Assoc. Prof. Silviya Dimitrova, PhD
Associate Professor Dr. Silvia Dimitrova Dimitrova graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry of the Higher Medical Institute – Plovdiv in 1996, and since 1997 she has been accepted as a full-time assistant. She has acquired three specialities: Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, General Dentistry and Therapeutic Dentistry. In 2014, she successfully defended her PhD dissertation. In 2018, she obtained her habilitation and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, MU-Plovdiv.
She is a member of an Expert Council to the Ministry of health.
Chairperson of the Qualification and accreditation Comission of Bulgarian Dental Association (BgDA) for two consecutive terms and is currently the chairperson of Control Commitee of BgDA.
She is a member of the Board of directors of BgDA-Plovdiv.
She is the chairperson of the General Assembly and a member of the faculty Council of FDM, MU-Plovdiv.
She is a member of the Board of directors of Bulgarian Scientific Society of dental medicine and is a member of Union of scientists in Bulgaria (USB).
Manager of “Center for continuing education in dental medicine” ltd. of MU-Plovdiv.
Active participation in the continuing and post-graduate training of dentists by organizing and conducting practical courses, delivering lectures accredited by BgDA, lectures with demonstrations and discussion panels. Head of interns and doctoral students in the Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics of the MU, FDM-Plovdiv.
A long-standing therapeutic and diagnostic-consultative practice focused on the prevention and treatment of complicated endodontic cases, microscopically assisted endodontic treatment and retreatment in cases with complex root canal anatomy, removal of separated instruments, treatment of root perforations and resorptions, treatment of immunocompromised patients and others.
Scientific research activity aimed at modern methods for the analysis of risk factors and new possibilities for the prevention and treatment of diseases of the hard dental tissues, pulp and periodontium. Investigating the qualities of tools and materials regarding parameters of their optimal clinical application. Research of innovative methods and means in endodontic treatment. Biomechanical problems in retrieval of separated instruments. Study of qualities of natural products and essential oils with possibilities for their use in dentistry, etc.
The results of the long-term scientific research activity have been published in Bulgarian and international specialized publications and presented with scientific reports at national and international forums in Bulgaria and abroad.
Active teaching activity by using modern teaching methods.