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Dr Georgios Tsakos
Telephone:0044 207 6795614
Fax:0044 207 8130280
Address:1-19 Torrington Place,
Appointments:HEFCE Senior Clinical Lecturer / Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, Epidemiology & Public Health, Institute of Epidemiology & Health
My research activity has been developed around three major themes: 1) on the development and evaluation of measures of oral health-related quality of life, and research on their use for needs assessment and planning services, 2) on social determinants of oral health and the relationship between oral and general health, 3) on the effect of oral health on diet and nutrition.
- Determinants of oral diseases
- Impact of oral health on general health & wellbeing, evidence-based healthcare and research synthesi
- diet and nutrition
- health inequalities
- quality of life
- social gradient
Displaying 50 most recent publications. For the full list please visit UCL Discovery
- Tsakos G,Sabbah W,Chandola T,Newton T,Kawachi I,Aida J,Sheiham A,Marmot MG,Watt RG (2013) Social relationships and oral health among adults aged 60 years or older. Psychosom Med, 75(2), 178 - 186. 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31827d221b.
- Abegg C,Fontanive VN,Tsakos G,Davoglio RS,de Oliveira MM (2013) Adapting and testing the oral impacts on daily performances among adults and elderly in Brazil. Gerodontology. 10.1111/ger.12051.
- Fontanive V,Abegg C,Tsakos G,Oliveira M (2013) The association between clinical oral health and general quality of life: a population-based study of individuals aged 50-74 in Southern Brazil. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 41(2), 154 - 162. 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2012.00742.x.
- Tsakos G,Quiñonez C (2013) A sober look at the links between oral and general health. J Epidemiol Community Health, 67(5), 381 - 382. 10.1136/jech-2013-202481.
- Abanto J,Tsakos G,Paiva SM,Goursand D,Raggio DP,Bönecker M (2013) Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the scale of oral health outcomes for 5-year-old children (SOHO-5). Health Qual Life Outcomes, 11, 16. 10.1186/1477-7525-11-16.
- Peres MA,Tsakos G,Barbato PR,Silva DA,Peres KG (2012) Tooth loss is associated with increased blood pressure in adults--a multidisciplinary population-based study. J Clin Periodontol, 39(9), 824 - 833. 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2012.01916.x.
- Tsakos G,Blair YI,Yusuf H,Wright W,Watt RG,Macpherson LM (2012) Developing a new self-reported scale of oral health outcomes for 5-year-old children (SOHO-5). Health Qual Life Outcomes, 10, 62. 10.1186/1477-7525-10-62.
- Watt RG,Tsakos G,de Oliveira C,Hamer M (2012) Tooth loss and cardiovascular disease mortality risk--results from the Scottish Health Survey. PLoS One, 7(2), e30797. 10.1371/journal.pone.0030797.
- Aida J,Kondo K,Hirai H,Nakade M,Yamamoto T,Hanibuchi T,Osaka K,Sheiham A,Tsakos G,Watt RG (2012) Association between dental status and incident disability in an older Japanese population. J Am Geriatr Soc, 60(2), 338 - 343. 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03791.x.
- Erić J,Stančić I,Sojić LT,Jelenković Popovac A,Tsakos G (2012) Validity and reliability of the Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (OIDP) scale in the elderly population of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Gerodontology, 29(2), e902 - e908. 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2011.00584.x.
- Tsakos G,Allen PF,Steele JG,Locker D (2012) Interpreting oral health-related quality of life data. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 40(3), 193 - 200. 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2011.00651.x.
- Alkarimi HA,Watt R,Pikhart H,Jawadi A,Sheiham A,Tsakos G (2012) Impact of treating dental caries on schoolchildren inverted question marks anthropometric, dental, satisfaction and appetite outcomes: a randomized controlled trial BMC.Public Health, 12(1), 706. 10.1186/1471-2458-12-706.
- Krisdapong S,Prasertsom P,Rattanarangsima K,Sheiham A,Tsakos G (2012) The impacts of gingivitis and calculus on Thai children's quality of life Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 39(9), 834 - 843.
- White DA,Tsakos G,Pitts NB,Fuller E,Douglas GV,Murray JJ,Steele JG (2012) Adult Dental Health Survey 2009: common oral health conditions and their impact on the population. Br Dent J, 213(11), 567 - 572. 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.1088.
- Erić J,Stančić I,Tihaček-Šojić L,Kulić L,Popovac A,Tsakos G (2012) Prevalence, severity, and clinical determinants of oral impacts in older people in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Eur J Oral Sci, 120(5), 438 - 443. 10.1111/j.1600-0722.2012.00994.x.
- Krisdapong S,Sheiham A,Tsakos G (2012) Impacts of recurrent aphthous stomatitis on quality of life of 12- and 15-year-old Thai children. Qual Life Res, 21(1), 71 - 76. 10.1007/s11136-011-9925-4.
