Mr Anastasios Plessas

Mr Anastasios Plessas

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)


NIHR Academic & Clinical Fellow in General Dental Practice


DipDS (2008) - University of Athens,  

DipPCD RCSI (2013) - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

MSc (Dent Sci) (2014)- University of Glasgow

PgCert ClinEd (2015)- Plymouth University

Professional membership

BDA member, British Dental Association

BSP member, British Society of Periodontology
IADR member, International Association for Dental Research
FGDP member, Faculty of General Dental Practice
HEA Fellow, Higher Education Academy
GDC Registered (182999), General Dental Council 

Teaching interests

Evidence Based Dentistry
Critical Appraisal
Simulation Training 
Clinical Supervision

Research interests

I am currently undertaking a research project exploring the impact of stress on dentist's performance and decision making. The project is part of my ResM postgraduate degree (Research Masters).

The project consists of a 
1. A systematic review of the literature on the impact of stress on dentist's performance
2. A systematic mapping review on dental decision making models and factors affecting dental decision making. and
3. A study on the impact of time pressure on dentists' diagnostic decision making. (Study Webpage)



Other research

Other Research Interests & Activities

Epidemiological Research:  

a) Piercing complications in the oral cavity (2009-10)
b) Type 1 diabetes and radiographic bone loss (2013-14), as part of my Masters Degree. 
c) Early-Bird 3 Diabetes Study- Dental Sub-study (2014-15)

1)Plessas A., Roberston DP., Hodge PJ., Radiographic bone loss in a Scottish non-smoking Type 1 diabetes melitus population; a bitewing radiographic study. J Periodontol 2018 (doi: 10.1002/JPER.16-0788. )
2)Plessas A., Bernardes Delgado M. The role of ergonomic saddle seats and magnification loupes in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. A Systematic Review. Int J Dent Hyg. 2018 ( doi: 10.1111/idh.12327. ) 
3)Plessas A., Bernardes Delgado M., Nasser M., Hanoch Y., Moles DR. The impact of stress on dentists' clinical performance. A systematic Review. Community Dent Health. 2018; 35: 9-15
4)Plessas A.Computerized Virtual Reality Simulation in Preclinical Dentistry: Can a Computerized Simulator Replace the Conventional Phantom Heads and Human Instruction? Simul Healthc. 2017; 12(5):332-338
5)Plessas A. Nonsurgical periodontal treatment: review of the evidence. Oral Health Dent Manag. 2014;13(1):71-80.
6) Plessas A, Pepelassi E. Dental and periodontal complications of lip and tongue piercing: prevalence and influencing factors. Aust Dent J. 2012;57(1):71-78.