- West Virginia University School of Dentistry
- Office of the Dean
Vice Dean for Administration and Research
- West Virginia University School of Dentistry
- Dental Research
- BA, Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA, 1986
- PhD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1993
- DMD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1993
- MA, Seton Hall - New Jersey, 1999
- MBA, Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA, 2008
2011 Gingival Diseases – Their Aetiology, Prevention and Treatment. In Tech Publishing. Editors: F Panagakos and R Davies
2014 Diagnosis and Management of Oral Lesions and Conditions: A Resource Handbook for the Clinician.Editors: C. MIgliorati and F Panagakos
2017 Prevention Across the Lifespan: A Review of Evidence Based Interventions for Common Oral Conditions. Editors: A Spolarich and F Panagakos
2009 Andriankaja OM, Barros SP, Moss K, Panagakos FS, DeVizio W, Beck J, Offenbacher S. Levels of Serum Interleukin (IL)-6 and Gingival Crevicular Fluid of IL-1β and Prostaglandin E2 Among Non-Smoking Subjects With Gingivitis and Type 2 Diabetes. J Periodontol 2009 80: 307-316
2009 Panagakos FS, Schiff T, Guignon A. Dentin Hypersentsitivity: Effective treatment with an in-office desensitizing paste containing 8% arginine and calcium carbonate. Amer J Dent 2009 Spec Issue A, 3A – 7A
2010 Barros SP, Wirojchanasak S, Barrow DA, Panagakos F, Devizio W, Offenbacher S. Triclosan inhibition of acute and chronic inflammatory gene pathways. J Clin. Periodontol 2010; 37: 412–418
2010 Panagakos F. Pro-Argin™ Technology. Inside Dentistry, May 2010
2010 Zhang J, Xuan D, Fan W, Zhang X, Dibart S, DeVizio W, Panagakos F, Zhang Y. Severity and prevalence of plaque-induced gingivitis in the Chinese population. Compendium 2010; 31: 2-7
2010 Ciancio S and Panagakos FS. Superior Management of Plaque and Gingivitis Through the Use of a Triclosan/Copolymer Dentifrice. J Clin Dent 2010; 21 (Special
2010 Singh S, Chaknis P, DeVizio W, Petrone M, Panagakos FS. Proskin H. A Clinical Investigation of the Efficacy of Three Commercially Available Dentifrices for Controlling Established Gingivitis and Supragingival Plaque. J Clin Dent 2010; 21 (Special Issue) 105-110
2010 Solomou K, Panagakos FS. Treatment of Dentin Hypersensitivity with a New Desensitizing Technology. Analecta Periodontologica 2010 21 1-16
2011 Panagakos F. Dentin Hypersensitivity Inside Dental Assisting, February 2011, 12
2011 P. Chaknis, F.S. Panagakos, W. DeVizio, J. Sowinski, D. Petrone , H.M. Proskin Assessment of hypersensitivity reduction of a dentifrice containing 0.3% triclosan, 2.0% PVM/MA copolymer, 0.243% NaF and speciallydesigned silica as compared to a dentifrice containing 0.454% stannous fluoride,sodium hexametaphosphate and zinc lactate and to a dentifrice containing 0.243% NaF on dentin hypersensitivity reduction: An 8-week study. Amer J Dent 2011 SI A 24, 14A-20A
