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Dental Caries

Efka Zabokova Bilbilova

University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius


Dental Caries Saliva Tooth Surface Morphology General Health Nutritional and Hormonal Status Diet Microbial Flora Oral HygieneFluoride Availability

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Dental caries is a complex phenomenon involving internal defense factors, such as saliva, tooth surface morphology, general health, nutritional and hormonal status, and a number of external factors, for example, diet, microbial flora colonizing the teeth, oral hygiene, and fluoride availability. Dental caries is a complex and dynamic process where a multitude of factors influence and initiate the progression of the disease. Saliva is one of the most important biological factors in the etiology of the occurrence of caries, reducing and removing erosion substances from the mouth. Theoretically, saliva can affect caries in four general ways: mechanical cleansing, resulting in less accumulation of plaque, reducing enamel solubility by means of calcium, phosphate, and fluoride, buffering and neutralizing the acid produced by cariogenic organisms or introduced directly through diet, by anti-bacterial activity.

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Date completed: November 13th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: February 2nd 2020

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Expected publication date: June 21st 2020

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Efka Zabokova Bilbilova

University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius

Dr. Efka Zabokova Bilbilova received her Bachelor of Science in Dentistry at the 'SS. Cyril and Methodius” University in 1997. She received her Master of Science degree in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry at the same University. Her thesis was on Тhe role of salivary urea and bicarbonate on the appearance of dental caries. Dr. Bilbilova received her doctorate in 2010. with a thesis: Inhibition on demineralization on enamel around the orthodontic braces during the treatment: in vivo and in vitro study She specialized in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Dental Clinical Center. 'St. Panteleimon”, Skopje. Republic of Macedonia. January 2002. She has been a Research Fellow at the University Dental Clinical Center 'St. Panteleimon”/ Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, 2015. She is a member of Macedonian Dental Association (MDA), Balkan Stomatological Society (BaSS), International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD). She received: Macedonian Medical Association Acknowledgment in April 2001, Macedonian Dental Association Acknowledgment also in 2011., and Macedonian Dental Association Acknowledgment in 2014. She is the Editorial board member of some reputable journals.

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