Dental Hygiene

Bachelor's studies (college) @ Utenos kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences
3 Jun Application deadline
2 Sep Start date
3 years Study duration full-time
1980€ Tuition fee for Eu citizens

Programme overview

The aim of  study programme – to prepare high quality dental hygienists that are able to examine and assess patients’ condition of the mouth and teeth, to independently provide patients with personal and professional dental hygiene services, teach and consult patients/clients to healthy lifestyle and dental care, introduce new prevention methods of  dental diseases based on research and cooperation with other personal health care specialists.

Qualification to be awarded: Professional Bachelor of Health Sciences, qualification of Dental Hygienist.

In order to achieve study results, various interactive teaching methods (analysis of cases, reflection, interactive lecture, observation, analysis of best practices, making and reasoning assumptions, role-playing games, etc.), independent work and related methods are intended in the descriptions of subjects.
Methods of problematic teaching in subject studies: analysis of cases (in speciality subjects – clinical cases) in small groups draw students into confrontation with practical problems that stimulate their independent learning, will realize interdisciplinary integration of knowledge and skills in solving real-life situations, and the lecturer’s function is changed into that of a consultant’s and helper’s.

Access to professional activity

Dental Hygiene study program graduates will be able to work as a Dental Hygienist in all levels of health care in the personal health care institutions, with a health care institution licensed to provide dental care (assistance) services.
Individuals that complete the Dental Hygiene study programme successfully, acquire professional competences that are sufficient to independently perform complicated work and make the right decisions in the following areas:

  • organization of the workplace, by providing individual and professional hygiene services for patients,
  • identification of risk factors of dental diseases,
  • implementation of preventive measures in order to reduce the spread and intensity of dental caries and periodontal diseases among patients of various age groups and community groups.
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