2011 S. Mankodi, P. Chaknis, F.S. Panagakos, W. DeVizio, H.M. Proskin Comparative investigation of a dentifrice containing triclosan/copolymer/sodium fluoride and specially designed silica and a dentifrice containing 0.243% sodium fluoride in a silica base for the control of established supragingival plaque and gingivitis: A 6-month clinical study. Amer J Dent 2011 SI A 24, 21A-27A
2011 F. Ayad, R. Prado, L. Mateo, B. Stewart, G.Szewczyk, E. Arvanitidou, F. Panagakos A Comparative Investigation to Evaluate the Clinical Efficacy of an Alcohol-Free CPCContaining Mouthwash as Compared to a Control Mouthwash in Controlling Dental Plaque and Gingivitis:A Six-Month Clinical Study on Adults in San Jose, Costa Rica. J Clin Dent 2011 SI 22, 204-212
2012 F. Panagakos. Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health. Dental Nursing 2012 8, 103-135
2012 W. Tsai, SJ Placa, F. Panagakos. Clinical evaluation of an in-office desensitizing paste containing 8% arginine and calcium carbonate for relief of dentin hypersensitivity prior to dental prophylaxis. Am J Dent 2012 25 165-170
2012 R Li, Y Li, J Chen, Z Zhou, BM. Morrison, FS Panagakos Efficacy of a desensitizing toothpaste containing arginine and calcium carbonate on dentin surface pore structure and dentin morphology. Am J Dent 2012 25 210-214
2012 J Gatzmeyer, F Panagakos Intelligent Technology for Superior Cleaning of Teeth and Gums. J Clin Dent 2012 SI A A5-A10
2012 F Ayad, DM Petrone, GW Wachs, LR Mateeo, P Chaknis, F Panagakos. Comparative Efficacy of a Specially Engineered Sonic Powered Toothbrush with Unique Sensing and Control Technologies to Two Commercially Available Power Toothbrushes on Established Plaque and Gingivitis. J Clin Dent 2012 SIA A11-A16
2012 S Nathoo, S Mankodi, LR Mateo, P Chaknis, F Panagakos. A Clinical Study Comparing the Supragingival Plaque and Gingivitis Efficacy of a Specially Engineered Sonic Powered Toothbrush with Unique Sensing and Control Technologies to a Commercially Available Manual Flat-Trim Toothbrush. J Clin Dent 2012 SI A A17-A20
2012 VP Maloney, J Kemp, F Panagakos, LR Mateo. Laboratory Evaluation of Extrinsic Stain Removal by a Specially Engineered Sonic Powered Toothbrush with Unique Sensing and Control Technologies. J Clin Dent 2012 SI A A21-25
2013 Hu D, Stewart B, Mello S, Arvanitidou L, Panagakos F, De Vizio W, Zhang YP, Mateo LR, Yin W. Efficacy of a mouthwash containing 0.8% arginine, PVM/MA copolymer, pyrophosphates, and 0.05% sodium fluoride compared to a negative control mouthwash on dentin hypersensitivity reduction. A randomized clinical trial. J Dent. 2013 Mar;41 Suppl
2013 Elías Boneta AR, Galán Salás RM, Mateo LR, Stewart B, Mello S, Arvanitidou LS, Panagakos F, DeVizio W. Efficacy of a mouthwash containing 0.8% arginine, PVM/MA copolymer, pyrophosphates, and 0.05% sodium fluoride compared to a commercial mouthwash containing 2.4% potassium nitrate and 0.022% sodium fluoride and a control mouthwash containing 0.05% sodium fluoride on dentine hypersensitivity: a six-week randomized clinical study.J Dent. 2013 Mar; 41 Suppl 1:S34-41.
