Dr. Giannelis obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction and awards from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) in 2007. He continued his postgraduate education at the University of British Columbia (UBC) to specialize in Periodontics, supported by scholarships from three independent foundations. His studies at UBC led to a Diploma in Periodontics and a Master’s degree in 2011. He was awarded the “Kathleen McAnulty Memorial Prize in Graduate Periodontics” for outstanding overall performance in the graduate program and the “Nobel Biocare Achievement Prize” for outstanding theoretical performance and excellence in implant surgery. His involvement in research in the field of wound healing led to the “George S. Beagrie Scholarship”.
Dr. Giannelis takes pride in teaching and as recognition for his contribution to the education of the UBC dental and hygiene students, he was given the “Graduate Student Teaching Award”. From 2011 to 2014 he was a part-time clinical assistant professor at the School of Dentistry in the University of Manitoba and worked in private practice as a periodontist in the Southwest Specialty Group in Winnipeg. Dr. Giannelis is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. In July 2015, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Since January 2016, Dr. Giannelis has joined the Faculty of Dentistry in UBC as an assistant professor and director of the Graduate Periodontics Program.