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Vasileios Margaritis

Core Faculty
Vasileios Margaritis

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Degree ProgramPh.D. Public Health

Senior Global Core Faculty: Instructor, Dissertation Mentor, and University Research Reviewer in DrPH and PhD in Public Health Programs, College of Health Sciences, Walden University. Lead Faculty for "Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis" course in PhD in Public Health Program. Program Director Designee to review DrPH Prospectuses and assign DrPH supervisory committees.

Vasileios Margaritis holds a PhD (2010), a MSc (2006) in Community Dentistry, and a Bachelor degree in Dentistry (1999) from the Dental School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has also attended short post doc courses concerning Modern Epidemiology and Qualitative Research at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at University of Oxford, respectively.

He practiced general and especially preventive dentistry from 2001-2015 in his private practice office in Athens, Greece.

Regarding his university career, he began as a part-time (2012) and then full-time (2015) faculty member at Walden University in the School of Health Sciences, DrPH and PhD in Public Health Programs. He also worked as Associate and then as Visiting Lecturer and Researcher at Dental School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens since 2006. He teaches or has taught Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Community and Preventive Dentistry.

His recent interests include Public Health, Modern Epidemiology (e.g. Propensity Score Methodology and Inverse Probability Weighting), Community Health Promotion and Education, Curriculum Development and Mixed Methods Research Techniques. He also has a track record of relevant international and national publications. Dr Margaritis has worked as a researcher in community-based research settings in a variety of areas including oral epidemiology and intellectually disabled persons and has served as methodology/statistics expert in many of those projects. In Summer 2016, he received the Faculty Excellence Award of College of Health Sciences, Walden University.

Courses Taught

RSCH 8201 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

PUBH 8032 - SPSS Revealed

PUBH 8450 - Community Health Assessment

Education

PhD, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

MS, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

BS, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Awards / Honors

Faculty Excellence Award, College of Health Sciences, Walden University, 2016

Honorary Distinction , Greek Dental Association , 2014

2013 Scientific Award of European Academy, , 2013

Publications

Margaritis, V., Mamai-Homata, E., Koletsi-Kounari, H., Polychronopoulou, A. (2011). Evaluation of three different scoring systems for dental erosion: a comparative study in adolescents Journal of dentistry

Papaioannou, W., Vassilopoulos, S., Vrotsos, I., Margaritis, V., Panis, V. (2016). A comparison of a new alcohol-free 0.2% chlorhexidine oral rinse to an established 0.2% chlorhexidine rinse with alcohol for the control of dental plaque accumulation. International journal of dental hygiene

Tolias, D., Koletsi, K., Mamai-Homata, E., Margaritis, V., Kontakiotis, E. (2012). Apical periodontitis in association with the quality of root fillings and coronal restorations: a 14-year investigation in young Greek adults Oral health & preventive dentistry

Margaritis, V., Nunn, J. (2014). Challenges in assessing erosive tooth wear Monographs in oral science

Diamantopoulou, S., Papazoglou, E., Margaritis, V., Kakaboura, A. (2014). Change of optical properties of contemporary polychromatic resin composites after light curing and finishing The international journal of esthetic dentistry

Diamantopoulou, S., Papazoglou, E., Margaritis, V., Lynch, C. D., Kakaboura, A. (2013). Change of optical properties of contemporary resin composites after one week and one month water ageing. Journal of dentistry

Ford, D., Margaritis, V., Mendelsohn, A. B. (2016). Characteristics of childhood lead poisoning among Tennessee children ages one to five years, 2009-2013 Public health

Geyer, N. R., Margaritis, V., Rea, N. K. (2018). Characteristics of HIV screening among New Jersey adults aged 18 years or older post-Hurricane Sandy, 2014. Public health

Melea, P., Melakopoulos, I., Kastritis, E., Tesseromatis,C., Margaritis,V., Dimopoulos, M., Terpos, E., Margaritis, V. (2014). Conservative Treatment of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Multiple Myeloma Patients International Journal of Dentistry

Margaritis, V., Mamai-Homata, E. (2010). Physical and psychological nicotine dependence in Greeks: an epidemiological study Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry

Mamai-Homata, E., Koletsi-Kounari, H., Margaritis, V. (2016). Gender differences in oral health status and behavior of Greek dental students: A meta-analysis of 1981, 2000, and 2010 data Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Leventis, M. D., Fairbairn, P., Kakar, A., Leventis, A. D., Margaritis, V., Lückerath, W., Horowitz, R. A., Rao, B. H., Lindner, A., Nagursky, H. (2016). Minimally Invasive Alveolar Ridge Preservation Utilizing an In Situ Hardening β-Tricalcium Phosphate Bone Substitute: A Multicenter Case Series International journal of dentistry

Margaritis, V., Mamai-Homata, E., Koletsi-Kounari, H. (2011). Novel methods of balancing covariates for the assessment of dental erosion: a contribution to validation of a synthetic scoring system for erosive wear Journal of dentistry

Scheunemann, D., Schwab, M. G., Margaritis, V. (2015). Oral health practices of state and non-state-funded licensed childcare centers in Wisconsin, USA Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Margaritis, V., Koletsi-Kounari, H., Mamai-Homata, E. (2012). Qualitative research paradigm in dental education: An innovative qualitative approach of dental anxiety management Journal of International Oral Health

Mamai-Homata, E., Topitsoglou, V., Oulis, C., Margaritis, V., Polychronopoulou, A. (2012). Risk indicators of coronal and root caries in Greek middle aged adults and senior citizens BMC public health

Margaritis, V., Koletsi-Kounari, H., Mamai-Homata, E., Kiriakou, J. (2012). The potential positive impact of supported employment on the Oral health status, attitudes and behavior of adults with intellectual disabilities Dental Hypotheses

Mamai-Homata, E., Margaritis, V., Koletsi-Kounari, H., Oulis, C., Polychronopoulou, A. (2012). Tooth loss and oral rehabilitation in Greek middle aged adults and senior citizens International Journal of Prosthodontics

Dunn, P., Margaritis, V., Anderson, C. (2017). Understanding health literacy in patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes The Qualitative Report

Dunn, P., Margaritis, V., Anderson, C. (2017). Use of grounded theory in cardiovascular research The Qualitative Report

Meyer, J., Margaritis, V., Mendelsohn, A. (2018). Consequences of community water fluoridation cessation for Medicaid-eligible children and adolescents in Juneau, Alaska BMC Oral Health

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