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About Study Course

Department: Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health
Credit points / ECTS:1 / 1.5
Course supervisor:Anda Brinkmane
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medicine; Public Health; Medical Services; Medical Technologies; Nursing Science; Dentistry; Biology; Health Management
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Clinical Medicine; Oral Medicine


To develop skills of patient examination, caries diagnostic and detection of carious lesions, prevention and early treatment of caries using evidence-based methods and materials; provide knowledge about the correct documentation of the patient and development of individual prevention and treatment plans.


Biology, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, histology, embryology, dental anatomy, preventive dentistry I.

Learning outcomes


Will name and characterise the oral health assessment indices, corresponding codes.
Will describe the methods for caries risk assessment.
Will classify professionally applied fluoride products and will explain their indications in different caries risk groups.
Will name occlusal and proximal dental sealant indications.


Will apply oral health assessment indices.
Will detect and record the stage and activity of carious lesions.
Will apply professional topical fluorides according to patient's age and caries risk group.
Will apply occlusal and proximal sealants.


Will be able to independently assess the need for different caries diagnostic, detection, prevention and treatment methods, taking into consideration the needs of each patient; will be able to follow the scientific literature about new diagnostic and treatment tools and rational use of existing methods.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSF5Master’sRequiredOlga Sļepcova
Dentistry, ZF5Master’sRequiredJeļena Grišakova
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz5Master’sRequiredNatālija Protasa