Assoс. Prof. Gabriela Kjurchieva-Chuchkova DDM, PhD
Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”
P.H.O. University Dental Clinical Center “St. Panteleimon”, Clinic for Orthodontics
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Dr. Gabriela Kjurchieva-Chuchkova has received her dental and orthodontic education at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje; master degree in 1995 (thesis entitled "Morphology of dentoalveolar arches at mouth breathing children"), specialization in 1996, and PhD in 2005 (doctoral thesis entitled "Craniofacial morphology and breathing pattern”). She is currently employed as an Associate Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje and teaches undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students. Also, she is employed as an orthodontist at the Department of Orthodontics at University Dental Clinical Center “St. Panteleimon”, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.
Her main research interests are growth and development of the craniofacial skeleton, cephalometric standards, early orthodontic treatment, functional orthodontic treatment, interdisciplinary treatment of impacted teeth. Dr Kjurchieva-Chuchkova has extensively published in peer review journals, and is a member of International Editorial Board and an invited reviewer of Macedonian Dental Review (MDR-Journal of Faculty of Dental Medicine, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje) and Journal of the Anthropological Society of Serbia (JADS). Also, she was member of the Editorial board for 50 years beyond Faculty of Dental medicine, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje, 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”.
She presented her work at conferences and congresses home and abroad, as an invited lecturer. Also, she organizes conferences and congresses in the Republic of North Macedonia and she was member of the scientific board of national congresses with international participation, and editor of a book of abstracts from congresses.
Dr. Kjurchieva - Chuchkova is a member of the Macedonian Orthodontic Society (MOS) - President, Macedonian Dental Society (MDS) – Vice president, Dental Chamber of Macedonia, member of the European Orthodontic Society (EOS), World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO), Anthropological Society of Serbia (ADS), Balkan Stomatologic Society (BaSS), Balkan Association of Orthodontic Specialists (BAOS). She was a President of Balkan Association of Orthodontic Specialists 2019 and organized 3rd Congress of BAOS 2019 in Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia.
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