Orthodontic training


Dr. Traiko Balabanov


Orthodontic training


Dr. Traiko Balabanov


The Gnathology studies the anatomy, physiology, and function of the organs involved in eating, speaking, and breathing. Particular attention is paid to the contacts between the teeth, the relationship of the jaws, the masticatory muscles and the mandibular joint.

Why should we study Gnathology?

As dentists, knowledge of Gnathology provides us with better practice of our profession. Here is how:

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Improve of the function

Understanding the processes in Gnathology in detail will help us to improve and optimize the eating, chewing, and speaking of our patients.

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Preventing dental problems

By knowing the correct occlusion and contacts between the teeth, we can prevent dental problems such as abrasions, cervical defects or the loosening of one or a group of teeth.

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Improve the quality of life

Working in the field of Gnathology can help patients relieve pain and discomfort in the masticatory muscles and temporomandibular joint, as well as reduce or eliminate episodes of bruxism.


Day 1

January 20, 2024

  • Anatomy and physiology of the TMJ
  • Patients with TMJ problems
  • How to approach patients with TMJ problems
  • Gnathological anamnesis and clinical records
  • Practical part – examination, completion of clinical chart and preliminary diagnosis

Day 2

January 21, 2024

  • Disorders of the masticatory muscles
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Practical part – taking a facebow and central relation registration


Early bird registration before 01/12/23

1 900 bgn

Materials, tools and supplies are included in the price. You are only required to actively participate in the training.

Regular price

2 900 bgn

Course lecturer

Find out who Dr. Traiko Balabanov is, how he started his journey in Оrthodontics,
why is he doing this training and why did he choose to work with Apriori Academy?

Find out who Dr. Traiko Balabanov is, how he started his journey in Оrthodontics,
why is he doing this training and why did he choose to work with Apriori Academy?

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
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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”.

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The course will be held in the city of Sofia, at the office of Himtrade Comet (HuFriedy Bulgaria), at 81 Tsar Boris III Blvd.

Contact phone: +359 884 706 888

Email: info@apriori-academy.com