Professor, Faculty of Dental Medicine
University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Tirgu-Mures, Romania
Dr. Melinda Székely is a Professor and Head of the Department of Morphology of teeth and dental arches; Technology of dental prosthesis and Dental materials of the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Tirgu-Mures, Romania. She earned her DDS and PhD degree from this university in 1987 and 2003, respectively.
Dr. Székely has been teaching for the same department since 1991, however in the meantime the former Department of Propedeutics and Dental Materials was renamed. She served as Junior Lecturer (1991–1999), Senior Lecturer (2000–2004) and Associate Professor (2004–2008) at the same institution.
Since 1995 she attended on 1-3 month post-gradual studies per year at the Departments of Prosthetic Dentistry, Conservative Dentistry and Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
Subsequently she became Professor, as well as PhD supervisor in 2008. She was principal investigator of a number of research projects/grants and author–co-author of several scientific papers and congress abstracts.
In 2012 she was appointed Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tirgu-Mures. She is actively involved in teaching and research. She is a member of several Romanian and international societies and scientific organizations.
- Fluoride in preventive dentistry;
- Dental erosion;
- Dental anxiety;
- Smoking and tobacco control