- Aida J,Kondo K,Kawachi I,Subramanian SV,Ichida Y,Hirai H,Kondo N,Osaka K,Sheiham A,Tsakos G,Watt R (2012) Does social capital affect the incidence of functional disability in older Japanese? A prospective population-based cohort study Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
- Bernabé E,Watt RG,Sheiham A,Suominen AL,Vehkalahti MM,Nordblad A,Uutela A,Kivimäki M,Tsakos G (2012) Childhood socioeconomic position, adult sense of coherence and tooth retention. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 40(1), 46 - 52. 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2011.00633.x.
- Floriano F,Mda CC,Tsakos G,Sheiham A,Vianna MI,Cabral MB,dos Santos M,Santos G (2011) IMPACT OF ORAL HEALTH STATUS ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN ADULTS, BRAZIL J EPIDEMIOL COMMUN H, 65, A431 - A431. 10.1136/jech.2011.142976o.84.
- Floriano F,Mda CC,Sheiham A,Tsakos G,Vianna MI,Cabral MB,Santos G,dos Santos M (2011) RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLINICAL DENTAL STATUS AND THE PERCEPTION OF ORAL HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN ADULTS, BRAZIL J EPIDEMIOL COMMUN H, 65, A431 - A431. 10.1136/jech.2011.142976o.83.
- Tsakos G,Demakakos P,Breeze E,Watt RG (2011) Social gradients in oral health in older adults: findings from the English longitudinal survey of aging. Am J Public Health, 101(10), 1892 - 1899. 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300215.
- Jung SH,Watt RG,Sheiham A,Ryu JI,Tsakos G (2011) Exploring pathways for socio-economic inequalities in self-reported oral symptoms among Korean adolescents. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 39(3), 221 - 229. 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2010.00595.x.
- Aida J,Kondo K,Kondo N,Watt RG,Sheiham A,Tsakos G (2011) Income inequality, social capital and self-rated health and dental status in older Japanese. Soc Sci Med, 73(10), 1561 - 1568. 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.09.005.
- Sabbah W,Tsakos G,Chandola T,Newton T,Kawachi I,Sheiham A,Marmot MG,Watt RG (2011) The relationship between social network, social support and periodontal disease among older Americans. J Clin Periodontol, 38(6), 547 - 552. 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2011.01713.x.
- Tsakos G (2011) Inequalities in oral health of the elderly: rising to the public health challenge? J Dent Res, 90(6), 689 - 690. 10.1177/0022034511407072.
- Bernabé E,Suominen AL,Nordblad A,Vehkalahti MM,Hausen H,Knuuttila M,Kivimäki M,Watt RG,Sheiham A,Tsakos G (2011) Education level and oral health in Finnish adults: evidence from different lifecourse models. J Clin Periodontol, 38(1), 25 - 32. 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2010.01647.x.
- Peres M,Tsakos G,Barbatto P,Silva D,Peres K (2011) TOOTH LOSS IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED BLOOD PRESSURE IN ADULTS: A BRAZILIAN POPULATION-BASED STUDY J EPIDEMIOL COMMUN H, 65, A288 - A288. 10.1136/jech.2011.142976j.75.
- Aida J,Kondo K,Yamamoto T,Hirai H,Nakade M,Osaka K,Sheiham A,Tsakos G,Watt RG (2011) Oral health and cancer, cardiovascular, and respiratory mortality of Japanese. J Dent Res, 90(9), 1129 - 1135. 10.1177/0022034511414423.
- Tsakos G,Herrick K,Sheiham A,Watt RG (2010) Edentulism and fruit and vegetable intake in low-income adults. J Dent Res, 89(5), 462 - 467. 10.1177/0022034510363247.
- Tsakos G,Bernabé E,D'Aiuto F,Pikhart H,Tonetti M,Sheiham A,Donos N (2010) Assessing the minimally important difference in the oral impact on daily performances index in patients treated for periodontitis. J Clin Periodontol, 37(10), 903 - 909. 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2010.01583.x.
- Jung SH,Tsakos G,Sheiham A,Ryu JI,Watt RG (2010) Socio-economic status and oral health-related behaviours in Korean adolescents SOC SCI MED, 70(11), 1780 - 1788. 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.02.022.
- Cortés-Martinicorena FJ,Rosel-Gallardo E,Artazcoz-Osés J,Bravo M,Tsakos G (2010) Adaptation and validation for Spain of the Child-Oral Impact on Daily Performance (C-OIDP) for use with adolescents. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal, 15(1), e106 - e111.
- Zeng X,Sheiham A,Bernabé E,Tsakos G (2010) Relationship between dental status and Oral Impacts on Daily Performances in older Southern Chinese people. J Public Health Dent, 70(2), 101 - 107. 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2009.00149.x.
- Rosel E,Tsakos G,Bernabé E,Sheiham A,Bravo M (2010) Assessing the level of agreement between the self- and interview-administered Child-OIDP. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 38(4), 340 - 347. 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2010.00533.x.
