Degree programme

Dental Hygiene

Course details

4 years
BSc in Oral Health Care and qualification of the Dental Hygienist
240 ECTS credits
€3,590 / year
Taught in English

The aims of the Dental Hygiene Programme are to educate and train dental hygienists based on the requirements recognized in the EU, to create possibilities for acquiring the qualification of a dental hygienist, granting the right to provide healthcare services, to foster interest in the novelties of the science and practice of oral health care, to develop creative, scientific, and critical thinking, and the sense of intellectual satisfaction from studies or work.
These aims of the Dental Hygiene Programme are directly related to the mission of the Programme – to educate and train dental hygienists who are able to provide with professional oral hygiene procedures and could cooperate with other health care specialists for ensuring individual and public health.

AFTER GRADUATION YOU CAN:

Continue your education by entering MSc programmes. Later PhD studies

Practice dental hygiene. Work in public or private institutions conducting oral health care or other related areas of oral health care promotion

Consult patients on issues of oral and dental diseasesꞌ prevention and healthy living preparing prevention programs for improving health maintenance factors

Work with diagnostic dental equipment, devices, instruments, and materials applying measures of infection control and methods for completing oral care procedures

Programme structure

What you will learn each year:

Year 1

Natural Sciences, Human Anatomy, Dental Hygienst’s Professional Health, Psychology of Communication, Lithuanian Language

Years 2

Physiology, Oral Health and Personal Oral Hygiene, Ethics, Ergonomics, Phantom Course in Professional Dental Hygiene

Years 3

Professional Dental Hygiene and Clinical Practice, Cariology and Clinical Practice, Periodontology and Clinical Practice, Oral Surgery: pain control, Pharmacology, Radiology, Prevention of Oral Diseases

Years 4

Clinical Practice, Paediatric Dentistry and Clinical Practice, Oral Health Care of Elderly People, Oral Health Care of Orthodontic Patients, Introduction into Prosthetic Dentistry

WHY STUDY DENTAL HYGIENE AT LSMU?

Clinical skills are developed in phantom-head laboratory and clinics of the University

Small groups (10 students) in clinical courses

Multicultural environment and student community: international students from 87 different countries make up over 23 % of the total student body at LSMU

Possibility to spend a semester or a year abroad with the Erasmus+ or Nordplus (Nordic-Baltic Dental Hygiene-Oral Health) exchange programmes

Tuition fees at a good quality-to-cost ratio and reasonable living costs in Lithuania

Support system for student adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counselling

Diploma recognized in Europe, USA, and other countries

PLEASE CONTACT ADMISSION OFFICER

Milda Mankelevičienė

+370-37-327299

milda.mankeleviciene@lsmuni.lt

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