The Department of Orthodontics provides a three-year orthodontic residency programme that concentrates on clinical practice and research, the professional qualification of a doctor orthodontist, and a doctoral programme.
The research focus of the Department of Orthodontics involves exploring the origins (etiology), development (pathogenesis), improvement of treatment approaches, and the impact of orthodontic anomalies on quality of life, under the leadership of Prof. Antanas Šidlauskas.
The Department of Orthodontics conducts the following ongoing research projects:
- A collaborative project with Kaunas University of Technology and UAB Elinta involves the individual dental arch shape analysis methods and dental brace system design and selection, targeting the application of digital dental arch 3D models and lateral cephalogram for personalising orthodontic treatment.
- Project “The Influence of Genetic and Environmental Factors on the Development of Malocclusion and Orthodontic Anomalies” is conducted in collaboration with the University of Oulu in Finland.
Doctors at the clinical department regularly deliver presentations at conferences both domestically and internationally, and their articles have been published in international journals. In addition, continued professional development courses are available for medical doctors. Collaboration with universities in Finland, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom is also developed.