Associate Professor Ivona Bago, PhD, graduated from the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb in 2005. During her studies, she was the winner of the Rector’s Award for scientific research. She completed her specialization in family dentistry at the University Hospital Center Zagreb in 2010 and since then she has been employed at the Department of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb. She received her PhD in 2013 on the topic of application of lasers in endodontic dental treatment. In 2014, she completed a two-year postgraduate study EMDOLA (European Master Degree in Oral Laser Application) at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in Nice, France. She won a scholarship from the French government to study in France. She completed her specialization in endodontics with restorative dentistry in 2015, and in 2016 she received the teaching and research title of Assistant Professor at the Department of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb.
She is the winner of the Award for the best scientific work in 2012, awarded by the Society of university teachers, scholars and other scientists in Zagreb. Since 2019, she has been the course leader at the postgraduate doctoral study at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb “Clinical and laboratory analysis of the use of lasers and activation rinsing techniques in endodontics”.
Since 2020, she has been the project manager of the Croatian Science Foundation “Clinical and experimental research of laser-activated photoacoustic flow and photo-activated disinfection in endodontic treatment”.
She is the author of a large number of scientific and professional papers in domestic and international journals. She actively participates in national and international congresses. She was a guest lecturer at the 2014 World Congress of the World Federation for Laser Dentistry in Paris. Since 2012, she has been a regular lecturer at the annual congresses of the Croatian Endodontic Society. She actively participates in continuing education courses at the School of Dental Medicine and laser application courses in endodontics.
Since 2014, she has been the secretary of the Croatian Endodontic Society and the representative of the Society at the European Society of End odontology.