NAME: Dr. Zoe Nicolaou




A. Introduction

Zoe Nicolaou is an Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgeon.
She specialized in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Rabin Medical Center of Tel-Aviv University- Israel for 5 ½ years and she received the title of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in 2000. She has since been practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Limassol, Cyprus with special interest in Individuals with cranio facial syndromes and facial deformities.
Dr Nicolaou joined the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic in Athens as a Postgraduate Fellow for 2 years after graduating from the Dental School of Athens University in 1992, “first in class” and she recited the oath at the graduation ceremony receiving the reward of Colgate Palmolive.
She is holding since November 2014 a Vice Presidency position at the ICMFS (International College of Maxillo Facial Surgery. (
Zoe Nicolaou is the founder and president of the Cyprus Association of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery.
In 2015 she hosted in Limassol, her home town, the 29th World Congress of the ICMFS (International College of Maxillo Facial Surgery)

B. Memberships

Dr Zoe Nicolaou is a member of the following accredited scientific Associations:

• EACMFS - European Association of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery - Active member
• IAOMS - International Association Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
• AAOMS - American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
• ACPA - American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
• AO CMF - CranioMaxillo Facial Foundation
• HAOMS - Hellenic Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
• ICMFS - International College for Maxillo- Facial- Surgery - Vice President
• ITI - International Team for Implantology

Locally Dr Zoe Nicolaou is the founder and President of the Cyprus Association or Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery.

C. Private Practice
• 2000 - Present: Policlinic Ygeia
• 2000 - Present: ZN MaxilloFacial Clinic
• 2014 - Present: Mediterranean Hospital
• 2005- 2014: Achilleon Hospital
• 2001-Present: Saint George & Blue Cross Hospital, Paphos
• 2016-Present: University of Nicosia Medical School

D. Languages
Greek, Mother Language
English, Fluent
Hebrew, Fluent

E. Education
1994 - 2000: Specialization in Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery, Rabin Medical
Center of Tel-Aviv University- Israel.

1992 - 1994: Postgraduate fellow in Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery Clinic,
University of Athens.

1987 - 1992: Dental School of Athens University.

F. Special Courses, Diplomas
1994: Diploma in Hebrew Language.
1987: Highest degree in piano
1998: Diploma for Laser use in CranioMaxilloFacial Region, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
2010: Day Course of Cyprus Orthodontic Society, Limassol, Cyprus
Perfect Occlusion of Skeletal Harmony.

G. Awards
1987 -1992: Full Scholarships from the “IKY” Scholarship Foundation of the Greek
Ministry of Education for excellence.

1993: Panhellenic Commendation and 1st Prize by CP Colgate Palmolive
(Hellas) S.A.I.C. for excellence during her studies at the Dental School
of Athens in Greece.

H. ICMFS 2015
Dr Zoe Nicolaou organized in Limassol, Cyprus the 29th World Congress of the International College for MaxilloFacial Surgery (ICMFS, 2015) between 05-09 October 2015. (
The 29th World Congress of the International College for Maxillofacial Surgery aimed to create a meeting point for Maxillofacial Surgeons, researchers, scientists, academics and professionals in related areas from all over the world to facilitate this scientific community to share its experiences amongst each other as well as to provide learning and discussion in relation to the latest scientific achievements in this specialized area. The ulterior motive of the Congress was none other than the improvement of patients care and the attainment of a better quality of life.
The ascension of the Presidency of the 29th World Congress of the International College for Maxillo Facial Surgery took place in March of 2013 in Bad Hofgastein of Austria where following a voting the committee of the International College for Maxillofacial Surgery (, which was established in 1970, chose the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. Zoe Nicolaou (President of the Cyprus Association for Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery) as the president of the 29th World Congress of Maxillofacial Surgery and Limassol, Cyprus as the 2015 destination.
The scientific program of the Congress included 6 Guest Society Associations,
20 Keynote Lecture Sessions, 2 Panel Discussions and 3 Symposiums, on hot topics with experienced speakers and moderators, 6 Masterclasses, given by
renowned experts, 11 Oral Sessions, with about 120 oral presentations,
and an E-poster session with 40 poster presentation. The ICMFS 2015 scientific program overall provided excellent opportunities to exchange ideas and expand visions.

Bojovic, Mommaerts, Shah, Ellis, Fliss, Reyneke, Rose, Posnick, Kaplan, Laskin, Calderon, Nahlieli, Triaca, Kowalski are only few of the protagonist of the 29th World Congress of the International College for Maxillo Facial Surgery . All the ICMFS 2015 keynote lecturers definitely made this event exceptional.

In total 500 practitioners from Cyprus and the World participated in the world effort to unite the community of OMFS and specialists from related fields and further advance science in our field. Through personal and professional networks the ICMFS 2015 helped strengthen the development of clinical research and service in the field of OMFS as well as allowed doctors and professionals from all over the world to see Cyprus and have a wonderful time in the sunny and beautiful island of Aphrodite.

