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About Study Course

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


The aim of the course is to introduce with treatment principles and methods of dental, maxillar and mandibular growth anomalies; to train the ability to distinguish between simple and complex treatment strategies and recognition of the necessity of treatment and sending to an orthodontist.


Medical genetics, human molecular biology, normal physiology, clinical pharmacology in dentistry, internal diseases with propedeutics, human anatomy, dental anatomy, embryology, histology, maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery, pathology, psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy, biostatistics, prosthodontics and clinic, dental and maxillofacial diagnostic radiology, prophylaxis in dentistry, endodontics: preclinical and clinical course, periodontology preclinical and clinical course, paediatric dentistry, restorative dentistry, cariology, biomaterials in dentistry, contact culture in dentistry, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, paediatric maxillofacial surgery, otorhinolaryngology for a dentist, paediatrics, Orthodontics I course.

Learning outcomes


• will have necessary knowledge at the level of understanding about treatment principles of dentofacial anomalies in children, adolescents and adults;
• will have necessary knowledge at the level of understanding about general orthodontic treatment planning principles;
• will have necessary general knowledge about mechanical and functional orthodontic appliances;
• will have understanding about the role of an orthodontist in management of complicated dental trauma;
• will have necessary knowledge in order to evaluate orthodontic treatment results, retention and relapses.


Will be able to inform patients and their parents about orthodontic treatment principles;
ability to diagnose disturbances in tooth/teeth eruption and development.
Ability to evaluate strength of evidence of a scientific article and ability to analyse a scientific article.


• be competent to support an orthodontist in maintaining oral health during orthodontic treatment;
• competence to explain principles of orthodontic treatment to patients and/or their parents;
• will be competent in assessment the risks associated with premature extraction of teeth.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSF9Master’sRequiredIrina Jefimova
Dentistry, ZF9Master’sRequiredJevgenija Podčerņina, Karlīna Kienkas, Ieva Mauliņa, Gundega Jākobsone
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz9Master’sRequiredIrina Jefimova, Alla Beļaka