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George Michelinakis

George Michelinakis was born in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in 1974.

He was awarded the Degree of Dental Science (DDS) by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Dentistry in 1999.He completed his 3-year training programme in the specialty of Prosthodontics at the University of Manchester Dental School and Hospital UK (2001-2004) and was awarded an MSc in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (2003) and an MPhil in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (2005) by the same University. During his training, he held the position of clinical assistant at the Manchester Dental School teaching undergraduate students (2003-2004). From 2002 until 2004 he also served in the NHS as an associate at a Central Manchester dental practice.
In 2005 he established his private practice in Heraklion, Crete, Greece specializing in Prosthodontics, Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry (Crete Implants – Contemporary Dental Rehabilitation).

He has published in both English and Greek dental journals and has lectured in numerous national and international conferences. He is currently an active member and a registered speaker of the International Team for implantology (ITI), a long standing member of the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA) and the British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) and a member of the Greek Prosthodontic Society. He has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Stomatologic Society of Crete (SSC) for three consecutive terms (2010-2019).

In 2003, George developed the Implant Recognition System© (IRS), a searchable database designed to simplify clinicians and technicians task when identifying a dental implant system. IRS won the third place in the 2008 NHS North West Innovation Awards.

In September 2018, Dr Michelinakis won the best oral presentation award at the 42nd annual conference of the European Prosthodontic Association for his in-vivo study on intraoral digital impression systems.
Dr Michelinakis’ clinical and research interests include intraoral digital impression technology, implant prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthodontics.
George is a recognised specialist in Prosthodontics by the European Prosthodontic Association.

List of publications:
1.Systematic review of the evidence supporting intra-oral maxillofacial prosthodontic care. McCord JF, Michelinakis G. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2004 Sep;12(3):129-35.

2.The influence of interimplant distance and attachment type on the retention characteristics of mandibular overdentures on 2 implants: initial retention values. Michelinakis G, Barclay CW, Smith PW. Int J Prosthodont. 2006 Sep-Oct;19(5):507-12.

3.Identification of dental implants through the use of Implant Recognition Software© (IRS). Michelinakis G, Sharrock A, Barclay CW. Int Dent J. 2006 Aug;56(4):203-8.

4.Pathological generalized tooth substance loss. Aetiology and clinical presentation. Michelinakis G. Hellenic Stomatological Review. 2006;50(3):339-46

5.The influence of interimplant distance and attachment type on the retention characteristics of mandibular overdentures on 2 implants: 6-month fatigue retention values. Doukas D, Michelinakis G, Smith PW, Barclay CW. Int J Prosthodont. 2008 Mar-Apr;21(2):152-4.

6.Attachments’ selection criteria for mandibular implant overdentures. Michelinakis G. Hellenic Stomatological Review. 2008;52(4):327-40

7. The significance of the temporary restorations for the esthetic success of the final fixed restorations. G. Michelinakis. Odontiatrikos Kosmos (2012) (in Greek).

8. The use of cone beam computed tomography and three-dimensional printing technology in the restoration of a maxillectomy patient using a dental implant retained obturator. G.Michelinakis. J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2017;17(4) 406-411.

9. Importance of Provisional Restorations in Aesthetic Success. The Dentcare Magazine, March 2018 issue.

10. Rehabilitation of a maxillectomy patient using intraoral scanning impression technology and a CAD/CAM fabricated obturator prosthesis. A clinical report. Michelinakis G, Pavlakis E, Igoumenakis D. J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2018;18(3) 282-287.

11.Accuracy of triangular meshes of stone models created from DICOM cone beam CT data. Apostolakis D, Michelinakis G, Kourakis G, Pavlakis E.
Int J Implant Dent. 2019 May 8;5(1):20.

12.Using the surgical guide for impression-free digital bite registration in the edentulous maxilla-a technical note. Michelinakis G and Nikolidakis D. Int J Implant Dent. 2019 May 22;5(1)

13. Accuracy of IOS in full-arch dentate patients compared to CBCT cast-scanning. An In-Vivo Study. Michelinakis G, Apostolakis D, Pavlakis E. Kourakis G and Papavasiliou G. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2019.Accepted for publication.