Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikoleta Markova graduated with honors Dentistry in 1993 from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, MA – Sofia, with Master degree of Dentistry.

Professional experience:
1994 – Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine – Medical University, Sofia
1997 – Senior Assistant at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine – Medical University, Sofia
1997 – Acquired a specialty in Pediatric Dentistry
2000 – Chief Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine – Medical University, Sofia
2005 – Acquired a specialty in General Dentistry
2005 – Acquired a Doctor’s Degree
2006 – obtained the scientific title of Associate Professor from the Department of Conservative Dentistry, Periodontology, Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Hygiene and POSZ”, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Varna
2009 – founder and Head of the Department of Conservative and Pediatric Dentistry at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Varna
2010 -2014 – Chairman of the General Assembly of the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Varna
2013 – founder and Head of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Varna
2014 – member of the Standing Committee of Information and the Editorial Board of the BDA
2014 – President of the Association of French-speaking dentists in Bulgaria

Specialization assignments abroad:
01.11.1993–28.02.1994 – Specialization at the Faculty of Dentistry, Siena, Italy
01.11.1994–01.12.1994 – Specialization at the Faculty of Dentistry, Paris Diderot University – Paris 7, France
01.04.1997–01.05. 1997 – Specialization at the Faculty of Dentistry, Bordeaux, France
15.09.1997-15.03. 1998 – Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Bordeaux, France
01.06.1998–01.08.1998 – Specialization at the Faculty of Dentistry, Bordeaux, France, co-author of Manual of Pediatric Dentistry for French students
05.01.1999–28.02.1999 – Visiting professor at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry - Kriser College, New York, USA
Delivered lectures for postgraduate students on Early Childhood Caries
15.01.2000–15.02.2000 – specialization at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Paris 5, France
1996–2001 – Member of the International Association of French-speaking dentists (GADEF)
1996–2006 – Member of the WHO Collaborating Center, participation in meetings of the WHO.

Scientific research, publications:
Over 50 publications, including abroad
2001 – International award for design of preventive project, 18th Congress of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry, Paris
2003 – Early Childhood Caries Monograph („Caries infantiae”), 182 pages
2005 – Co-author of textbook for Pediatric Dental Medicine
2012 – Leader of a team for conducting epidemiological research in Northeastern Bulgaria for the National Programme for the prevention of dental diseases in children of three age groups, funded by the Ministry of Health.
From 2000 to 2014 – author of over 30 popular science publications and participations in national media regarding issues related to the prevention and treatment of children suffering from various diseases.
Numerous contributions related to the development and implementation of individual prevention programs, model for risk assessment and treatment of children with early childhood caries.

Main scientific research topics:
- Early childhood caries
- Epidemiology of dental diseases
- Prevention of dental diseases
- Clinical trials of toothpastes
- Treatment of children under general anesthesia

Membership in scientific organizations:
Bulgarian Dental Association, member of the Committee of Information of the BDA
World Dental Federation (FDI)
Balkan Stomatological Society (BaSS)

Participation in congresses, conferences and symposia in Bulgaria and abroad:
1996 – 1st Congress of BaSS, Thessaloniki, Greece
1996 – 3rd Congress of EAPD, Bruges, Belgium
1996 – Assembly of IMAB, Varna
1998 – 3rd Congress of BaSS, Sofia
1999 – 4th Congress of BaSS, Istanbul, Turkey
2000 – 5th Congress of BaSS, Thessaloniki, Greece
2000 – World Congress of FDI, Paris, France
2001 – 6th Congress of BaSS, Bucharest, Romania
2001 г. – 18th Congress of IAPD, Paris, France
2001 г. – World Congress of FDI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2001 г. – 18th Congress of BSDA, Sofia
2002 г. – 7th Congress of BaSS, Kusadasi, Turkey
2002 г. – World Congress of FDI, Vienna, Austria
2002 г. – 60th Anniversary of the Faculty of Dentistry, Sofia
2004 г. – 9th Congress of BaSS, Ohrid, Macedonia
2005 г. – 10th Congress of BaSS, Bucharest, Romania
2007 г. – International Congress of IMAB, Varna
2012 г. – Congress of the BDA, Burgas
2014 г. – 19th Congress of BaSS, Belgrade, Serbia
2014 г. – International Congress of IMAB, Varna

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