The group of study fields: Health Sciences
Field of study program: Oral Care
Code of study program: 6531GX026
Type of study program: Undergraduate (college higher education) study programme
Cycle of study program: Professional Bachelor degree

Language of study program: Lithuanian
Credits and form of study program: 180 credits, full-time (3 years)

The program is implemented by the Department of Nursing and Dental Care of the Faculty of Medicine.

Qualification to be awarded: Professional Bachelor of Health Sciences,  qualification of Dental technician.

Advantage. Studies.  The study process is based on a constructionist teaching approach. This method ensures that the learner actively creates real-world objects. This learning is facilitated not only by information and communication technologies (ICT) but also by the experience of other dental technicians. The studies are organised in a full-time form. Practical training is carried out in sub-groups, which allows for a combination of study and work.

Advantage. Real experience. Modern training facilities, reflecting advances in dental technology. Advanced dental prosthesis manufacturing and digital technologies are used in the study process. Lectures and practical classes are given by lecturers with extensive practical experience as dental technicians. During their studies, students carry out professional practice in various dental laboratories in Vilnius (UAB Prodentum, UAB Kadanta, UAB Prothesis, etc.), Utena (UAB Profident, UAB Technidenta, UAB Rostadenta, UAB), Kaunas (UAB Denta, UAB DDS Design, etc.

Advantage. Experience abroad. Students can go to Portugal, Germany, Latvia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Jordan, Poland for studies and practice.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of the Dental Technology study programme will give you the necessary competences to perform complex work independently and to make the right decisions in the following areas of activity: production and application of ordered medical devices (dental, maxillofacial and facial prostheses, orthodontic devices and splints), organisation of the work of the dental laboratory. 

Possibilities for further studies. After completing dental technology college study and obtained the Health Sciences professional bachelor's degree, graduates can continue their studies in Lithuanian and foreign higher education institutions. 

Employment opportunities. Graduates of the study program work in both the private and public sectors. The employment rate according to the acquired qualification reaches ~ 70%.
The aim of  study programme - to prepare  dental technicians which are able:  to independently manufacture ordered dentures, jaw and facial prostheses, orthodontic devices and splints and who have the skills to organize the activities of a dental care (assistance) institution.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and ability to apply it. A graduate:
  1. is aware of the national and international health monitoring policy, normative documents, which regulate the place of work, environment and safety at work and is aware of the limits of professional activity and responsibility;
  2. is able to integrate knowledge of biomedical science forming perception of human growth, development and health, and knowledge of dental care practice
Research skills. A graduate:
  1. is able to collect, interpret and store the applied research data necessary for oral health and care and to apply the research results to solve the particular oral care problems and makes suggestions to the colleagues
Special abilities. A graduate:
  1. is able to assure control of infections and work safety, when working with equipment and materials, and follows the requirements of normative documents regulating the job of dental technician;
  2. is able to recognise pathological oral changes and bite anomalies, advises about adjusting possibilities of dental and faciomaxillary prostheses, orthodontic splints and devices, suitability of their construction and colour for the patient, while working in team with other dental practitioners or specialised dental practitioners;
  3. is able to use the manufacturing equipment of dental and faciomaxillary prostheses, orthodontic splints and devices, other devices, instruments and materials for their intended purpose;
  4. is able to model and construct the dental and faciomaxillary prostheses, orthodontic splints and devices of various constructions, and applies the technologies suitable for their manufacture;
  5. is able to establish and correct the inaccuracies and defects of dental and faciomaxillary prostheses, orthodontic splints and devices, and selects the suitable materials, tools and equipment to correct such defects;
  6. is able to recognise the cases dangerous to life, to respond to them appropriately, and to provide the first aid;
  7. is able to plan, coordinate and control the organisational processes of dental technical laboratory (registration and coordination of the activities, management of professional and medical documentation, advertising, supply of aids, etc.), and applies modern information technologies;
Social skills. A graduate:
  1. is able to communicate and cooperate efficiently with health care and other specialists and the patients, creating the full-rate relationships and solving the oral health problems and to create new ideas;
  2. is able to express own thoughts in writing and orally, to communicate in the professional environment of oral care specialist in Lithuanian and at least one foreign language;
Personal abilities. A graduate:
  1. is able to assess critically own professional practice, is able to solve the problems independently, and to act in particular clinically defined situation using the practical skills;
  2. is able to collect and systemise information, to use the advanced technologies and information systems in practical activities, and to handle the confidential information properly

Study subjects (modules), practical training:

Full-time study

1 year


1 semester  2 semester 
Subject Credit Subject Credits
Professional Environment 3 Health Management & Economic basics 3
Professional Language 6 Infection Control in Dentistry 3
Human Safety 3 Basics of Removable Denture Plate Manufacture 6
Anatomy, Physiology & Oral Pathology 6 Basics of  Fixed Denture Manufacture 6
Teeth Functional Anatomy, Aesthetic & Modelling 6 First Medical Aid 3
Dental Technology  Materials 6 Psychology  3
Introductory Practice of Dental Technician Activities 6

2 year


3 semester  4 semester 
Subject Credits Subject Credits
Basics of Toothless Maxillary Prostheses 9 Manufacturing Technology of Partial Removable Denture Plate 6
Manufacturing Technology of Fixed Dental Prosthesis 6 Manufacturing Technique of Ceramic Dentures & Digital Technology 9
The Basics of Applied Research 3 Manufacturing Technique of Arc Supporting Dental Prostheses 6
Alternative Elective Subject: Foreign language (English, German, French, Norwegian) 3 Practice of Manufacturing Technique of Dental Prostheses 9
Optional Subject 3
Optional Subject 3
Optional Subject 3

3 year


5 semester  6 semester 
Subject Credits Subject Credits
Fundamentals of dental technology thesis preparation 3 Implant Technique 3
Manufacturing Technology of  Ceramic Dental Prostheses 3 Orthodontic, Faciomaxillary Curative Appliances and Prostheses 6
Plate Dental Prostheses & Inovative  Technologies 6 Final Practice & Supervision 12
Manufacturing Technology of locking Arc Supporting Dental Prostheses 9 Professional Bachelor Graduation Thesis 9
Practice of Manufacturing Technology of Dental Prosthesis 9

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