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About Study Course

Department: Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health
Credit points / ECTS:6 / 9
Course supervisor:Līga Kroniņa
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Oral Medicine


To train theoretically and practically high-level new specialists to work with children at different ages, to provide knowledge about the principles of children's teeth and bite formation, oral diseases, their prevention and treatment options.


Basic knowledge in embryology, dental anatomy, histology, oral disease prevention, pre-clinical training (operative dentistry), cariology, endodontics, periodontology.

Learning outcomes


As the result of the study course learning, students will have knowledge of the development of children's teeth and occlusion, children's oral diseases, their prevention and treatment.


As the result of the study course acquisition, students will be able to establish contact with the child and its parents; to eliminate pain and dental anxiety; to treat caries, pulpitis and periodontitis in primary and young permanent teeth depending on the root development stage; to treat dental traumas and most common mucosal diseases in children.


Students will be able to reason and take a clinical decision on patients final diagnosis by interpreting and corelating findings in anamnesis, clinical and radiographic examinations or other diagnostic tests; to choose the best treatment intervention, based on patient's age, treatment needs and level of dental anxiety; to educate the patient and his/her parents about prevention and treatment of oral diseases; to evaluate treatment results and advice additional actions on improving oral health; to communicate with children, their parents / guardians.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSF9Master’sRequiredIlona Viduskalne, Jekaterīna Gudkina, Līga Kroniņa, Egita Benefelde
Dentistry, SSNSFz8Master’sRequiredLīga Kroniņa, Kristīne Kadiķe, Jekaterīna Gudkina, Elīna Ilze Kronberga, Natālija Protasa, Egita Benefelde, Olga Sļepcova, Guna Siliņa, Ilona Viduskalne, Agnese Rivare-Pālena
Dentistry, SSNSF7Master’sRequiredIlona Viduskalne
Dentistry, ZF7Master’sRequiredIlona Viduskalne
Dentistry, ZF9Master’sRequiredIlona Viduskalne, Jekaterīna Gudkina, Jeļena Grišakova, Kristīne Kadiķe, Elīna Ilze Kronberga, Līga Kroniņa
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz9Master’sRequiredIlona Viduskalne, Līga Kroniņa, Elīna Ilze Kronberga
Dentistry, SSNSF8Master’sRequiredIlona Viduskalne, Līga Kroniņa, Elīna Ilze Kronberga, Jekaterīna Gudkina, Olga Sļepcova
Dentistry, ZF8Master’sRequiredIlona Viduskalne, Guna Siliņa, Kristīne Kadiķe, Jeļena Grišakova, Jūlija Kalniņa
Dentistry, SSNSFz7Master’sRequiredIlona Viduskalne