The Department of Orthopedic Dentistry of Kharkiv National Medical University was founded in 1979. The main activities of the department include educational, scientific, methodological, medical-diagnostic and consulting work.
Today the department teaches the following disciplines: “Propaedeutics of Orthopedic Dentistry” (for 2nd year students of the Faculty of Dentistry and students of V and VI faculties for training foreign citizens) and “Orthopedic Dentistry” (for students of 3-5 years of the Faculty of Dentistry) and students of V and VI faculties on training of foreign citizens) and also in carrying out specialization on a dental profile.
The scientific direction of work is directed on clinically oriented technologies of manufacturing of orthopedic constructions of removable and non-removable dentures due to development together with JSC “Stoma” and introduction into practical health care of structural and auxiliary dental materials for dental purposes: silicone impression material “Cielast-20”; Cielast-21; alginate impression material “Stomalgin – 04, 05”; “Boksil-Extra” for the manufacture of individual tooth ash fuses; composite material “Stomazit-LC” for fixing adhesive bridges; silicone lining material for dentures “PM-C”; thermoplastic impression material “Orthocor-ST”; acrylate “Redont-color”; facing material for fixed structures of dentures “Sinma-M + V”; Acrodent polymer for making makeshift crowns; cream “Stomafix” for fixing removable dentures, acrylic ashless plastic “Modeplast” for modeling pin structures, etc.
Scientific and educational activity is closely connected with methodical work – preparation and publication of monographs, textbooks, methodical recommendations on orthopedic dentistry.
- History of the department
- Educational process
- Scientific work
- Treatment work
- International Activity
- Postgraduate education
The establishment of the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry began on December 20, 1979. Leonid Yakovlevich Chorny was invited to head the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry of the KhMI.
In 1965 Leonid Yakovlevich defended his dissertation “Orthopedic methods of treatment in the complex therapy of periodontitis”, received a diploma of candidate of medical sciences. The academic title of associate professor was awarded in 1980, which coincided with the first anniversary of the birth of the department. Chorny Leonid Yakovlevich is the author of 53 scientific works, 1 textbook, 5 methodical instructions, 9 author’s certificates for the invention.
In September 1996, the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry of Kharkiv State Medical University was headed by Viktor Golik. In 1985 he defended his dissertation on “Treatment of acute ulcerative lesions of the oral mucosa with a foam aerosol” Hyposol “. In 1994 – defense of a dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences on the topic: “New aspects of pathogenesis, prognosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with acute ulcerative-necrotic gingival stomatitis.”
From September 2001 to November 2005 Golik V.P. combined the position of the head of the department with the position of the dean of the dental faculty of KhNMU. Over the years, Professor Golik V.P. published 535 scientific works, of which 3 textbooks, 12 monographs, 29 textbooks and manuals, received 56 patents. Since 1998, Golik V.P. has been a corresponding member of the International Academy of Integrative Anthropology. He was a member of the commission on medicine of the scientific-methodical Council of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. He held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Kharkiv branch of the Association of Dentists of Ukraine, was a member of the Academic Council of the KSMU and an expert of the Testing Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. In October 2001 he was awarded the title of Professor, and in April 2005 – the title of “Honored Professor of KSMU”, in November 2006 he was awarded a diploma and a medal of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, in June 2014 – a diploma of the Ministry of Health Of Ukraine.
Since September 2016, Yanishen Ihor Volodymyrovych has been heading the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry of Kharkiv National Medical University, working as the Head of the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry of KhNMU. Yanishen I.V. studied for a master’s degree at the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry of KSMU from 1995 to 1997, after which he worked as a senior laboratory assistant until 1999. Until 2001, he combined this position with the position of assistant at the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry of KSMU. From 2001 to 2006 he worked as an assistant at the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry of KSMU. In 2005 Igor Vladimirovich defended his dissertation for the degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences on the topic: “Clinical and laboratory evaluation of the rationale for the clinical use of a new domestic alginate impression material” Stomalgin-04″. In the period from 2006 to 2014 he held the position of associate professor of the department. In 2008 he was awarded the academic title of associate professor. In the period from 2014 to 2016 he was the head of the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry of KhNMU. In January 2016, Igor Vladimirovich defended his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences on “Clinical and technological aspects of quality assurance in orthopedic dentistry”. Author of 324 scientific works, 36 educational and methodical developments and 24 declarative patents of Ukraine.
