Dr. Georgios Kanavakis is Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics of the University of Basel in Switzerland, and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics of Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists.
Dr. Kanavakis received his dental degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Dentistry. He holds a postgraduate certificate in Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain, a Master of Science, and a postgraduate certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Kanavakis has published in peer-reviewed orthodontic journals, has co-authored two orthodontic book chapters and serves as reviewer for several orthodontic publications.
His main research interests focus on Factors affecting the Perception of Facial Appearance, Three-Dimensional Facial Analysis, Skeletal Anchorage in Orthodontics, and Temporomandibular disorders and Orofacial Pain.
INVITED LECTURE: Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? - A quantitative approach to facial attractiveness.
This presentation will focus on factors that control self-perception of facial appearance. How does facial shape influence our opinion about our appearance? To what extend do personality and self-esteem affect our perception? Which facial features tend to have the most significant impact on self-perceived facial beauty?
Three-dimensional photogrammetric images and psychometric data from a large population of young adults will be presented in order to address the abovementioned research questions. The outcomes of geometric morphometric methods for 3D analysis of facial shape will be discussed, in combination with results from standardized questionnaires assessing personality traits and self-esteem.
1. Attendees of this lecture will be able to recognize the effect of physical and psychological factors on self-perception of facial appearance.
2. To evaluate differences between genders in self-perception of facial attractiveness.
3. Provide information regarding the role of the orthodontist in assessing patient’s self-perception of facial attractiveness.