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Dr Alexandra Papadopoulou

Dr Alexandra Papadopoulou is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Orthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry. Dr Papadopoulou obtained all her undergraduate and postgraduate dental qualifications from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. After completing her dental degree she continued her studies in a three year (full-time) Postgraduate Course in Oral Surgery, Implantology and Dental Radiology. Following this, Dr Papadopoulou collaborated also as a research fellow with the Department of Histology and Embryology in the Faculty of Medicine and conducted research on various areas including long term bone response of implants in cases of growing subjects, rehabilitation of hypodontia patients and the contribution of environmental factors and pharmaceutical agents in the aetiopathogenesis of cleft lip and palate and craniosynostosis syndromes.
Dr Papadopoulou further completed a 40 month (full-time) Postgraduate Specialty Program in Orthodontics (Program accredited by the ERASMUS scheme) during which she also conducted research on the mechanoregulation of mandibular cartilage tissue and the molecular mechanisms that underlie mechanically guided tissue engineering. This work was presented as part of the European WJB Houston Awards for young researchers. Research activity was continued with completion of a PhD investigating the effects of orthodontic forces in guided tissue regeneration. Dr Papadopoulou has been teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students in academia while working in private practice prior to moving to Australia and joining the Faculty of Dentistry in the University of Sydney in 2014.
Dr Papadopoulou teaches and provides clinical supervision to graduate and postgraduate students, supervises higher research degree (MPhil, PhD) students, co-ordinates continuing professional development (CPD) orthodontic courses to dental professionals and continues to publish work of high scientific impact.

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