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Our vision

We believe that what makes us good dentists is our constant pursuit of knowledge, fine-tuning our current skills and adding new ones to our expertise.

As good dentists we invest in ourselves and in doing so, pass on the resulting benefits to our patients.

With an all-inclusive infrastructure, leading lecturers from all over the world, and a well-rounded program offering, the Top Dental Institute is committed to being a paragon of excellence, recognized by the dental community as the epitome of high quality and effective continued dental education.

We pride ourselves in being a top-tier dental post-graduate educational facility, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, providing comprehensive programming, facilitated by best-in-field lecturers, all in combination with an environment for optimal, rewarding and enjoyable learning.

Who are we

The Top Dental Institute is a cutting-edge specialist dental education center, equipped with state-of-the art equipment powered by the latest technology. Lead by world-renowned, best-in-class expert lecturers and on offer a broad range of highest quality Seminars, Courses, Master Classes and Online Learning options for qualified dental practitioners.

Learning experience

Our facility is designed to provide an optimal learning experience, in a comfortable atmosphere that encourages formal and informal sharing of knowledge, providing participants with a unique, hands-on, in-depth, top-range and rewarding opportunity to gain knowledge and hone their skills.

The begining

Born out of a desire to take dental education to new heights and recognizing the potential and demand for quality learning experiences in Sofia, Bulgaria,
The Top Dental Institute, brainchild of Prof. Nitzan Bichacho, Dr. Galip Gürel, Prof. Dimitar Filchev, Dr. Elitsa Ruseva and Dr. Mirela Feraru, is a dream come true.

Collective project

Built on close ties and mutual appreciation of each other, this collective project, with input and insight drawn from each of the founders' strengths' and talents', culminated in the establishment of this innovative and trend-setting educational center in Eastern Europe.

Our mission

We are committed to providing superlative learning experiences in a conducive and supportive environment. Our focus is not only on top-quality and effective education, but also on the personal advancement of each participant, with the aim of propelling dentistry to future highs.

Leading lecturers

With an all-inclusive infrastructure, leading lecturers from all over the world, and a well-rounded program offering, the Top Dental Institute is committed to being a paragon of excellence, recognized by the dental community as the epitome of high quality and effective continued dental education.

What makes us stand out

Modern facility
An ultra-modern, custom-designed, expansive educational facility boasting state-of-the-art equipment and specialized learning spaces.
Top lecturers
Dedicated and highly-reputed lecturers, internationally recognized as leaders in their field, commanding exceptional teaching skills and invested in providing relevant and detailed programs
Extensive range of topics
We offer an extensive range of topics at different levels, supporting the needs of young dentists through to seasoned professionals wanting to focus and gain in-depth knowledge of a specialized area, with a wide range of learning formats available.
Meet up with like-minded practitioners who have as a top priority, the advancement of their skills and an obligation to their patients to provide outstanding treatment
Great location
Conveniently located and in close proximity to a variety of accommodation, entertainment options

Meet our team

Highly motivated professionals, with all hands on board, to provide an unparalleled learning experience and the highest level of service.

Ensuring the smooth and seamless running of educational programs, focusing on every detail, our responsive staff is committed to delivering at the highest standards and are looking forward to welcoming and getting to know you.

In 1999 Dr. Kamen Kocilkov graduated from the Dental Faculty of Medicine University, Sofia. Since 2006 he has been an assistant professor at the Periodontology Department, and from 2011 till nowadays, he has been a Senior assistant professor in the same department. In 2015 he received a Ph.D. Degree and the topic of his thesis is Supplementary antibiotic therapy in treating Chronic Periodontitis. He is a member of the Bulgarian Dental Association, Bulgarian Scientific Dental Association, and the INTERNATIONAL TEAM FOR IMPLANTOLOGY. His interests and research topics are diagnostic and treatment methods in Periodontology, Supplementary antibiotic therapy, Mucogingival problems, Plastic periodontal surgery, Dental Implantology, etc.

Assoc. Prof. Kamen Kotsilkov

Dr. Elitsa Ruseva is a distinguished dental professional based in Sofia, Bulgaria, known for her extensive expertise in various dental specialties, including periodontology, laser dentistry, implantology, and orthodontics.

Education and Training:

  • Medical University of Sofia (2004): Dr. Ruseva obtained her degree in Dental Medicine from this prestigious institution.

  • Specialization in Laser Dentistry (2007): Dr. Ruseva enhanced her skills in laser dentistry by training under Dr. Eichenzer and Dr. Gutnecht in Germany.

  • Periodontology, Implantology, and Bone Augmentation (2016-2018): She pursued advanced courses across Europe and the USA. Her mentors included Prof. Saadoun (France), Prof. Hürzeler, Dr. Otto Jür (Germany), Dr. Cortellini, Prof. Tonetti (Italy), and Dr. Henry and Dr. Maurice Salama (USA). Additionally, she completed a specialized course in bone augmentation with Prof. Khoury in Germany.

  • Master’s Degree in Periodontology (2019): Dr. Ruseva earned her Master’s degree from the University of Bologna, specializing in soft tissue management around teeth and implants, under the tutelage of Prof. Zucchelli.

  • Advanced Orthodontic Programs: Dr. Ruseva has completed advanced courses in orthodontics focusing on adult orthodontics, perio-ortho cases, prostho-ortho cases, and managing complex dentition. These courses were guided by experts like Dr. Rafi Romano, Dr. Bjorn, and Prof. Cocconi.

