Penn Dental Medicine

Departments & Faculty

Vicki C. Petropoulos, DMD, MS

Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry


  • Biochemistry, BA, Smith College
  • Doctor or Dental Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Certificate in Prosthodontics, Temple University School of Dentistry
  • Master in Oral Biology, Temple University School of Dentistry


  • Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, 2005-current
  • Charles E. English Award in Clinical Science and Techniques at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Meeting, 2003

Research Interests

Dr. Petropoulos’ primary research focuses are on the biomechanics of implant-supported soft-tissue-retained overdenture attachments and immediate loading of implants. Her secondary research focus is on dental education. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, Journal of Prosthodontics, Implant Dentistry and Journal of Dental Education. She is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, American Dental Education Association, and Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. Dr. Petropoulos has presented her research as oral presentations, posters, and table clinics at major national and international meetings. She also reviews articles submitted for publication to scientific journals. In addition to her research and teaching activities, Dr. Petropoulos is a practicing prosthodontist at the University of Pennsylvania’s Dental Care Network.

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University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030