Joanna Kamma

Biography

  • Honorary Clinical Instructor at Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, National and Capodestrian University of Athens, Greece until 1998 Education and Degrees
  • 1975-1980: School of Dental Medicine, National and Capodestrian University of Athens, Greece. (D.D.S.)
  • 1981-1983: 2-year program training in periodontology, Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, National and Capodestrian University of Athens, Greece 1983-1989 Ph.D. course, at National and Capodistrian University of Athens. Doctorate Thesis: A study on the subgingival microflora in patients with Rapidly Progressive Periodontitis. Athens, 1989
  • 1989 (Jan- August) Erasmus Post Doc,at Aarhus Dental College
Experience
  • 1980-1998: Honorary Clinical Instructor, Dept of Periodontology, Research Fellow of Microbiological Research Laboratory at National and Capodistrian University of Athens
  • 1981- now: Periodontologist, Owner of Periodontal Clinic at Piraeus, Greece Major Research Fields
  • Microbiology/Immunology of periodontal diseases
  • Non surgical treatment of periodontal diseases
  • Laser application in Periodontology,
  • Biophotonics
Main Academic Records Editor
  • 2003-now: Editor of the EFP News, Publication of the European Federation of Periodontology Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Journal of Periodontology,
  • Journal of Clinical Periodontology,
  • Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Membership in Scientific Societies/Associations/Committees
  • 2004-2006 President of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP)
  • 2001-now: Member of the Executive Committee of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP)
  • 1986-2005: General Secretary of the Hellenic Society of Periodontology
  • 1998-2010: Member of the Research Committee of European Federation of Periodontology (EFP)
  • 2004-2008: Chairman of the scientific committee of Piraeus Dental Association
  • 2007-now: President of Hellenic Society for Oral Laser Applications (Helsola)
  • 2007-now: Scientific Committee of SOLA (Society for Oral Laser Applications) International. Responsible for the Scientific Program - SOLA Academy
Teaching/ Lecturing: Dr Joanna Kamma lectures extensively nationally and internationally. European Programs: FTP5 Quality of Life. Project manager for Greece (Microbiology of Dental Unit Water Systems) Recent publications: 1. Kamma J, Vasdekis V, Romanos G. The effect of diode laser (980nm) treatment on Aggressive Periodontitis.Evaluation of microbial and clinical parameters. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery 2009, 27:11-19 2. Kamma J, Vasdekis V, Romanos G. The short- term effect of diode laser (980nm) treatment on Aggressive Periodontitis. Evaluation of clinical and microbiological parameters.  Journal of Oral Laser Applications 2006, 6:111-121 3. Mavridou A,  Kamma J, Mandilara G, Delaportas P, Komioti F. Microbial risk assessment of dental unit water systems in general dental practice in Greece. Water Science Technology 2006;54:269-73. 4. Kamma JJ, Bradshaw DJ, Fulford MR, Marsh PD, Frandsen E, Ostergaard E, Schel AJ, ten Cate JM, Moorer WR, Mavridou A, Mandilara G, Stoesser L, Kneist S, Araujo R, Contreras N, Goroncy-Bermes P, Burke F, O'Mullane D, O'Sullivan M, Walker JT. Attitudes of general dental practitioners in Europe to the microbial risk associated with dental unit water systems. International  Dental  Journal 2006;56:187-95 5. Schel AJ, Marsh PD, Bradshaw DJ, Finney M, Fulford MR, Frandsen E, Ostergaard E, ten Cate JM, Moorer WR, Mavridou A, Kamma JJ, Mandilara G, Stosser L, Kneist S, Araujo R, Contreras N, Goroncy-Bermes P, O'Mullane D, Burke F, O'Reilly P, Hourigan G, O'Sullivan M, Holman R, Walker JT. Comparison of the efficacies of disinfectants to control microbial contamination in dental unit water systems in general dental practices across the European Union. Applied  Environmental Microbiology 2006;72:1380-7. 