1954 - 2005
Founder and 1st President of the Greek-German Dental Association
The president of the Greek-German Dental Association, the visionary
behind the foundation of our Association is no longer amongst us.
Dr Pantelis Bochlogyros studied Dentistry and Medicine at the University
of Athens. He specialised in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the
University Hospital of Muenster, Germany. During this time Dr Bochlogyros
completed his dissertation and he was awarded a Doctorate Degree from
the same University in 1985.
Dr Bochlogyros had a wealth of clinical interests in parallel to his
various scientific activities. He published numerous articles in international
journals and he presented oral papers in several scientific symposiums
and conferences all over the world. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the "Greek
Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery" until the year 2001.
Dr Bochlogyros devoted a substantial part of his activities to the
improvement of the specialised dental publications. He founded the
publishing company "Laterre" and he was in charge of the
Greek edition of the International Dental Journal "Quintessence-
World Dental Selection". He also was in charge of the Greek translation
of the journal "Quintessence- World Dental Material Selection" and "Implantology".
As the Editor-in-Chief of these journals he remained on the cutting
edge of all the contemporary developments not only in oral and maxillofacial
surgery but in dentistry as a whole. These facts, combined with his
love of education, were the main stimuli behind the foundation of the
Greek-German Dental Association.
Last but not least, Dr Bochlogyros was committed to the improvement
of dental education. Indeed, he put his devotion, organisational and
managerial skills and knowledge of the current developments of dentistry
at the disposal of our Association. In this way, the Greek-German Dental
Association organised three international symposia in prosthodontics,
inviting renowned international guest speakers.
Parallel to this, the Association is organising special courses (Curriculum)
in periodontology and implantology. These courses offer the opportunity
for the Greek dentist to attend the same postgraduate courses as his
Dr Bochlogyros was an enthusiastic man with immense interest in all
the international developments in his specialty and full of new ideas
for the betterment of dental education.
We shall remember him forever.