Dr. Papandreas is a native of Cleveland. Born in Lyndhurst, the middle of five children, his parents moved to Lakewood where he attended Lakewood High School.
Upon graduation Dr. Papandreas headed to the University of Illinois School of Engineering, ranked consistently as one of the top programs in the country. There he earned a combined degree in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering. He was presented with the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Award for Outstanding Achievement in Academic Engineering Research, awarded membership in the Gamma Epsilon Engineering Honors Fraternity, and consistently made the Engineering Dean’s List.
With a hope of blending a technical background with healthcare, Dr. Papandreas continued his education at Loyola University School of Dentistry, known as a leader nationally in clinical dentistry. He ranked #1 academically in his dental class for four consecutive years. In addition to the honor of Summa Cum Laude, he was awarded the Frank M. Amaturo Award for Highest GPA – Omicron Kappa Upsilon Fraternity, the Department of Dental Materials Scholastic Award, the Chicago Auxiliary Dental Society Scholarship Award for Highest Academic Achievement, and the Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society Award for Academic Excellence. A specialty degree in orthodontics at Baylor University in Dallas became the obvious union of engineering and dental backgrounds. Specialty Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics requires the pursuit of excellence not only in the human sciences but in the mechanical sciences as well.
Dr. Papandreas is the founder and director of the Ohio Academy of Interdisciplinary and Dentofacial Therapy (OAIDT), a member-led professional cooperative education organization. OAIDT advances the scope of total patient care through advanced learning, shared knowledge, and interdisciplinary study and techniques. Member doctors come from area general and specialty practices across the dental and medical spectrum. They meet monthly to exchange ideas, demonstrate new methods of care delivery, and hear state-of-the-art presentations from national and world-renown speakers. Dr. Papandras is also the founder of Northeast Ohio’s Smile for a Lifetime Foundation which gives disadvantaged children an opportunity for free orthodontic care.
Dr. Papandreas most enjoys spending time with his wife and his kids, which gives him a great perspective with yours… he is often heard proclaiming his kids are perfect too (with a wink of an eye)! Schedule your in-office or virtual complimentary consultation to meet Dr. Papandreas for yourself!