Prosthodontist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Spyros (Spyridon) Varthis (B. April 29) is a New York City celebrity based dentist specialising in Prosthetic dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, dental implants, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, smile makeovers and special needs patients. His PhD is focused in Science Education.
Dr. Varthis’ name is included in top celebrities U.S. doctors. He has given interviews in several social media channels. Regularly publishes his original scholarship in leading medical journals as well as he presents at major international symposia where he has been repeatedly invited as a Speaker.
Dr. Varthis is rare in the entire field of dentistry nationally, and globally, based on his stellar educational credentials at top tier medical institutions, his highly specialised training in Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial - Dental Oncology, Stomatology and as a Science Educator.
Early Years and Education
Spyridon Varthis was born and raised in Athens, Greece.
He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree in Cluj-Napoca, Ro. Soon after he continued his education in a three-year postdoctoral program at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine that lead to a certificate in Prosthodontics and a Masters of Science (M.S.) degree. In addition, he completed a 2-year General Practice Residency program under Oral Surgery department at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where he became an expert treating special needs patients such as those with dementia, mental retardation (ex. down syndrome), other cognitive impairments or trauma from sports or car accidents, among other conditions. These patients may need special treatments under general anesthesia in the Operation Room.
Dr. Varthis also completed a MPhil and a Ph.D. degree in Science Education at Columbia University.
Dr. Varthis has served NATO forces as a leading dentist in the flagship of NATO and as a Naval Dental Inspector for the Pentagon in Greece, where he treated all ranks from Ensign to Fleet Admiral. Furthermore, for years Dr. Varthis served as a Volunteer Dentist to refugees in Europe and those suffering from PTSD, domestic abuse and sex trafficking.
He worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at New York University College of Dentistry, as a Clinical Instructor at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and as a research investigator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. His current areas of interest in the pedagogical level include blended learning, curriculum development, and neurocognitive theory applied to the learning sciences.
He is a member in multiple prestige dental organizations. He has used his extensive academic and clinical expertise to regularly publish pioneering scholarship in the field. He has lectured nationally and internationally in various conferences and published in journals such as JOMI, EJDE, Journal of Oral Oncology etc. He is a peer reviewer for several dental journals.
Dr. Varthis currently works in a private dental office providing smile makeovers designed not just to restore aesthetics and beauty but also function and health.
- Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-facial Surgery. “The role of parotid gland irradiation in the development of severe hyposalivation (xerostomia) after Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for head and neck cancer: Temporal patterns, risk factors, and testing the QUANTEC guidelines”.
- International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants. “Prevalence of interproximal open contacts between single implant restorations and adjacent teeth”
- Journal of Oral Oncology: “The prevalence and risk factors associated with osteoradionecrosis of the jaw in oral and oropharyngeal cancer patients treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT): The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center experience”.
- European Journal of Dental Education.“Students’ perceptions of a blended learning experience in dental education”.