  • Member and co founder :

  • Sofia dental meetng associantion and organizer of the biggest  event in eastern europe . DDS member, Member ond co founder of Bulgarian Orthodontic align society  , member and co founder of Bulgarian society of periodontology

Professional Experience:

  • Clinical Practice: Since graduating, Dr. Ruseva has been practicing at the private dental clinic of Prof. Dimitar Filchev in Sofia. She is also the founder of "The Top Dental Center" and its educational center in Sofia, which focuses on delivering advanced dental care and professional training.

  • International Lecturer and Presenter: Dr. Ruseva is a certified international lecturer for Zimmer Dental. She has presented at numerous scientific meetings and dental forums worldwide, and she organizes courses and speaks at international congresses.

  • Scientific Contributions: Dr. Ruseva is actively involved in research and has authored various articles in different fields of dentistry. She continues to contribute to scientific studies and publications, enhancing the body of knowledge in dental science.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Ruseva’s comprehensive training and practical experience make her a leading figure in the field of dentistry, with a particular focus on:

  • Periodontology

  • Digital dentistry

  • Orthodontics

  • Restorative Dentistry

  • Laser Dentistry

  • Implantology

Her dedication to continuous education and scientific research has solidified her reputation as an expert in her field.

Dr. Elitsa Ruseva

Dr. Galip Gurel graduated from the University of Istanbul, Dental School in 1981. He continued his education at the University of Kentucky, Department of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Gurel is EDAD's founder and current president (Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry). He is a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA) and the honorary diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) as well as a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and an active member of European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED). He is also the editor-in-chief of the Quintessence Magazin in Turkey and on the editorial board of the AACD journal, PPAD (Practical Procedure & Aesthetic Dentistry), and Spectrum. He has been lecturing on dental aesthetics worldwide and giving postgraduate lectures on aesthetics at NYU and Yeditepe University in Turkey.

He is the author of “The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers” published by Quintessence Publications in 2003. He has been practicing in his clinic in Istanbul, specializing in Aesthetic Dentistry, since 1984. A renowned sportsman, Dr. Gurel has been the Captain of the Turkish National Team of Water Polo 110 times as well as being the World Champion of the Camel Throphy and a participant in the Paris-Dakar Rally.

Dr. Galip Gürel

Dr. Mirela Feraru graduated in 2005 from the Dental Faculty of Timisoara University, Romania. In 2009 she joined the Bichacho Clinic team in Tel Aviv, Israel and for the last 8 years, Dr. Feraru has gained in-depth knowledge and experience in all fields of Perio-Prosthetic Aesthetic Dentistry, focusing on Restorative and Perioplastic surgery treatments. She continues studying and participating in advanced programs and courses in the various fields of modern Perio-Prosthetics. In addition, Dr. Feraru has acquired extensive experience in high-quality dental photographic documentation and has been sharing it with colleagues worldwide through articles, lectures, and workshops. Dr. Feraru has been publishing and lecturing internationally on Restorative Adhesive Treatments, Interdisciplinary state-of-the-art Perio-Prosthetic Concepts and Treatments, and High-end Treatment-Dedicated Dental Visualization, on which she also authored the book to be published by Quintessence Publishing.

Dr. Mirela Feraru

Professor Dimitar Filtchev graduated in the specialty of "Dental Medicine" from the Faculty of Dental Medicine in Sofia in 1998. In 2000, he was appointed as an assistant in the Department of Prosthetic Dental Medicine at the same faculty, and since 2022, he has been a professor in the same department.

  • In 2003, he obtained a postgraduate specialization in prosthetic dental medicine.

  • In 2006, he specialized for 3 months in the Department of Prosthetics in Munich, and two years later, he continued his education with a specialization in implantology at the New York Dental University.

  • In 2013, he defended his dissertation and obtained a doctoral degree.

  • From 2007 to 2015, he served as the president of the Sofia Dental Meeting Association.

  • Since 2010, he has been a lecturer at the Zimmer Institute in Winterthur, Switzerland, where he regularly conducts lectures and practical courses.

  • Co-founder of the Implantological Dental Center at the Medical University in Sofia.

  • Specialization in Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine - Münster, Germany. He participated in training on prosthodontics with Prof. Nitzan Bichacho, Dr. Mauro Fradeani, on implantology with Dr. Henry Salama, on Periodontology with Prof. Andre Saadoun, Dr. Markus Hurzeler, Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli.

Honorary member of the Style Italiano Group, the Bulgarian Society of Aesthetic Dental Medicine, the Bulgarian Dental Association, an associated member of EAED, and an instructor at the Zimmer Institute in Switzerland.

Since 1998, Prof. Dimitar Filtchev has been leading a successful practice in Sofia, focusing on implantology, aesthetic and digital dental medicine, and orthodontics.

Prof. Dimitar Filtchev has more than 80 publications in scientific journals, numerous scientific presentations, and many participations as the main lecturer at national and international congresses.

Prof. Dimitar Filtchev

Nitzan Bichacho, D.M.D. is Past President and a Life Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and serves on the editorial boards of leading international dental journals. Over the course of four decades, he developed restorative and prosthetic clinical techniques and implant systems that have become widely used around the world.

In 2003 he was nominated as professor of prosthodontics at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University and Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel, where he graduated in 1984.

Prof. Bichacho publishes and lectures worldwide on dental implant therapy, fixed prosthodontics, interdisciplinary treatments, and esthetic dentistry.

The Bichacho Clinic in Tel Aviv focuses on high-end esthetic-oriented interdisciplinary treatments, collaborating with world-renowned colleagues and dental technicians.

Prof. Nitzan Bichacho

Dr. Galip Gürel
Dr. Mirela Feraru
Prof. Dimitar Filtchev

Winning partnerships

We hold in high regard our close collaborations and trusted partnerships with our suppliers and partners. Together our joint mutual aspirations are translated into added-value for course participants.


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