Dentistry | RSU Skip to main content

Programme Fact File

Study direction:
Health Care
Second level study programme
accredited until
Degree conferred:
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Language: English
Credit points/ECTS: 200/300
Study location: Rīga
Full time on-site
5 years
Weekdays
8.00–21.00
Places:
36 paid

The study programme provides a platform for the acquisition of the skills required for examination of a patient’s oral cavity and teeth, identification of dental problems and for undergoing complex dental treatment – restorative treatment of a defective tooth or replacement with a dental implant (dental prosthetics). Students also acquire knowledge on how to analyse clinical cases, solve dental problems and master skills for carrying out dental public health activities.

 

Study environment and methods

Study environment 

Dental students can be proud of one of the most sophisticated study bases in Northern Europe. The dentistry study programme emphasises the importance of first undergoing practice on simulation models prior to working in a clinic in real life conditions. Almost every high-level dental clinic has its own work standards that can only be complied with by graduates with profound theoretical knowledge and regular practical training.

The study process is devoted to the acquisition of profound practical and theoretical knowledge, presentations at workshops, building of dentist-patient and staff relationships and the quality of clinical case presentations.

We pay special attention to the practical training of prospective dentists and offer comprehensive and varied support for the acquisition of practical skills and competences – consultations, classes, individual work with 3D simulation devices and mannequins.

Study methods

The study programme is based on a student-centred approach towards learning where particular attention is devoted to the acquisition of research-based and substantiated knowledge and treatment methods (evidence-based dentistry, medicine) and close cooperation of students with leading dentistry specialists and lecturers.

The five-year long study programme comprises multiple study modes - lectures, workshops, laboratory work, practical classes, clinical practice, anamnesis, presentations of clinical cases, preparation and presentation of research projects. Students have access to PCs, simulation devices and mannequins, multimedia and interactive boards.

Study bases

 

