The Faculty of Dentistry of Rīga Stradiņš University is the best choice if you want to study dentistry in Europe - our dentistry students start practicing on state of the art pre-clinical dental equipment already in their 1st year. Our dental equipments are fitted with phantom heads, which simulate a real dental care unit and allow learning the correct working ergonomics from day one. Developed in collaboration with the world’s leading universities, this is one of the most comprehensive solutions for modern pre-clinical dental education.
Additionally, RSU diplomas are recognised in the European Union, which means that after completing the 5-year programme, you will be a highly skilled dentist, whose knowledge and practical skills are sufficient to practice in general dentistry – treat patients with oral cavity and tooth diseases, carry out educational activities for the prevention of oral diseases in any country you desire.
Faculty of Dentistry offers two programmes
Study Programme Dentistry Head of Study Programme Ingrīda Čēma, DDS, Professor Degree Awarded Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Study Type Full-time Programme Length 5 years (10 semesters), 300 ECTS Teaching Language English
- Dental Hygiene
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 Teaching Language Latvian (individual applications for studies in English are not accepted)
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Clinical training in various dentistry disciplines takes place in the RSU Institute of Dentistry – an internationally recognised dentistry centre, located next to the University's main building. The Institute of Dentistry is a leading diagnostics centre in orthodontics, prosthodontics and oral maxillofacial surgery in the region, and hence is able to ensure undergraduate as well as postgraduate study programmes. This internationally acclaimed centre for practical dentistry in Latvia provides outstanding education and the mastering of theoretical knowledge and practical skills under the supervision of the most qualified and renowned academics and practitioners in Latvia and in Europe, e.g., several of the Faculty’s lecturers and its Dean are members of the prestigious honorary dental organization, the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Students' professional instruction takes place in five departments of the Faculty of Dentistry:
- Conservative Dentistry & Oral Health
- Prosthetic Dentistry
- Oral Medicine
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The School of Dental Hygiene and the Latvian Dental Students Association operate within the Faculty.