The Oral Care Department prepares a highly qualified oral care specialist who, working independently could provide oral care services taking into account the needs of patients assess oral health status and the need for preventive and interventional procedures, systematically educate individuals and the community. During practical studies, students continuously learn, develop and consolidate their manual skills as Dental Hygiene specialists, as well as develop communication skills with the prospective patient and learn how to teach the patient the principles of oral care.
Dental Hygiene students are constantly involved in conducting applied research because study programme is emphasized on oral health promotion in the community aspect, oriented towards Scandinavian oral disease prevention model Research is often commissioned by various business companies and carried out by students, who then use the data to prepare their final theses. These students have the opportunity to hear first-hand about innovations in the field of oral disease prevention, as business representatives periodically prepare presentations of the latest products for KVK students. KVK practical training bases with modern dental chairs are adapted to simulate real working conditions. Many students also enjoy the opportunity of the Erasmus+ programme and often choose to study and do internships in foreign countries like Portugal, Turkey, Sweden or Italy.
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.
To make application for studies, applicants have to:
- Apply in https://apply.kvk.lt/;
- Add motivation statement;
- Add colorful and good quality copies of secondary education (or any other) documents (additional educational documents might be required according to applicant’s country of residence);
- Add a copy of the passport;
- Add a valid document confirming the level of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.);
- Add a recognition document of secondary school diploma issued by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education in Lithuania (SKVC) (if you do not have this statement, we will evaluate your documents);
- Add a receipt, certifying payment of the non-refundable Application fee (120 EUR) to the KVK account.
All documents must be translated into Lithuanian or English language (if issued in different language).
BANK DETAILS FOR APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT:
Beneficiery: Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences, 111968056
Bank Name: AB Swedbank
Account Number: LT80 7300 0100 7417 8978
Bank SWIFT Code: HABALT22
Payment purpose: Application Fee [applicants’ name surname]
We require minimum B1 level in English language level from all applicants. Assessments of English language proficiency certificates equivalent to level B1: TOEFL Paper 477-510, TOEFL IBT 53-64, IELTS 4.5-5.0, PTE level 3. If an applicant does not have such document, English language level will be estimated remotely by KVK staff member. If secondary education was provided fully in English language, then applicant needs to provide confirmation from the school regarding it.