Dental Hygiene

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Study Programme Dental Hygiene
Head of Study Programme Egita Senakola, Associate Professor
Degree Awarded Qualification of a Dental Hygienist
Study Type Full-time
Programme Length 2 years (4 semesters), 120 ECTS
Programme Goals The goal of the Dental Hygienist study programme is to train qualified specialists of medical care in dentistry. Dental hygienists ensure the prevention of oral illnesses and draft clinical (periodontical) treatment plans, ensuring their completion and evaluation. They also have to ensure infection control measures and maintain a safe environment in the dental office. Dental hygienists must also take care of educational events to promote oral illness prevention, participate in the planning, organisation and evaluation of dental care along with the dental team and members of other fields
Further Career Upon successful completion of the study programme graduates can work in hospitals, clinics, outpatient clinics and dental practices as dental hygienists
Teaching Language Latvian (individual applications for studies in English are not accepted)