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About Study Course

Department: Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health
Credit points / ECTS:4 / 6
Course supervisor:Laura Neimane
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine


The student must be able to independently perform intraoral radiological examinations: both periapical (bisector, parallel methods), occlusal, and interproximal or bite-wing. As well as variations in endodontic periapical examinations. One must be able to plan optimal treatment after evaluating radiological examinations. One must be able to choose the most optimal radiological method based on the patient’s individual needs, clinical information and anamnesis. One must know and follow the basic principles of radiation safety and protection. One must have good knowledge of radiation physics.
One must know the history of the development of radiology. One must be familiar with other radiological methods that can be used in the oral, maxillofacial region, indications thereof, principles, informativeness.
One must be familiar with the radiological appearance, clinical manifestation and symptoms of diseases, pathologies, congenital and acquired changes in the oral and maxillofacial region.


All study courses studied in previous semesters in sequential order, especially anatomy, Latin, physics, chemistry, biology, physiology, dental anatomy.

Learning outcomes


Various radiological examination methods, radiation safety and protection. Impact of radiation on the human body. Normal radiological anatomy, developmental disorders, pathological changes, systemic diseases, diagnosis of traumatic injuries in the maxillofacial area. Construction, parameters of dental radiological equipment. Various sensors. Selection of an appropriate radiological method in different clinical situations. Development and history of radiology. Application of advanced radiological methods in the maxillofacial area.


To perform examinations that are radiologically safe for the patient and staff.
To perform all types of intraoral examinations.
To evaluate and interpret radiological images.


To prescribe a radiological examination appropriate to the clinical situation. To use the obtained results in the course of treatment. To have good knowledge of radiation protection and patient selection criteria. Interpretation of radiological images.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, ZF5Master’sRequiredLaura Neimane, Liene Zamure-Damberga, Zanda Bokvalde, Zane Vasermane
Dentistry, SSNSF5Master’sRequiredLaura Neimane, Liene Zamure-Damberga, Zanda Bokvalde, Dita Meistere
Dentistry, SSNSFz6Master’sRequiredLaura Neimane, Liene Zamure-Damberga, Zanda Bokvalde
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz5Master’sRequiredZanda Bokvalde, Liene Zamure-Damberga, Laura Neimane
Dentistry, ZF6Master’sRequiredLaura Neimane, Zane Vasermane, Liene Zamure-Damberga, Dita Meistere
Dentistry, SSNSF6Master’sRequiredLaura Neimane, Zanda Bokvalde, Dita Meistere, Liene Zamure-Damberga