Dr. Papathanasiou earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is the Director of Advanced Graduate Esthetics and Operative Dentistry in the Department of Prosthodontics. After graduating from the University of Athens Dental School in 1995, Dr. Papathanasiou accepted a full-time faculty position at Tufts in the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry where she has been teaching and conducting research.
Shortly after completing her undergraduate dental studies, Dr. Papathanasiou received a Postgraduate Certificate in Operative Dentistry, Endodontics and Cariology from Aarhus University, Royal Dental College, Denmark, and later received additional postgraduate training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned a Postgraduate Certificate of Advanced Education in Esthetics Dentistry.
Dr. Papathanasiou is an internationally recognized lecturer and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed dental journals. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the Greek dental journal Esthetic Dentistry and Implantology and is on the editorial team of Reality Esthetics and the editorial review board of Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Papathanasiou has two children and when not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and engaging in numerous sports.