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Smile of the Year 2022  to honour excellence in dentistry

Winners will be announced in 20 different categories at the Smile of the Year award show in Sofia, Bulgaria. (Video: Dental Tribune Bulgaria)

Thu. 12. May 2022


SOFIA, Bulgaria: Celebrating its 15th year, the Smile of the Year award will honour the accomplishments of dental professionals from around the world across 20 highly competitive categories. To be held on 19 May in Sofia, the gala event will once again be hosted by its founding body, Dental Tribune Bulgaria, and will be livestreamed.

Sixty-two compelling dental cases have been submitted by dental professionals from eight countries to compete in 20 categories, including complex aesthetic and ceramic restorations, orthodontic and implant cases, and dental art photography. Dental students too have submitted cases in a designated category. The award recipients will be determined based on anonymous online judging by Drs Rafael Romano from Israel, Siegfried Marquardt from Germany, Giulio Rasperini from Italy, Walter Devoto from Italy, Mirela Feraru from Romania and Gary Glassman from Canada, Prof. Paola Cozza from Italy and Ciprian Boca from Romania.

Aside from a stunning trophy, first-place winners will receive gift vouchers and gifts from the show sponsors. Runners-up will be given commemorative certificates.

The event is sponsored by Pierre Fabre Oral Care, bredent group Bulgaria, DÜRR DENTAL, iTero, Axis Dental, BioGaia, BioHorizons and FILLMED.

One of the most prestigious international dental award shows in the world, Smile of the Year will be held as an in-person event in Sofia in Bulgaria on 19 May. (Image: Dental Tribune Bulgaria)

The event will be held at the Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia and livestreamed on 19 May from 8 p.m. (EEST) on Dental Tribune Bulgaria’s YouTube channel.

More information about Smile of the Year can be found at

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