Organising department and faculty
The programme is organised by the department of Oral Kinesiology. Professor Frank Lobbezoo and dr Michail Koutris are the directors of the postgraduate programme.
Professor Lobbezoo received his PhD degree in 1992 from the University of Utrecht, where he also received his specialist training in TMD/Orofacial Pain. Between 1993 and 1996, he was appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Professor Lobbezoo is currently a full professor, at ACTA, and chair of the Department of Oral Kinesiology.
Dr. Michail Koutris graduated as a dentist from the dental school of the University of Athens. In 2007 he graduated from the 3-year post-graduate course in Oral Kinesiology, and became a NVGPT-recognized Dentist-gnathologist. He is currently an assistant professor at ACTA. He also works as a Dentist-gnathologist in the Hospital Dentistry Clinic of the AMC.
The Department of Oral Kinesiology has a strong reputation in the international research community, teaches at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate level, and treats patients with TMD, orofacial pain, bruxism, sleep apnea, and tooth wear in its own departmental clinic.