Prof. Sonja Apostolska, PhD – vice-dean for international collaboration
Prof. Sonja Apostolska, PhD is a professor at the Department of Tooth Pathology and Endodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje.
Prof. Sonja Apostolska, PhD was born on September 5, 1964 in Skopje. She graduated from the secondary medical school “Dr. Pance Karagjozov” in 1982/1983. In 1988, she graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje with a 9.42 GPA.
In 1994, Prof. Sonja Apostolska, PhD defended her master’s thesis titled “Correlation between the bacteriological findings in the carious mass, the saliva and the primary bacterial implantation on clinically healthy enamel surface” at the Faculty of Dentistry in Skopje and thus acquired the title Master of Dentistry. In 1995, she became a specialist in tooth pathology and endodontics.
Prof. Sonja Apostolska, PhD defended her doctoral thesis titled “The role of Streptococcus Mutans and Lactobacillus in etiopathogenesis of dental caries” at the Faculty of Dentistry in 2002 and thus acquired the title Doctor of Dentistry.
Her first job position was a professional collaborator at the Clinic for tooth pathology and endodontics at BOAL (Basic Organization of Associated Labor) Dental Clinics in Skopje in 1990. In 1993, Prof. Sonja Apostolska, PhD was elected Staff Assistant at the Department of Tooth Pathology and Endodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry in Skopje. In 1996, she was elected Assistant at the same Department and in 2000, she was reelected Assistant. In 2004, she was elected Scientific Collaborator at the Department of Tooth Pathology and Endodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry in Skopje. In 2008, she acquired the title Elected Assistant Professor, whereas in 2011 she became Assistant Professor at the same Department. In 2013, she was elected Associate Professor and in 2018, she became Professor.
In 2004, she attended a two-month residency training in the domain of Restorative dentistry with Prof. A. Karanika – Kouma, PhD at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Prof. Sonja Apostolska, PhD directs her professional and scientific enhancings towards the problematics in the field of restorative dentistry, endodontics and aesthetic restorations. Her particular field of interest is the application of the contemporary composite materials for aesthetic restorations. Additionally, her subject of scientific and applicable interest is the development of ergonomics in dentistry.
Over the last period, Prof. Sonja Apostolska, PhD was a member (secretary) of the Executive board of the Association of specialists in tooth pathology and endodontics at the Macedonian Dental Society and later she became the president of the same Association. Also, she was the president of the Macedonian Dental Society from 2010 to 2018. From 2013 to 2017 she was the executive of the Department of Tooth Pathology and Endodontics.
Prof. Sonja Apostolska, PhD is the author of more than 150 scientific and professional theses, two textbooks and three monographs. She is a participant and manager of a number of national and international projects.