Dental and Maxillofacial

 Head prof. Gediminas Žekonis MD, PhD
 Address: Eivenių street 2, LT-50106, Kaunas
 Phone: +37037337552

The mission of the Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Orthopedics is to provide prosthodontic patient care as the division of the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos and to focus on masticatory function rehabilitation. Patients coming from all over Lithuania get specialized secondary and tertiary medical care here. Approximately 3000-3500 patients visit the Department annually. Currently, 15 qualified teachers and doctors work in the department, including 2 professors, 3 associate professors, 3 lecturers and 7 assistants.
The staff of the Department participates in the preparation of principal laws and regulations concerning health care and in carrying out the prophylaxis programs of the most common odontological diseases among the inhabitants of Lithuania.
The facilities include a modern prosthodontic department and dental prosthetics laboratory for teaching and prostheses construction, a reception and waiting area, 2 large rooms for students’ clinical training equipped with dental chairs, 1 class of pre-clinical studies, a modern dentofacial X-ray examination room, a seminar room and an auditorium.

Evaluation of the Lithuanian elder people odontological state and hypothetical forecast of its alternation and rehabilitation; physiology and pathology of the periodontium: the immunomodulating effects of natural products for the development of a new therapeutic approach to prevention and treatment of inflammatory periodontal diseases; evaluation alterations of occlusion and articulation in patients with trauma of the stomatognatic system and influence of their correction on trauma treatment and rehabilitation; masticatory physiology and pathology arches and mathematical modelling of biomechanical characteristics of teeth and dental arches in physiological and pathological states of the stomatognathic system; evaluation of oxidatory activity of low doses of peroxide aerosol; evaluation of infection spreading through dental impressions and dental prostheses and optimization of disinfectants.