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Nadejda Stefanova Stephens, D.M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000


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, 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.



DMD | Medical University Pleven (Bulgaria)

DDS | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2012
Internship in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Jacobi Medical Center

07/01/2010 - 07/01/2011
Residency in Dentistry, General Practice at Rochester General Hospital

09/04/2007 - 07/31/2008
Medical School at New York University College of Dentistry

09/01/1998 - 09/30/2001
Fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

09/01/1996 - 09/30/1997
Fellowship in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Hadassah Hospital-Jerusalem (Israel)

12/01/1992 - 12/31/1996
Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Varna County Hospital

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Journal Articles

Romanos GE, Papadimitriou DE, Royer K, Stefanova-Stephens N, Salwan R, Malmström H, Caton JG. "The presence of the mandibular incisive canal: a panoramic radiographic examination." Implant dentistry.. 2012 Jun; 21(3):202-6.

Stefanova N, Stella JP. "The predictability of inferior medial canthus as a stable external vertical reference point in maxillary repositioning surgery." The International journal of adult orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. 2000 15(4):305-8.

Stefanova N, Stella JP. "Predictability of bimaxillary orthognathic surgery using "piggyback" intermediate splints." The International journal of adult orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. 2000 15(1):25-9.