Faculty of Dentistry of the Riga Stradins University

If you would like to study Dentistry in Latvia, the Faculty of Dentistry of the Riga Stradins University is an excellent choice. Here we have compiled the best five reasons:


Modern technology, current tooth-filling material, and interactive technologies are used during the entire clinical part of the Dentistry studies. In addition, the teaching staff makes an effort to introduce innovative teaching methods during the whole course of studies. As an international student of the RSU, you can also take part in an ERASMUS exchange programme, which will allow you to spend a semester in a different European university –who knows, maybe even in your home town.


We guarantee that your studies will take place in small groups of ten people, as well as lectures and practical exercises in a cooperative atmosphere. They will be carried out by highly recognised experts and specialists in the field, since all scientific employees have degrees and have carried out different activities in many European clinics and universities.


More than 6,000 students at the RSU study in nationally and internationally recognised and accredited departments, for the quality of their teaching and research. Not only the scientific employees, but also the students, are asked to take part in the scientific works and projects.  The RSU is considered one of the best universities of the Baltic.


The students who finish their degree are employed at institutions and organisations of prestige in the whole of Europe. A degree at the Faculty of Dentistry of the Riga Stradins University also allows you to introduce yourself in the market of any European country. The students who finish their degree at the Riga Stradins University can continue their studies by specialising in one of the following fields: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Dental Prosthetics, Periodontology, Endodontology, Orthotics, and Paediatric Dentistry.


Apart from that, the city of Riga will inspire you. Founded in 1201, the city has an interesting history and old traditions, but also a rich and modern cultural life. You can spend your free time in the European cultural atmosphere offered in Riga: go to concerts (modern or classic), to the opera, or to dance and sports clubs, play golf and tennis, go swimming or trekking. In short – enjoy a dynamic, modern life in the city.

The Faculty of Dentistry of the Riga Stradins University, founded in 1921, is one of the oldest faculties of the Rīga Stradiņš University. It originated from the department of Dentistry at the Medical Faculty of the University of Latvia, previous to the war. The principles of today’s Faculty also originated there.

Today, the Faculty of Dentistry of the Riga Stradins University offers a 5-year degree in Dentistry. The degree, recognised everywhere in the European Union, prepares highly qualified dentists who have the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the job market and to practise general Dentistry – including the use of different methods to treat patients with conditions in their oral cavity or teeth, as well as explaining to the patients anything related to these conditions.

Name of the Degree Dentistry
Head of Study Programme Ingrīda Čēma, DDS [Dr. med. dent.], Professor
Awarded Title Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) [Dr. med. dent.]
Study Type Full-time
Duration of the Degree and ECTS Credits 10 semesters, 5 years, 300 ECTS
Goal of the Study Programme The goal of the Dentistry study programme is to prepare students to become highly qualified dentists whose knowledge and practical skills allow them to practice in general dentistry, and to have a successful career.
Further Career Possibilities Students may continue their education in the post-graduate study programmes: Orthodontics, Teeth Prosthetics, Endodontics, Periodontics, Paediatric Dentistry or Maxillofacial Surgery.
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You can study special Dentistry disciplines at the Institute of Dentistry, a first-class, internationally recognised centre. It is specialised in dentist praxis, and it is located near the University’s main building. As a leading institution in the fields of Orthodontics, Teeth Prosthetics, and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Institute of Dentistry offers the best degrees both to undergraduate and postgraduate students. This internationally recognised centre for the praxis of Dentistry offers students an excellent education in the theoretical and practical aspects of dental treatment. It is directed by the best qualified, most renowned professors and professionals of Latvia and Europe.

Students receive their education in five departments of the Faculty of Dentistry:

  • Conservative Dentistry
  • Prosthetic Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The  Institute for Dental Hygiene and the Latvian Dental Student Association cooperate with the Faculty. The dean of the Faculty and some instructors are members of the prestigious dental Association Pierre Fauchard Academy.