Yuriy Opanasiuk

   Yurii Opanasiuk is the founder and scientific leader of the Institute of Progressive Stomatological Technologies, Head Dentist of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, President of the Dental Association of Ukraine, Honored Doctor of Ukraine, PhD.

   After the eight-year school he studied the specialty "dental mechanic affair" in Zhytomyr Medical School, and after the specialty "dentistry" in Ivano-Frankivsk Medical Institute. Yurii graduated from both schools with high honors.

   During his studying he was distinguished by leadership skills and organizational capacity for work being a student dean of the dental faculty, head of sudents course, member of Administration and Scientific Council of the Institute. After graduation he worked in teaching at the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry.

   He defended his thesis on "Clinical and experimental substantiation of rational therapies non-removable designs of dentures."

   Since his work was faced with the necessity of management, he obtained the second higher economic education in "Management of Health" and received a diploma with high honours at the European University of Finance, Information Systems, Management and Business.

   With a group of associates he organized the "Department of constructive and reconstructive dental treatment" at Kyiv Central City Clinical Hospital and headed it.

   In 1999, together with a team of colleagues created the limited liability company "Institute of Progressive Stomatological Technologies".

   Much of his attention was paid to the development of regulations for dentistry, new organizational approaches in postgraduate education, he was engaged in scientific activities, actively participated in international dental conferences and exhibitions, dental cooperated with international organizations and universities.

   It was his idea to create the Museum of Ukrainian dentistry for future generations.

   Yurii Opanasiuk is the author of 24 scientific papers and 6 state patents, three of them on his own construction of fixed dentures.

   In 2003 on decision of Kyiv residents he was awarded the honorary title of "Kyiver of the Year - 2003" in the category "Medicine".

   In 2004. was awarded the Michael Hrushevsky Order "For Development of Ukraine" of IV degree.

   On February 24th 2005 Opanasiuk Y. was elected President of the Assosiation of Dentists of Ukraine.