Dr. Georgio Kotsakis received his DDS from the University of Athens and following graduation he practiced in Athens, Greece for several years before coming to the United States. He then completed his residency in periodontics and obtained an MS in Science from the University of Minnesota, where he first got involved in peri-implantitis research.
Following his training, he became an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2018, he moved to UTHSCA at San Antonio where he is currently an Associate Professor of Periodontics and directs the Clinical & Translational Periodontal Research Lab.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and an affiliate faculty member at the Universities of Washington and Minnesota. Dr. Kotsakis has published more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles and textbook chapters with more than 5,000 citations of his work. He is one of the few dental researchers to have been published in the prestigious Lancet.
He is the recipient of multiple career and research awards from the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Periodontology Foundation, and other organizations. Dr. Kotsakis practices periodontics in the UTHSCA intramural clinics with a focus on treating implant complications and peri-implantitis, and he lectures on peri-implantitis nationally and internationally.