ELIZABETA GJORGIEVSKA | PROF. DR.

May 6, 2019 | 24th BaSS Congress | INVITED LECTURERS

Biography

Prof. Dr. Elizabeta Gjorgievska

Prof. Dr. Elizabeta Gjorgievska
Elizabeta Gjorgievska is a Professor Tenure at the Faculty of Dentistry and Head of the
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, University Ss Cyril and Methodius, Skopje,
the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. She became an MSc and specialist in Paediatric
and Preventive Dentistry in 2002, and a PhD in 2006.
She has conducted several research visits at Universities in the UK, Belgium, and the USA
and has been associated with several international research projects. She has published more
than 90 papers (Google Scholar: 60 in international journals, 378 citations, h-index: 12;
SCOPUS: 31 papers, 190 citations, h-index: 9).
She was part of the organization and scientific committees of several national and
international symposia and conferences. She has given lectures and workshops at scientific
conferences in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and abroad (UK, USA, Ukraine,
Croatia, Turkey, Serbia, Georgia etc.). She is an author of 2 and a co-author of 3 monographs.
In the period 2010-2014 she was a President of the Macedonian Paedodontic Association. She
is a member of MDA, FDI, IAPD, UKSB and a visiting professor at Columbia University,
NY, USA.
Her research interests involve: synthesis and characterization of glass-ionomer cements, tooth
bleaching, laser application in dentistry, enamel de/remineralization


Abstract Synopsis

”RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN DENTAL RESTORATIVES: BULK MATERIALS ”

Prof. Dr. Elizabeta Gjorgievska

ABSTRACT

The most recent advance in the field of restorative dentistry is the simplification of the
restorative procedure by application of the so-called “bulk” materials, such as glass-ionomer
cements and “bulk-fill” composite resins.
Improvements in the field of glass-ionomer cements lead towards increase in their mechanical
strength (so-called high-viscosity glass ionomers), and one of the possible approaches is
addition of nanoparticles. Additionally, the incorporation of antimicrobials in their structure is
a step forward into improvement of their anticariogenic properties.
Although the composite resins are the most frequently used restoratives, their application is
associated with numerous difficulties. Namely, they undergo dimensional changes during
their setting- the process known as polymerization contraction. The contraction generates
polymerization stress, which, consequently leads to unwanted effects on the remaining tooth
structure.
In order to overcome the shortcomings of the polymerization stress, complicated techniques
of application have been used so far. But, the development of the dental technology and the
appearance of the “bulk-fill” composite resins, lead to significant simplification of the
application technique, with improvement of the quality of the material in the same time.