ATHANASIOS POULOPOULOS | ASSOC. PROF. DR.

May 7, 2019 | 24th BaSS Congress | INVITED LECTURERS

Biography

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Athanasios Poulopoulos

Dr A. Poulopoulos elected and appointed as Associate Professor of Oral Medicine &
Oral Pathology, in the Dental School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2013,
whereas recently (October 2018) was elected Professor. He is the director of the
Dept. of Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology and he served as director of the Oral
Maxillofacial Medicine Surgery & Radiology Sector. Previously he served in the
rank of Lecturer (1997-2004), Assistant Professor (2004-2013). He obtained his DDS
diploma in Dental School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1991), Master of
Science in Oral Medicine Dental School, University of Bristol, Bristol U.K. (1993),
his PhD in Dental School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1995). His research
and academic interests include diagnosis of oral diseases and are focused in
precancerous and neoplastic lesions, signs and symptoms of the oral manifestations of
systemic diseases and salivary gland diseases. He conducts the research programs of
the Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology Dept. and he is member of several international
and Greek scientific societies (European Association of Oral Medicine Representative
of Region 5, International Association for Dental Research , Hellenic Society of Oral
Medicine and Pathology Vice President). His academic activities include more than
90 scientific publications and more than 200 presentations in international and Greek
conferences.


Abstract Synopsis

”SALIVARY GLAND DISEASES. FROM THE INFLAMMATION TO THE MALIGNANCY.
FROM THE DIAGNOSIS TO THE MANAGEMENT. WHAT THE DENTIST NEEDS TO KNOW ”

1 st Author Assoc. Prof. Dr. Athanasios Poulopoulos
2 nd Author Assist .Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Andreadis
3 rd Author Assist.Prof. Dr. Antigoni Delantoni

ABSTRACT

Salivary gland diseases include inflammatory, bacterial, viral, autoimmune and
neoplastic causes. The clinical presentation may be acute, recurrent, or chronic. All
clinical presentations may appear in salivary diseases of inflammatory, bacterial, viral
etiology, presenting with rapid-onset pain and swelling. Viral etiologies include
mumps and human immunodeficiency virus, and treatment is directed at the
underlying etiology. Recurrent or chronic sialadenitis is more likely to be
inflammatory than infectious; examples include recurrent parotitis of childhood and
sialolithiasis. Inflammation is commonly caused by an obstruction such as a stone or
duct stenosis. Management is directed at relieving the obstruction.
Benign and malignant tumors can occur in the salivary glands and usually present as a
painless solitary mass for the major salivary glands or a fast growing painful lesion
for the malignant neoplasms of the minor salivary glands. Diagnosis is made by
imaging (e.g., ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging)
and biopsy. Overall, most salivary gland tumors are benign and can be treated with
surgical excision, whereas the surgical management of malignant salivary neoplasms
is predicated by the location, histopathologic grade and clinical stage of tumor.
This round table will present and discuss the broad spectrum of the salivary gland
diseases their diagnostic sequence and management, all the necessary steps that the
dentist needs to know.