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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

SIU School of Dental Medicine

9-Night Greece Intensive Voyage
from Athens (Piraeus), Greece to Venice (Ravenna), Italy July 09 - 18, 2022
<em>Azamara Journey</em>
Azamara Journey
8.0 CE Units
Course Fees
$400 for Dentists
$175 for Dental Allied Personnel

Target Audience
Dentists & Dental Allied Personnel
Program Purpose / Objectives

Update and Overview of Endodontic Therapy

Presented by Vasiliki Kytridou
  1. Emergency Endodontics: Diagnosis and Treatment Options; Which one should I treat first?
    • Establish correct emergency diagnosis
    • Treatment decisions
    • Pain management
    • Use of antibiotics
  2. The use of CBCT in endodontics: Do we really need it and when?
    • Know the limitations
    • Know the advantages
    • Become familiar with the indications
    • Various applications for Dentists
  3. Acute Dental Trauma: From clinical examination to treatment decisions.
    • Know the diagnostic procedure
    • Know treatment and estimate prognosis
    • Become familiar with regenerative endodontics
  4. Vital Pulp Therapies: Current Concepts
    • Perform correct case selection
    • Become familiar with the materials
    • Become familiar with the procedures

Essential Knowledge of Oral Cancer in Current Dental Practice

Presented by Dr. Ioannis Gkikas

The most common cancer affecting the mouth is the squamous cell carcinoma. It is likely that most dentists working in primary care will see only a few in their careers but missing one can be catastrophic for the patient as the earlier it is diagnosed and treated the better the prognosis.
The aim of this presentation is to give all the necessary knowledge that a modern dentist should have instead of be able not only diagnose the oral cancer but also adapt daily dental practice on oral cancer patient's needs.

  1. To become familiar with clinical presentation and differential diagnosis of oral cancer.
  2. To understand the importance of early diagnosis and contemporary screening models of oral cancer.
  3. To update their knowledge in staging system of oral cancer, current treatment modalities, and finally understand the factors affecting survival.
  4. To know how and when an oral cancer patient receives a dental treatment in their offices and of course all the specific features related to oral cancer patients.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Vasiliki Kytridou, DDS

Vasiliki Kytridou, DDS
Assistant Professor of Endodontics

Certificate in Endodontics - Graduate Program in Endodontics, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M, 1998
D.D.S - Dental School of Kapodistriako University of Athens, Greece, 1995
2019 - present : Assistant Professor Department of Endodontics, SIU School of Dental Medicine, Alton, IL
1999 - 2019 : Endodontist, Private Practice, Athens, Greece
1999 - 2019 : Endodontist, Private Practice, Lamia, Greece
1998 - 2003 : Clinical Assistant, Endodontic Department, Dental School of Kapodistriako University of Athens, Greece
2019 - Present : Illinois (Restricted Faculty License)
1999 - Present : Athens, Greece

  • Assistant Professor - DAEN 722, DAEN 731, GREN 682, 684, 685- Preclinical Endodontics & Advanced Endodontics
    SIU School of Dental Medicine, Alton, IL, 2019 - present
  • Clinical Instructor - DAEN 736, 746, GREN 688 - Clinical Endodontics & Advanced Clinical Endodontics
    SIU School of Medicine, Alton, IL, 2019 - present
    Clinical Instructor, Hellenic Odostomatologic Erevna (Greek Association of Odostomatologic Research), Greece, 2000 - 2017
    Clinical Instructor - Preclinical and Graduate Endodontics, Dental School of Kapodistriako University of Athens, Greece, 1998 - 2003
Kytridou, V., Gutmann, J.L., Nunn, M.H. Adaptation and Sealability of Two Contemporary Obturation Techniques in Absence of the Dentinal Smear Layer.
International Endodontic Journal 1999. 32(6):464-474.

Kytridou, V., Niamonitos, K. Obturation of the Root Canal System Using the Continuous Wave of Condensation Technique of the Gutta-Percha (System B).
Odontostomatological Progress 1999. 53 (1):58-69.


