The Conflict Of Interest Between Professionalism (Caring Dentistry) And Commercialism (Selling Dentistry)
Julijana Nikolovska D.D.S, PhD, holds Doctor of Dental science degree from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. She is a specialist in prosthodontics and an associated professor at the Faculty of Dental Medicine in Skopje. Currently, Nikolovska teaches undergraduate, postgraduate and doctolal students in Ethics and Deontology and Dental Public Health. She participated at the postgraduate course: “New concepts in Dental Education and Public Oral Health”, organized by WHO Collaborating Centre, University Medical Centre St. Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Doctor Nikolovska is a member of the European Association of Dental Public Health since 2006. She has extensively published in peer review journals, and is a member of international editorial board of Oral Health and Dental Management journal. She is the author of the book “Ethical aspects in dentistry” and one of the participating authors of additional two books edited by the Macedonian Dental Chamber: “Strategic plan for dental medicine development in the Republic of Macedonia for the period between the year 2011 and 2021” and “Diagnostic and therapeutic protocols in dentistry”.
Prof. Nikolovska is the principal investigator for Macedonia in bi-national project with Rebublic of Slovenia titled: “Prefabricated Zirconia Posts with Retentive Coronal Shape for the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth – In Vitro Assessment of Treatment Reliability”. She has participated in Interministerial working group on recognition of professional qualifications, Steering committee of the Project “Implementation of the legislation on mutual recognition of professional qualifications”, the Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications of doctors of medicine, dentists, architects and civil engineers for the Western Balkan six countries and the expert group on chapter 3 – “Service directive and points of single contact” under the Directive of the European Parliament and the Council (Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union).