Associate Professor

Kundzina, Rita

Associate Professor Endodontics Department of Clinical Dentistry
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Education

1992-1993 - Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, N.Y., USA - Postdoctoral training

in general dentistry

1991 - PhD, Moscow, Specialized council of the Ministry of Public health of USSR

1978-1979 - Republic's United Health Centre of Dentistry, Riga, Latvia – internship

1973- 1978 - Riga Stradins University (Riga Medical Institute), Faculty of Dentistry D.D.S.

Work experience

2009- Associate professor (endodontics), University of Tromsø

2003-2009 Docent, head of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in endodontics,

Riga Stradins University Department of Conservative dentistry

1998- 2009 Dentist, "ARK" private Dental clinic and educational center 30%

1994- 2003 Docent, head of undergraduate teaching in endodontics, Riga Stradins

University Department of Conservative dentistry

1981-1994 Clinical assistant, Riga Stradins University Department of Conservative dentistry

1979-1981 Dentist, Public dental health outpatient clinic in Riga

Specialty certification

2009 – present: Authorization as dentist in Norway

2011 – present: Registered and recognized as specialist in endodontics in Norway

Editorial board

2006 – " Stomatologija" Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal

PhD students

Anda Mindere-Gubele (Riga Stradins university) 2006 -2012

Ilana Jersa (Riga Stradins university) 2009 –

Lina Stangvaltaite (Tromsø university) 2010 –

  • Duncan, Henry F.; Galler, Kerstin; Tomson, Phillip L.M.; Simon, Stephanie; El-Karim, Ikhlas; Kundzina, Rita; Krastl, Gabriel; Dammaschke, Till; Fransson, Helena; Markvart, Merete; Zehnder, Matthias; Bjørndal, Lars. European Society of Endodontology position statement: Management of deep caries and the exposed pulp. International Endodontic Journal 2019; Volum 52 (7). ISSN 0143-2885.s 923 - 934.s doi: 10.1111/iej.13080.

  • Kundzina, Rita; Stangvaltaite, Lina; Eriksen, Harald; Kerosuo, Eero N. Capping carious exposures in adults: a randomized controlled trial investigating mineral trioxide aggregate versus calcium hydroxide. (sammendrag) International Endodontic Journal 2016; Volum 50 (10). ISSN 0143-2885.s 924 - 932.s doi: 10.1111/iej.12719.

  • Stangvaltaite, Lina; Kundzina, Rita; Bolstad, Napat Limchaichana; Eriksen, Harald; Kerosuo, Eero N. Deep carious lesions and other consequences of caries among 18-year-olds at Public Dental Health Service in Northern Norway: A cross-sectional age cohort study. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) Acta Odontologica Scandinavica 2014; Volum 73 (6). ISSN 0001-6357.s 401 - 407.s doi: 10.3109/00016357.2014.971866.

  • Jersa, Ilana; Kundzina, Rita. Periapical status and quality of root fillings in a selected adult Riga population. (fulltekst) Stomatologija, Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal 2013; Volum 15. ISSN 1392-8589.s 73 - 77.

  • Stangvaltaite, Lina; Kundzina, Rita; Eriksen, Harald M; Kerosuo, Eero N. Treatment preferences of deep carious lesions in mature teeth: Questionnaire study among dentists in Northern Norway. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica 2013; Volum 71 (6). ISSN 0001-6357.s 1532 - 1537.s doi: 10.3109/00016357.2013.775338.

  • Mindere, Anda; Kundzina, Rita; Nikolajeva, Vizma; Eze, Daina; Petrina, Zaiga. Microflora of root filled teeth with apical periodontitis in Lativian patiens. Stomatologija, Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal 2010; Volum 12. ISSN 1392-8589.s 116 - 121.s doi: http://www.sbdmj.com/.

  • Kundzina, Rita; Stangvaltaite, Lina; Kerosuo, Eero N. Does Carious Exposure in Adult Patient Really Warrant Direct Capping?. The IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition 2015-03-10 - 2015-03-14 2015.

  • Jersa, Ilana; Kundzina, Rita. Prevalence of apical periodontitis and relating factors in an adult population in Riga. An epidemiological study.. (fulltekst) International Endodontic Journal 2015. ISSN 0143-2885.s 80 - 80.s doi: 10.1111/iej.12496.

