Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health

  • Postal address

    Dzirciema iela, 20

    LV-1007 Riga

    Latvia

Organization profile

The aim of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health is to implement qualitative and competitive undergraduate studies, organise post-graduate training, take active involvement in scientific work and participate in international cooperation.  
Main directions:
The Department provides undergraduate study courses in accredited study programmes "Dentistry" and "Dental Hygiene": Operative Dentistry; Dental Roentgenology; Preventive Dentistry; Paediatric Dentistry; Dental Anatomy; Dental Public Health; Cariology; Endodontics; Periodontology.
The department also organises post-graduate medical training in paediatric dentistry, periodontology and endodontics and continuing education programmes for medical and dental practitioners.
Implementation of doctoral studies - serving as a post-graduate scientific and pedagogical work base.
Research at different levels - undergraduate student, medical resident, doctoral student, national and international research projects.
Cooperation with other Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) structural units, national and international institutions.
On the 1st of February, the 2022 Study programme in Dental Hygiene (qualification of a Dental Hygienist-1st level professional higher education corresponding to the 5th level of EQF/LQF) was added to the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health thus ensuring closer cooperation between the different levels of the dental team.
The main research themes:
Epidemiological research of prevalence and severity of dental caries, periodontal diseases, other diseases of the hard tissues of the teeth and dental pulp.
Dental Research, Epidemiology, Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Exploratory Data Analysis, Biostatistics.
Preventive Dentistry, Community Dentistry, Dental Public Health.
Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks
Caries risk factors and prognostic models, The impact of social, economic and psychological factors on oral health.
Oral health in children with congenital clefts.
Non-invasive and minimally invasive treatment methods of early childhood caries.
Our projects:
EU Funds:
New non-invasive treatments for the control and treatment of early childhood caries. Maldupa, I. European Regional Development Fund, Latvia State Budget funding, Other funding source. 1/03/20 → 28/02/23. Project: EU Structural Funds › ERDF. EUR 133 805.88.

Capacity Building of Rīga Stradiņš University Academic Staff. Leiņa, I., Strods, R., Šterna, I., Juppo, A. M., Stibrant- Sunnerhagen, K. M., Mateeva Petrova, M., Pumpiņa, B., Medne, D., Babikovs, S., Vētra, J., Cešeiko, R., Klagiša, R., Šāberte, L., Uribe- Espinosa, S. A., Medne, D., Goetz, O., Koka, R., Millere, E., Jurjāns, K., Justickis, V. & Leibuss, R. European Social Fund, Latvia State Budget funding. 1/01/19 → 31/12/22. Project: EU Structural Funds › ESF. EUR 563 467.56.

HORIZON 2020:
BBCE: Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence, Phase II. Bandere, D., Stonāns, I., Logviss, K., Brangule, A., Arāja, D., Vīķe, J., Šalma, I. & Neimane, L. European Commission. 1/01/20 → 31/12/26. Project: EU Programmes › Horizon 2020. EUR 56 280.00 for Institute of Stomatology, Total funding EUR 397 623.75.

FLPP National Funds:
A Deep Learning Approach for Osteoporosis Identification using Cone-beam Computed Tomography. Sudars, K., Slaidiņa, A., Neimane, L. & Radziņš, O. Latvian Council of Science. 3/01/22 → 30/12/24. Project: Fundamental and Applied Research Programme. EUR 299 999.70.

Investigating the Role of Genome Instability in Male Infertility. Ērenpreiss, J., Alkšere, B., Puzuka, A., E. Uribe, S. & Romanosa, R. Latvian Council of Science. 1/12/20 → 31/12/21. Project: Fundamental and Applied Research Programme. EUR 100 389.00.

Impact of COVID-19 on health care system and public health in Latvia; ways in preparing health sector for future epidemics. Ķīvīte-Urtāne, A., Rancāns, E., Koļesņikova, J., Perepjolkina, V., Vrubļevska, J., Mārtinsone, K., Lazdāne, G., Rajevska, O., Ivanovs, A., Villeruša, A., Behmane, D., Gobiņa, I., Šmits, D., Briģis, Ģ., Spriņģe, L., Viduskalne, I., Brinkmane, A., Senakola, E., E. Uribe, S., Gardovska, D., Pavāre, J., Grope, I., Rezeberga, D., Kantāne, I., Stars, I., Smane, L., Briedīte, I., Miķelsone, M., Gehtmane-Hofmane, I., Liniņa, I., Kursīte, M., Bikava, I., Dūdele, A., Pučuka, Z., Regzdiņa-Pelēķe, L., Strēle, I., Reine, I., Maldupa, I., Čurkste, A., Jaudzeme, D., Baltmane, D., Reine, A., Aleskere, I., Rezgale, B., Šuriņa, S., Paiča, I., Pumpure, E., Šibalova, A., Pitkēviča, I., Upesleja, G., Bundzena-Ervika, A., Graviņa, M. L., Sļepcova, O., Šilova, N., Olsena, S., Koroļeva, I., Mieriņa, I., Kadile, L., Sniķere, S., Aleksandrovs, A., Veide, S., Nārtiņš, A., Rūtītis, D. & Ketners, K. 1/07/20 → 31/03/21. Project: National Research Programme. EUR 497 580.00.

RSU Funds:
Caries-AI: Diagnostic accuracy of artificial intelligence systems for radiographic caries detection and high-quality dataset of annotated radiographs
E. Uribe, S., Apse, I. A., Radziņš, O. & Maldupa, I. Riga Stradins University. 26/07/21 → 25/07/22. Project: RSU grants. EUR 20 000.

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