Catalina Moreno Rabie was born in Concepción, Chile, in 1992. She obtained her bachelor's and master's degree in dentistry in 2016 at the Universidad de los Andes, Chile. During her final year of dentistry, she completed a clinical and research internship at KU Leuven, where she studied anatomical variations in the retromolar area on CBCT. Between 2017 and 2018 she worked as a general dentist in Chile. Within this period she also completed a course in dental emergency management organized by the emergency unit of the Barros Luco Trudeau health care complex and the University of Chile. In 2019, she obtained her diploma in the Postgraduate studies in Advanced Medical Imaging at KU Leuven (2018- 2019, summa cum laude), the thesis topic was on guided endodontics under the supervision of Andrés Torres and prof. Reinhilde Jacobs.
Currently, Catalina is working as a doctoral researcher in biomedical sciences at the KU Leuven under the tutelage of prof. dr. Reinhilde Jacobs. Specifically, her thesis topic investigates the effects of antiresorptive drugs on the jaw bones, possible risk factors for the development of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ), and the prognostic risk factors for this pathology. In September 2021, she was awarded the second prize in the Robert Frank Senior Clinical Science Award (CED-IADR/NOF Oral Health Research Congress, Brussels, Belgium).