The Department offers 3-year residency and doctoral studies in endodontics and periodontics. Periodically, the research associates at the Department attends advanced training and continued professional development (CPD) courses, as well as individual internships for doctors in Lithuania and abroad.
The research topic of the Department is the investigation of effectiveness of diagnostics and treatment of dental and oral diseases. The head of the research topic is Prof. Dr. Vita Mačiulskienė.
The clinic conducts scientific clinical research in the areas of dental caries, pulp and periodontal tissue pathology and treatment optimisation.
- Radiological diagnostic potential of apical periodontal disease by assessing the prognostic value of cone beam computed tomography (CT) in the treatment of apical periodontal diseases.
- Clinical studies on optimising treatment of marginal periodontitis.
The endodontists working at the Department collaborate with the researchers at Kaunas University of Technology to develop optimal protocols for mechanical root canal preparation. A new project is being developed in cooperation with the University of Beirut (Lebanon) to assess the diagnostics of tooth pulp inflammation using the latest techniques and biomarkers.