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About Study Course

Department: Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health
Credit points / ECTS:3 / 4.5
Course supervisor:Darja Ķīse
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine


Students acquire knowledge about the structure of the permanent teeth (incisors, canines, premolars, molars), their function and form; primary teeth in the form of macromorphological and structural features and functions; dental tissues – their physical optical properties, as well as basics of dental aesthetic (hue, chroma, value) and functional (teeth relations in occlusion, occlusion classification, pathological malocclusion) introductional aspects.


Human anatomy and terminology knowledge, basics in histology, Latin language, physics.

Learning outcomes


On completion of dental anatomy course students gain a basic understanding of dental anatomy, macromorphology and functionality. Students are able to describe the structure of the tooth, teeth classified in groups to compare and analyse the shape of the teeth, to name all the anatomical structure of crown and root, to analyse the acquired knowledge base and tooth structure differences between primary and permanent dentition.


Students will be able to identify each group of teeth in the maxilla and mandible, to distinguish a tooth from right and left side, to distinguish a tooth from primary dentition by general morphological characteristics of permanent teeth; to name anatomical variations of teeth structure. Students will be able to draw the tooth from different surfaces.


On successful completion of the course students will be able to use the acquired knowledge of other oral tissue morphology and physiology of acquisition based on individual tooth morphofunctional unity in preclinical and clinical classes. This is the beginning of further professional education.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz2Master’sRequiredDarja Ķīse, Ieva Jeļisejeva
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSF2Master’sRequiredDarja Ķīse, Ieva Jeļisejeva, Agnese Miķelsone
Dentistry, ZF2Master’sRequiredDarja Ķīse, Ieva Jeļisejeva