2013 Elías Boneta AR, Ramirez K, Naboa, J, Mateo LR, Stewart B, Panagakos F, DeVizio W. Efficacy in reducing dentine hypersensitivity of a regimen using a toothpaste containing 8% arginine and calcium carbonate, a mouthwash containing 0.8% arginine, pyrophosphates, and PVM/MA copolymer and a toothbrush compared to potassium and negative control regimens: an eight-week randomized clinical trial. J Dent 2013 Mar; 41 Suppl 1 S42-48
2013 Wallet MA, Calderon Nl, Alonso TR, Choe CS, Catalfamo Dl, Lalane CJ, Neiva KG, Panagakos F, Wallet SM. Triclosan alters antimicrobial and inflammatory responses of epithelial cells. Oral Dis. 2013 Apr;19(3):296-302
2013 Neiva KG, Calderon NL, Alonso TR, Panagakos F, Wallet SM. Type 1 diabetes-associated TLR responsiveness of oral epithelial cells. J Dent Res. 2014 Feb;93(2):169-74
2013 S Nathoo, LR Mateo, P Chaknis, JH Kemp, J Gatzemeyer, BM Morrison Jr, F Panagakos. Efficacy of two different toothbrush heads on a sonic power toothbrush compared to a manual toothbrush on established gingivitis and plaque. J Clin Dent 2013 25 (4), 65-70
2014 VM Barnes, F Panagakos, W Devizio, H Trivedi, T, Jönsson, L Guo, A Kennedy, S Cervi, F Scannapieco. Global Metabolomic Analysis of Human Saliva and Plasma from Healthy and Diabetic Subjects, with and without Periodontal Disease. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 18;9 (8)
2014 Panagakos FS, Volpe AR, Petrone ME, DeVizio W, Morrison BM: Advanced Oral Anti-bacterial/ Antiinflammatory Technology: A Comprehensive Review of the Clinical Benefits of a Triclosan/Copolymer/Fluoride Dentifrice. The Journal of Clinical Dentistry 2014, 25 (Suppl) S1-30
2014 Solomou K, Panagalos FS. A Comprehensive Review of the scientific evidence for a Triclosan/Copolymer/Fluoride Dentifrice: Antibacterial and Anti-inflammatory properties and Clinical Benefits. Analecta Periodontologica 22:107-136
2014 Hovliaras C, Gatzemeyer J, Jimenez E, Panagakos FS. Dental hygienists' evaluation of the usability research study of the Colgate ProClinical A1500 electric toothbrush. The Journal of Clinical Dentistry 2015, 26(1):13-16
2015 Hovliaras C, Gatzemeyer J, Jimenez E, Panagakos FS. Ergonomics and toothbrushes. J Clin Dent. 2015; 26(1):28-32.
2015 Gallob J, Mateo LR, Chaknis P, Morrison BM, Panagakos F. Randomized controlled trial comparing a powered toothbrush with a distinct multi-directional cleaning action to a manual flat trim toothbrush. Am J Dent 2015; 28:351-356
2016 Panagakos FS, Delgado E, Morrison BM, Mello S, Santarpia,RP, Stewart B, Williams M, Zhang YP, Mateo, LR. Advanced dentin hypersensitivity technology: a comprehensive review of the benefits of Pro-Argin oral care products. J Clin Dent 2016 27 (Suppl) S1-15
2016 Giassin NP, Apatzidou DA, Solomou K, Mateo LR, Panagakos FS, Konstantinidis A. Control of Dentin/Root Sensitivity During Non-Surgical andSurgical Periodontal Treatment. 2016 J Clin Periodontol 43 138-146
2016 Gallob J, Petrone DM, Mateo LR, Chaknis P, Morrison BM, Panagakos F, Williams M. Comparative Efficacy of a Soft Toothbrush with Tapered-tip Bristles to an ADA Reference Toothbrush on Gingival Abrasion over a 12-Week Period J Clin Dent 2016 27 48-53
2016 Gallob J, Petrone DM, Mateo LR, Chaknis P, Morrison BM, Panagakos F, Williams M. Comparative Efficacy of a Soft Toothbrush with Tapered-tip Bristles and an ADA Reference Toothbrush on Established Gingivitis and Supragingival Plaque over a 12-Week Period J Clin Dent 2016 27 39-47
2016 Pancer BA, Kott D, Sugai JV, Panagakos FS, Braun TM, Teles RP, Giannobile WV, Kinney JS. Effects of Triclosan on Host Response and Microbial Biomarkers During Experimental Gingivitis. J Clin Periodontol 2016 43 435-444
2017 GP Schincaglia, BY Hong, A Rosania, J Barasz, A Thompson, T Sobue, F Panagakos, JA Burleson, A Dongari-Bagtzoglou, PI Diaz Clinical, Immune and Microbiome Traits of Gingivitis and Peri-Implant Mucositis. J Dent Res 2017 1 47-55
1992 Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society
1992 Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
1997 Kappa Alpha Delta Education Honor Society
1999 Fellow, International College of Dentists
2002 Fellow, Academy of Dentistry International
2003 Fellow, American College of Dentists
About Fotinos Panagakos
Dr. Panagakos received his DMD from UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School (now Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine) and his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UMDNJ-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (now the Rutgers University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) in 1992. In 1999, he received his Masters in Education from Seton Hall University and in 2007 he received his Master’s in Business Administration from Lehigh University.
