The Lithuanian Dental Chamber (hereinafter – Chamber) is a non-profit public legal entity of limited civil liability, which unites dentists and oral care specialists, as well as implements their self-governance.
MISSION – to unite and represent members of the Chamber on a local, regional, national and international level, and take care of the development and progress of oral health care activities.
VISION – to become an equal partner of state and oral health care institutions when addressing issues related to the organization and regulation of oral health care activities, and when forming a national policy in this field. To acquire competencies equal to those of European organizations.
Objectives and functions
According to the Law of the Lithuanian Dental Chamber, the following are the most important objectives, functions and rights of the Chamber:
  • to implement self-governance of oral health care professionals and coordinate its activities;
  • to carry out strategic oral health care tasks in the National health system;
  • to take care of the development of oral health care activities in the Republic of Lithuania, as well as the education of patients, continuous professional training and qualification improvement of dentists, and medical culture;
  • to prepare draft laws on matters related to professional activities of dentists and dental auxiliaries, as well as provide these draft laws to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania; 
  • to ensure that members of the Chamber are properly carrying out their professional duties, as well as complying with the Professional Code of Ethics for Dental Professionals and Chamber's Statute;
  • together with colleges, to address issues related to the formal education of dental auxiliaries;
  • to address issues related to the informal education of dentists and dental auxiliaries;
  • to organize the improvement of professional skills of its members, to establish qualification improvement procedures and control its compliance;
  • to carry out other functions provided in the Dental Chamber's Statute and the legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania.
  • to represent the interests of its members in state and municipal institutions when addressing the issues of oral health care activity organization, financing, pricing, etc.;
  • to organize courses, seminars and other training and continuous professional development events for dentists;
  • to develop and support priority directions for dental science, to research the demand for dentists, and to participate in the preparation of dental study programs organized by educational institutions;
  • other rights established by the legal acts and the Chamber's Statute.