DR BOŽIDAR BRKOVIC (DMD, MSC, PHD)
Professor of Oral Surgery, Implant Dentistry and Dental Anesthesia employed at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia since 1998. He completed his specialization program of oral surgery at the same university in 2004.
From 2006 to 2007 he attended a Postdoctoral Fellow Program at Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada, as well as a Scholar Program at Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, USA, focusing on implant dentistry and regenerative treatments of bone and soft tissue. In that field, Prof Brkovic was completed different research programs of molecular, cellular and tissue level of oral tissue regeneration in healthy and diabetic patients and animal models collaborated with University of Liege, Belgium, University of Tampere, Finland, Companies Dentsply Sirona, Straumann, Nobel Biocare.
Special interest was obtained with for bone regeneration treatments and local anesthesia in experimental and clinical cases. He published 32 original articles, several chapters, books and presented over 90 lectures. He is a mentor of 10 PhD thesis involved in several domestic and international scientific projects and an opinion leader for clinical courses and education for Septodont and AstraTech Implant System. Prof Brkovic has been an ITI Fellow since 2008. He is currently professor of integrated and postgraduate programs of oral surgery, implantology and dental anesthesia at the University of Belgrade.
PRESERVATION OF ALVEOLAR RIDGE WITH BETA-TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE: TREATMENT OPTION OR CHALLENGE IN MAXILLARY AESTHETIC ZONE