- Bernabé E,Watt RG,Sheiham A,Suominen-Taipale AL,Uutela A,Vehkalahti MM,Knuuttila M,Kivimäki M,Tsakos G (2010) Sense of coherence and oral health in dentate adults: findings from the Finnish Health 2000 survey. J Clin Periodontol, 37(11), 981 - 987. 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2010.01604.x.
- Tsakos G,Sabbah W,Hingorani AD,Netuveli G,Donos N,Watt RG,D'Aiuto F (2010) Is periodontal inflammation associated with raised blood pressure? Evidence from a National US survey. J Hypertens, 28(12), 2386 - 2393. 10.1097/HJH.0b013e32833e0fe1.
- Perez-Padron M,Bernabé E,Gomez-Santos G,Tsakos G,Lozano de Luacess V (2010) Healthy mind and body in a healthy work environment. Int Dent J, 60(6), 395 - 398.
- Bernabé E,de Oliveira CM,Sheiham A,Tsakos G (2009) Comparison of the generic and condition-specific forms of the Oral Impacts on Daily Performances (OIDP) Index. J Public Health Dent, 69(3), 176 - 181. 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2009.00120.x.
- Sabbah W,Watt RG,Sheiham A,Tsakos G (2009) The role of cognitive ability in socio-economic inequalities in oral health. J Dent Res, 88(4), 351 - 355. 10.1177/0022034509334155.
- Bernabé E,Tsakos G,Watt RG,Suominen-Taipale AL,Uutela A,Vahtera J,Kivimäki M (2009) Structure of the sense of coherence scale in a nationally representative sample: the Finnish Health 2000 survey. Qual Life Res, 18(5), 629 - 636. 10.1007/s11136-009-9469-z.
- Sabbah W,Tsakos G,Sheiham A,Watt RG (2009) The effects of income and education on ethnic differences in oral health: a study in US adults. J Epidemiol Community Health, 63(7), 516 - 520. 10.1136/jech.2008.082313.
- Tsakos G,Sheiham A,Iliffe S,Kharicha K,Harari D,Swift CG,Gillman G,Stuck AE (2009) The impact of educational level on oral health-related quality of life in older people in London European Journal of Oral Sciences, 117(3), 286 - 292. 10.1111/j.1600-0722.2009.00619.x.
- Bernabé E,Watt RG,Sheiham A,Suominen-Taipale AL,Nordblad A,Savolainen J,Kivimäki M,Tsakos G (2009) The influence of sense of coherence on the relationship between childhood socioeconomic status and adult oral health-related behaviours. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 37(4), 357 - 365. 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2009.00483.x.
- Bernabé E,Kivimäki M,Tsakos G,Suominen-Taipale AL,Nordblad A,Savolainen J,Uutela A,Sheiham A,Watt RG (2009) The relationship among sense of coherence, socio-economic status, and oral health-related behaviours among Finnish dentate adults. Eur J Oral Sci, 117(4), 413 - 418. 10.1111/j.1600-0722.2009.00655.x.
- Bernabé E,Krisdapong S,Sheiham A,Tsakos G (2009) Comparison of the discriminative ability of the generic and condition-specific forms of the Child-OIDP index: a study on children with different types of normative dental treatment needs. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 37(2), 155 - 162. 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2008.00456.x.
- Hobdell M,Tsakos G,Sprod A,Ladrillo TE,Ross MW,Gordon N,Myburgh N,Lalloo R (2009) Using an oral health-related quality of life measure in three cultural settings. Int Dent J, 59(6), 381 - 388.
- Krisdapong S,Sheiham A,Tsakos G (2009) Oral health-related quality of life of 12- and 15-year-old Thai children: findings from a national survey. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 37(6), 509 - 517. 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2009.00503.x.
- Naidoo S,Sheiham A,Tsakos G (2009) Traumatic dental injuries of permanent incisors in 11- to 13-year-old South African schoolchildren. Dent Traumatol, 25(2), 224 - 228. 10.1111/j.1600-9657.2008.00749.x.
- Sabbah W,Tsakos G,Sheiham A,Watt RG (2009) The role of health-related behaviors in the socioeconomic disparities in oral health. Social Science and Medicine(68), 298 - 303.
- Stewart R,Sabbah W,Tsakos G,D'Aiuto F,Watt RG (2008) Oral health and cognitive function in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) Psychosomatic Medicine, 70(8), 936 - 941.
- 1998: Doctor of Philosophy, University of London
- 1992: Master of Science, University of London
- 1990: Diploma, University of Athens
- 02-04: Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 1, University College London
- 02-04: Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 2, University College London
- Dental Nutrition
- Dental caries
- Dental pain
- Dental trauma
- Health care inequalities
- Health inequalities
- Oral health
- Periodontal diseases
- Psychometric testing
- Public health
- Quality of life
- Tooth surface loss