May 7, 2019 | 24th BaSS Congress | INVITED LECTURERS


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bojan Petrovic
Dentistry Clinic of Vojvodina Faculty of Medicine, Novi Sad Serbia

1994-2000 Faculty of Dentistry, University of Belgrade
2004-2007 Postgraduate program in Preventive and Pediatrics Dentistry, Faculty of
Dentistry, University of Belgrade
2007 MSc thesis: “The effect of fissure morphology and occlusal load on the
prophylactic properties of fissure sealants”
2005-2008 Specialization in pediatric and Preventive Dentistry
2010 PhD thesis: “The use of ICF classification in choosing dental treatment modality
in persons with intellectual disability”
Scientific research:
2009 Clinical Practice, 2010- present Chemical and structural designing of nanomaterials for
application in medicine and tissue engineering (funded by the Ministry of Science, Government
of Serbia) Project ID-172026; 2017- present Senior Researcher, ERC H2020, BIRTH, Births,
mothers and babies: prehistoric fertility in the Balkans between 10000 – 5000 BC Project ID:
640557; 2006-2007 Program of dental care of disabled people in stationary facilities in the
Republic of Serbia (funded by the Ministry of labor, employment and social policy, Government
of Serbia); 2009 Improvement of oral health in institutionalized children with intellectual
disabilities (funded by the Secretariat of Health Care, City of Belgrade), 2009
2000- present Clinician at the Department for pediatrics and Preventive Dentistry, Dentistry
Clinic of Vojvodina; 2005-2008 Junior lecturer, Dentistry Department, Faculty of Medicine, Novi
Sad; 2008-2012 Senior lecturer, Dentistry Department, Faculty of Medicine, Novi Sad
2012-2017 Assistant Professor, Dentistry Department, Faculty of Medicine, Novi Sad
2017- present Associate Professor, Dentistry Department, Faculty of Medicine, Novi Sad
Professional memberships and affiliations:
• International Association of pediatric Dentistry
• Balkan Stomatological Society
• Association of pediatric and Preventive Dentists of Serbia Serbian Medical Society,
Section for pediatric and Preventive Dentistry

Abstract Synopsis


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bojan Petrovic


Saliva as a microfluidic system offers numerous advantages for both general and oral health
diagnostic and therapeutic procedures since its assembly is quick, stress-free, inexpensive and
non-invasive. Moreover, saliva is frequently referred to as a mirror of the body due to the fact
that it can reflect the physiological and pathological state of the body. More than a decade ago
the term “Salivaomics” has been introduced with the aim of emphasizing the development of
research, knowledge and applications of five salivary constituents: proteome, transcriptome,
micro-RNA, metabolome, and microbiome.
Contemporary oral health care delivery in pediatric and special care dentistry is focused toward
the development of new diagnostic and therapeutical procedures that are essentially noninvasive due to common issue of intolerability to invasive procedures among these patients, with
the possibility of increasing participation rates. Besides the criteria of being easily and noninvasive collected, there are additional standards that should be met before routine application in
everyday clinical practice; the existence of specific biomarkers for a disease, and ability of
having its biomarkers detected using present-day equipment. For example, there are recent
suggestions that a salivary RNA panel could objectively differentiate children with autism
spectrum disorder from their neurotypical peers. In addition, due to the ease of the
administration, the oral cavity is an attractive site for the drug delivery systems development
because through this route it is possible to realize mucosal and trans mucosal, systemic effect.
All these contemporary advances extended the salivary diagnostic approach from the oral to
general health pointing towards a promising future of salivary diagnostics for personalized
medicine devices.