Dr. Mandelaris attended the University of Michigan from undergraduate through dental school. He completed a three-year post-graduate residency program in Periodontology at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry, where he also obtained a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Oral Biology in addition to his specialty certification. Dr. Mandelaris is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has served as an examiner for Part II (oral examination) of the American Board of Periodontology’s certification process. He is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry (Chicago, IL). Dr. Mandelaris is a Fellow in both the American and International College of Dentists, a distinction held by less than 3% of all practicing dentists or periodontists.
Dr. Mandelaris serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. He has published over 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has authored eight chapters in seven different textbooks used worldwide on subjects related to Computer Guided Implantology, CT/CBCT Diagnostics and Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT). Dr Mandelaris is one of the recipients of the 2017 American Academy of Periodontology’s (AAP) Clinical Research Award, an award given to the most outstanding scientific article with direct clinical relevance in Periodontics.
A nationally recognized expert, he was appointed by the AAP to co-chair the first-ever Best Evidence Consensus Workshop on the use of CBCT Imaging in Periodontics as well as co-author the national guidelines. In 2018, he was recognized with American Academy of Periodontology’s Special Citation Award. Dr. Mandelaris is the 2018 recipient of The Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.
Dr. Mandelaris is a Past President of the Illinois Society of Periodontists and has served on several leadership committees within the American Academy of Periodontology. He is one of the AAP’s recommended speakers on topics related to periodontics-orthodontics and imaging/implant surgery. He is also a key-opinion leader for several industry leaders and holds memberships in many professional organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research.
Dr. Mandelaris is in private practice at Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists, LTD in Chicago, Park Ridge and Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. He limits his practice to Periodontology, Dental Implant Surgery, Bone Reconstruction and Tissue Engineering Surgery.