The department trains applicants for higher education according to the educational program 221 Dentistry and studies educational components (disciplines) such as “Orthopedic Dentistry”, “Propaedeutics of Orthopedic Dentistry”, “Modern technologies of continuous prosthetics” and “Basic technologies of dentures”.
In the training of students at the department are widely used modern teaching methods, namely: 1) student-centered learning,
2) problem-oriented learning with the acquisition of competencies sufficient to solve problems in the professional field,
3) learning through clinical and laboratory practice.
In 2020, 3-D diagnostics in the examination of patients was introduced into the educational process, which made it possible to calculate the individual optimal parameters of the structures used in the treatment of patients.
Also practical training of applicants is carried out on the following clinical bases of our department:
1) LLC “SILK 2016”
2) FOP Bogatyrenko M.V.
Another area of the department in the educational work is the elective course “Basic technologies of dentures” (for 2nd year students of the Faculty of Dentistry and students of V and VI faculties for training foreign citizens) and “Modern technologies of all-cast prosthetics” (for students 5- course of the Faculty of Dentistry and students of V and VI faculties for the training of foreign citizens). “Specialization”, “Thematic improvement”, “Pre-certification cycle and internship”.
At the department were completed and defended 16 dissertations for the degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences and 2 dissertations for the degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences.
The Department of Orthopedic Dentistry of KhNMU performs initiative research work on the topic: “Optimization of methods of diagnosis and treatment of major dental diseases”.
The purpose of research is to improve the quality of orthopedic treatment and the life of the dental patient as a whole. Laboratory, clinical-technological, statistical, and also clinical methods of research are used at performance of research works. All of them are aimed at substantiation and expediency of creation of new domestic dental materials of orthopedic appointment, study of properties and features of their application in clinical practice, creation of new technological and clinical methods. Implemented scientific developments increase the capabilities of orthopedic structures, improve them in a comparative aspect and distinguish the quality of orthopedic treatment. The clinical effectiveness of the methods is confirmed by the stability of the results of orthopedic treatment.
The teaching staff of the department conducts consulting and treatment activities on the clinical bases of the department, constantly introducing new methods and materials, as well as improving existing ones. Employees of the department are curators of orthopedic care in the districts of Kharkiv region and are members of expert medical commissions in the specialty. Number of employees with the highest qualification category – 13, with the I qualification category – 5, with the II qualification category – 3.
The main priority in the development of international cooperation, the department sees in expanding opportunities that are aimed at finding areas of research, the choice of trends in modern professional development.
At the Department of Orthopedic Dentistry of KhNMU since 2014. Cycles of advanced training of doctors are carried out, namely: a cycle of specialization in the specialty “Orthopedic Dentistry”, a cycle of internships in the specialty “Orthopedic Dentistry” and a cycle of thematic improvement in the specialty “Orthopedic Dentistry”.
The purpose of the cycles is to prepare dentists for certification to determine the knowledge and practical skills to acquire the chosen specialty “Orthopedic Dentistry”; preparation of specialists for certification for the title of “specialist doctor” in the specialty “Orthopedic Dentistry”; maintaining the current level of training in a separate section of orthopedic dentistry, aimed at deepening professional knowledge and skills.
Classes with cadets are held on the basis of the University Dental Center of KhNMU. The state of material and technical, scientific-methodical and personnel educational process meet the standards and requirements of the License Terms.