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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:4 / 6
Course supervisor:Kārlis Ozoliņš
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine

Objective

To acquire knowledge and comprehension of types of dentures, biomechanics and biomaterials. To gain practical skills in clinical work practising on simulators.

Prerequisites

Human anatomy, dental anatomy, histology, medical physics with biomaterials, general medical chemistry, English. After 6th semester: basic knowledge of cardiology, endodontics, periodontology and oral surgery.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Upon successful completion of the study course the students will be able to describe stages of treatment, technologies and materials applied for treatment, instruments used in prosthetics, making removable and non-removable dentures. The students will be able to create a simple prosthetic treatment plan.

Skills

Upon successful completion of the study course the students will be able to perform following manipulations: tooth preparation according to the principles of biomechanics, making provisional crowns, taking impressions of all types of dentures, post and core modelling, bite registration, fitting the framework of crowns and cast dentures, trying of dentures, denture adjustments, cementing crowns and fixed partial dentures as well as simple treatment plan presentation and drawing design of prosthesis.

Competence

Upon successful completion of the study course the students will be able to justify necessity of manipulations, selection of instruments and materials as well as to critically evaluate their own failures and treatment related risks.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz5Master’sRequiredPauls Vītols, Daniels Kūms
Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, ZF5Master’sRequired
Dentistry, SSNSF5Master’sRequired