Dr. Hajishengallis is a Professor of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry and serves as both the Division Chief of Pediatric Dentistry and Director of the Postdoctoral Pediatric Program at Penn Dental Medicine. She completed her D.D.S in 1989 at the University of Athens in Greece, graduating with top honors. She went on to receive a Master’s degree in Oral Biology in 1994 and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1999. Before joining Penn Dental Medicine in 2012, Dr. Hajishengallis served as the Chief of the Pediatric Division at the University of Louisville. Her area of clinical interest lies in the prevention of early childhood carries and growth and development of the pediatric patient.
Honors / Credentials
- Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program Director, (University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2016 – Present
- Chief of Pediatric Dentistry Division, Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2012 – Present
- Chief of Pediatric Division, Department of Orthodontics And Pediatric Dentistry, University of Louisville School of Dentistry, 2011 – 2012
- Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics Pediatric Dentistry, University of Louisville School of Dentistry, 2008 – 2011
- Board Certification, Pediatric Dentistry, 2006
- Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Geriatric Dentistry, University of Louisville, School of Dentistry, 2005 – 2008
- Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry, 2003 – 2005
- Pediatric Dentist & Private Practice Owner in Chania, Greece, 1999 – 2003
- Dental Scientist Award-U.S. National Institutes of Health, 1997 – 1999
- Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 1994
- Competitively awarded Annual Fellowships, University of Alabama at at Birmingham Graduate School, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1995-1996, 1996-1997
- Annual State Foundation Award for Outstanding Academic Performance, University of Athens, Greece, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989.