Nikolaos K. Soldatos   DDS, MSD, PhD

Nikolaos K. Soldatos

Dr. Soldatos is a tenure track Associate Professor and Clinical Director at the PG Advanced Program in Periodontics, Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Starting June 1st, 2023, Dr. Soldatos will be the Program Director, PG Advanced Education Program in Periodontics at New York University (NYU), Ashman Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, College of Dentistry, New York City, New York.
Dr. Soldatos is a Board-Certified Periodontist and Implant Surgeon from the American Board of Periodontology. For the academic years 2017-2019, he was the President of the Faculty Senate at the School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Dr. Soldatos earned his DDS from the Dental School of Athens, National and Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece in 2006 and taught for the Department of Prosthodontics from 2007-2011 as a Clinical Instructor. In 2011, he served for one year in the Greek Army. In 2012, Dr. Soldatos completed his PhD degree at the Medical School of Athens, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. In 2015, he earned a Certificate in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and a Master of Science in Dental Medicine (MSD) from the School of Dental Medicine, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO. Furthermore, in 2015, he completed an Implant Fellowship and became an Assistant Professor at the same University, Division of Periodontics, Department of Surgical Dentistry.
In December 2015, Dr. Soldatos joined the School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, at the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene as an Assistant Professor, where he left in 2022 as an Associate Professor to join OHSU.
As part of his interaction with the scientific community he is the PI in a multiple arms study assessing the “Temperature Changes During Implant Osteotomy Preparations, in Fresh Human Cadaver Tibiae and Impact of Heat Generation on Bone Viability and New Bone Formation”. He has validated a highly innovative and translational ex-vivo bone healing model recapitulating in vivo conditions of implant placement. This model employs fresh human cadaver tibiae using a novel technique that rescues resident bone and progenitor cells to facilitate translational bone healing research. The preliminary results of this work were awarded with the Best Oral Scientific Award at the 2019 annual meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration in Washington, DC. The first two parts of this study were published in 2022 at the journals Materials and Genes. He also serves as a co-PI in four other clinical multi-center studies.
In 2020, he was awarded a $25,000 grant support from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation (AAIDF) for his study “Cellular Effects of High Implant Insertion Torque via Conventional Preparation versus Osseous Densification in an Innovative Fresh Human Cadaver Model”.
Dr. Soldatos is member of American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), Academy of Osseointegration (AO) and Ambassador for Academy of Osseointegration. He serves as a member of Continuing Education Oversight Committee and Clinical Innovations Committee of the Academy of Osseointegration. In 2020, he was appointed Key Opinion Leader for MIS implants technologies in USA.
His clinical interests include vertical ridge augmentation (VRA) with the use of guided bone regeneration, mylohyoid muscle release (MMR) for horizontal ridge augmentation (HRA) and VRA surgeries, where he has published numerous papers, guided implant dentistry and temperature changes during implant osteotomy preparations. He maintains a faculty practice limited to Periodontology, Oral Surgery, and Implant Dentistry at OHSU.

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