Dr. Virtej has received her dental degree from the “Carol Davila” University, Bucharest, Romania, in 2002, where she also worked at the Departments of Endodontics and Periodontology. She had two research stays at the Department of Endodontics, University of Duesseldorf, Germany. In 2006 she completed a doctoral degree in Periodontology at the University of Bucharest, where she continued her teaching activity, along with clinical work in the private sector limited to endodontics. Since 2010 she has been working at the University of Bergen, Norway, where she received a PhD in basic endodontic research and also completed her postgraduate studies in 2016. She has several publications in the field of Endodontics and has presented results of her work at various scientific meetings. In 2015 she received the price of the Norwegian Dental Association for special merits in dental research and teaching.