Efka Zabokova Bilbilova
Dr. Efka Zabokova Bilbilova received a BS in Dentistry from the \"Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, in 1997. She obtained an MS in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry from the same university with a thesis on ”Тhe role of salivary urea and bicarbonate on the appearance of dental caries.” Dr. Bilbilova received a Ph.D. in 2010, defending the doctoral thesis: “Inhibition on demineralization on enamel around the orthodontic braces during the treatment: in vivo and in vitro study.” She specialized in the Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry in 2002. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, \"Ss. Cyril and Methodius\" University. She was a visiting researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research, Medical Faculty, University of Nis, Serbia (2008 and 2010), where she worked on a project to qualitatively evaluate the remineralization potential of different topic material on early enamel lesions. Dr. Bilbilova is also an active member of the Macedonian Dental Association (MDA), Balkan Stomatological Society (BaSS), International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD), and World Dental Federation (FDI). For her professional work, she received Macedonian Medical Association Acknowledgements in 2001 and the Macedonian Dental Association (2011 and 2014). In 2019 Dr. Bilbilova received acknowledgement of the Faculty of Dentistry at the “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje. She has published more than 210 national and international scientific articles, book chapters, and monographs in the field of pediatric and preventive dentistry as well as buffer systems in saliva and demineralization-remineralization in teeth. She is also an editorial board member for several reputable journals.