Sofia Papanikolaou was born in Larnaca in 1975. She graduated from Agios Georgios high school in 1993, when she enrolled in the Dental School of Comenius in Slovakia. In 1999 she graduated from the Dental School and in September of the same year she entered the Cyprus Dental Association.
In March 2001 she leaves for Israel, where she performs postgraduate studies in Orthodontics at the Demnta; School of the University of Tel-Aviv, the Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger, for three-years. In March 2004, she takes the title of Orthodontist (D.Orth). Furthermore, she acquired the title of Master in Orthodontics, in May 2005, since she delivered her Master thesis, which was based on clinical research done at the University of Tel-Aviv. She is a permanent resident of Larnaca, where she keeps her private practice, dealing exclusively with orthodontics.
She is also a permanent associate of Adamantio Dental Centre in Nicosia. She offers treatment of orthodontic problems for children and adults, by placing movable and fixed orthodontic appliances, as well as the modern method of invisible orthodontics, lingual orthodontics, and invisalign technique. She is married to Giorgos Orthodoxou, who works as an anesthesiologist