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About Study Course

Department: Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Sandra Bērziņa
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Oral Medicine

Objective

To develop students’ knowledge of basic principles of cavity formation and filling, different filling materials and indications for their use as well as necessary skills for applying the acquired knowledge in the practical treatment of caries.

Prerequisites

Dental anatomy, histology, medical biochemistry, biomaterials in dentistry and medical terminology in Latin.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

On successful completion of the course the students will be able to:
- define caries and cavity classification;
- list and describe basic principles and steps of cavity formation;
- list the filling materials, describe their classification, qualities and indication for usage;
- recognize and list dental burs and instruments.

Skills

On successful completion of the course, the students will be able to
- form cavities on the maxillary and the mandibular teeth;
- select and use the right filling material;
- fill up the formed cavities with the adequate filling material.

Competence

On successful completion of the course, the students will be able to apply this knowledge and practical skills in the practical treatment of caries.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, ZF4Master’sRequiredSandra Bērziņa, Nataļja Kožuhova
Dentistry, SSNSF4Master’sRequiredSandra Bērziņa, Nataļja Kožuhova, Elizabete Jaunozola
Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz4Master’sRequired