Dr. Georgia Nikoloudaki, DDS, MSc


Assistant Professor, Endodontist  
Office: DSB 0067
Phone: 519.661.2111 x81102
Email: gnikolou@uwo.ca 
External Links: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Georgia-Nikoloudaki 



Research Cluster 

Research Interests 

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Connective and Mineralized Tissue Biology and Wound Healing
  • Endodontics


Dr. Nikoloudaki obtained her DDS and MSc in Dentistry with a specialization in Endodontics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece. She then pursued her PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, where her research focused on wound healing mechanisms in the oral cavity. She is also a board-certified Endodontist.

Since 2015, she has been an adjunct professor and pre-clinical instructor in 2nd and 3rd year Endodontic courses at Schulich Dentistry. She strives to contribute to high-quality research in the field of dentistry and to continue building on the current didactic and clinical Endodontics curriculum at the School. As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Nikoloudaki aims to not only share knowledge with her students but also generate new knowledge for the advancement of her field.

Dr. Nikoloudaki's areas of expertise include oral biology, oral wound healing, regenerative endodontics and biomaterials, as well as identification of best clinical practices through evidence synthesis.

Select Publications

  • Nikoloudaki, G. (2021). Functions of Matricellular Proteins in Dental Tissues and Their Emerging Roles in Orofacial Tissue Development, Maintenance, and Disease. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(12), 6626. MDPI AG. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms22126626 
  • Nikoloudaki, G., Snider, P., Simmons, O., Conway, S., & Hamilton, D. (2020). Periostin and matrix stiffness combine to regulate myofibroblast differentiation and fibronectin synthesis during palatal healing. Matrix Biology, 94, 31–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matbio.2020.07.002
  • Nikoloudaki, G., Creber, K., & Hamilton, D. (2020). Wound healing and fibrosis: a contrasting role for periostin in skin and the oral mucosa. American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology, 318(6), C1065–C1077. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpcell.00035.2020
  • Nikoloudaki, G., Brooks, S., Peidl, A., Tinney, D., & Hamilton, D. (2020). JNK Signaling as a key modulator of soft connective tissue physiology, pathology, and healing. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(3), 1015. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21031015
  • Kim, S., Nikoloudaki, G., Michelsons, S., Creber, K., & Hamilton, D. (2019). Fibronectin synthesis, but not α-smooth muscle expression, is regulated by periostin in gingival healing through FAK/JNK signaling. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 2708–2708. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35805-6
  • Kim, S. S., Nikoloudaki, G., Darling, M., Rieder, M. J., & Hamilton, D. W. (2018). Phenytoin activates Smad3 phosphorylation and periostin expression in drug-induced gingival enlargement. Histology and Histopathology, 33(12), 1287.
  • Farmakis, E., Palamidakis, F., Skondra, F., Nikoloudaki, G., & Pantazis, N. (2016). Emergency care provided in a Greek dental school and analysis of the patients’ demographic characteristics: a prospective study. International Dental Journal, 66(5), 280–286. https://doi.org/10.1111/idj.12245
  • Nikoloudaki, G. E., Meliou, E., & Kerezoudis, N. P. (2016). MTA dissolution following successful endodontic periapical surgery after 7-year recall: A unique case report. ENDO (Lond Engl), 10(1), 35-40. 
  • Nikoloudaki, G. E., Diomataris, M., Spyropoulos, S., & Papazoglou, E. (2015). Endodontic and aesthetic management of a fused maxillary central incisor with a supernumerary tooth. ENDO (Lond Engl), 9(3), 219-224.