I. Publication

Dr Zoe Nicolaou published several research articles in local, Israeli, European and American scientific journals.
1. The use of Mandibular Advancement Devices for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (2016 by Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rudigerstrabe 14 70469 Stuttgart ISSN 0020-0336 DOI 10.1055/s-0042-121111 Inf Orthod Kieferorthop 2016;48:249-253)
2. BRONJ – Bisphosphonate Related Osteonecrosis of the jaw, Pancyprian Scientific journal: (Aristotelis, January: 2014: 9-15)
3. Non-resolving Osteomyelitis of Maxilla and Maxillary Sinus after Long-term Use of Oral Bisphosphonates. (International journal of Head and Neck Surgery, May- August 2010:1(2):107-110)
4. Non- Resolving Maxillary Osteomyelitis after 17 years use of oral Bisphosphonates (IADR Israeli Division Meeting June 5-6, 2008)
5. Solitary central osteoma of the jaws: a diagnostic dilemma (Oral Surg Med Oral Pathol Endod 2008:106:e22-e29)
6. Clinical- pathological Conference: Case 1 (64th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Head and Neck Pathol (2010) 4:214-220)
7. Facial Asymmetries (Health touch Oct. - Nov- Dec. 2008)

J. Conferences (since 2010)

Dr Nicolaou participates in local, Israeli, American and International Conferences keeping up with all the latest changes in MaxilloFacial Surgery, medicine and related fields. In several occasions Dr Nicolaou participated in various symposiums and conferences, local and International as a Keynote Speaker, as a Lecturer or as a Poster Presenter. All the occasions she attended and or participates are listed below.

5th MOIP Limassol, Cyprus
The impact of Orthognathic surgery in the treatment of OSAS patients
Limassol, Cyprus
11-13 November 2016
Keynote speaker

23rd Congress of the European Association for Cranio Maxillo-Facial Surgery
The impact of Orthognathic surgery in the treatment of OSAS patient
London, UK
13-16 September 2016

28th ICMFS World Congress of the International
Surgical Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Cancun, Mexico
25-28 November 2014
Keynote speaker

EACMFS, 22nd Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
Face or Occlusion?
Prague, Czech Republic
23-26 September, 2014
Poster presentation

13th Panhellenic Orthodontic Congress
Aiming for Perfection
Face or Occlusion?
Athens, Greece
24-28 September 2014
Keynote speaker

Science and Art of Facial MakeOver (First International Meeting)
Face or Occlusion in Skeletal Class II cases
Brussels, Belgium
04-06 June, 2014

Nicosia- Kyrenia Dental Association
Diagnosis and responses of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
Nicosia, Cyprus
10 April, 2014
Keynote speaker

12th Pancyprian Dental Conference
The differentiation of the dental practice act to the new economic era
Limassol, Cyprus
07-08 February, 2014

Cyprus Periodontic Association
Aesthetic Smile-The necessity of Co Operation in Orthognathic Surgery
Nicosia, Cyprus
05 November 2013
Keynote speaker

Cyprus Periodontic Association
Management of periodontal patients before and after prosthetic rehabilitation
Limassol, Cyprus
18 May 2013

European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry E.A.P.D.
(8th Interim Seminar and Workshop)
The splint in the management of paediatric mandibular fractures
Limassol, Cyprus
18-20 April 2013
Poster presentation

4th International Congress of Global Hellenic Medical & Biosciences Network
Noneresolving osteomyelitis of the maxilla and maxillary sinus after long-term use of oral bisphosphonates
Pafos, Cyprus
24-27 April 2013

27th ICMFS, World Congress of the International College for Maxillo- Facial- Surgery
Face or Occlusion Lecturer
AV Malformation of hard palate treated by sclerotherapy: A case Report Poster presentation
Hofgastein, Austria
05-09 March 2013

Cyprus Orthodontic Society
Treatment of class II and Class III borderline cases
Limassol, Cyprus
26-27 October, 2012

21st ICMFS, Congress of the European Association for Cranio- Maxillo-Facial Surgery
Nonresolving osteomyelitis of the maxilla and maxillary sinus after long- term use of oral bisphosphonates Poster Presentation
Posterior face autorotation using intraoral distractors: Reports of a case
Dubrovnik, Croatia Poster Presentation
11-15 September 2012

CranioMaxilloFacial International Symposium on Orthognathic Surgery
Vienna – Austria
17-19 May 2012

11th Pancyprian Dental Conference
Nicosia, Cyprus
02-03 March 2012

26th ICMFS, Congress of International College for Maxillo Facial Surgery
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
01-03 February, 2012

Symposium on Recent Advances and New Concepts in Plastic Surgery & Fat, Grafting Course
Facial asymmetries
Limassol, Cyprus
14 -15 October 2011

20st EACMFS, Congress of the European Association for Cranio- Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Bruges, Belgium
14-17 September 2010

Annual Congress, Pantheo and Midland Ophthalmological Society
Zygomatic fractures- management modalities
Limassol, Cyprus
26- 28 November 2010
Keynote Speaker

MIS lecture & Hands-on: Facing bone augmentation challenges using BI-phasic calcium sulphate
Limassol, Cyprus
03 July, 2010