Theodore Eliades, Zurich


Theodore Eliades is Professor and Director of the Clinic of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, as well as Director of Research, and Interim Director of the Institute of Oral Biology at the Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich. He graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and completed his Orthodontic residency at the Ohio State University. He earned a Master of Science from Ohio State, a Doctorate in Medical Sciences from the University of Athens, a PhD from the University of Manchester where he also obtained a higher doctorate (DSc), the first awarded to an orthodontist in the UK. He has published 290 papers and 60 chapters, and edited 13 textbooks; this work has received ca. 14,000 citations and an h index of 64 (google scholar). An elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Physics (UK), and FDS of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ed), Prof. Eliades is Editor-in-Chief of the Korean Journal of Orthodontics, and has been Visiting Professor at the King’s College London and the University of Adelaide. He has co-supervised or examined 50 theses at 11 Universities from 7 countries on 4 continents and is listed as the top expert in Orthodontics worldwide by the expertscape network for the decade 2011-2021 ( and in the list of top 2% cited scientists across all fields ( He founded and manages the Orthodontic Biomaterials Network ( a research initiative comprised of European Universities and research centers from Switzerland, UK, Greece, and Germany.