University of New Brunswick
After graduating from Kennebecasis Valley High School, Dr. Papadopoulos completed his Bachelor of Science degree at UNB Saint John with Honours in biology and psychology and a minor in chemistry. Upon graduation, his research thesis in biology was published in a scientific journal. While at UNB, he served on the Student Representative’s Council as Member at Large for 2 terms, was the Vice President of his Graduation Class (UNB Class of 2009), and was awarded the UNB Graduating Student Leader Award and UNB Alumni Youth Merit Award among others.
Dr. Papadopoulos graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2013. While in Halifax he provided free dental care to those less fortunate at the North End Community Health Center and to children at the North Preston Dental Clinic within Nelson Whynder Elementary.
As a graduating student, Dr. Papadopoulos received the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Award, and was voted by his peers as the 2013 recipient of the Canadian Dental Association’s Student Leader Award. This award is presented to the dental school graduate who, ‘over the 4 years of his/her program has shown the most outstanding qualities of leadership and character, and who may be expected to become a leader in the dental profession, the dental community and society at large’.
University of British Columbia
& BC Children’s Hospital
Following dental school, Dr. Papadopoulos was selected into a one-year pediatric general practice residency through the University of British Columbia. There, Dr. Papadopoulos worked at BC Children’s Hospital where he provided dental care to children, including many with Special Needs (including mental and physical disabilities) and medically compromised patients. Additionally, he was responsible for managing and treating dental emergencies that presented to the BC Children’s Hospital Emergency department as the first dentist on-call. The emergency management of one of his patient’s was published as a case report in a dentistry journal in 2017 with his BC Children’s Hospital colleagues.
Dr. Papadopoulos was also fortunate to serve in numerous community clinics throughout British Columbia and provide dental care to those who could not easily afford treatment. He worked at provincially/community-funded clinics located in Victoria, the Okanogan Valley and Prince George and also lived on a native reserve providing dental care for 2 months in Haida Gwaii.
Dr. Papadopoulos earned his Masters degree in Clinical Dentistry (MClD, Orthodontics) in a specialized 3-year orthodontic residency program at Western University in London, Ontario. During the program, Dr. Papadopoulos completed his masters thesis and was the recipient of many awards, including the Dr. Bryan Smith Award in Graduate Orthodontics, awarded to the orthodontic resident “who is considered to be the best all-round contributor to the Orthodontics program”.
In addition to treating both children and adults, Dr. Papadopoulos taught components of the orthodontic curriculum to third year dental students at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry where he was nominated for a graduate student teaching assistant award. Following graduation, Dr. Papadopoulos was presented with the Lindsey O. Kesling Orthodontic Resident Scholarship Award at the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting in San Diego, California.
Specialist Designation to become Certified Specialist
Dr. Papadopoulos completed written and oral examinations (National Dental Specialty Examinations) administered by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) to earn his specialist designation as an orthodontist; a certified specialist in orthodontics.
The RCDC was established in 1965 by an Act of the Federal Government of Canada to promote the high standards of specialization and to recognize properly trained dental specialists. With this certification, he is currently the only certified orthodontic specialist in New Brunswick who also holds previous pediatric residency training.
Dr. Papadopoulos is also committed to staying current to the most recent advances in orthodontic modalities and technologies. Whether it be metal braces, ceramic (clear) braces, clear removable aligners (such as Invisalign), or 3D printing custom appliances and aligners, the orthodontic field is always advancing. As an avid believer in lifelong learning, Dr. Papadopoulos continues to learn at various conferences and from a multitude of continuing education courses, transferring and applying these clinical benefits directly to his patients. He is currently the only Canadian orthodontist on the advisory board of Align Technology ("University and Early Career Advisory Board"), the parent company of "Invisalign".
Additionally, Dr. Papadopoulos has been selected to be a speaker at the American Association of Orthodontist's Annual Scientific Session in May 2024, and to our knowledge, is the first and only New Brunswick orthodontist in history to ever be invited as a speaker.
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