Syllabus

Course codeStudy course titleOffered byCourse leaderCredit points/ETCS
ORK_009Application of the 3 dimensional technologies in dental practiceDepartment of OrthodonticsAndris Ābeltiņš2 / 3
FK_040Biomaterials in DentistryDepartment of PhysicsRenārs Erts1 / 1.5
SL_004BiostatisticsLāsma Asare2 / 3
ZTMVK_022CariologyDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthInguna Rence-Bambīte6 / 9
KPUMTK_010Civil and Environmental Defense, First AidOļegs Sabeļņikovs2 / 3
PAK_019Clinical Pathological PhysiologyDepartment of PathologyDainis Balodis3 / 4.5
FLK_042Clinical Pharmacology in DentistryDepartment of PharmacologySanta Purviņa3 / 4.5
MMK_018Clinics and Morphology of the Diseases of Skin and Oral MucosaDepartment of Oral MedicineIngrīda Čēma3 / 4.5
MMK_004Complex treatment of Oral PathologyDepartment of Oral MedicineIngrīda Čēma3 / 4.5
ZTMVK_024Dental AnatomyDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthAnda Brinkmane2 / 3
ZPK_009Dental Functional AnatomyDepartment of Prosthetic DentistryAldis Vidžis1 / 1.5
ISK_038Dental Problems in Clinical RheumatologyDepartment of Internal DiseasesVladimirs Voicehovskis1 / 1.5
AURK_017Disaster Medicine. Toxicology and NarcologyDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive CareViesturs Liguts1 / 1.5
BUMK_004DNA in VitroDepartment of Biology and MicrobiologyErika Nagle2 / 3
ZTMVK_019Effective Communication with Patient in Paediatric DentistryDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthLīga Kroniņa2 / 3
MK_057EmbryologyDepartment of MorphologyMāra Pilmane2 / 3
AURK_032Emergency medicineDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive CareAgnese Ozoliņa1 / 1.5
AUVMK_015Environmental and Occupational HealthDepartment of Occupational and Environmental MedicineŽanna Martinsone2 / 3
CFUBK_064General Medical ChemistryDepartment of Human Physiology and BiochemistryMihails Haļitovs2 / 3
KK_006General SurgeryDepartment of SurgeryArtūrs Ozoliņš1 / 1.5
MK_058HistologyDepartment of MorphologyMāra Pilmane6 / 9
MK_051Human AnatomyDepartment of MorphologyDzintra Kažoka5 / 7.5
BUMK_045Human Molecular BiologyDepartment of Biology and MicrobiologyRudīte Koka4 / 6
IUDK_012Infectious DiseasesDepartment of Infectology and DermatologyLudmila Vīksna2 / 3
ZPK_017Integrated DentistryDepartment of Prosthetic DentistryUna Soboļeva8 / 12
ISK_063Internal Diseases and PropaedeuticsDepartment of Internal DiseasesVladimirs Voicehovskis4 / 6
VC_104Latvian Language in DentistryLanguage CentreInga Laizāne5 / 7.5
MMK_007Manifestation of Systemic Diseases in Oral MucosaDepartment of Oral MedicineIngrīda Čēma1 / 1.5
MUSZKK_003Maxillofacial SurgeryDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryIlze Akota2 / 3
CFUBK_005Medical BiochemistryDepartment of Human Physiology and BiochemistryKalvis Brangulis3 / 4.5
BUMK_016Medical GeneticsDepartment of Biology and MicrobiologyErika Nagle3 / 4.5
FK_041Medical Laser PhysicsDepartment of PhysicsJevgenijs Proskurins2 / 3
FK_048Medical PhysicsDepartment of PhysicsRenārs Erts2 / 3
HZK_003Medical SociologyDepartment of HumanitiesUldis Vēgners2 / 3
VC_063Medical Terminology in LatinLanguage CentreAija Zilvestre2 / 3
VC_087Medical Terminology in LatvianLanguage CentreInga Laizāne2 / 3
VC_006Medical Terminology in RussianLanguage CentreLudmila Jermakoviča2 / 3
BUMK_013Medicinal Plants and Their UseDepartment of Biology and MicrobiologyRudīte Koka2 / 3
BUMK_018Microbiology, Immunology, VirologyDepartment of Biology and MicrobiologyAigars Reinis3 / 4.5
MMK_021Morphoclinical Diagnostics of Oral PathologiesDepartment of Oral MedicineAldis Rozenblats2 / 3
CFUBK_060Normal PhysiologyDepartment of Human Physiology and BiochemistryMaija Rumaka6 / 9
MUSZKK_010Obstructive Sleep Apnoea SyndromeDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryJuris Svaža2 / 3
ZTMVK_035Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic RadiologyDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthAnda Brinkmane4 / 6
MUSZKK_021Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery IDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryEgils Korņevs2 / 3
MUSZKK_022Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery IIDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryEgils Korņevs2 / 0
MUSZKK_017Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Anatomy and SurgeryDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryIlze Akota2 / 3
BUMK_022Oral MicrobiologyDepartment of Biology and MicrobiologyDagnija Rostoka1 / 1.5
