Dentist, Doctor of Medical Sciences, State Prize Winner, professor
Irina Lutskaya was born in the family of an employee in 1949 in the Ukraine.
In 1972, she graduated from Bogomolets Kiev State Medical Institute, Faculty of Dentistry, with a distinction. After the graduation, she worked as a dentist in different healthcare establishments of the Ukraine. From 1974 to 1980, she was chairwoman of the City Committee of Medical Unions. From 1974 to 1978, she did a part-time PhD course at the Department of Preventive Dentistry of Donetsk State Medical Institute.
In 1979, Irina Lutskaya defended her Candidate’s thesis entitled «Characteristics of a case history and clinical status of healthy dental patients of old ages». From 1980 to 1986, she worked as an assistant at the Department of Preventive Dentistry of Donetsk Medical Institute; from 1986 to 1990 – as an associate professor, from June to December, 1990 – as a professor.
In October, 1989, she defended Doctoral thesis entitled «Age peculiarities of the mechanisms of teeth resistance to caries and ways of management».
In 1990, Irina Lutskaya started to work as head of the Department of Preventive Dentistry of Belarusian State Institute for Advanced Medical Training. She got the academic title of a professor in 1992.
Within the period of her work, Irina Lutskaya has proved herself as a qualified teacher. She improved her knowledge at Kiev Medical Institute, Moscow Institute of Dentistry, Belarusian State Institute for Advanced Medical Training (BelMAPE), scientific and methodological center «Endoecology». Continually, she did international courses on different subdivisions of dentistry.
Irina Lutskaya is a professional lecturer. She gives lectures, master-classes and seminars on a high level. Under her supervision, there have been developed the certification for practitioners and “Demands to the dentists’ qualification” being prepared and approved by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus.
Irina Lutskaya pays a lot of attention to methodological work. Under her supervision, there have been prepared and published more than 50 methodological recommendations. More than 30 instructions have been approved by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus.
Irina Lutskaya is also actively involved into clinical work. She uses present-day methods of diagnostics and treatment against stomatological diseases. She suggested using a number of modifications of diagnostics, treatment and prevention methods against dental disorders. She conducts advisory work in a hospital and healthcare establishments in Minsk and other district of the Republic. She has an attentive attitude to patients and she is respected by them. In 1992, she got the highest category as a dentist.
The areas of her scientific interest are the following ones: morphology and physiology of teeth, studying of general and local resistance of the body. The Department of Preventive Dentistry holds a leading position in the Republic of Belarus on the development and implementation of new ideas into aesthetic dentistry.
Irina Lutskaya is an author of more than 700 scientific works (some articles were published abroad), more than 40 educational and methodological guides. She received more than 45 inventor’s certificates and patents for invention. She is an author of 20 monographs on the specialty.
From 1995 to 2000, Irina Lutskaya was a secretary of the Expert Council of the Highest Attestation Board of Belarus. She was a chairwoman of the Council for the Defence of Doctoral Dissertations and a member of the Dissertation Council at Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education. She was a deputy chairwoman of the Academic Council of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus. She is a member of the attestation and expert commission of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus. Irina Lutskaya is a chief editor of the journal «Modern Dentistry» (Belarus), a member of the Editorial Committee of the journal «The Dentist» (Saint-Petesburg), the journal «The Ukrainian dental almamac», the journal «Stomatology journal» (Belarus), a member of the editorial council of the international scientific and practical journals «Journal of Diagnostics and Treatment of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology», «Dermatology. Cosmetology», the journal «Modern dentistry» (the Ukraine), the journal «The Ukrainian dental almamac».
In 1996, Irina Lutskaya got the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus for excellence in science and practical activities, and also was awarded by an honorable certificate from the Highest Attestation Commission of the Republic of Belarus in 1999, an honorable certificate of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus in 2000, an honorable certificate from the State Committee on new technologies in 2006, an honorable certificate of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus in 2011. Irina Lutskaya also got a reward for excellence in healthcare of the Republic of Belarus (1999).