Andris Bīgestāns

M.D., D.D.S., MOS RCSEd., Certified maxillofacial surgeon, dentist

Andris Bigestāns was born in 1967. In 1993, he graduated the Medical Faculty of the Latvian Medical Academy. Later he has studied dentistry at the Latvian Medical Academy, graduating as dentist in 1997. Since 2000, he has been a certified dentist. Andris completed a resident traineeship in craniofacial surgery, and in 1999, he became a certified craniofacial surgeon. Since 1999, Andris has worked as a lecturer at the craniofacial department of the Faculty of Dentistry in Riga Stradin’s University and he is also a member of the International Association of craniofacial surgeons. He completed traineeships in Canada, Sweden and Finland and in 2005, he was made a member of the Edinburgh Royal College of Surgery. In 2007, Andris obtained master degree of TEMPUS JEP. Nr. 04962 in master program “Biomaterials and Biomechanics”. Andris has more than 12 years of professional experience and since 2001, he has worked in the Sirowa Dental Clinic. On a regular basis, he improves his knowledge by attending further education courses both in Latvia and abroad. Few to mention:

  • 14th Congress of the European Association for Cranio – Maxillofacial surgery in Helsinki, 1998 and Bologna, 2008
  • 14th, 16th  and 17th International Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Washington, USA, 1999, in Athens, Greece, 2003 and in Vienna, Austria, 2005
  • 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th Congress of the Baltic Association for Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery in Lithuania and Estonia accordingly in 1996, 1999, 2005 and 2008 and 10th anniversary conference in Jūrmala, Latvia, 2000 – oral presentations
  • 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th Joint Symposium Riga – Rostock with main topics  -“Maxillofacial and plastic surgery”, “Maxillofacial deformities – multidisciplinary approach” and “Biomaterials and bioengineering for oral and maxillofacial surgery” in Riga, accordingly in 1995, 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009 – oral presentations
  • Different conferences and courses on maxillofacial oncology and radiology, orthognatic treatment and surgery, orthodontia and oral pathology from 1995 to 2000
  • Scientific conferences of Latvian Medical Academy and Riga Stradin’s University in Riga, in period from 2000 to 2009 – presentations of research works
  • 2nd Dental congress of Latvia in Riga, 2000 – oral presentation
  • 3rd and 4th World Latvian congress of doctors in Riga, in year 1997 and 2001
  • “Ankylos dental implant system” courses in Riga and in University of W. Goethe in Frankfurt, 2001 and live surgery demonstrations, augmentation procedures and soft tissue management in Riga, 2008
  • Joint 3rd Congress of Baltic Orthodontic Association and 4th Congress of Baltic Association for Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery in Riga, 2002 – oral presentation
  • Seminars and symposiums organized by Dentsply Friadent from 2004 to 2006
  • Workshops on plastic surgery and osseointegrated dental implants organized by Institute of Stomatology of Riga Stradin’s University in Riga, 2003 and 2004
  • 2nd Baltic Scientific Conference of Dentistry in Riga, 2007
  • 14th Dentsply Friadent World Symposium Barcelona, Spain, 2010

Additionally, he attends the dentistry courses organized by Sirowa and he has made more than 15 publications in Latvian and English.

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