Michael Papademetriou, DMD

Orthodontist located in Phoenix, AZ

About Dr. Papademetriou

Michael Papademetriou, DMD , MS an Assistant Professor and clinical director at A.T.Still University and also owner of Desert Ridge Orthodontics in Phoenix he uses his vast experience, knowledge and expertise to teach his orthodontic residents and at the same time he uses this ability to provide the best possible treatments for his patients. Besides the basic orthodontic problems in children, teenagers and adults he has special interests and years of experience in treating Surgical cases, Complex adult cases, the use of TADs (miniscrews) and Wilckodontics (accelerated orthodontic treatment technique).

Dr. Papademetriou received his bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Anatomy from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated at the top of his class and at graduation he received many honors and awards including induction in the Honorary Dental Society OKU. Right after graduation he was offered a position as a clinical instructor in the restorative department where he served for a year. Following that, he was accepted at the University of California Los Angeles, UCLA, Orthodontic program where he received his Orthodontic Specialization and a Masters in Oral Biology.

After completing his dental education, Dr. Papademetriou returned to his hometown on the island of Cyprus where he practiced orthodontics together with his wife Dr. Cathey Smith for 21 years. He was one of the first orthodontic specialists on the island and formed the Cyprus Orthodontic Society and served as the first president. He also became involved with the European Orthodontic Society and signed the World Federation of Orthodontists charter for Cyprus.

It wasn’t until 2011 that Dr. Papademetriou returned to the United States when he was offered a position at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T.Still University in Mesa, Arizona. He is now the Clinical Director of the Postgraduate Orthodontic Program. Dr. Papademetriou and his wife Dr. Catherine Smith, are also the owners of Desert Ridge Orthodontics

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Michael Papademetriou, DMD , MS an Assistant Professor and clinical director at A.T.Still University and also owner of Desert Ridge Orthodontics in Phoenix he uses his vast experience, knowledge and expertise to teach his orthodontic residents and at the same time he uses this ability to provide the best possible treatments for his patients. Besides the basic orthodontic problems in children, teenagers and adults he has special interests and years of experience in treating Surgical cases, Complex adult cases, the use of TADs (miniscrews) and Wilckodontics (accelerated orthodontic treatment technique).

Dr. Papademetriou received his bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Anatomy from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated at the top of his class and at graduation he received many honors and awards including induction in the Honorary Dental Society OKU. Right after graduation he was offered a position as a clinical instructor in the restorative department where he served for a year. Following that, he was accepted at the University of California Los Angeles, UCLA, Orthodontic program where he received his Orthodontic Specialization and a Masters in Oral Biology.

After completing his dental education, Dr. Papademetriou returned to his hometown on the island of Cyprus where he practiced orthodontics together with his wife Dr. Cathey Smith for 21 years. He was one of the first orthodontic specialists on the island and formed the Cyprus Orthodontic Society and served as the first president. He also became involved with the European Orthodontic Society and signed the World Federation of Orthodontists charter for Cyprus.

It wasn’t until 2011 that Dr. Papademetriou returned to the United States when he was offered a position at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T.Still University in Mesa, Arizona. He is now the Clinical Director of the Postgraduate Orthodontic Program. Dr. Papademetriou and his wife Dr. Catherine Smith, are also the owners of Desert Ridge Orthodontics


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