Dr. Tsakalelli is Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Prosthodontics. She is currently the Preclinical Director of Removable Prosthodontics (RPD) and has served as Director of other courses. She received her DMD degree from Tufts University and holds her D.D.S. from University of Athens Dental School, in Greece. She completed her 3-year residency on Advanced Education in Prosthodontics and M.Sc. in Biomaterials at State University of New York at Buffalo and a Fellowship Program in Implant Dentistry at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and Fellow of Center of the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT).
Throughout her dental career, she has participated in many research projects and has presented the outcomes at both national and international meetings. She has also served as faculty advisor, thesis Committee member for the degree of Master of Science for several candidates at TUSDM. Her research areas of interest focus on dental ceramics, digital technologies and dental education. She has completed the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Emerging Academic Leaders Program and she currently serves as the Secretary for the ADEA SIG on “Implant Dentistry”. As a dedicated educator she believes that learning should never stop. Recently, she completed two executive education programs on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Implications for Business Strategy and AI in Health Care offered by MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).
She is a member of the ADA, Massachusetts Dental Society, American College of Prosthodontics and International Team for Implantology. She is also a member of several academic committees at Tufts Dental School.
Dr. Tsakalelli brings to Dental Arts of Boston her strong educational background and her passion for high quality and excellence in the fields of Prosthodontics, Implant Dentistry and full mouth reconstruction. She also treats bruxer patients and those with dental anxiety, with patience and compassion. She will listen to her patient’s problem carefully, examine thoroughly, assess and address the dental needs, and offer personalized dental care. Friendly and professional, she will make her patient feeling comfortable making the trip to the dentist pleasant.