Associate Clinical Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Graduate Periodontics & Implant Surgery, UBC Certified Specialist in Periodontics
Dr. Tassos Irinakis is a Certified Specialist in Periodontics and one of the current leaders in comprehensive Implant Patient Care & in Implant Education for Dental Professionals. He serves the community in various positions, such as his private practice specializing in Implant & Periodontal care in Vancouver (BC), Kamloops (BC), Campbell River (BC) and his affiliation with Vancouver General Hospital. He is the former Director of Graduate Periodontics & Implant Surgery at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and serves the Division of Periodontics as a Clinical Associate Professor.
He is an International Faculty member of the prestigious “PAADI” Dental Institute in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Prince Abdul Rahman Advance Dental Institute), where he teaches graduate residents and also treats VIP patients of the Kingdom.
He is the Founder & former Director of I.D.E.A.S. Institute for Dental Education & Advanced Surgeries, which is dedicated to teaching dental professionals every aspect of Implant Dentistry, Bone Grafting and Periodontal Surgery.
He is the Founder & former Director of the multi-disciplinary “Vancouver Study Club”, which is the Vancouver Chapter of the world renowned SEATTLE STUDY CLUB.
He is the Founder & former Director of the exciting new “Vancouver Implant Study Club”, which is committed to the advancement of all implant related education for all levels of dentists (from novice to experienced).
Dr. Irinakis has been honoured twice by the American Academy of Periodontology with the “2005 Educator Award” for Outstanding Mentoring & Teaching in Periodontics and most recently the “2010 Educator Award” for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring in the Field of Periodontics.
He serves the Academy as a Reviewer for the prestigious Journal of Periodontology and is a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry. He is also a Reviewer for the Oral Surgery Journal. In addition, Dr. Irinakis has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on Implants and Bone Grafting.
Dr. Tassos Irinakis lectures actively in study clubs, conferences & hands-on courses for dental professionals nationally and internationally.