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Lecturers and guest lecturers

Passionate about the field of dentistry and about sharing our comprehensive knowledge and extensive experience.

True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.

Nikos Kazantzakis
All our lecturers are fervent advocates of the importance, intrinsic value and significant benefits of imparting knowledge. Possessing exceptional teaching abilities, each with a unique skillset and expertise, they are enthusiastic believers in encouraging the exchange of ideas and are committed to sharing their extensive insights and messages.
Strengthening their proficiency and equipping practitioners with new tools and knowledge, all our lecturers have a double vested interest in in ensuring that patients receive an elevated level of service and treatment.
Widely considered as leaders in their specific fields of expertise, our lecturers have an innate understanding and can quickly identify their audience’s needs. They are highly skilled at transferring information in a clear, concise and organized manner, and as well as providing an enjoyable experience, the lecturers end-goal is ensure that participants return to their practices with meaningful take home messages that they can start implementing immediately.
In addition to providing an educationally-rich framework, our lecturers aim to fully engage with participant and encourage discussion in order to ensure an ultimate learning experience.

Guest lecturers

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

Odontologist licensed by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, year 2002.

• Specialist in orthodontics, orthopedics, and maxillo-mandibular orthognathic surgery. The University of Southern Mississippi Institution.

• Active member of SEDO (Sociedad Española de Ortodoncia), SEDA (Sociedad Española de Alineadores), AAO (American Association of Orthodontics) and WFO (World Federation of Orthodontists).

• Unique dentist included among the 40 most relevant doctors in “The Excellence of Medicine in Spain”, published by Last Word Publishers.

• Director of “University Expert in Orthodontics using clear aligners”, University Alfonso X (Spain).

• Professor of “Postgraduate of Orthodontics”, University of Alcalá (Spain).

• Director of ortho postgraduates “Biomechanics with aligners Masterclass”, “Smart & Fast Orthodontics with aligners not only for orthodontist” and “Digital Smile Architecture Masterclass”.

• Co-director of ortho postgraduate training programs “Clear Ortho International Program COIP”.

• Co-director of “Clinical Master in Digital Orthodontics with aligners technologies”.

• DSD Scientific Board Member (DSD Masters) and DSD instructor. DSD / Ortho Specialist.

• Ormco, Invisalign, and Acceledent “Clinical Speaker” & Key Opinion Leader (KOL).

• “Advantage Elite Club” member. Invisalign European Scientific Board.

• “Invisalign Diamond Doctor” category, the highest category. A unique specialist in Spain was awarded the category ” Invisalign Diamond Doctor” in its 8 editions (2.012-2.019) internationally awarded by Align Technology (Invisalign).
• More than 2,000 cases treated exclusively with the Invisalign technique.

Dr. Iván Malagón

Dr. Leonardo Bacherini received his dental technology certificate in 1988 at Istituto Tecnico Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, and after graduating in Dentistry at the University of Florence in 1995, he followed several annual and biennial postgraduate programs with highly qualified Italian lecturers such as Dr. M. De Sanctis, Dr. M. Fradeani, Dr. M. Molina and Dr. M. Simion.

He has been a member of the Nobel Biocare Mentor Project performing live surgery courses, he lectures nationally and internationally on prosthodontics and implants and he has been appointed Master Tutor of the ACE Institute, Dr. Mauro Fradeani’s Educational Center.
Member for more than ten years of the Italian Society of Prosthetic Dentistry, he is an Active Member of the Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is the author of scientific articles published in Italian and international magazines and he focuses his professional activity mainly on Prosthodontics and Implants in his private practice in Florence.

Dr. Leonardo Bacherini

Dr. Marco Ronda graduated in medicine in 1990 at the University of Verona and since then he has practiced dentistry at his private office in Genoa. Among the many postgraduate courses attended, he attended the one-year course in advanced surgery held by Prof. Massimo Simion in Milan and attended a Master's course in Regenerative Surgical Techniques at the University of Pennsylvania. He annually attends the meetings organized by the 'American Academy of Implant Dentistry' and several specialized courses on the techniques of horizontal and vertical bone regeneration. He also participates annually in the Continuing Dental Education at the New York University College of Dentistry, Post Graduate. He periodically gives lectures and provides practical training courses in implantology and bone regeneration techniques at his office. He also speeches at national and international meetings and cooperates with several Italian Universities, like Milan, Trieste, Modena, Genoa, Pisa, and Bologna. The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry published his study reporting a new surgical technique of lingual flap management appropriate in all cases of increase in bone volume; in the same magazine, a new clinical study on the management of the buccal flap titled “A novel approach for the coronal advancement of the buccal flap” has been published. He is also the author of an article published in COIR magazine comparing the clinical outcomes in GBR with the e-PTFE and d-PTFE non-resorbable membrane. He is an active member of the IAO (Italian Academy of Osseointegration ) and co-founder of the Piezosurgery Academy.

Dr. Marco Ronda

Dr. Maurice A. Salama completed his undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1985, where he received his BS in Biology. Dr. Salama received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he later received his dual specialty certification in Orthodontics and Periodontics, as well as his implant training at the Branemark Center at Penn.

Dr. Salama is currently on the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics. Dr. Salama is a permanent member of the Scientific Committee of the world’s leading online Dental Education Website

He is also a member of the Team Atlanta Dental Practice which is a multidisciplinary practice world renowned for their clinical research in reconstructive and esthetic dentistry.

