Lydia Katrova studied dentistry at the Medical University and received her Ph.D. degree at Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”. She obtained the position of an Associate Professor in 2008 and a Full professor in 2013 at the FDM-Sofia. She is a dentist, a specialist in public health, a doctor in sociology, and an experienced teacher, skilled in curricula design, lecturing, international relations, healthcare research, Ph.D. theses mentor at home and abroad, and institutional assessment, contributing to the elaboration of legal regulations relevant to healthcare and education reforms and harmonization of dental education.; visited 40 universities and dental schools. Her production consists of more than 300 works, including 116 publications (3 monographs, 13 textbooks, and 90 papers in Bulgarian, English, and French), 109 conference contributions (47 international and 62 national), reviews of graduating student theses, academic grade awarding, scientific projects, international institutional and program accreditation. She lectured courses to undergraduate and graduate students, dental practitioners in Social Medicine, Medical Ethics, Public Health; Community Dentistry and Dental Practice Management; Ethics and Deontology; Dental ergonomics, Research methods, and Burnout prevention. Her merits are recognized with the GSK SCHOLARSHIP “Sociology in dentistry” for 2020, the Sign of merit “SIGNUM LAUDIS” for contributing to the implementation of advanced education and research activities at the MU of Sofia for 2012, and the Award for mature educators “Excellence in Dental Education” of the ADEE for 2011. Her biography is included in the “Great Bulgarian Doctors” Book for 2010.