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Dental Hygiene

Field of studies
Health sciences
Qualification
Professional Bachelor of Health Sciences, Dental Hygienist
Form and duration
Full-time (3 years)
Lithuanian or English language
Annual tuition fee
2400
Programme code: 6531GX003

Why study this programme?

In the dental hygiene study programme implemented by KVK, unlike in the analogous programmes of other Lithuanian higher education institutions, special attention is paid to the development of oral health in the community. Students of the dental hygiene study programme are actively involved in the applied researches of oral health-related quality of life science in various community groups conducted by teachers.

Study environment

Dental hygiene study programme is emphasized on oral health promotion in the community aspect, oriented towards Scandinavian oral disease prevention model.

Career

Dental Hygiene graduates can work as the dental hygienists in licensed for oral health care services organizations.

Contact person

Viktorija Venevičienė Lektorė

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Goal of the program

To train independently decisions making specialists, which will work independently or in a team with dentists and give professional oral health services, including oral health status investigation, service giving, according patients’ needs, standardized evaluation of clinical or prevention service’s needs, systemic individual and community’s oral health promotion.

Subjects

Study subjects (127 credits): Health Philosophy / Health Sociology, Academic and Professional Literacy, Communication Psychology and Conflict Management, Professional Ethics and Bioethics, Oral Anatomy, Microbiology and Histology, Speciality Foreign Language, Dental Hygienist’s Work Environment, Ergonomics and Team Work, Patient’s Health Behavior Correction and Management, General Anatomy and Physiology, Dental Materials and Pharmacology, Internal Diseases and Oral Pathology, Individual Dental Hygiene, Children’s Oral and Dental Diseases, Infection Control in Dentistry, General Biochemistry and Immunology, Professional Dental Hygiene I, Adults’ Oral and Dental Diseases and Anesthesia, First Medical Aid and Injections, Oral Health Research Methods, Epidemiology of Oral Diseases, Public Health, Oral Health and Behavior Course Paper, Diseases of Oral Mucosa and Periodontology, Professional Dental Hygiene II, Work Organization and Quality Management in Dental Institution, Dental Radiology, Professional Dental Hygiene III, Oral Health Promoting Behavior Development in the Community, Professional Dental Hygiene IV, Orthopedic Dentistry, Orthodontics and Implantology.

Study results

Graduates:
1. Create confidentiality based non-conflict relationships with colleagues, patients and business partners, effectively work in a team with different specialization dentists, dental assistants and public health specialists.
2. Perform qualitative services and flexibly react to the dynamic of service needs.
3. Demonstrate understanding of safety at work principles and hygiene requirements and ensure safety of the patients’ ethical and law interests.
4. Evaluate patients’ oral and general health.
5. Perform universal services, reflecting modern science and technological novelties for the patients with different and special needs.
6. Evaluate by standardized methodology community‘s oral health and effectiveness of interventions.
7. Systemically promote oral and general health in the community.

Admissions

40%

Biology

20%

Chemistry or Mathematics

20%

Lithuanian language and literature

20%

Weighting factor for any subject that does not overlap with the first and second