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The Department of Prosthetic Dentistry aims to implement innovative and industry focused diploma and post diploma studies, to develop scientific directions of the industry and take active involvement in cross-border cooperation. 

Main areas

  • Diploma studies in accredited study programmes. The department is implementing the following study courses:
    • dental anatomy;
    • preclinical course in prosthetic dentistry;
    • dental prosthetics;
    • integrated dentistry.
  • Implementation of the Second level professional higher education study programme Residency in Medicine, Speciality: Prosthetic Dentist
  • Implementation of continuing education study programmes for medical practitioners
  • Research and pedagogic basis for doctoral students
  • Research (students, residents, doctoral students etc.; international and local scientific projects)
  • Cooperation with other RSU structural units, local and international institutions for the purpose of implementation of the strategy of the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry)

Research directions

  • Biomaterials
  • Osseointegration and implant-based reconstruction
  • Effects of endogenic and exogenic processes on alveolar bone
  • 3D diagnostics
  • Temporomandibular disorders
  • Long-term results of dental implants
  • Pathology associated with tooth loss

Research

Cross-border and local academic and scientific cooperation 

  • ERASMUS cooperation with Cardiff University, University of Helsinki, University of Amsterdam, University of Athens and ADEE
  • In the area of continuing education, cooperation with Vilnius University and the University of Tartu
  • Research cooperation with RSU departments and Riga Technical University
  • ADEE
  • Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal Stomatology