  • Jersa, Ilana; Kundzina, Rita. Prevalence of apical periodontitis and relating factors in an adult population in Riga. An epidemiological study.. 17th Biennial ESE Congress 2015-09-16 - 2015-09-19 2015.

  • Kundzina, Rita; Stangvaltaite, Lina; Kerosuo, Eero N. Direct pulp capping over carious exposures in adults. RCT comparing MTA with calcium hydroxide. Bi-annual Skand Endo conference 2014-08-21 - 2014-08-23 2014.

  • Kundzina, Rita; Kerosuo, Eero N. MTA Capping on Carious Exposures in Mature teeth. A Randomized Trial. Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group Symposium 2013 2013-03-24 - 2013-03-26 2013.

  • Kundzina, Rita; Kerosuo, Eero N. MTA capping on carious exposures in mature teeth: survival analysis of a randomized clinical trial. 16th European Society of Endodontology Biennial Congress 2013-09-14 - 2013-09-14 2013.

  • Stangvaltaite, Lina; Kundzina, Rita; Bolstad, Napat Limchaichana; Eriksen, Harald M; Kerosuo, Eero N. Deep caries involvements among 18-year-olds in a county of Northern Norway. 18th Annual Congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health 2013 2013-11-14 - 2013-11-16 2013.

  • Stangvaltaite, Lina; Kundzina, Rita; Eriksen, Harald M; Kerosuo, Eero N. "Treatment preferences of deep carious lesions in vital permanent mature teeth". 17th Annual Congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health 2012 2012-11-15 - 2012-11-17 2012.

  • Kundzina, Rita; Kerosuo, Eero N. Utdanner ferske tannleger på løpende bånd. 2012.

  • Mindere-Gubele, A.; Nikolajeva, Vizma; Eze, E.; Petrina, Zaiga; Babarikina, A.; Kundzina, Rita. The antimicrobial efficacy of irrigants and calcium hydroxide on persistent endodontic microorganisms. International Endodontic Journal 2011; Volum 44. ISSN 0143-2885.s 1188 - 1188.

  • Stangvaltaite, Lina; Kundzina, Rita; Eriksen, Harald M; Kerosuo, Eero N. “The deep caries challenge”. Treatment preferences of deep carious lesions in vital, permanent teeth with closed apexes. The Nordic Young Scientist Conference in Dentistry 2011 2011-08-17 - 2011-08-19 2011.

  • Mindere-Gubele, A.; Nikolajeva, Vizma; Eze, E.; Petrina, Zaiga; Kundzina, Rita. The antimicrobial efficacy of irrigants and calcium hydroxide on persistent endodontic microorganisms. 15th Biennial Congress of the European Society of Endodontology 2011-09-14 - 2011-09-17 2011.

  • Kundzina, Rita; Stangvaltaite, Lina; Kerosuo, Eero N. Does Carious Exposure in Adult Patient Really Warrant Direct Capping?. The IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition 2015-03-10 - 2015-03-14 2015.

  • Jersa, Ilana; Kundzina, Rita. Prevalence of apical periodontitis and relating factors in an adult population in Riga. An epidemiological study.. (fulltekst) International Endodontic Journal 2015. ISSN 0143-2885.s 80 - 80.s doi: 10.1111/iej.12496.

  • Jersa, Ilana; Kundzina, Rita. Prevalence of apical periodontitis and relating factors in an adult population in Riga. An epidemiological study.. 17th Biennial ESE Congress 2015-09-16 - 2015-09-19 2015.

  • Kundzina, Rita; Stangvaltaite, Lina; Kerosuo, Eero N. Direct pulp capping over carious exposures in adults. RCT comparing MTA with calcium hydroxide. Bi-annual Skand Endo conference 2014-08-21 - 2014-08-23 2014.

  • Kundzina, Rita; Kerosuo, Eero N. MTA Capping on Carious Exposures in Mature teeth. A Randomized Trial. Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group Symposium 2013 2013-03-24 - 2013-03-26 2013.

  • Kundzina, Rita; Kerosuo, Eero N. MTA capping on carious exposures in mature teeth: survival analysis of a randomized clinical trial. 16th European Society of Endodontology Biennial Congress 2013-09-14 - 2013-09-14 2013.

  • Stangvaltaite, Lina; Kundzina, Rita; Bolstad, Napat Limchaichana; Eriksen, Harald M; Kerosuo, Eero N. Deep caries involvements among 18-year-olds in a county of Northern Norway. 18th Annual Congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health 2013 2013-11-14 - 2013-11-16 2013.

