For development of prophylactic stomatology, better quality of stomatologic help to people, in Rivne state medical college a new department “Stomatology”, qualification “Dental hygienist” was opened in 2008. The main task in dental hygienist’s work is prophylaxis of stomatological diseases and hygiene of mouth cavity.
Dental hygienist’s responsibilities are:
The applicants are admitted to this department on the base of basic general secondary education and they pass exams in Biology (orally) and Ukrainian language (dictation). All the students at this department study at the state form. The term of studies is 4 years
During the first year of studies the students get complete general secondary education, and then they study general subjects together with speciality subjects. The main subjects are: prophylaxis of stomatological diseases, therapeutical stomatology, and surgical stomatology. Students also study such subjects as interior diseases, surgical diseases, eye diseases, diseases of an ear, throat and nose, so all the subjects that are studied at higher medical educational establishments of the III-IV levels of accreditation.