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Helen Giannakopoulos, DDS, MD

Helen Giannakopoulos, DDS, MD Physician

Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Dr. Giannakopoulos is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bone Grafting for Jaw Augmentation Surgery
  • Chemical Peel for Acne Scars
  • Chemical Peel for Wrinkles
  • Chin Surgery (Genioplasty)
  • Congenital Craniofacial Reconstruction
  • Corrective Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery)
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Dental Implants
  • Dermabrasion for Acne Scars
  • Dermabrasion for Wrinkles
  • Facial Lesions
  • Jaw Disorders
  • Jaw Fractures (Mandible and Maxilla Fracture)
  • Jaw Implant Surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing for Wrinkles
  • Laser Surgery for Sleep Apnea
  • Lower Jaw Augmentation (Mandibular Augmentation)
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Mole Removal
  • Nerve Repair
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Parotid Surgery (Parotidectomy)
  • Pediatric Oral Surgery
  • Pigmented Lesion Removal
  • Precancerous Lesions
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Tag Removal (Acrochordon Removal)
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Wisdom Teeth

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Dental School: University of Illinois
Residency: Allegheny General Hospital
Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Giannakopoulos is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Giannakopoulos Helen, Levin Lawrence M, Chou Joli C, Cacek Anthony T, Hutcheson Matthew, Secreto Stacey A, Moore Paul A, Hersh Elliot V: The cardiovascular effects and pharmacokinetics of intranasal tetracaine plus oxymetazoline: preliminary findings. Journal of the American Dental Association (1939) 143 (8): 872-80,2012.

Giannakopoulos Helen E, Sinn Douglas P, Quinn Peter D: Biomet Microfixation Temporomandibular Joint Replacement System: a 3-year follow-up study of patients treated during 1995 to 2005. Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 70 (4): 787-94; discussion 795-6,2012.

Newberg Andrew B, Hersh Elliot V, Levin Lawrence M, Giannakopoulos Helen, Secreto Stacey A, Wintering Nancy A, Farrar John T: Double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized pilot study of cerebral blood flow patterns employing SPECT imaging in dental postsurgical pain patients with and without pain relief. Clinical therapeutics 33 (12): 1894-903,2011.

Hersh Elliot V, Giannakopoulos Helen: Beta-adrenergic blocking agents and dental vasoconstrictors. Dental clinics of North America 54 (4): 687-96,2010.

Giannakopoulos Helen E, Quinn Peter D, Granquist Eric, Chou Joli C: Posttraumatic temporomandibular joint disorders. Craniomaxillofacial trauma & reconstruction 2 (2): 91-101,2009.

Hersh Elliot V, Giannakopoulos Helen, Levin Lawrence M, Secreto Stacey, Moore Paul A, Peterson Carrie, Hutcheson Matthew, Bouhajib Mohammed, Mosenkis Ari, Townsend Raymond R: The pharmacokinetics and cardiovascular effects of high-dose articaine with 1:100,000 and 1:200,000 epinephrine. Journal of the American Dental Association (1939) 137 (11): 1562-71,2006.

Quinn Peter D, Giannakopoulos Helen, Carrasco Lee: Management of surgical failures. Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America 18 (3): 411-7, vii,2006.

Giannakopoulos Helen, Carrasco Lee, Alabakoff Jason, Quinn Peter D: Fluid and electrolyte management and blood product usage. Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America 18 (1): 7-17, v,2006.

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