Philip Dental Hospital (2012-2020), Associate Dean for Postgraduate education and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education. He has served as Associate Professor of Periodontology at Griffith University, Australia (2008-2012).