Prof. Dr. Zoran R. Vulićević

Prof. Dr. Sci. Zoran R. Vulićević, a full professor and head of the Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, University of Belgrade, graduated in 1986, and by 1989, he embarked on his teaching career at the same faculty.

He obtained his master’s degree in 1991 with a thesis titled “Clinical and Histopathological Examination of the Relationship of Composite Materials with Dental Tissue,” and in 1993, he specialized in pediatric and preventive dentistry. He defended his doctoral dissertation titled “Examination of the Relationship and Bond Strength of Composite and Dentin” in 1994. Since 2017, he has been a member of the Serbian Academy of Medical Sciences.

Driven by a strong desire for continuous professional and scientific advancement, Professor Vulićević pursued further education at prestigious courses in aesthetic dentistry in Salt Lake City, Geneva, Lisbon, Siena, Valencia, and other European and global cities, exchanging experiences with leading global experts.

The results of his research on composite materials, presented at renowned international congresses and published in journals and textbooks with high global reputation, best illustrate the professor’s influence in the scientific field of dentistry.

Professor Vulićević is an active member of the Executive Board of the Association of Pediatric and Preventive Dentists of Serbia (APPDS). He is also a member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Balkan Stomatological Society (BaSS), International Dental Association (FDI), and European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (EAPD). In 2016, he was appointed by the EAPD as the president of the organizing committee of the 13th Congress of the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, which was successfully held under his leadership, gathering over 800 dentists from around the world at the Sava Centar in Belgrade.

With his selfless contribution and organizational abilities, he facilitated the opening of a special department at the Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry to work with children with special needs, as well as a Cabinet for Dental Care of Children with Malignant and Hematological Diseases.

Due to his decades-long clinical experience, he is engaged as a professional collaborator and consultant in leading dental companies (Straumann, Kerr, DMP, Kavo, EMS, VOCO, Ribond).

Professor Vulićević has participated in three scientific research projects as an active researcher. He is a co-author of two internationally significant monographs and the author and co-author of 12 books.

In early 2018, he began collaborating with the renowned European clinic for regenerative dentistry SiMed and implemented a project on the application of stem cells in dentistry.