Dental Prosthetist

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Syllabus of postgraduate 2nd level professional study programme “Residency in medicine”

Speciality: Dental Prosthetist

Code of speciality: A254

Credit score: 132 CP (198 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 132 weeks

Programme Director: Una Soboļeva, Professor


Goal of the programme: to perform the postgraduate theoretical and practical acquirement and improvement of skills to qualify doctors to be specialists in prosthodontics according to the requirements of regulation.

Eligibility: DDS in dentistry.


Theoretical education is based on theoretical seminars. According to the study programme length certain number of seminars are organized. Practical education in the form of study courses according to the programme. Research work at the end of the speciality programme.


Knowledge: to acquire theoretical knowledge according to the range of the study programme.

Skills: to be able to perform all the manipulations used in complex prosthodontic treatment.

Competencies: to be competent in the latest scientific literature and to provide scientifically-based complex prosthodontic treatment evaluating possible risks and long-term prognosis.


Oral knowledge tests are organized at the end of each study course. Residency state exam includes analysis of 3 clinical cases – treatment planning and provided prosthodontic treatment; literature review on the topic of scientific project; presentation of scientific project.

Study languages: Latvian, English.