Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry

History of the Department


The intensive development and specialization of the Department of Operative Dentistry, i.e. Endodontics, Periodontology,  Oral Medicine, Neuro-Dentistry stipulated the breakdown occurred in 1977 into departments of Operative  Dentistry and Pre-clinical Dentistry with course of Pediatric Dentistry (Head of the Department Professor O.I. Marchenko). He led the team having created a unique at that time manual for treatment of children’s dental diseases.


Department of Operative Dentistry of Kyiv Medical Institute in 1966 In the first row there are three heads of departments: present – I.Y.Novyk (in the center) and two upcoming – M.F.Danylevskyyi (fourth leftward) and L.O. Khomenko (the third rightward)


Serious research in pediatric dentistry has still begun in the Department of Therapeutic Stomatology of the Kyiv Medical Institute (afterwards known as National Medical University). Unique monographs and manuals have been developed on children’s treatment.
The monograph by Professor Y. Novyk published in 1971 on operative pediatric dentistry has become iconic in the field of case study. Professor M. F. Danylevskyi has created the monograph on pediatric periodontology.



Professor Isaac Y. Novyk
Professor Aleksei I. Marchenko
Professor Mykola F. Danylevskyi noted



Increased attention to pediatric dentistry and the implementation into the nomenclature of the medical specialties such specialty as “Pediatric dentist” determined the need for creation of the separated Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Pursuant to the Bogomolets Kyiv Medical Institute Rector’s Order no.17 of 16. January 1989 the Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry was founded (Head of the department – Professor Larisa Oleksandrivna Khomenko). Since the Department has been founded a new efficient stage of pediatric dentistry and dental prevention training of the students of second – fifth year of study has begun.




Department staff methodological meeting (1989)



Department staff (2009



Department staff (2014)



In 2019 the Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry of the National Bogomolets Medical University celebrated its 30 years anniversary.

Nowadays, Professor Oleksand Savychuk is the Head of the Department.