The department of „Periodontology” in the FDM, MU - Sofia was established in 1998 in its capacity of „Department of Periodontology and Diseases of Oral Mucosa”, but tutoring in periodontology and diseases of oral mucosa and development of specialists in the Department was undertaken with the creation of the FDM, MU - Sofia in 1951.
Individual tutoring of periodontology and diseases of oral mucosa in the FDM, MU – Sofia started in 1996 within the academic plan and curriculum of the Department of therapeutic dentistry.
In 1998 they divided the department of „Therapeutic Dentistry” into: Department of Periodontology and Diseases of Oral Mucosa and Department of Conservative Dentistry, each of them with individual academic plan and curriculum.
Since the establishment of the faculty famous lecturers with academic rank worked in the area of periodontology and diseases of oral mucosa such as: Рrof. Dr. D. Svrakov, Рrof. Dr. E. Balcheva, Рrof. Dr. E. Atanasova, Рrof. Dr. V. Azmanova,Рrof. Dr. T. Dzhemileva, Рrof. Dr. B. Indzhov, Аssoc. Prof. Dr. M. Dryankova.
FORMER HEADS of the department of PERIODONTOLOGY
Prof. Dr. Tereza Dzhemileva-Konova, PhD, DSc
Head of the Department in the period 1999-2000.
Born on 10.01.1933
1955 – Graduated FDM, MU-Sofia, BG
1968 – Assistant in Department of Conservative dentistry, FDM, MU-Sofia
1983 – Senior scientific collaborator of the ІІ degree in periodontology
1991 – Senior scientific collaborator of the І degree in periodontology
1996 – Professor, FDM, MU-Sofia
1976 – scientific degree PhD
1989 – scientific degree DSc
Dissertation, degree PhD. Dzhemileva-Konova, T. Т.: Clinical-experimental data of dental plaque impact on the gingivae. 1976, FDM, MU-Sofia.
Dissertation, degree DSc. Dzhemileva-Konova, T. Т.: Chronic inflammation of the gingiva – social, biological and clinical aspects. 1989, FDM, MU-Sofia.
Assoc. prof. Minka Mincheva Dryankova-Dimitrova, PhD
Head of the Department in the period 2000-2005.
1940 – Born in village of Ekzarh Antimovo, region of Burgas, BG
1963 – Graduated FDM, MU-Sofia, BG
1970 – Assistant in Department of Conservative dentistry, FDM, MU- Sofia
1998 – Associate-Professor in Department of Periodontology, FDM, MU- Sofia
1982 – scientific degree PhD
Dissertation, degree PhD. Dryankova-Dimitrova, M. M. Impact of environmental factors inside the greenhouses (pesticides, high temperature and air humidity) onto gingiva and periodontium.1982, FDM, MU – Sofia, рр.224.