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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Ilze Akota
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Oral Medicine


To prepare students for starting classes in the clinic with patients in oral surgery. To acquire basic knowledge of the topographical anatomy of the head and neck, the manipulations to be learned and application thereof in the clinic, cardiopulmonary resuscitation. To acquire the skills to perform local dental anaesthesia, simple tooth extraction, making cuts, applying sutures, interjaw fixation, cricotomy manipulations on phantoms. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a dummy.


At the beginning of the study course (or semester of the study course), all tests provided for in the corresponding curriculum (D1 form) of the previous study semesters must be successfully completed.
Human anatomy, normal physiology, clinical pathological physiology, histology, biomaterials in dentistry.

Learning outcomes


The student should be able to describe surgical anatomy, anatomical norms and variants related to local anaesthesia and clinical aspects of dental and maxillofacial surgery, wound healing and reparative regeneration of soft and hard tissues. Able to name the methods and instruments of local anaesthesia and tooth extraction, as well as able to name intramaxillary fixation methods and indications for their use in the clinic, outline the emergency aid algorithm.


Demonstrates preclinical skills in dental anaesthesia and exodontia.
The student must be able to demonstrate preparation for surgery, selection of surgical tools and materials for appropriate manipulation, anaesthesia and exodontia methodology on a dummy, suturing of wounds and application of intermaxillary ligatures on a dummy.
Must be able to demonstrate preparation for surgery in the area of the mouth, face and jaws: mask, cap, glasses, hand washing, putting on a sterile gown and gloves.
Must be able to demonstrate dental local anaesthesia: selection and assembly of an injector, needle and cylinder ampoule for use, infiltration and regional anaesthesia in the upper and lower jaw (mandibular, n. palatinus major, n. nasopalatinus, n. mentalis anaesthesia etc.) on a dummy, disposal of needles and cylinder ampoules, transferring the injector for sterilisation.
Must be able to demonstrate tooth extraction on a dummy: adjusting the dental chair and lighting, selecting the forceps, surgeon’s position, left hand operation, placing, driving and fixing the forceps, luxation and extraction of the tooth, repositioning the alveolar ridge and tampon application.
Must be able to demonstrate cuts, placing and removing sutures: selection of tools and materials, planning and making a cut, sutures, tying and cutting the thread, removing the suture on a dummy.
Must be able to demonstrate intermaxillary fixation with ligature: selection of instruments and wire, application of Ivy and Ernst ligatures, cutting and bending of wire ends. Applying jaw splints.
Using the WAND injector.
Must be able to demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a dummy: condition assessment, breathing, heart massage, as well as demonstrate cricothyrotomy on a dummy.


To select an appropriate anaesthetic method and tools for extraction of a certain tooth, as well as making cuts, applying sutures, interjaw fixation, in order to be able to start clinical training.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz4Master’sRequiredIlze Akota, Kaspars Stāmers, Andris Bīgestāns, Ieva Bāgante, Juris Svaža, Ilze Šalma, Ingus Arnolds Apse, Ilze Prikule, Uldis Spulle
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, ZF4Master’sRequiredIlze Šalma, Roberts Matulis, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Julianna Muceniece
Dentistry, SSNSF4Master’sRequiredIlze Akota, Ieva Bāgante, Andris Bīgestāns, Kaspars Stāmers, Juris Svaža, Ilze Šalma, Uldis Spulle, Ingus Arnolds Apse, Lana Mičko