Prof. Sotirios Tetradis
Professor and Senior Associate Dean UCLA School of Dentistry
Dr. Tetradis received his DDS from the University of Athens, Greece and a certificate in OMF Radiology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He has been on the faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry for the past 23 years and currently he is a professor and the Senior Associate Dean of the School. Dr. Tetradis also serves as the Advisor of the DDS/PhD combined degree program. He is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist. Dr. Tetradis’ scholarship expands both clinical and basic arenas. He has published manuscripts focusing on various aspects of diagnostic Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography to assess the dental patient. In the laboratory setting, he leads an active research group that investigates the effects of growth factors, hormones and cytokines on the function of bone cells, as well as the cellular and molecular mechanisms of medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ). He has published over 135 peer-reviewed articles, and he is active in several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, the American Association for Dental Research and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.