Bakiri, E., Kytridou, V., 16th Pabeloponnesiako Dental Conference, The Relationship Between the General Practioner and the Endodontist, 2016
Kytridou, V., Levin, D., American Association of Endodontics, The Use of Root ZX Apex Locator in Retreatments, 1998
Kytridou, V. Georgopoulou, M., 4th Year Dental Students Meeting, Endodontic Hand Instruments and Factors Which Influence Their Properties, 1995
Kytridou, V., Doukoudakis, S., Hellenic Dental Congress, Temporary Restorations in Operative Dentistry, 1994
Athanasopoulos, A., Georgicopoulou, S., Kytridou, V., 3rd Dental Students Meeting, The Influence of Amalgam Restorations on the Periodotium, 1993
Athanasopoulos, A., Georgicopoulou, S., Kytridou, V., Hellenic Dental Congress, The Use of Calcium Hydroxide in Endodontics, 1993

  1. Hellenic Association of Endodontists, Mishaps During Endodontic Therapy, 2017
  2. Bakiri E, Kytridou V: The relationship between the General Practitioner and the Endodontist, 16th Pabeloponnesiako Dental Conference, Patras 2016
  3. Dental Association of Attica, Emergency Treatment of Crown Fractures, 1999
  4. Greek Endodontic Society, System B: How it Works? 1999
  5. Stomatologic Association of Greece, Contemporary Obturation Techniques of the Root Canal System, 1999
American Association of Endodontist 1996-2005, 2019 -present
American Dental Association 2019-present
European Society of Endodontology, 2017 - present
Hellenic Association of Endodontists, 2012 - present
Greek - Native language
English - Fluent in writing, speaking, and reading (Proficiency of Cambridge, 1991)
French - Fluent in writing, speaking, and reading (French Language Certificate: 1st degree -1986, 2nd degree - 1990)

Ioannis Gkikas DDS, OMFS

Ioannis Gkikas DDS, OMFS
Ioannis Gkikas is an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Dental Medicine. He received his dental degree from National Kapodistriako University School of Dental Medicine Athens Greece in 1992 and completed an advanced four-year training program in maxillofacial surgery in Ippokratio University Hospital of Athens Greece in 1998. He continued his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery for two more years, as a clinical fellow, in Mount-Vernon Hospital and Central Middlesex Hospital, in London UK. After completion of his advanced training, he went into private practice limited to maxillofacial surgery in Athens Greece for the last nineteen years.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

Sat Jul 09 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
- 6:00 pm
Sun Jul 10 Hydra, Greece
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Jul 11 Mykonos, Greece
8:00 am 10:00 pm
Tue Jul 12 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Jul 13 Rhodes, Greece
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu Jul 14 Santorini, Greece
8:00 am 10:00 pm
Fri Jul 15 Pylos, Greece
1:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sat Jul 16 Corfu, Greece
9:00 am 8:00 pm
Sun Jul 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jul 18 Venice (Ravenna), Italy
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Azamara Journey Itinerary Map July 9, 2022

Ports of Call

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - As the capital of Greece and one of Europe’s most bustling cities, Athens is powered by 5,000 years of history. At night, the city of Athens glows from afar, light reflecting off the ancient ruins. Today travelers flock from around the world to experience its history while on cruises from Athens. After all, the art, theatre, architecture, and philosophy of Athens had ripple effects through the fabric of entire civilizations.

Hydra, Greece - Featuring a stunning harbor, this artists’-haven island town is uniquely car-free (save for a lone fire truck). Luckily, you won’t have to go too far to discover the many charms of this isle, including beautiful beaches, tiny villages, and stunning mansions.

Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - Ephesus, one of the world's finest archeological sites, awaits. Here you will walk the Arcadian Way, view the facade of the Library of Celsus and visit the Amphitheatre.

Rhodes, Greece - The crusader Knights of St. John made Rhodes their headquarters. Explore the massive fortress of the Palace of Grand Masters, and peer into tiny rooms of the Inns which once housed the knights. See where the towering Colossus of Rhodes once stood -- it could be seen for miles at sea!

Santorini, Greece - Here on the island of Santorini, you'll find a classic Greek seascape‐whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo.

Pylos, Greece - The beautiful seaside town of Pylos has a long and impressive history. Dating back to Neolithic times, it was a kingdom during the Bronze Age, a setting for Homer's Iliad, the site of the Battle of Pylos during the Peloponnesian War in 425 BC, and conquered by everyone from the Latin Empire to the Venetians. Today, Pylos remains a destination that attracts travelers from all over the world.

Corfu, Greece - Corfu greets you with sunny beaches, miles of cypress groves and the opulent villas of 19th century European royalty.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Venice (Ravenna), Italy - Located on the Adriatic coast in North-East Italy, Ravenna was briefly the capital of the Roman Empire and later the Italian capital of the Byzantine Empire. During this time, incredible mosaics were constructed throughout the city. Described as a symphony of color in Dante's Divine Comedy, Ravenna's well-preserved mosaics are some of the finest remaining in the Western world.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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