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George Stevens, DMD
Boston Restorative & Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Director

Dr. Stevens uses his vast knowledge and experience to provide the families of Boston and the surrounding communities with quality cosmetic dentistry. When in his care, you will be given his undivided attention and personalized care.

The formal training of Dr. Stevens in 1981 led to an Academic appointment at Tufts School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Stevens has served the community as the Chairman of the Metropolitan District Dental Society (the Mass Dental Societies largest district) and on the peer review committee of the M.D.D.S . He is a member of the ADA, Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Stevens also serves on the professional advisory committee for Delta Dental of Ma. and has been certified by Invisalign®, CEREC®, and Zoom! 2 for their new dental technologies.

Athena Papas, D.M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.D.

Dr. Athena Papas

Athena Papas, D.M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.D., J67 has been named a Distinguished Professor at Tufts University. The honorary title of "Distinguished Professor” was created in 1985 and is reserved for a very small number of senior professors who have made exceptional contributions to their disciplines, to their students, and to the University as teachers/scholars exemplifying the finest of Tufts' traditions. Distinguished Professors are recognized as pre-eminent authorities in their fields and their accomplishments are exemplified by outstanding teaching, mentoring, discovery and service.

Dr. Athena Papas is the Dr. Erling Johansen, D49, Professor in Dental Research and the Division Head of Oral Medicine in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences. A 1967 graduate of Tufts’ Jackson College, Dr. Papas received her Ph.D. in Oral Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971 and her D.M.D. from Harvard University in 1974.

Dr. Papas is a beloved member of the TUSDM faculty and Tufts University has been her home throughout her entire career, beginning in 1974. At TUSDM, she has risen through the ranks to her current appointment as the Erling Johansen Endowed Professor in Dental Research in 2000, the first TUSDM faculty member to receive an endowed professorship. She has also taught at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

A prolific scientist for more than 40 years at Tufts and with expertise in the oral healthcare of the elderly, medically compromised, Sjögrens, cancer and bone marrow transplant patients, Dr. Papas has been the principal investigator for over 65 clinical trials and has secured more than $20 million in research grants.

Among her achievements are her pioneering work with patients with the autoimmune disease Sjögren’s syndrome, as well as her work with patients with complex medical issues that affect their oral health. Many of her discoveries have led to treatments that have improved people’s lives. For example, a rinse that heals mouth sores in patients who have received a bone marrow transplant or undergone radiation therapy and a drug that stimulates saliva production in Sjögren’s patients who suffer from extreme dry mouth.

Dr. Papas’ career reached a milestone in 2014 when the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited TUSDM’s new Oral Medicine Residency (OMR) program, a full-time, two-year certificate program with a third-year Master of Science option. It is one of only seven accredited oral medicine programs in the nation. Oral medicine epitomizes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and represents the intersection between dentistry and medicine, and we are proud that Dr. Papas has helped Tufts become a leader in the science.

Vasiliki Tsakalelli, DMD, MS

Dr. Tsakalelli holds two dental degrees, one from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (DMD) and one from University in Athens Dental School (DDS). She received her specialty training in Prosthodontics and Master's degree in Biomaterials from State University of New York at Buffalo. She has also completed a Fellowship Program in Implant Dentistry at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Tsakalelli currently serves as a full-time Assistant Professor in the Division of Prosthodontics at Tufts School of Dental Medicine where she also held the position of Course Director in Biomaterials. She has been practicing Prosthodontics since 2000. Dr.Tsakalelli specializes in implant and cosmetic dentistry and full mouth oral rehabilitation.

She is committed in excellence, professionalism, compassion and the highest quality of dental care. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Academy of Osseointegration and the International Team for Implantology. She is also member of several academic committees at Tufts Dental School. She has participated in community health fair events representing Tufts.

Dr. Tsakalelli lives in Back Bay with her husband. She enjoys theater, classical music and ballet, traveling and reading.

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