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Nadejda Stefanova Stephens, D.M.D.

Nadejda Stefanova Stephens, D.M.D.

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About Me

Professional Background

Dr. Nadejda Stefanova Stephens is originally from Bulgaria and graduated from the
Medical Academy of Plovdiv - Bulgaria, Faculty of Stomatology in 1992 where she obtained her DMD degree. She continued her education with a 4-year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) residency and upon completion, r...
Dr. Nadejda Stefanova Stephens is originally from Bulgaria and graduated from the
Medical Academy of Plovdiv - Bulgaria, Faculty of Stomatology in 1992 where she obtained her DMD degree. She continued her education with a 4-year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) residency and upon completion, received a specialty license in Bulgaria in 1997. As a member of the Union of Bulgarian Scientists and The International Medical Association “Bulgaria” (IMAB), Dr. Stephens was awarded a one-year fellowship in OMFS at the Hebrew University, Faculty of Dentistry in Jerusalem, Israel, which she completed in 1997. Upon returning to her home country, Dr. Stephens continued her professional career as a contractor for the Bulgarian Navy and as part time OMFS faculty at the Medical University of Varna. In September 1998, she immigrated to the United States and continued her professional education with a 3-year (1998-2001) OMFS research fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas; a 1-year (2007-2008) Comprehensive Dentistry program at NYU, College of Dentistry; a 2-year (2008-2010) Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH), University of Rochester; a 1-year (2010-2011) General Practice Residency (GPR) at Rochester General Hospital and a 1-year (2011-2012) OMFS Internship at the Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY.

Currently, Dr. Stephens is an Assistant Professor, a member of the GPR Faculty in the Department of Dentistry at EIOH, University of Rochester and serves as the Associate Director of the recently established Specialty Care dental clinic. The Specialty Care scope of practice serves patient populations including geriatric, bariatric, perinatal, medically complex, mildly intellectually disabled, and wheelchair bound.

Dr. Stephens is currently enrolled in the Health Care Education master’s degree program at the Warner School of Education, University of Rochester. She is involved in training GPR residents and mentoring their clinical activities and research. Dr. Stephens was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Special Care and Hospital Dentistry and was appointed as Chair of the Benefits Committee of the Faculty Senate, at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Dentistry (SMD)

Credentials

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship
Certificate of Completion
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Dentistry
Jacobi Medical Center - Bronx, NY 2011 - 2012

General Practice Residency (GPR)
Certificate of Completion
Rochester General Hospital, Department of Dentistry
Rochester, NY 2010 - 2011

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)
Certificate of Completion
University of Rochester
Eastman Institute for Oral Health
Rochester, NY 2008 - 2010

Advanced Education in Comprehensive Dentistry
Certificate of Completion
New York University, College of Dentistry
New York City, NY 2007 - 2008

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Research Fellowship
Certificate of Completion
UT Southwester Medical Center
John Peter Smith Hospital
Fort Worth, Texas 1998 - 2001

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Fellowship
Certificate of Completion
Hebrew University, Faculty of Dentistry
Hadassah University Hospital
Jerusalem, ISRAEL 1996 - 1997

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
Specialty License obtained - 02, 1997
Varna County Hospital
Department of Oral Surgery
Varna, BULGARIA 1992 - 1996

Education

Certificate of Completion | University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health. Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). 2010

DMD | Medical Academy. Dentistry. 1992

Matriculation Diploma | "Dimiter Polyanov" Gymnasium. High School Education. 1987

Publications

Journal Articles

The presence of the mandibular incisive canal: a panoramic radiographic examination.

Romanos GE, Papadimitriou DE, Royer K, Stefanova-Stephens N, Salwan R, Malmström H, Caton JG

Implant dentistry.. 2012 June 21 (3):202-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

The predictability of inferior medial canthus as a stable external vertical reference point in maxillary repositioning surgery.

Stefanova N, Stella JP

The International journal of adult orthodontics and orthognathic

Predictability of bimaxillary orthognathic surgery using "piggyback" intermediate splints.

Stefanova N, Stella JP

The International journal of adult orthodontics and orthognathic

Geometric considerations when planning an asymmetric genioplasty.

Stefanova N, Stella JP

The International journal of adult orthodontics and orthognathic

Investigation and Analysis of the Lysozyme Quantity in the Saliva of Patients, Indicated to Maxillofacial Surgical Treatment.

Stefanova, N; Metodiev, K.

Annual Proceedings of IMAB. 1996; 2(2): 309-310.