Apriori Expo 2024

Innovative approaches in orthodontics:
digitization, aligners and mini implants

Meet the lecturers

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Biondi

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Dott_Biondi_curriculum (1)
  • Clinical Director of the Giuseppe Cozzani Institute, La Spezia, Italy, since
  • Member of the “Board of Directors” of Tweed International Foundation for
  • Research and Education, Tucson, AZ – 2012-2018 Regular Member since 1996 Instructor since 2000
  • Professor and lecturer in Orthodontics at the University of Oviedo (Spain) since 2015.
  • Director of the “Three-year clinical orthodontic course”, Department of
    Orthodontics, University of Belgrade, Serbia, since 2015.
  • Director of gaTe/Teos (Tweed European Orthodontic Study Group) courses since 2010.
  • Ambassador in Italy, American Association of Orthodontists since 2018
  • General Secretary of ASIO (Italian Association of Specialists in
    Orthodontics) 2013-2017, member of the management board 2010-2013
  • Board of AIdOr (Academia Italiana di Ortodonzia) – 2010-2013 and 2017
  • Board of Directors of the CEO (Collége Européen d’Orthodontie) 2002-2014
  • Board of SIDO (Italian Society of Orthodontics) 2004-2005
  • Honorary member of the Serbian Society of Orthodontics and APE (Asociatia
    Romana de Excelenta in Orthodontie)

Dr. Francesco di Corato

dr Francesko Di Corato
dr Francesko Di Corato
  • Dentistry at the University of Pavia (Italy) – 2013
  • Specialization in Orthodontics – 2017
  • Postgraduate qualification in facial orthodontics with straight wire – 2016-2017
  • Annual theoretical-practical course in clinical gnathology – 2017

Clinical work

  • Free practice orthodontist in Alessandria and Asti (Centro Face Xp
    Dott. Maurizio Malfatto);
  • External associate in the Face xp Center of Castel Maggiore of Dr. Nicola Preda
  • Orthodontist in an orthodontic center Cocconi – FACExp Center of Parma
  • Аssociate in the “Gnathology” department of Prof. Bosco, MU (Pavia)
  • Board of SIDO (Italian Society of Orthodontics)

Dr. Riccardo Ricotta

dr Riccardo Ricotta
dr Riccardo Ricotta
  • 2013: Degree in Dental Medicine at the University of Pavia
  • 2017: Specialization in orthodontics with honors at the University of Pavia
  • 2016-2017: Postgraduate Degree in Orthodontics according to Dr. Roth’s philosophy – Dr. Renato Coconi
  • 2017: Annual theoretical-practical course in clinical gnathology by Prof. Dr. Mario Bosco

Clinical work

  • Practicing doctor exclusively in orthodontics and gnathology in various
  • Freelance Associate at the Bologna FACExp Center of Dr. Nicola Preda
  • Collaborator at Dr. Malfatto’s Face Xp center in Asti
  • Freelance Associate at the FACExp Center in Parma
  • External associate in the Gnathology Department of Professor Bosco (Pavia)
  • Board of SIDO (Italian Society of Orthodontics)

Dr. Mina Levy

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dr mina levi

Dr. Mina Levi is the owner of California Dental Innovations, a high-end dental practice in downtown San Francisco. Performs a large volume of dental procedures, orthodontic procedures, and surgical procedures. They are actively working with implants as well.

Dr. Mina Levi is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top Platinum Status Invisalign Key Leaders. She has been working with aligners for over 20 years.

She received a diploma in dental medicine from the Medical University in Sofia, Bulgaria, after which he specialized in orthodontics at the Medical University in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and additionally in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Dr. Mina Levi owned two clinics in Bulgaria before moving to the US in 2002 and attending UCLA. Opened his first dental practice in the USA in 2008. Dr. Mina Levi is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Master of the American Academy of Aligners.

She is currently a Key Opinion Leader for multiple digital dental technology companies and has extensive experience with AI clinical diagnostics, iOS caries diagnostic tools, digital scanning, CAD/CAM technologies, 3D printing, dental imaging, and digital design of a smile. Dr. Mina Levi is a certified user of multiple brands of clear aligners such as Invisalign, Clear Correct, SureSmile, and Ulab. Dr. Mina Levi is one of the early adopters of AI software for clinical diagnostics and RCM. Former SmileDirectClub consultant from 2016-2017.

Directs a dental professional study club for general dentists from San Francisco and the Bay Area. Dr. Levi is a past president of the Northern California Academy of General Dentistry and currently serves on the board of AGD’s PACE Committee.

Dr. Keti Yovcheva

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apriori academy - dr Yovcheva

Dr. Keti Yovcheva graduated in dentistry in 2010 from the Faculty of Dental Medicine (FDM) at the Medical University of Plovdiv. She defended his doctorate in 2017 and acquired a specialty in Orthodontics in 2018.

She has over 10 years of teaching experience at the Department of Orthodontics, FDM, Medical University of Plovdiv.

She gained clinical experience in a family dental practice with over 90 years of history. Her clinical work includes orthodontic prophylaxis, early orthodontic treatment with custom-made removable appliances, and late orthodontic treatment of youth and adults with fixed appliances and aligners, in sync with modern scientific achievements and proven treatment techniques. With a constant pursuit of knowledge and improvement.

Dr. Trayko Balabanov

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dr balabanov

Dr. Balabanov graduated from the Medical University of Sofia, Faculty of Dental Medicine, in 2013. Immediately after that, he went to Italy to expand his knowledge in the field of functional dentistry, orthodontics and gnathology, following the latest scientifically proven trends in the world.

He completed a one-year course in gnathology and prosthetics with Dr. Roberto Masnata (president of the Italian Association of Gnathologists – AIG), after which he remained on an internship and subsequently worked in his clinic.

In 2018, he graduated from the University of Pavia (Italy) with a major in Orthognathodontics, defending a thesis on the topic: “Internal diseases of the mandibular joint: Anatomy, diagnosis and treatment”.

Dr. Balabanov is a member of:

World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO)
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
The Italian Association of Orthodontists (SIDO)
The Union of Orthognathodontists (SUSO)
The Italian Association of Gnathologists (AIG)

His certifications in the field of orthodontics include:

Lingual technique
Invisible rails

He participated in more than 30 congresses, seminars and lectures by leading specialists in the field, held in Italy and the USA.

Author of the textbook “Gnathology: Basic Principles for Diagnosis and Treatment of TMJ Disorders”.

Participate in the congress

Early registration until January 11

Day 1

Theoretical part
470EUR 270EUR
  • Access to all 5 lectures from Day 1
  • Meet with colleagues
  • Special offers at the stands of our partners
  • Coffee, beverages and snacks

Day 2

Practical part (hands-on)
750EUR 500EUR
  • Participation in a selected Hands-on workshop
  • Provided materials and instruments
  • Coffee, beverages and snacks
  • The seats are limited