Prof. Dr. Stavros Kiliaridis

Dr. Stavros Kiliaridis is Professor Emeritus, Dept of Orthodontics, University of Geneva, Switzerland,  where he was Professor and Chairman during the period 1999-2021. Since 2020 he is adjunct Professor at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

He graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and received his PhD from Göteborg University, Sweden, where he also completed his specialist education in Orthodontics and worked as Associate Professor, while running a part-time private practice in Thessaloniki. He is member of Angle Society of Europe.

His research is focused on masticatory muscle influence on dentofacial growth, post-emergent phases of tooth eruption, diagnostic methods of oral function, dentofacial aberrations in individuals with Neuromuscular Diseases, outcome of different orthodontic interventions, side effects linked to orthodontic treatment. Over his career he was the recipient of major research grants from the Swedish Medical Research Council and the Swiss National Science Foundation. He has authored or co-authored over 250 research papers and several book-chapters, and is reviewer for many international scientific journals. He has been speaker at numerous orthodontic congresses and lectured in many universities worldwide.

He was coordinator (2006-2015) of the European Orthodontic Teachers Forum, and president (2017-2019) of the Network for Erasmus Based European Orthodontic Programmes (NEBEOP). He was recipient of the European Orthodontic Society Essay Award,1988 and was honored as Alton Moore Annual Memorial Lecturer, University of Washington, 2002, and Sheldon Friel Lecture laureate, European Orthodontic Society, 2015. He was given the Paul Herren Award from the University of Bern, 2021, and the Distinguished Teacher Award by the European Orthodontic Society in 2022. The scientific work performed by his students under his supervision has been internationally awarded on numerous occasions.