Dr. Panagakos was commissioned out of the Lehigh University ROTC program in 1986 as a Second Lieutenant, and served for 13 years in the NJ Army National Guard and Army Reserve. He held positions as a medical platoon leader, Squadron administrative officer (S1), Medical Company commander and reserve augmentee to the 82nd Airborne Division, leaving service as a Major in 1999.
Dr. Panagakos served for 14 years as a full time faculty member at New Jersey Dental School, serving in a number of administrative positions, including Group Practice Administrator, Director of Environmental Safety and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. During this time, he also maintained a private dental practice in Westfield and Newark, NJ.
In June, 2005, Dr. Panagakos joined the Colgate Palmolive Oral Care Clinical Research Department as an Associate Director. In January, 2006, Dr. Panagakos was promoted to Director of Professional Relations and Scientific Affairs – North America. In April 2009, Dr. Panagakos was appointed Director of Clinical Research Relations and Strategy within the Research and Development division of Colgate-Palmolive Co. In November, 2012, he was promoted to Global Director of Scientific Affairs and Research Relations – Oral Care.
In November, 2017, Dr. Panagakos joined Geistlich Pharma, North America as Vice President, Scientific and Clinical Affairs, based in Princeton, NJ. He led the U.S. clinical science team activities related to the development of clinical studies, publications, and continuing to strengthen relationships with regional and national professional associations aligned with regenerative dentistry.
Dr. Panagakos is the co-author of over 75 peer-reviewed scientific research articles and is the co-editor of three dental science textbooks. His areas of interest include the role of inflammation in oral and overall health, and the impact of nutrition on oral health and disease.
In his spare time, Dr. Panagakos is an avid runner, having completed 54 marathons since 2012. He enjoys running races at all distances, and is currently in the process of completing a marathon in every US state.
WVU School of Dentistry
Grants and Research
1/1/95 - 12/31/95: Regulation of Implant Health by Inflammatory Mediators Academy of Osseointegration
1/1/95 - 12/31/95: Regulation of MMP - 1 by TNF During Extracellular Matrix Formation Arthritis Foundation of New Jersey
5/10/95 - 3/31/96: Short Term Training Students in Health Professions Schools (T35) National Institute of Dental Research
7/1/95 - 6/30/97: Cloning and Characterization of Transformed Human Pulp Cells Foundation – UMDNJ
6/1/96 - 10/1/96: Evaluation of Ultrasonic Cleaners, L & R Manufacturers, Inc
6/15/97 - 8/30/97: Evaluation and Characterization of Enzymatic Cleaners, Kerr Corporation
11/1/98 - 6/30/00: Prevalence of Latex Allergy Among Dental Health Care Workers in New Jersey, London International Group
1/1/99 – 6/1/00: Effectiveness of Water Line Cleaners in Removing Biofilm, National Surtrex, Inc.
9/1/99 – 8/30/02: Role of Inflammatory Mediators in Health and Disease, Colgate-Palmolive Co.
6/1/02 –5/30/03 Post-Graduate Web-Based Certificate in Health Professions Teaching (Co-PI) Foundation of UMDNJ
4/1/03 – 3/30/05 Institutional Readiness for Electronic Curriculum, American Dental
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