Department of Preventive and Paediatric Dentistry

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The Department of Preventive and Paediatric Dentistry provides a comprehensive platform for student training, patient treatment, research, and continuing professional development courses for general practitioners and dental professionals. Third-year year Odontology students study dental disease prevention, and fourth- and fifth-year students study paediatric dentistry. Across years I to IV, oral hygiene is studied through various disciplines. During the clinical practice, students’ work is supervised by teachers with clinical experience. Paediatric dentistry course is taught in the form of lectures, seminars, small-group tutorials, presentations of scientific publications, clinical practice, and independent work.

Therapeutic activities

The clinical department is one of the specialised clinics in Lithuania providing dental care for children. Patients are consulted for early childhood tooth decay, complex dental traumas, non-caries conditions of dental hard tissues, periodontitis, oral mucosa diseases, as well as in view of the concomitant rare genetic diseases. In children’s dental caries surgical treatment, minimally invasive methods are employed. If indicated, children may be treated under general anaesthesia.
Considerable focus is placed on the development and execution of programmes aimed at the prevention of dental caries in children, professional oral hygiene, assessment of the individual risk of dental caries, and monitoring of activity.

The Department of Preventive and Paediatric Dentistry offers a 3-year paediatric dentistry residency programme and a doctoral programme. During their postgraduate studies, residents develop competencies in paediatric dentistry, treating a large number of patients up to the age of 18.

The research topic of the clinical department is the analysis of the aetiopathogenesis, epidemiology, and methods of prophylaxis or treatment of dental caries and periodontal diseases in children and adults, headed by Prof. Julija Narbutaitė.

Our scientific research focuses on the epidemiology, aetiology, prevention, and minimally invasive treatment of dental caries in children and young people. The staff of the Department cooperates with researchers from other departments as well as foreign researchers.

Department of Preventive and Paediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Odontology / LSMU Medical Academy
+370 37 792992
J. Lukšos-Daumanto St. 6, LT-50106 Kaunas
Prof. Julija Narbutaitė
Head of the Department of Preventive and Paediatric Dentistry
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