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Helen Giannakopoulos, DDS, MD

Helen Giannakopoulos, DDS, MD Physician

Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Dr. Giannakopoulos is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bone Graft Using Stem Cells
  • Cosmetic Jaw Surgery
  • Dental Bone Grafting
  • Dental Extractions
  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Dental Infection
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Dentofacial Deformities
  • Facial Fracture
  • Jaw Injuries
  • Jaw Misalignment
  • Lefort Fracture
  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Maxillomandibular Advancement
  • Micrognathia
  • Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
  • Preprosthetic Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
  • Temporomandibular Joint Replacement
  • Wisdom Teeth
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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.


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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