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Despoina Bompolaki, D.D.S., M.S., FACP (she/her)

  • Associate Professor of Department of Oral Rehabilitation & Integrative Biosciences, School of Dentistry
  • Director, Clinical Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry

Biography

Despoina Bompolaki is an Associate Professor with tenure at the Department of Oral Rehabilitation & Integrative Biosciences. She joined OHSU at 2015 and was appointed to serve as the Director of Clinical Restorative Dentistry in 2022. She received her DDS from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2009), and a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Master’s in Oral Biology from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry (2014).

Dr. Bompolaki is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and serves at the Board of the American College of Prosthodontists, as the Continuing Professional Education Division Director. She is a Fellow of the ADEA Leadership Institute (class of 2023). She is currently a member of multiple committees within professional organizations, including the Research Submission Committee of the Academy of Osseointegration and the Osseointegration Foundation Research Grant Committee. She has previously served as Chair of the National Prosthodontic Resident Examination Committee of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP)

She is also a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), and a member of the American Association for Dental and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR), the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA) and the Greek Prosthodontic Society. She maintains an active private practice focused in fixed, implant and removable prosthodontics.

Dr. Bompolaki is the Course Director for multiple courses, and serves as the Chair of the Curriculum Committee at the School of Dentistry since 2021. As a researcher, she focuses on dental implant outcomes and complication management. Her work has been internationally recognized and published in peer-reviewed journals.

Education and training

    • D.D.S., 2009, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    • M.S., 2014, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Residency

    • Certificate in Prosthodontics, Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas
  • Certifications

    • Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists

Memberships and associations:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics
  • Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP)
  • Continuing Professional Education Division Director, American College of Prosthodontists (member of the ACP Board of Directors)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
  • Fellow, ADEA Leadership Institute (Class of 2023)
  • Member of the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR)
  • Member of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
  • Member of the Academy of Osseointegration Research Submission Committee (2015-2022)
  • Member of the Academy of Osseointegration and Osseintegration Foundation Research Grant Committee (2015-2022)
  • Chair, National Prosthodontic Resident Examination Committee (2019-2022)

Areas of interest

  • Clinical Outcomes of Prosthodontic Procedures
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry

Honors and awards

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation Student Research Grant for the research study entitled “Implant Restorations within a Dental School Setting: A Retrospective Analysis on Success/Survival Rates and Patient Satisfaction” (2016)
  • Osseointegration Foundation Charitable Grant (2016)
  • Finalist for the OHSU Faculty Senate Award for Outstanding Leadership (2022)

Publications

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Selected publications

  • 1. Bompolaki D, Kontogiorgos E, Wilson JB, Nagy WW. Fracture resistance of lithium disilicate restorations after endodontic access preparation: An in vitro study. J Prosthet Dent. 2015 Oct;114(4):580-6.
  • 2. Gerogianni P, Lien W, Bompolaki D, Verrett R, Haney S, Mattie P, Johnson R. Fracture Resistance of Pressed and Milled Lithium Disilicate Anterior Complete Coverage Restorations Following Endodontic Access Preparation. J Prosthodont. 2018 Apr 22
  • 3. Punj A, Bompolaki D, Garaicoa J. Dental Impression Materials and Techniques. Dent Clin North Am. 2017 Oct;61(4):779-796.
  • 4. Tahayeri A, Morgan M, Fugolin AP, Bompolaki D, Athirasala A, Pfeifer CS, Ferracane JL, Bertassoni LE. 3D printed versus conventionally cured provisional crown and bridge dental materials. Dent Mater. 2018 Feb;34(2):192-200.
  • 5. Punj A, Bompolaki D, Kurtz KS. Dentist-laboratory communication and quality assessment of removable prostheses in Oregon: A cross-sectional pilot study.Punj A, Bompolaki D, Kurtz KS. J Prosthet Dent. 2020 Aug 10:S0022-3913(20)30384-X. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.05.014. 
  • 6. Bompolaki D, Edmondson SA, Katancik JA, Kamposiora P, Papavasiliou G. Clinical and Patient-Reported Outcomes of Single Posterior Implant-Supported Restorations Completed by Predoctoral Students: A Retrospective Study with Up to 10 Years of Follow Up. J Prosthodont. 2020 Nov 16. doi: 10.1111/jopr.13284. 
  • 7. Bompolaki D, Edmondson SA, Katancik JA. Interproximal contact loss between implant-supported restorations and adjacent natural teeth: A retrospective cross-sectional study of 83 restorations with an up to 10-year follow-up. J Prosthet Dent. 2020 Dec 17:S0022-3913(20)30696-X. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.09.034.
  • 8. Bompolaki D, Punj A, Fellows C, Truong C, Ferracane J. Clinical Performance of CAD/CAM Monolithic Lithium Disilicate Implant-Supported Single Crowns Using Solid or Predrilled Blocks in a Fully Digital Workflow: A Retrospective Cohort Study With Up To 33 Months of Follow Up. J Prosthodont Actions Search in PubMed Search in NLM Catalog Add to Search . 2021 Apr 11. doi: 10.1111/jopr.13364.      
  • Resin-Based Composites for Direct and Indirect Restorations: Clinical Applications, Recent Advances, and Future Trends. Bompolaki D, Lubisich EB, Fugolin AP.Dent Clin North Am. 2022 Oct;66(4):517-536. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2022.05.003.
  • Gender diversity and senior leadership in academic dentistry: Female representation at the dean position in the United States. Bompolaki D, Pokala SV, Koka S.J Dent Educ. 2022 Apr;86(4):401-405. doi: 10.1002/jdd.12816.

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