Assoc. Professor Vesela Stefanova, PhD, Bulgaria
Associate Professor Vesela Stefanova, PhD graduated as a Master in Dental Medicine at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University Plovdiv. In 2004 she gained the position of Assistant Professor at the Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, FDM, MU Plovdiv. She took her exam in Operative Dentistry and Endodontics and became a specialist in 2006. In 2005 she took a pedagogy certificate from a course in Medical University Plovdiv and in 2009- a certificate for Er:YAG и Nd:YAG dental lasers from Fotona (Ljubljana, Slovenia). In 2013 she graduated as a Master of Public Health and Health Management at the Faculty of Public Health, Medical University Plovdiv. She received her PhD degree in 2016. In 2017 she gained the position of Associate Professor.
Associate Professor Stefanova gives preclinical and clinical lessons and lectures in Bulgarian and English for students in Operative Dentistry and Endodontics at FDM, MU Plovdiv and also post graduate courses for the Medical University Plovdiv Postgraduate Program. She has a research activity together with her students’ research group. She has attended many scientific events with oral and poster presentations in Bulgaria and abroad. She is an author and a coauthor of full text articles in international scientific journals and she has citations with IF in high ranked journals. She is a researcher and a leading researcher in university scientific research projects. She is a coauthor in a textbook, interactive test in Bulgarian and English, a monographic study. She is a reviewer for the Scientific Works of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria-Plovdiv and for Physiology&Behavior Journal (Elsevier). She is a member of the editorial board of Aydin Dental (Journal of the Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul Aydin University).
From 2013 Assoc. Professor Stefanova became an internal auditor in Medical University Plovdiv after a certifying course of SGS. She has also certificates after courses in Health Technology Assessment and in 2013 a Dentsply Maillefer (Switzerland) Train the Trainer course for ProTaper NEXT System and GuttaCore.
In 2014 she madе Erasmus+ exchange for teaching in University RJC, Madrid, Spain, and in 2015 Erasmus+ exchange for teaching in Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey. She is involved in teaching foreign exchange students in FDM for the same program.
Assoc. Professor Vesela Stefanova is a secretary of Dental Medicine Section of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria-Plovdiv; she is a member of Bulgarian Dental Association, Bulgarian Scientific Society in Dental Medicine and International Association for Dental Research. She is in the Organizing Committees of the Eastern European and National Conferences in Rare Diseases and in the Scientific Committee of the annual International Dental Laser Academy.