Daugavpils solves the problem of shortage of children’s dentists

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The City Council continues the program to support young specialists in the field of medicine.

We will remind the program began last year and during the current year five daugavpilts already receive education of the dentist in the Riga Stradins University. Upon completion, according to the contract, specialists will have to work at least 10 years in Daugavpils.

Today, July 6, the Duma will host the first meeting of new applicants for participation in the program and their parents with representatives of the Education Department, Duma deputies and dental clinic specialists.

The application was filed by 12 young people. Applicants will be selected on a competitive basis.

The conditions of this year’s program have changed: within ten years, at least 50% of their working time, young doctors will be required to devote treatment to small patients.

Training of students of dentists lasts five years, that is, the first specialists will appear in Daugavpils in 4 years, which may finally solve the problem with the queues for a pediatric dentist.