The Faculty of Dentistry of Odessa Medical Institute was established in 2013. Professor Zubkova Lyudmyla Petrovna was the first head of the department, Doctor of Medical Sciences. After graduating from the University she worked as an orthodontist in the city of Makeyevka, Donetsk region. In 1981 Lyudmyla Petrovna defended her Ph.D. thesis on “Macrodent Methods of diagnosis and treatment under the direction of the Honored Scientist, Dr. Med. Sciences, prof. Khoroshilkina. From 1980 to 1987 she worked as an assistant, and from 1987 to 1996 she became an associate professor of the department of orthopedic stomatology of Odessa medical institute. In 1998-2002 Lyudmila Zubkova held the position of the head of the department of general dentistry of the faculty of postgraduate studies Education of Odessa State Medical University. Since 2002 she is a leading researcher of the Ukrainian Research Institute of Medical rehabilitation and resorts, curator of the dental service of sanatorium and resort institutions of Ukraine. From 2013 to 2016 – the head of the department of general dentistry at Odessa Medical Institute of the International Humanitarian University.
Main scientific works are «Treatment and preventive measures in orthodontics», «Medical and preventive measures in orthodontics», a manual for students «Diagnostics in dental practice of health in relation to changes in bioenergetics of patients with dental ankles», «Application of mineral waters in dentistry “,” Integrated rehabilitation of children with tuberculosis intoxication and respiratory diseases “,” Medical mud in dentistry “,” Standards for the provision of dental care in Ukraine, as well as in sanatorium-k country system “and others. She is the author of 340 publications, two monographs and 13 methodological recommendations.
Since 2016, the faculty was headed by professor, doctor of medical sciences, honored worker of science and technology of Ukraine – Chulak Leonid Dmitrievich. After graduation and passing internship in the specialty “Dentistry” he worked in practical health care – at the city dental clinic № 20 as a dentist-physician-therapist. Since 1982 he is an assistant of the department of surgical dentistry of Odessa Medical Institute; In 1986 he began working as an assistant of the department of orthopedic dentistry of the mentioned educational institution, since 1992 – associate professor; Since 1998 he has been a professor at the department, and since 1999 he has been the head of the department of orthopedic dentistry at Odessa State Medical University. He defended his thesis: candidate’s – in 1983, doctor’s degree – in 1996.
In 2002 the first modern university dental clinic in Ukraine was constructed and organized, and Professor Chulak L.D. headed it.
His latest developments in bio-inert prosthesis are introduced into the practice of health care.
Scientific works of Chulak L.D. is a significant contribution to the development of Ukrainian and world medicine. He is the author of three tutorials. His three monographs, 10 methodological recommendations are devoted to the actual issues of orthopedic dentistry. He published more than 130 scientific works, received 56 patents for inventions. He is the author of a national textbook on propedeutics of orthopedic dentistry. Chulak L.D. introduces new methods of diagnostics and orthopedic treatment of basic pathologies of the dental-jaw system in medical practice. He carries out medical and diagnostic work at the dental clinic of Odessa State Medical University, which, under his leadership, received a higher attestation category in 2008.
Prof. Chulak L.D. is a member of the specialized Academic Council for the Protection of Ph.D. and Ph.D. degrees, a member of editorial boards of 3 leading specialized scientific publications in Ukraine and abroad. Under his leadership 18 candidates of medical sciences, 2 doctors of medical sciences, 21 specialists of higher qualification for foreign countries have been trained.
Prof. Chulak L.D. is a brilliant lecturer and in everyday work is an example of high culture, ethics and deontological tolerance.
Under his leadership a university dental clinic of International Humanitarian University was established and reconstructed by the Department of General Dentistry at International Humanitarian University.
The staff of the department also has a number of associate professors. Among them – Kirichek Alexey Viktorovich – director of medical college and associate professor of the Department of General Dentistry from 2016. In December 2004 he defended his Ph.D. degree on the topic “Development and substantiation of a complex of preventive measures aimed at preserving the tissues of the alveolar branch of the jaw after the removal of the teeth”. Author of 8 articles, 3 patents for invention.
Maximenko Pavel Volodymyrovych – Associate Professor of the Department of General Dentistry from 2016. In 2013 he defended his Ph.D. degree on the topic “Improvement of diagnosis and choice of orthopedic treatment of defects in dentition in persons with periodontal disease”. Is the author of 11 articles, 18 educational and methodological developments for practical classes.
Chulak Olga Leonidovna – associate professor of the Department of General Dentistry from 2016. She defended his Ph.D. degree in 2013 on the topic: “Features of hygienic care of the oral cavity after cosmetic restoration work in the frontal section of the dentition.” The experience as a practitioner of a dentistry is 10 years. She works with English-speaking students.
Zagradskaya Olena Leonidovna – associate professor of the Department of General Dentistry from 2017. In 2011 she defended a dissertation for obtaining a graduate degree in the candidate of medical sciences “Differential Approach to Prevention of Acute Chronic Mucosal Candidiasis in the Oral Cavity”.
Kovshar Igor Leonidovich – Associate Professor of the Department of General Dentistry from 2017. Since December 2015, the head doctor of the multi-functional clinic “Katrin-Life”, a doctor of the orthopedic dentistry of the clinic “Mr. Smile”. Kovshar I.P. conducts theoretical and practical classes with students of 3-5 grades of dentistry department and interns. Since December 2013 actively cooperates with 3M Ukraine, conducts lectures and practical training on its behalf throughout the territory of Ukraine and abroad (Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan) for doctors of dentistry.
Today the department substantially expands the scientific and practical base, creates dental centers, offices that are actively used in the educational process. Students of the dental specialty, under the guidance of leading specialists of the department, gain the best experience and are widely involved in carrying out preventive examinations and providing advisory services to the population of Odessa.
The created centers are equipped with the most up-to-date dental equipment, which allows introducing in the educational process advanced approaches to the treatment of diseases of the tooth-jaw.
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