Find a cosmetic dentist in Lithuania
Ever since Lithuania became a member of the European Union, the global attention it receives has increased manifold. People are now aware not only of its rich panoply of castles, lakes and forests, and the enchanting city of Vilnius, but also of the high end and cheap cosmetic dental treatments it offers. People are therefore flocking into the country for more than one reason, as cosmetic treatment prices are a mere fraction of what it would come to in the UK.
Dental Qualification and Accreditation profiles of dental practices in Lithuania
In Lithuania dentistry is referred to as odontology and the professional title is odontologist.
Undergraduate dental education comprises of a 5 year training programme in either of the two Universities of Lithuania-Vilnius University and Kaunas Medical University and is equivalent to the best practices of Western universities. Quality assurance is monitored by the Ministry of Education, the Chancellor of the University and the Dean of the Faculty
Odontology graduates are required to complete one-year training, in order to be registered for the independent practice. The post-qualification training has a practical part and a theoretical part. On completion of training the qualification of Odontologist of General Practice is awarded and the odontologist is granted a licence to practise.
Dentists must register with the Ministry of Health and the Regional Authority, provided that they have a recognised Lithuanian/EU qualification, permission for permanent residence in the Lithuanian Republic, a work permit, and knowledge of the Lithuanian language, by test.
Every five years the Licence must be renewed by securing certificates for 200 hours of continuing education through courses, seminars, lectures, conferences, etc. The official unit in charge of licenses is the Licensing
Committee at the Lithuanian Ministry of Health.
Postgraduate specialist training courses are offered at the Kaunas University of Medicine or the University of Vilnius.
3-year postgraduate specialist training courses are offered in
- Oral surgery
5 year postgraduate training is required to acquire specialisation in Maxillofacial surgery
Governing Bodies and Professional Associations
All Odontologists are members of the Lithuanian Dental Association known as Lietuvos Stomatologu Sajunga, though membership is not mandatory.
What are the popular cosmetic dentistry treatments offered in Lithuania?
Some of the most popular procedures offered by the cosmetic dental clinics in Lithuania include
- Tooth whitening
What are the popular locations in Lithuania to seek cosmetic dental treatment?
Popular cosmetic dental clinics are located in the cities of Kaunas and Vilnius.
Travelling and accommodation in Lithuania
Getting There by Air
There are three main international airports in Lithuania connecting it with prime international destinations.
- Vilnius Airport (VNO) - situated approximately 6km southeast of the city centre supported by taxi and bus services to and from the city
- Kaunas International Airport (KUN) - serving the whole of the Baltic coast
- Palanga International Airport (PLQ) - serving the whole of the Baltic coast
The national airline of Lithuania is the FlyLAL(TE)
Getting There by Water
There are also international ferry services having international routes connecting Lithuania’s main port Klaipeda with Aarhus and Aabenraa in Denmark, Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), Kiel and Sassnitz in Germany, Poland and Karlshamm in Sweden.
Getting There by Rail
Vilnius is the focal point for rail connections with major routes to Kaliningrad, Lviv (Ukraine), Minsk, Moscow, Riga, St Petersburg and Warsaw.
Getting There by Road
Lithuania has a good road network Lithuania with all neighbouring states.
Crossing points and international routes for cars from neighbouring states
- Ogrodniki (Poland)–Lazdijai (Lithuania) on the Lithuanian-Polish border
- Numerous crossing points with Latvia, Belarus and the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation
- The international road Via Baltica connecting Scandinavia with Western Europe -from Tallinn to Warsaw through Latvia and Lithuania
Coach and bus services
- Passenger coaches - from Vilnius to Berlin, Gdansk, Kaliningrad, Minsk, Moscow, Prague, Riga, Tallinn, Vienna and Warsaw
- Eurolines’ charter buses - to various destinations in Lithuania from western European countries
Getting Around by Air
There domestic airports of Lithuania are located at Kaunas, Palanga and Siauliai but there are not many domestic flight services offered.
Getting Around by Water
Local ferries connect Klaipeda and the Curonian Spit. Klaipeda is home to two yacht clubs.
Getting Around by Rail
Lithuania has an extensive rail network with services operating in the following routes
- Vilnius to Kaunas, Klaipeda and Siauliai
- Vilnius with the Baltic coast
Based on the desired location of travel, the various disembarkation options to take would be as follows
Get off at Kretinga station or in Klaipeda, and then reach Palanga by bus
Neringa, Nida, Juodkrante
Go to Klaipeda by train, and then take a bus
There are also suburban trains
- going to Ignalina which connect Vilnius with the popular lake district of the National Park
- connecting Trakai with the ancient Trakai Castle
Getting Around by Road
Lithuania is well connected to all the regions through out the country by its roadways. You can get around using the road by availing
- Bus services - connecting to regions throughout the country and are more frequent and quicker than rails. Kautra in Lithuania offers services from Kaunas to almost all the major cities in Lithuania
- Car hire – You can avail of car hire services directly from international and local car hire companies in Lithuania. Documentation required are an EU licence for European nationals and an International Driving Permit for others nationals.
- Trolleybuses– running generally from 5am to 11 pm.
- Minibuses – more expensive than ordinary bus services
- Taxis – Can be hailed in the street, taxi ranks or booked by phone
Accommodation in Lithuania
Hotels - Western-style hotels and motels concentrated in Vilnius, Kaunas and the other major centres in the country, ranging from large hotels to smaller pensions.
Homestay Accommodation - Rental of rooms in private homes as well as houses arranged by travel agencies, particularly popular in resort regions
Self-catering apartments – available for rent in Vilnius
Camping/Caravanning – Very few, the majority being located in picturesque regions such as Palanga, Trakai and also near larger towns, permitting pitching of a tent for a small fee though there is a total absence of any other facilities
Youth Hostels - Several hostels recognized by the Lithuanian Youth Hostels Association are also available for accommodation