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Short about study course

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

Objective

To acquire basic knowledge and skills to perform local dental anesthesia, simple exodontics, making cuts, suturing, jaw fixation manipulations on phantoms, so that the student can start classes in the clinic.

Prerequisites

Human anatomy, histology, normal and pathologic physiology and diagnostic radiology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Recognise anatomical structures of head and face from the point of view of a surgeon and describe operations on teeth, jaws and soft tissue of oro-maxillofacial region in normal and cases of inflammation, injuries, pathology of salivary glands, temporomandibular joint, lymphatic nods and vessels; describe clinical aspects of tissue reparative regeneration; demonstrate methods and instrumentation for anaesthesia and surgery, and first preclinical manual comprehensive skills in dental anaesthesia and exodontics. Must know the algorithm of emergency medical care.

Skills

The student must be able to demonstrate preparation for surgery, choice of surgical instruments and materials for dental operations, anesthesia and exodontics techniques on the phantom, wound suturing and intermaxillar ligatures on models.
Must be able to demonstrate preparation for surgery in the oral and maxillofacial region: mask, hat, glasses, hand wash, sterile gown and gloves.
Must be able to demonstrate dental local anesthesia: selection and assembly of injector, needle and plunger for use, infiltration, mandibular, n. palatinus major, n. nasopalatinus, n. mental anesthesia on the manikin, transfer of the needle and plunger for disposal, transfer of the injector for sterilization.
Must be able to demonstrate tooth extraction on a mannequin: dental chair and lighting adjustment, choice of instruments, surgeon's position, left hand position, gingival application, pushing, fixation, tooth luxation and removal, alveolar edge repositioning and tampon application.
Must be able to demonstrate incision, suturing and removal: selection of instruments and materials, incision planning and making, suturing, thread tying and cutting, suture removal on the pattern.
Must be able to demonstrate fixation of the mandibular ligature: choice of instruments and wire, application of Ivy and Ernst ligatures, cutting and bending of wire ends. Jaw splints.
Using the WAND injector.
Must be able to demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a mannequin: assessment of condition, breathing, heart massage.

Competence

On successful completion of the course the students will be able to start clinical training for dental anaesthesia, simple exodontics, incision, sutures, intermaxillar fixation.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2015, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredAndrejs Skaģers
Planning period:Year 2016, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredAndrejs Skaģers, Marina Sevastjanova
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredAndrejs Skaģers, Marina Sevastjanova
Planning period:Year 2016, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredIlze Šalma, Andrejs Skaģers, Marina Sevastjanova, Ģirts Šalms, Ilze Akota
Planning period:Year 2017, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredAndrejs Skaģers, Marina Sevastjanova, Žans Griškjans, Viktors Stepanovs, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Ilze Šalma, Ilze Akota, Julianna Muceniece
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredAndrejs Skaģers, Marina Sevastjanova, Ilze Šalma, Viktors Stepanovs, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Žans Griškjans, Julianna Muceniece
Planning period:Year 2017, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredIlze Šalma, Žans Griškjans, Julianna MucenieceAndrejs Skaģers, Marina Sevastjanova, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Ilze Akota, Ģirts Šalms,
Planning period:Year 2018, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredIlze Akota, Žans Griškjans, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Julianna Muceniece, Marina Sevastjanova, Andrejs Skaģers, Viktors Stepanovs, Ilze Šalma, Ieva Bāgante
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredŽans Griškjans, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Julianna Muceniece, Marina Sevastjanova, Andrejs Skaģers, Viktors Stepanovs, Ilze Šalma, Ilze Akota
Planning period:Year 2018, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredIlze Šalma, Andrejs Skaģers, Marina Sevastjanova, Julianna Muceniece, Žans Griškjans, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Aleksandrs Grišuļonoks, Anna Ivanova
Planning period:Year 2019, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredAndrejs Skaģers, Ilze Akota, Marina Sevastjanova, Žans Griškjans, Julianna Muceniece, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Ilze Šalma, Aleksandrs Grišuļonoks, Gunārs Lauskis, Miks Lejnieks
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredIlze Akota, Andrejs Skaģers, Marina Sevastjanova, Julianna Muceniece, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Ilze Šalma, Ieva Bāgante, Miks Lejnieks
Planning period:Year 2019, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredIlze Akota, Kaspars Stāmers, Andris Bīgestāns, Ieva Bāgante, Juris Svaža, Žans Griškjans, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Ilze Šalma
Planning period:Year 2020, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredIlze Akota, Kaspars Stāmers, Andris Bīgestāns, Ieva Bāgante, Juris Svaža, Žans Griškjans, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Miks Lejnieks, Ilze Šalma
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredIlze Akota, Kaspars Stāmers, Andris Bīgestāns, Ieva Bāgante, Juris Svaža, Vadims Kļimecs, Žans Griškjans, Ilze Šalma, Mārtiņš Lauskis
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry4Master’sRequiredŽans Griškjans, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Andris Bīgestāns, Ieva Bāgante, Ilze Akota, Ilze Šalma, Juris Svaža, Kaspars Stāmers
Dentistry5Master’sRequiredKaspars Stāmers, Miks Lejnieks, Žans Griškjans, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Andris Bīgestāns, Ieva Bāgante, Ilze Akota, Ilze Šalma, Juris Svaža
Dentistry5Master’sRequiredVadims Kļimecs, Žans Griškjans, Mārtiņš Lauskis, Andris Bīgestāns, Ieva Bāgante, Ilze Akota, Ilze Šalma, Juris Svaža, Kaspars Stāmers
Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry4Master’sRequired
Dentistry4Master’sRequired