KONSTANTINOS N ARAPOSTATHIS | ASSIST. PROF. DR.

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

Biography

Assist. Prof. Dr. Konstantinos N Arapostathis

Pediatric Dentist
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry Department, Postgraduate Program Coordinator
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Konstantinos Arapostathis graduated from the Dental School of the Aristotle University of
Thessaloniki, Greece (April 1989). Acquired the specialty of Paediatric Dentistry from St.
Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, USA (June 1994), received his PhD from the
Dental School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (April 2004) and acquired the Masters in Laser
Dentistry (MSc) from Genoa University, Italy (November 2014). He is Assistant Professor at the
Paediatric Dentistry Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (January 2014). Since
November 1995, he exclusively practices pediatric dentistry (private practice in Thessaloniki) and
the last 5 years works also using dental lasers on pediatric patients. He is the author or co-author of
49 publications, author of the chapter “Laser-assisted Pediatric Dentistry” (In: Coluzzi DJ and
Parker S, Lasers in Dentistry, Springer International Publishing AG 2017) and has participated with
over 150 announcements or lectures at scientific conferences. Has a special interest and experience
in dental rehabilitation for people with disabilities as well as in research and clinical treatment of
children and adolescents with dental phobia, anxiety and problems of cooperation in the dental
office.


Abstract Synopsis

”DENTAL FEAR AND AVOIDANCE OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS ”

Assist. Prof. Dr. Konstantinos N Arapostathis

ABSTRACT

Prevalence of dental fear is significant among children, adolescents and adults. It can lead to serious
behavioral problems and avoidance of dental treatment. The understanding of dental fear’s
mechanism is essential for its early diagnosis and finally the acceptance of dental treatment. The
effect of the alternative devices or techniques in dental fear and finally acceptance of dental
treatment will be discussed.