Dr Eirini Mela is a Consultant Periodontist with more than 10 years of experience in Periodontology and Implant Surgery. A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 2009, she joins the Snö Dental team in Abu Dhabi with a focus on “Periodontal Medicine” which highlights the effect oral health has on systemic disorders.
She is passionate about raising awareness that healthy teeth and mouth lead to healthy bodies and good wellbeing. Her goal is to help the community of Abu Dhabi reach optimum oral health practices and educate the public about the connection of periodontal disease with systemic diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease and conditions like preterm and low birth weight infants.
Dr Eirini has owned and worked at a private periodontal and implant surgery practice in her home city of Athens, since 2010. Apart from corrective periodontal surgery, her expertise includes computerized implant surgery, bone and tissue grafts around teeth and implants, guided bone regeneration and extractions with bone preservation. During this period, she occupied the position of Clinical Assistant, teaching post-grad and undergrad dental students, at the Department of Periodontology, University of Athens Dental School.
Her commitment to the community saw her volunteer at the 2004 Olympic Games held at Athens and that experience affected her deeply.
She went on to achieve an M.Sc. from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, the world’s first dental college, and later became a Research Associate at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH-NIDCR), in Bethesda MD, USA.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and cooking traditional Greek recipes.
Dr Eirini is fluent in English, Greek and French.