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Dr Stella Kourkouta

Specialist in Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics

DipDS, MMedSci, FDS RCS, MRD RCS, FDS (Rest Dent) RCS Eng

GDC Number: 69255

Stella completed her undergraduate dental studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, with distinctions throughout the course. This was followed by her Master of Medical Science in Restorative Dentistry (subspecialty Periodontology) at the University of Sheffield, UK, where her thesis was on periodontal (gum) response to porcelain veneers. She then worked and trained in a combination of University and National Health Service positions at General and Dental Hospitals throughout the UK in the fields of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry (Periodontology, Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics and Endodontics).

She became a Fellow and Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and entered the General Dental Council specialist lists in Periodontics and Prosthodontics in 2000. She completed her formal training in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital & Institute in London as a Specialist Registrar/ Honorary Lecturer (2000-06), and entered the Restorative and Endodontics specialist lists in 2006.

She received the George Cross Fellowship Award through the British Society of Periodontology for her elective study on “Implant therapy in compromised sites” at the University of Southern California and University of California in Los Angeles, USA (2006). She completed successfully the one-year ITI research scholarship programme, awarded through the International Team for Implantology (based in Switzerland), at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (2006-07), where she investigated the dimensions of soft and hard tissues in relation to the presence of papillae between implants in the aesthetic zone and patient satisfaction.

She published a number of scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and presented her work in the UK and internationally. She also holds the Dental Diploma in Homoeopathy. She is a member of the British Society of Periodontology, British Dental Association, and American Academy of Osseointegration.

Stella joined Crescent Lodge Dental Practice as a Specialist Periodontist in 2008. She won the “Highly commended” award in the category Best Periodontic Practice at the Private Dentistry Awards 2012.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling, cooking and cake decorating, swimming, dancing.

BIOGRAPHY

GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL Specialist lists:
Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics

Education / Qualifications

Specialist in Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry, FDS (Rest Dent) RCS Eng
Diplomate of the Faculty of Homoeopathy, DFHom (Dent)
Specialist in Periodontics & Prosthodontics
Membership in Restorative Dentistry, MRD RCS Eng
Fellowship in Dental Surgery, FDS RCS Eng
Master of Medical Science in Restorative Dentistry, MMedSci (Sheffield, UK)
Diploma in Dental Surgery, DipDS, (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Elective Study

Centres: University of Southern California School of Dentistry (USC), and
University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA
Purpose of visit: Main area of interest: Implant placement and restoration in compromised sites

Awards & Distinctions

Private Dentistry Awards:
Highly commended in the category Best Periodontic Practice

George Cross Fellowship Award, through the British Society of Periodontology, to help support my USA elective study on Implant Therapy in Compromised Sites (USC/UCLA)

Graduation from University: 3rd highest result in my year
Admission to University: 1st in the success scale in Greece (highest marks in the country)

Implant Fellowship

Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

One-year implant research scholarship granted through the International Team for Implantology (ITI, Basel, Switzerland)

Membership Of Societies

American Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
British Society of Periodontology (BSP)
British Dental Association (BDA)

Previous Positions / Training Experience

Consultant – Swiss Smile Dental Clinic, London, UK
Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Endodontics

Specialist Registrar/Honorary Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry
Eastman Dental Hospital & Institute, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry (LAT)
University Dental Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Senior House Officer in Paediatric Dentistry/ Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (locum)
Regional Cleft Lip & Palate Unit, Liverpool, UK

Senior House Officer in Restorative Dentistry
Liverpool University Dental Hospital, UK

Senior House Officer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, UK

Senior House Officer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Withington Hospital, Manchester, UK

House Officer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University Hospital of Wales & Cardiff Royal Infirmary, UK

House Officer in Restorative Dentistry
Bristol University Dental Hospital, UK

Tutor in the Diploma course in Periodontology
Dental School, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK

Publications

Kourkouta S. Peri-implantitis management in the esthetic zone in a periodontally compromised patient: Five-year results including cone beam computed tomography. International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry 2018;38:e8-16.

Kourkouta S, Bailey G. Periradicular regenerative surgery in a maxillary central incisor: 7-year results including cone-beam computed tomography. Journal of Endodontics 2014;40(7):1013-9.

Kourkouta S. Implant therapy in the esthetic zone: Smile line assessment. International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry 2011;31:195-201.