6. Walker JT, Bradshaw DJ, Finney M, Fulford MR, Frandsen E, OStergaard E, Ten Cate JM, Moorer WR, Schel AJ, Mavridou A, Kamma JJ, Mandilara G, Stosser L, Kneist S, Araujo R, Contreras N, Goroncy-Bermes P, O'Mullane D, Burke F, Forde A, O'Sullivan M, Marsh PD. Microbiological evaluation of dental unit water systems in general dental practice in Europe. European Journal of  Oral Sciences 2004;112:412-8. 7. Kamma JJ, Giannopoulou C, Vasdekis VG, Mombelli A. Cytokine profile in gingival crevicular fluid of aggressive periodontitis: influence of smoking and stress. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2004 ;31:894-902. 8. J.J . Kamma, M. Nakou, R. Gmür, P. Baehni. Microbiological profile of Early Onset or Aggressive periodontitis patients. Oral Microbiology and Immunology 2004 ;19:314-21. 9. J.J. Kamma, Slots J.  Herpesviral-bacterial interactions in aggressive periodontitis. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2003;30:420-6 10. C. Giannopoulou, J. Kamma, A. Mombelli. Effect of Inflammation, Smoking and Stress on Gingival Crevicular Fluid Cytokine Level. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2003; 30: 145-153 11. Kamma JJ, Baehni PC. Five-year maintenance follow-up of early-onset periodontitis patients. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2003;30:562-72 12. J. Slots, J. Kamma, C. Sugar. The herpesvirus - Porphyromonas gingivalis - periodontitis axis. Journal of Periodontal Research 2003; 38: 1-6 13. J. Slots, C. Sugar, J. Kamma.  Cytomegalovirus periodontal presence is associated with subgingival Dialister pneumosintes and alveolar bone loss. Oral Microbiology and Immunology 2002; 17: 369-374 14. J. Slots, J. Kamma. General Health Risk of Periodontal Disease. International Dental Journal 2001;51: 417-427 15. J.J. Kamma, M. Nakou, Persson R G. Association of Early Onset Periodontitis microbiota with aspartate aminotransferase activity in gingival crevicular fluid. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2001; 28: 1096-1105 16. J.J. Kamma, A. Contreras, Slots J.  Herpesviruses and Periodontopathic Bacteria in Early-Onset Periodontitis. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2001; 28: 879-885 17. Nicolatou – Galitis O, Papadaki T, Moshovi M, Kamma JJ, van Vliet – Constantinidou C, Tsoumakas C, Kattamis A, Tzortzatou -Stathopoulou F. Gingival overgrowth, as the initial paraneoplastic manifestation of Hodgkin’s lymphoma in a child. A case report. Journal of Periodontology 2001; 72: 107-112 18. J.J. Kamma, M. Nakou, F.J. Mitsis. The clinical and microbiological effects of systemic ornidazole in sites with and without subgingival debridement in Early Onset Periodontitis patients Journal of Periodontology 2000; 71:1862 - 1873. 19. J.J. Kamma, A. Diamanti – Kipioti, M. Nakou, F.J. Mitsis. Profile of subgingival microbiota in children with primary dentition. Journal of Periodontal Research 2000 ; 35: 33-41 20. J.J. Kamma, A. Diamanti – Kipioti, M. Nakou, F.J. Mitsis. Profile of subgingival microbiota in children with mixed dentition. Oral Microbiology and Immunology.2000 15: 103 -111 21. J.J. Kamma, M. Nakou, P.C. Baehni. Clinical and microbiological characteristics of smokers with early onset periodontitis. Journal of Periodontal Research 1999; 34: 25 – 33. 22. J.J. Kamma, N.A. Lygidakis, M. Nakou.Subgingival microflora and treatment in prepubertal periodontitis associated with chronic idiopathic neutropenia. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 1998; 25: 759 – 765. 23. M. Nakou, J.J. Kamma, A. Andronikaki, F. Mitsis. Subgingival microflora associated with nifedipine induced gingival overgrowth. Journal of Periodontology 1998; 69:664 - 669. 24. M. Nakou, J.J. Kamma, P. Gargalianos, G. Laskaris, F. Mitsis. Periodontal microflora of HIV infected patients with periodontitis. Anaerobe 1997; 3: 97 – 102 25. J.J. Kamma, M. Nakou. Subgingival microflora in smokers with early onset periodontitis. Anaerobe 1997; 3: 153 - 157 26. J.J. Kamma, M. Nakou, F.A.Manti. Predominant microflora of severe, moderate and minimal periodontal lesions in young adults with Rapidly Progressive Periodontitis. Journal of Periodontal Research 1995; 30: 66 - 72. 27. J.J. Kamma, M. Nakou, F.A. Manti. Microbiota of Rapidly Progressive Periodontitis in association with clinical parameters. Journal of Periodontology 1994; 65:1073 – 1078