PAK_040Oral MorphologyDepartment of PathologyIlze Štrumfa1 / 1.5
MUSZKK_008Oral SurgeryDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryIlze Akota2 / 3
ORK_011Orthodontics IDepartment of OrthodonticsGundega Jākobsone4 / 6
ORK_012Orthodontics IIDepartment of OrthodonticsGundega Jākobsone2 / 3
ORK_013Orthodontics IIIDepartment of OrthodonticsGundega Jākobsone2 / 3
ORLK_004Otorhinolaryngology in DentistryLigija Ķīse2 / 3
MUSZKK_014Paediatric Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryNatālija Grasmane2 / 3
ZTMVK_044Paediatric Therapeutic Dentistry IDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthAnda Brinkmane6 / 9
ZTMVK_045Paediatric Therapeutic Dentistry IIDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthAnda Brinkmane2 / 3
PEK_006PaediatricsDepartment of PaediatricsJana Pavāre2 / 3
PAK_006Pathological AnatomyDepartment of PathologyIlze Štrumfa2 / 0
HZK_004Personality PsychologyDepartment of HumanitiesMāra Grīnfelde2 / 3
HZK_040Philososphical AnthropologyDepartment of HumanitiesUldis Vēgners2 / 3
REK_188Physiotherapy in dentistryDepartment of RehabilitationDaina Šmite2 / 3
SUUK_128PilatesDepartment of Sports and NutritionAnita Gauruča2 / 3
ZTMVK_021Preclinical and Clinical Course in EndodonticsDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthAnda Mindere-Gūbele5 / 7.5
ZTMVK_008Preclinical and Clinical Course in PeriodontologyDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthInguna Grīnvalde5 / 7.5
ZTMVK_051Preclinical Course in Operative Dentistry IDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthSandra Bērziņa2 / 3
ZTMVK_052Preclinical Course in Operative Dentistry IIDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthSandra Bērziņa2 / 3
ZTMVK_053Preclinical Course in Operative Dentistry IIIDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthSandra Bērziņa2 / 3
ZPK_018Preclinical Course in Prosthetic Dentistry IDepartment of Prosthetic DentistryGints Krāģis5 / 7.5
ZPK_019Preclinical Course in Prosthetic Dentistry IIDepartment of Prosthetic DentistryAldis Vidžis4 / 6
ZPK_020Preclinical Course in Prosthetic Dentistry IIIDepartment of Prosthetic DentistryLinards Grieznis4 / 6
MUSZKK_012Preprotesthic SurgeryDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryĢirts Šalms2 / 0
ZTMVK_046Preventive Dentistry IDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthAnda Brinkmane2 / 3
ZTMVK_047Preventive Dentistry IIDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthAnda Brinkmane1 / 1.5
ZTMVK_048Preventive Dentistry IIIDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthAnda Brinkmane1 / 1.5
ZPK_015Prosthetic Dentistry - ClinicDepartment of Prosthetic DentistryAnda Slaidiņa5 / 7.5
PMUPK_008Psychosomatic Medicine and PsychotherapyDepartment of Psychosomatic Medicine and PsychotherapyGunta Ancāne2 / 3
ZTMVK_049Public Health Care in Dentistry IDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthEgita Senakola2 / 3
ZTMVK_050Public Health Care in Dentistry IIDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthEgita Senakola1 / 1.5
ZF_002Research PaperFaculty of Dentistry2 / 3
SUUK_091Sports for HealthDepartment of Sports and NutritionIndra Vīnberga2 / 3
ZF_001State ExaminationFaculty of Dentistry0 / 0
ZTMVK_007Therapeutic DentistryDepartment of Conservative Dentistry and Oral HealthInguna Rence-Bambīte4 / 6

Study options following studies

After the successful completion of national examinations you will qualify to be awarded a certificate by the Latvian Dental Association and practice general dentistry. The main employer of RSU graduates is the RSU Institute of Stomatology - the largest dentistry clinic in Latvia with the widest range of services.

Graduates

karina-kopmane-racko.jpg

Studies at RSU have helped me grow professionally as well as helped to form my character.  During my studies I had the opportunity to gain knowledge and new skills in the ERASMUS+ exchange programme in Norway. My study years have taught me to believe in myself - just when you think you have reached your limit, then you find out that you can do more. Because my aim is to become a high level professional in my speciality, I don't want my growth to stop. 

Karīna Kopmane-Račko, RSU Institute of Stomatology 

Admissions requirements

 

Further studies

Studies may be continued in the graduate medical training programme:

  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric dentistry
  • Periodontology
  • Endodontics
  • Prosthodontics

or in the Doctoral programme Medicine.

 

Head of Programme

Contact Information