Dr. Thanos Kristallis’ specialty is restorative, esthetic and surgical implant dentistry, but he also holds another esteemed distinction. He’s one of the few dentists in the world capable of reconstructing serious abnormalities caused by life-altering illnesses, accidents and congenital defects.
So, in addition to his primary work with dental patients, Dr. Kristallis often devotes himself to longer-term projects, creating prosthetic devices to help people restore both their appearance and their lives.
Dr. Kristallis groundbreaking work stems from his ability as a top-notch sculptor. His expertise in the arts is what first drew Dr. Kristallis to dentistry, giving him the opportunity to treat patients’ medical and cosmetic concerns while also expressing himself artistically. His passion also derives from the countless successful results he’s achieved, witnessing the effect he’s had on patients’ self-confidence and image.
In addition to diagnosing and correcting dental issues, Dr. Kristallis can often be found in the dental lab, molding and creating implants and other structures himself and actively involved in the zirconia CAD-CAM fabrication process.
Born in Greece, raised in South Africa, and educated in United States, Dr. Kristallis is trained in every aspect of aesthetic and prosthodontic dentistry. He has six years of postgraduate study, and five degrees in dentistry, from Georgetown University School of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, University of Texas Dental School, New York University College of Dentistry and the National University of Athens in Greece.
Dr. Kristallis has taught and enjoyed academic appointments at numerous schools and institutions, including Georgetown University, University of Maryland and Washington Hospital Center. A popular speaker, he’s presents lectures and hand-on seminars on esthetic dentistry, implant dentistry and maxillofacial dentistry to top dental study groups, and at hospitals and dental schools. He acts as a consultant to numerous dental manufacturing companies regarding biomaterial, implants and CAD-CAM technology. In addition, his research and articles have been published in numerous science journals.