  • Stangvaltaite, Lina; Kundzina, Rita; Eriksen, Harald M; Kerosuo, Eero N. "Treatment preferences of deep carious lesions in vital permanent mature teeth". 17th Annual Congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health 2012 2012-11-15 - 2012-11-17 2012.

  • Kundzina, Rita; Kerosuo, Eero N. Utdanner ferske tannleger på løpende bånd. 2012.

  • Mindere-Gubele, A.; Nikolajeva, Vizma; Eze, E.; Petrina, Zaiga; Babarikina, A.; Kundzina, Rita. The antimicrobial efficacy of irrigants and calcium hydroxide on persistent endodontic microorganisms. International Endodontic Journal 2011; Volum 44. ISSN 0143-2885.s 1188 - 1188.

  • Stangvaltaite, Lina; Kundzina, Rita; Eriksen, Harald M; Kerosuo, Eero N. “The deep caries challenge”. Treatment preferences of deep carious lesions in vital, permanent teeth with closed apexes. The Nordic Young Scientist Conference in Dentistry 2011 2011-08-17 - 2011-08-19 2011.

  • Mindere-Gubele, A.; Nikolajeva, Vizma; Eze, E.; Petrina, Zaiga; Kundzina, Rita. The antimicrobial efficacy of irrigants and calcium hydroxide on persistent endodontic microorganisms. 15th Biennial Congress of the European Society of Endodontology 2011-09-14 - 2011-09-17 2011.

  • List of scientific work

    1. Kundzina R. Clinical and experimental justification of the use of root canal sealer Intradont-D in treatment of apical of apical periodontitis in children and adolescence. Abstract of the theses for the candidate of Medicine science (PhD), 1990

    2. Steingart M.Z., Kundzina R.S., Lasovsky I., Dorfman L.M. Description of invention. USSR Author’s certificate No 10500706, Bul.No31, 89

    3. Kundzina RS, Komonova ZD, Volozhin AI. The periodontal reaction to root canal obturation with different filling materials. Stomatologia (Mosk).1993,Jan-Mar; 72(1):4-7

    4. Kundzina R., Mindere A. Bryant S.T.,Dummer P.M.H. Quality of root canal treatment performed by undergraduate students. Int Endod J.2003,Dec;36(12):19

    5. Kundzina R., Pilmane M., periapical lesions and experimental inflammatory resorption. An experimental model in dogs. The 1st Baltic scientific Conference in dentistry. Stomatologija (Baltic dental maxillofacial J.)2006;8,suppl 3, p.25

    6. Rone B., Kundzina R. Prevalence of apical periodontitis and frequency and quality of endodontic treatment in sample of Latvian adults. The 1st Baltic scientific Conference in dentistry. Stomatologia (Baltic dental maxillofacial J.) 2006; 8, Suppl 3, p.32

    7. Kundzina R.,Ozolina L.,Albina M.Technical quality of root canal fillings completed by undergraduate students. Collection of scientific works Riga Stradins University 2007: 312-15

    8. Kundzina R., Albina M. Ozolina L. Outcome of root canal treatment performed by undergraduate students at Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia. Collections of scientific works Riga Stradins University 2007:316-19

    9. Hobson R., Rolland S.,Rotgans J.,Schoonheim-Klein, Best H., Chomyszyn-Gajevska M.,Dymoc D.,Essop R, Hupp L., Kundzina R., love R., Memon R.,Moola M.,Noumann L.,Ozden N.,Roth K., Samwel P.,Villavicencio J., Wright P., Harzer W. Quality assurance, benchmarking, assessment and mutual international recognition of qualification. Eur. J dent Educ 2008 12(suppl 1), 92-100

    10. Bandere A., Kundzina R. Technical quality of root fillings completed by undergraduate students using rotary versus hand preparation techniques. Int Endod J.2009 Dec; 42(12):1152

    11. Mindere A., Kundzina R., Nikolajeva V., Eze D., Petrina Z .Microflora of root filled with apical periodontitis in Latvian patients. Stomatologija, Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal,2010;12:116-121

    12. Mindere-Gubele A.; Nikolajeva V., Eze D., Petrina Z., Babarikina A.; Kundzina R.  The antimicrobial efficacy of irrigants and calcium hydroxide on persistent endodontic microorganisms.International Endodontic Journal2011; Volum 44. s. 1188-1188

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