Dr. Athena Papas is the Erling Johansen Professor of Dental Research, and the Head of the Division of Oral Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.

With expertise in the oral healthcare of the elderly, medically compromised, Sjögrens, cancer and bone marrow transplant patients, Dr. Papas has been the principal investigator of over 65 clinical trials. Dr. Papas was selected as the 2009 recipient of the International Association of Dental Research Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology (PTT) Distinguished Scientist Award and has been the President of the IADR PTT Group and chaired the distinguished scientist awards committee. She also has received the Gavel and Pierre Fauchard awards and is a life fellow of the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Papas received her B.S. from Tufts University, a PhD. in Oral Biology from MIT and her D.M.D. from Harvard University. She had a predoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital.

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