BA in Biochemistry, Smith College (’82)
DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (’87)
Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics, Temple University School of Dentistry (’94)
MS in Oral Biology, Temple University School of Dentistry (’94)
Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, Fellow, Chair of Scientific Investigation Committee
American College of Prosthodontists, Task Force Committee
Academy of Osseointegration
American Dental Education Association
International Association of Dental Research
American Association of Dental Research
OKU Honorary Dental Fraternity
Journal of Prosthodontics Award for “Inspiration Cases in Prosthetic Dentistry” clinical report award focusing on outstanding esthetic and restorative dentistry that transformed the patient’s dental health and well-being, 2011
First place for research presentation “ A Survey: Current Trends in Specialty Training and Mentoring Dental Students in Prosthodontics at Harvard and University of Pennsylvania Schools of Dental Medicine”. Annual Meeting of American College of Prosthodontists, 2008
Charles English Award in Clinical Science and Techniques at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Meeting, 2003
Academy of Osseointegration Award for Treatment of a Patient with Cleidocranial Dysplasia Using
Dental Implants, 2003
University of Pennsylvania Research Foundation Award for Research “Comparative Study of the Load Distribution of Various Attachments on Implant-Retained Overdentures”, 1997
University of Pennsylvania Research Foundation Award for Research “Comparative Study of Wear of Implant Overdenture Attachments”, 1996
Dr. Petropoulos is a prosthodontist and an Associate Professor Clinician-Educator in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. As a clinician educator, she spends her time teaching the pre-doctoral dental students, practicing as a prosthodontist at Penn Dental Faculty Practice and conducting research. She has over 27 publications in refereed journals and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally.
As a specialist, she provides comprehensive dental treatment tailored to each patient’s individual needs. As a prosthodontist, she holds advanced training in a wide range of dental procedures including Reconstructive, Esthetic, Restorative, Implant Dentistry, Removable Partial Dentures and Complete Dentures, and uses the most modern and proven techniques and materials.
Dr. Petropoulos belongs to many community organizations where she donates her time and enjoys spending time with her children. She also enjoys running, hiking, travelling and photography.