Mr Anastasios Plessas

Mr Anastasios Plessas

External Examiner

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)


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)

Key publications are highlighted

Plessas A & Nasser M 2019 'Can we deliver effective alcohol-related brief advice in general dental practice?' Evidence-Based Dentistry 20, (3) 77-78 , DOI
Paisi M, Kay E, Burrows M, Withers L, Plessas A, McDonald L & Witton R 2019 ''Teeth Matter': engaging people experiencing homelessness with oral health promotion efforts' British Dental Journal 227, (3) 187-191 , DOI PEARL
Paisi M, Witton R, Burrows M, Allen Z, Plessas A, Withers L, McDonald L & Kay E 2019 'Management of plaque in people experiencing homelessness using 'peer education': a pilot study' British Dental Journal (BDJ) 226, (11) 860-866 , DOI PEARL
Plessas A, Nasser M, Hanoch Y, O'Brien T, Bernardes Delgado M & Moles D 2019 'Impact of Time Pressure on Dentists' Diagnostic Performance' Journal of Dentistry , DOI PEARL
Paisi M, Kay E, Plessas A, Burns L, Quinn C, Brennan N & White S 2019 'Barriers and enablers to accessing dental services for people experiencing homelessness: A systematic review' Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology Author Site , DOI PEARL
Plessas A, Robertson DP & Hodge PJ 2018 'Radiographic bone loss in a Scottish non-smoking Type 1 Diabetes mellitus population; a Bitewing Radiographic Study' Journal of Periodontology Author Site , DOI PEARL
Plessas A, Delgado MB, Nasser M, Hanoch Y & Moles DR 2018 'Impact of stress on dentists' clinical performance. A systematic review' COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 35, (1) 9-15 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Plessas A & Bernardes Delgado M 2018 'The role of ergonomic saddle seats and magnification loupes in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. A systematic review' International Journal of Dental Hygiene 16, (4) 430-440 , DOI PEARL
Plessas A 2017 'Computerized Virtual Reality Simulation in Preclinical Dentistry' Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare 12, (5) 332-338 , DOI PEARL
Plessas A 2014 'Nonsurgical periodontal treatment: review of the evidence' Oral Health Dent Manag 13, (1) 71-80 Author Site
Plessas A & Pepelassi E 2012 'Dental and periodontal complications of lip and tongue piercing: prevalence and influencing factors' Australian Dental Journal 57, (1) 71-78 , DOI