Dr. Maurice Salama

After graduating in medicine and surgery in 1979, Mauro Fradeani completed a specialization in dentistry at the University of Ancona, Italy in 1983. Past President of EAED - European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (biennial 2003/2004) and Past President of AIOP - Accademia Italiana di Odontoiatria Protesica (biennial 1999/2000), he has served as Visiting Associate Professor in Prosthetics at Louisiana State University - New Orleans (USA) from 1999 until 2008. Active Member of The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, he maintains membership in The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. He is the Founder and Director of ACE Institute, Advanced Continuing Education Centre in Pesaro, Italy, and the Founder and Director of Fradeani Education whose goal is to promote worldwide an Italian model of excellence in dentistry. Associate Editor of The European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry (EJED), Member of the Editorial Board of Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry (PPAD) and of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry (JERD). He is the author of the book “Esthetic Rehabilitation in Fixed Prosthodontics” edited by Quintessence International: Vol 1 “Esthetic Analysis translated into 12 languages and Vol 2 “Prosthetic Treatment: A Systematic Approach to Esthetic, biologic and Functional Integration” translated into 10 languages. He runs a private practice limited solely to prosthetics on natural dentition and implants in Pesaro (Italy).

Dr. Mauro Fradeani

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

Nabih Nader is a graduate (Bachelor in Dental Surgery: BDS) in dentistry at the Dental School of the Lebanese University.
He specialized, in Paris, in Oral Surgery, and periodontology, graduating with a University Diploma (DU PARIS VI); He has authored and co-authored several international papers and has lectured at international events. He recently published his book: “Sinus Grafting Techniques, A step-by-step Guide” (Springer- Switzerland). He maintains a private practice limited to Oral Surgery, Dental Implants, and Periodontology. Currently, Dr Nader is a Lecturer at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Lebanese University, School of Dentistry.

Dr. Nabih Nader

Graduated with excellence and an honor degree from the College of Dentistry at Sinai University in 2013. He practices aesthetic, restorative, and adhesive dentistry at his private clinic in Palestine. Author of many articles in the field of aesthetics dentistry. International lecturer about restorative and adhesive dentistry, focusing mainly on composite resin restorations.
Awarded as the best follower in the community by Styleitaliano in the year 2018 at Styleitaliano 200kcongress in Madrid.

Dr. Osama Shaalan

Graduated at Genoa University (Italy) in 1999.

Internship at the Department of Operative and Restorative Dentistry, University of Zurich under the guidance of Prof. F. Lutz; studying adhesive dentistry and its applications in operative and prosthetic dentistry.

Teacher at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy) in Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. Direct by Prof F. Mangani.

Active Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED); Active Member of the Italian Academy of Restorative (AIC); Active Member of the Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (IAED).

Author of articles on adhesive and restorative dentistry and speaker in international courses and congresses.
He currently practices at his office in Genoa, with a multidisciplinary approach, but focusing on esthetics and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Riccardo Ammannato

He graduated in 2004 from the University Of Studies Brescia, and in 2007 holds a Master of the second level in Endodontics at the University of Verona. He is an Active member of the Italian Society of Endodontics and an active member of the Italian Society of Microscopic Dentistry. He published scientific articles in international journals.He works as Endodontist in Brescia. He plans and follows research for the Dental University of Brescia. He patented 2005 the ProTrain (Endodontic System for Training) and now develops new products and technologies for companies. Recently he has started a partnership with AlmaPlasma, an Engineering group in Bologna.

Dr. Riccardo Tonini

Dr Didier Dietschi was licensed in 1984 and got his doctoral and private docent degrees in 1988 and 2004, respectively, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He also got a PhD in 2003 at the University of ACTA, Netherlands. Following 6 years of full-time teaching and research in Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, he started a part-time activity in a private office in Geneva, dedicated to aesthetic restorative dentistry. He now holds positions of adjunct Professor at CASE Western University (USA) and senior lecturer at the University of Geneva.
Dr. Dietschi has published more than 80 clinical and scientific papers and book chapters on adhesive and aesthetic restorations; he also co-authored the book “Adhesive Metal-free Restorations”, edited in 1997 by Quintessence and translated into 7 languages. Dr. Dietschi is lecturing internationally on adhesive & aesthetic restorations.

Prof. Didier Dietschi

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

Doctor in Dentistry

Professor of Periodontology Bologna University.

PHD in Medical Biotechnology applied to Dentistry.

Active member of the Italian Society of Osteintegration, Italian Society of Periodontology European Federation of Periodontology, and American Academy of Periodontology

Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Aesthetic Dentistry and International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Winner of scientific prizes for research in periodontology in Italy, the USA and Europe

Authors of more than 100 scientific publications in the fields of Periodontology

Co-author of an atlas textbook on soft tissue plastic surgery (Ed. Martina) and of the chapter ““Mucogingival therapy – periodontal plastic surgery” in the Jan Lindhe text-book “Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, 5th edition - (Ed. Wiley-Blackwell)
Author of a book on esthetic mucogingival surgery (Ed. Quintessence)

Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli

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. Iván Malagón
Dr. Leonardo Bacherini
Dr. Marco Ronda
Dr. Maurice Salama
Dr. Mauro Fradeani
Dr. Mirela Feraru
Dr. Nabih Nader
Prof. Didier Dietschi
Prof. Dimitar Filtchev
Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli