Assoc. Prof. Dr. Miroslava Mileti Dinkova
Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Sofia,
Miroslava Dinkova graduated the FDM, Sofia in 1978. Since 1989 she is assistant in the
Department of “Pediatric Dentistry”, FDM, Sofia. Since 1993 she is assistant, and since 2015 –
Associate Professor at the Department of “Orthodontics”, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Sofia. Her
scientific degree “Doctor” is a dissertation on topic “Management of orthodontic treatment in
adults with periodontal problems in the frontal teeth”.
In 2005 she completed a second higher education at the University “Prof. Dr. A.Zlatarov”,
Burgas as Master of Business Administration.
Assoc. Prof. M. Dinkova has 4 specialties – Prosthodontic Dentistry and Orthodontics, 1987,
Pediatric Dentistry, 1993, Health Management and General Dentistry 2005. In 2005, at the
Faculty of Social Sciences, she defended a thesis on “Strategy for Development of Dental Centre
Since 1993 she has a private practice and since 2003 she is a manager of her own “Dental Center
She has participated in 26 international “Hand-on” qualification courses in orthodontics, over 60
theoretical and practical training certificated courses and dozens of lectures in Europe, USA and
She is a leading lecturer of her own qualified theoretical – practical courses in orthodontics and
lectures, included in the program for postgraduate training of dentists; courses in the field of
Adult Orthodontics; 3D digital technology in orthodontics; Manual and virtual set-up and
indirect positioning of brackets; Invisible orthodontics and 3D digital archive; Application of
Assoc. Prof. M. Dinkova is an active member of World Society of Lingual Orthodontics /WSLO/
and President of Bulgarian Society of Lingual Orthodontics /BSLO/; Vice Consul of Balkan
Stomatological Society /BaSS/; Co-chairman of “Post-graduation educational center of
Orthodontics – EOOD”.
She is a member of Bulgarian Dental Association /BDA/, Bulgarian Orthodontic Society /BOS/,
Bulgarian Society of Dental Medicine /BSDM/, Balkan Stomatological Society /BaSS/,
European Orthodontic Society /EOS/, World Federation of Orthodontics /WFO/, Italian Society
of Orthodontics /SIDO/, European Aligner Society (EAS), Association of Health Managers.
Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Dinkova has over 85 scientific papers published in national and
international specialized journals. She has participated in more than 100 scientific congresses
and conferences, 78 of which are international.
”APPLICATION OF DENT@LIGN DIGITAL ALIGNERS IN DENTAL PRACTICE –
THE KEY TO ESTHETIC, ACCELERATED AND PREDICTABLE TREATMENT”
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Miroslava Mileti Dinkova
Department of orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia
One of the main demands of the patients regarding the orthodontic treatment is the usage of
“invisible” appliances and reduced treatment time. The development of biotechnologies allowed
the creation of new philosophies in the orthodontic appliances – aligners with entirely computerassisted work protocol. Aligners are removable, transparent, esthetic, efficient and comfortable.
This lecture presents the clinical protocol when conducting a treatment using digital
The digital era which we are coevals with, allows the producing of software products for
predicting and visualizing the treatment goals. The DENT@LIGN virtual analyses enables the
conducting of a precise diagnosis, to reduce the clinical and laboratory time, as well as
monitoring optimal results. Visualizing the treatment results before the beginning of treatment
helps the dentist in his work. Simulating the treatment process and producing motivational
models is a powerful element in the clinical protocol. Using the CAD/CAM technology when
producing the aligners improves their quality, expands their treatment indications and increases
the predictability of the treatment.
DENT@LIGN aligners can be successfully used for orthodontic treatment both in mixed
dentition in growing patients and in adult ones. Their biomechanics allows controlled loading of
the teeth and applying low forces. Interdisciplinary treatment approach provides long-term
rehabilitation of the dentition.