Endodontist

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

Speciality: Endodontist

Code of speciality: A255

Credit score: 198 (ECTS)

Duration of programme: 132 weeks

Programme Director: Anda Mindere-Gūbele, Asst. Prof.

 

Goal of the programme: to produce a dentist proficient and skillful in the area of endodontics. Provide candidates with theoretical and practical knowledge accordingly regulations and requirements of dental subspecialty and prepare candidate for passing examination for certification in subspecialty.

Eligibility: MD, degree of dentist

CONTENT OF THE PROGRAMME

  • Seminars: 3 seminars per month (33 seminars a year)
  • Problem lectures: monthly, university-based general lectures in medicine
  • Study courses: Conservative endodontics, Surgical endodontics, Oral histology, Oral pathology, Oral microbiology, Infection control in dental office, Analgesia, Oral radiology, Psychosomatic medicine and psychology, Cariology, Computer science and statistics in medicine, Prosthetic dentistry, Periodontology, Orthodontics
  • Paedagogical practice
  • Research

STUDY OUTCOMES

Knowledge 

Deep, evidence-based knowledge in pulp and periapical pathology, microbiology, diagnosis and treatment planning, prophylactics of endodontic pathology , conservative and surgical endodontic treatment. Prognosis in endodontics. A good understanding of how other areas of dentistry and medicine interrelate, and the ability to take account of this in planning treatment. An understanding of a broad range of research methods and literature critics.

Skills

Proficiency in diagnosis, differential diagnosis and clinical skills. Integrated treatment planning. Communication skills relevant to the particular area of dentistry, patients, staff and colleagues. Ability to analyze and evaluate scientific evidence

Competencies

Acquire highest level in endodontics relevant to regulations in endodontic subspecialty. Be competent and proficient to work according regulations from dental association and labor legislation in dental institutions and private practice and as clinical instructors for students.

Test

Summary of an accomplishment of the programme, Residency State exam, defense of the research report.

Study languages: Latvian, English.