Prepares qualified dentists who practice general dentistry - treat patients with oral cavity and tooth diseases, are involved in educating the community in disease prevention.
This programme is also offered in Latvian.
Programme Fact File
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
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.
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.
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.
- RSU main building, 16 Dzirciema iela
- RSU Dentistry Pre-clinic, 16 Dzirciema iela
- "RSU Stomatoloģijas institūts", 20 Dzirciema iela
Course code Study course title Offered by Course leader Credit points/ETCS CFUBK_074 Biochemistry in Dentistry 2 / 3 FK_040 Biomaterials in Dentistry Department of Physics Tatjana Glaskova-Kuzmina 1 / 1.5 SL_004 Biostatistics Statistical Unit Māra Grēve 2 / 3 ZTMVK_022 Cariology Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Inguna Rence-Bambīte 6 / 9 KPUMTK_010 Civil and Environmental Protection, First Aid Department of Clinical Skills and Medical Technologies Oļegs Sabeļņikovs 2 / 3 MMK_018 Clinics and Morphology of the Diseases of Skin and Oral Mucosa Department of Oral Medicine Ingrīda Čēma 3 / 4.5 MMK_022 Communication Culture in Dentistry Department of Oral Medicine Ingrīda Čēma 2 / 3 MMK_004 Complex Treatment of Oral Pathology Department of Oral Medicine Ingrīda Čēma 3 / 4.5 ISK_038 Dental Problems in Clinical Rheumatology Department of Internal Diseases Vladimirs Voicehovskis 1 / 1.5 AURK_017 Disaster Medicine. Toxicology and Narcology Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Viesturs Liguts 1 / 1.5 BUMK_004 DNA in Vitro Department of Biology and Microbiology Erika Nagle 2 / 3 ZTMVK_019 Effective Communication with Patient in Paediatric Dentistry Līga Kroniņa Līga Kroniņa 2 / 3 MK_057 Embryology Māra Pilmane Māra Pilmane 1 / 1.5 AUVMK_015 Environmental and Occupational Health Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Žanna Martinsone 2 / 3 CFUBK_020 General Medical Chemistry Department of Human Physiology and Biochemistry Mihails Haļitovs 2 / 3 KK_006 General Surgery Department of Surgery Artūrs Ozoliņš 1 / 1.5 MK_062 Histology Māra Pilmane Māra Pilmane 5 / 7.5 MK_051 Human Anatomy Department of Morphology Dzintra Kažoka 5 / 7.5 BUMK_045 Human Molecular Biology Department of Biology and Microbiology Rudīte Koka 4 / 6 ZTMVK_054 Indirect Tooth Restoration (ITR) or Microprosthodontics Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Inguna Rence-Bambīte 2 / 3 IUDK_012 Infectious Diseases Ludmila Vīksna 2 / 3 ZPK_017 Integrated Dentistry Department of Prosthetic Dentistry Una Soboļeva 8 / 12 ISK_063 Internal Diseases and Propaedeutics Department of Internal Diseases Vladimirs Voicehovskis 4 / 6 VC_104 Latvian Language in Dentistry Language Centre Inga Laizāne 5 / 7.5 MMK_007 Manifestation of Systemic Diseases in Oral Mucosa Department of Oral Medicine Ingrīda Čēma 1 / 1.5 MUSZKK_003 Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Ilze Akota 2 / 3 CFUBK_005 Medical Biochemistry Department of Human Physiology and Biochemistry Kalvis Brangulis 3 / 4.5 BUMK_016 Medical Genetics Department of Biology and Microbiology Miki Nakazawa-Miklaševiča 3 / 4.5 FK_067 Medical Laser Physics Department of Physics Lāsma Asare 2 / 3 FK_048 Medical Physics Department of Physics Didzis Lauva 2 / 3 VC_063 Medical Terminology in Latin Language Centre Aija Zilvestre 2 / 3 VC_087 Medical Terminology in Latvian Language Centre Inga Laizāne 2 / 3 VC_006 Medical Terminology in Russian Language Centre Ludmila Jermakoviča 2 / 3 BUMK_013 Medicinal Plants and Their Use Department of Biology and Microbiology Rudīte Koka 2 / 3 BUMK_018 Microbiology, Immunology, Virology Department of Biology and Microbiology Dace Rezevska 3 / 4.5 MMK_021 Morphoclinical Diagnostics of Oral Pathologies Department of Oral Medicine Aldis Rozenblats 2 / 3 MUSZKK_010 Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Juris Svaža 2 / 3 ZTMVK_035 Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Radiology Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Laura Neimane 4 / 6 MUSZKK_021 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery I 2 / 3 MUSZKK_022 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery II 2 / 0 MUSZKK_017 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Anatomy and Surgery Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Ilze Akota 2 / 3 BUMK_022 Oral Microbiology Department of Biology and Microbiology Dagnija Rostoka 1 / 1.5 ORK_011 Orthodontics I Department of Orthodontics Gundega Jākobsone 4 / 6 ORK_012 Orthodontics II Department of Orthodontics Gundega Jākobsone 2 / 3 ORK_013 Orthodontics III Department of Orthodontics Gundega Jākobsone 2 / 3 ORLK_004 Otorhinolaryngology in Dentistry Department of Otorhinolaryngology Gunta Sumeraga 2 / 3 PEK_006 Paediatrics Department of Paediatrics Jana Pavāre 2 / 3 HZK_004 Personality Psychology 2 / 3 HZK_040 Philososphical Anthropology Department of Humanities Uldis Vēgners 2 / 3 REK_188 Physiotherapy in Dentistry Department of Rehabilitation Daina Šmite 2 / 3 SUUK_128 Pilates Department of Sports and Nutrition Anita Gauruča 2 / 3 ZTMVK_008 Preclinical and Clinical Course in Periodontology Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Inguna Grīnvalde 5 / 7.5 ZTMVK_051 Preclinical Course in Operative Dentistry I Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Sandra Bērziņa 2 / 3 ZTMVK_052 Preclinical Course in Operative Dentistry II Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Sandra Bērziņa 2 / 3 ZTMVK_053 Preclinical Course in Operative Dentistry III Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Sandra Bērziņa 2 / 3 ZPK_018 Preclinical Course in Prosthetic Dentistry I Department of Prosthetic Dentistry Gints Krāģis 5 / 7.5 ZPK_020 Preclinical Course in Prosthetic Dentistry III Kārlis Ozoliņš Kārlis Ozoliņš 4 / 6 ZTMVK_046 Preventive Dentistry I Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Anda Brinkmane 2 / 3 ZTMVK_047 Preventive Dentistry II Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Anda Brinkmane 1 / 1.5 ZTMVK_048 Preventive Dentistry III Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Anda Brinkmane 1 / 1.5 ZPK_015 Prosthetic Dentistry - Clinic Department of Prosthetic Dentistry Una Soboļeva 5 / 7.5 PMUPK_008 Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy Gunta Ancāne 2 / 3 ZTMVK_049 Public Health Care in Dentistry I Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Egita Senakola 2 / 3 ZTMVK_050 Public Health Care in Dentistry II Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Egita Senakola 1 / 1.5 SUUK_091 Sports for Health Andris Eikens Andris Eikens 2 / 3 ZTMVK_057 Therapeutic Dentistry 5 / 7.5
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.
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
Studies may be continued in the graduate medical training programme:
- Paediatric dentistry