Kourkouta S, Dedi KD, Paquette DW, Mol A. Interproximal tissue dimensions in relation to adjacent implants in the anterior maxilla: clinical observations and patient aesthetic evaluation. Clinical Oral Implants Research 2009;20:1375-1385.

Kourkouta S, Dedi K, Reside G, Kontogeorgakos V. Heterotopic ossification as a complication of iliac crest bone harvesting in a case of implant therapy. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants 2009;353-358.

Kourkouta S, Hemmings KW, Laurell L. Restoration of periodontally compromised dentitions using cross-arch bridges. Principles of perio-prosthetic patient management. British Dental Journal 2007;203:189-195.

Kourkouta S, Darbar UR. An audit of the quality and content of periodontal referrals and the effect of implementing referral criteria. Primary Dental Care 2006;13(3):99-106.

McAndrew R, Kourkouta S. Effects of toothbrushing prior and/or subsequent to dietary acid application on smear layer formation and the patency of dentinal tubules. An SEM study. Journal of Periodontology 1995;66:443-448.

Kourkouta S, Walsh TF, Davis LG. The effect of porcelain laminate veneers on gingival health and bacterial plaque characteristics. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 1994;21:638-640.

Kourkouta S, Walsh TF. From Hippocrates to hygienists: Changing views on periodontal diseases. Dental Health 1993;32:4-7.

Abstracts

Kourkouta S, Dedi K, Reside G. Myositis ossificans as a complication of iliac crest bone harvesting. Clinical Oral Implants Research 2007;18(5): Abstr #186.

Kourkouta S, Hemmings K, Petrie A, Laurell L. Cross-arch bridges made of porcelain-fused-to-WirobondÒ C. Two-year clinical results. Journal of Dental Research 2006;85, Special Issue B: Abstr #601.

Kourkouta S, McAndrew R. Dentine sensitivity – Effects of toothbrushing before and/or after dietary acid application. Journal of Dental Research 1994;73:826 (Abstr #321).

Walsh TF, Kourkouta S, Winstanley RB. The effect of porcelain laminate veneers on bacterial plaque growth. Journal of Dental Research 1994;73:825 (Abstr #313).

Presentations

“Perio – Outcomes of periodontal therapy”, Holford Curaden Dental Clinic, London, UK
“Facial Aesthetics: Botulinum Toxin A and Dermal Fillers”, Holford Curaden Dental Clinic, London, UK

Kourkouta, S. Regenerative periradicular surgery on a maxillary central incisor: Five-year results.
IFEA – 8th World Endodontic Congress, Athens, Greece

Kourkouta, S. Implant therapy in periodontally compromised patients.
ITI Study Club, Swiss Smile Dental Clinic, London, UK

Kourkouta, S. Inter-implant papilla dimensions in the aesthetic zone.
114th Meeting of the American Dental Society of Europe, Lisbon, Portugal

Kourkouta S, Dedi K, Paquette DW, Mol A. Clinical observations related to the dimensions of inter-implant papillae in the esthetic zone.
23rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration, Boston, USA

Kourkouta S, Dedi K, Reside G. Myositis ossificans as a complication of iliac crest bone harvesting.
European Association of Osseointegration, Barcelona, Spain

Kourkouta S, Hemmings K, Petrie A, Laurell L. Cross-arch bridges made of porcelain-fused-to-WirobondÒ C. Two-year clinical results.
IADR, Brisbane, Australia

Kourkouta S. A prospective clinical study on the restoration of the periodontally compromised dentition using cross-arch bridges made of porcelain fused to a non-precious alloy. One year results.
British Society of Periodontology, The Royal Society, London, UK

Kourkouta S. Implications of menopause on periodontal/ oral health and aesthetics.
3rd Panhellenic Congress on the Climacteric & the Menopause, Athens, Greece

Kourkouta S, Hemmings K, Laurell L. Cross-arch bridges in periodontally compromised dentitions using Wirobondâ C metal frameworks.
Periodontology Department Research Forum, Eastman Dental Institute, London

Kourkouta S, Walsh TF. The quality of porcelain veneer margins and their influence on periodontal health: a scanning electron microscopic evaluation.
7th International Symposium on Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, Boston, USA

Kourkouta S, McAndrew R. Dentine sensitivity – Effects of toothbrushing before and/or after dietary acid application.
Walsh TF, Kourkouta S, Winstanley RB. The effect of porcelain laminate veneers on bacterial plaque growth.
British Society of Dental Research, Sheffield, UK