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About Sickkids
About SickKids

John Daskalogiannakis, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Orthodontist

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Dentistry

Associate Member
School of Graduate Studies

Phone: 416-813-7435
Fax: 416-813-6375
Email: john.daskalogiannakis@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. John Daskalogiannakis received his DDS from the University of Athens, Greece, and his orthodontic certificate from the University of Manitoba. Following this he attended a two-year fellowship inCraniofacial Anomalies at The Hospital for Sick Children.  From 1996 to 2000 he taught Orthodontics full-time at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Since 2001 he has been assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics, University of Toronto, and staff orthodontist at SickKids. He was coordinator of Orthodontics at Bloorview Kids Rehab from 2001 to 2006. He also maintains a private practice in The Beaches. 

He is the author of the Glossary of Orthodontic Terms (Quintessence Publishing Co), that has been translated into seven languages. Dr. Daskalogiannakis is active in graduate education, research and clinical care at SickKids.

Research Interests

• Parameters affecting the rate of orthodontic tooth movement
• Growth and development of patients with craniofacial anomalies
• Distraction osteogenesis and its orthodontic applications
• Outcome assessment in cleft care / multicenter studies

Research Activities

Dr. Daskalogiannakis is one of the six founding members of Americleft, an multi-centre research group active in assessment of outcomes of protocols in North American cleft/craniofacial care. Americleft is an official task force of the American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association.


Manley G. Badner Memorial Award (2005)
The instructor who most deserves recognition for exceptional dedication to orthodontic education

Teacher of the Year Award
University of Toronto, Dental Qualifying Programme, Class of 2006


  • Bourke A, Daskalogiannakis J, Tompson BD, Watson P. Force characteristics of nickel-titanium open-coil springs. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 2010 Aug; 138(2): 142.e1-7; discussion 142-3.
  • Daskalogiannakis J, Bahroos M. The need for orthognathic surgery in patients with repaired complete UCLP and BCLP. Cleft Palate/Craniofac J  2009 Sep;46(5):498-502.
  • Cassolato S, Ross RB, Daskalogiannakis J, Noble J, Tompson BD. Treatment of dental anomalies in children with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate at SickKids Hospital, Toronto. Cleft Palate/Craniofac J  2009 Mar;46(2):166-172.
  • Budd S, Daskalogiannakis J, Tompson BD. A study of frictional characteristics of four commercially available self-ligating bracket systems. Eur J Orthod 2008 Dec;30(6): 645-53.
  • Sándor GKB, Carmichael RP, Nish IA, Daskalogiannakis J. Distraction osteogenesis using dental implants. Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am 2008 Mar;16(1):137-146.