Experienced and meritorious
The head doctor Līga Apine is a dentist with over 30 years of experience. With a degree from the Academy of Medicine, the doctor is specialized in orthopaedic dentistry and has valuable experience in dental prosthetics. Dr Apine takes part in dental implantology courses on regular basis. Dr Apine has gained experience in clinics in Moscow, Estonia, Germany, and Italy. Līga regularly attends certified courses and professional seminars so to stay updated to the latest dental treatment trends. Līga will offer every patient a treatment method according to his/her abilities and means and will never reject her advice.
Līga’s hobbies are jogging, cross-country skiing and needlework.
“The most sincere gratification comes from the patients who come to the clinic with ‘hopeless’ evaluation of their own teeth but by consistent work we mutually turn ‘the hopelessness’ into a splendid smile.”
Māra graduated the Riga Stradiņš University Faculty of Dentistry and has specialised in dental prosthetics. She has built her experience working in dental clinics in America, Taiwan, Korea and Moscow. She regularly takes part in vocational training and professional courses in order to learn about the modern technologies and modern treatment methods.
Māra is the positive spirit of the clinics that charges and unites the collective.
Māra gladly enjoys both travels to the southern countries and skiing adventure. Māra loves cooking and enjoys the culture of cuisine.
“Since the moment I decided to become a dentist, I was dreaming of my own clinic. Making a clinic together with my mother has been an interesting complicate and wonderful time. Every time when entering the clinic I am feeling like at my other home. The key of my success hides in the individual approach I pay to each patient. My highest gratification is a happy patient whom I have helped at obtaining a true and beautiful smile.”
Vitaly Burnashov is our clinic’s surgeon. His skills in jaw and mouth surgery are endless – from simple tooth extraction to complex bone surgery, he can do it all. With the same care and ease he removes a moving tooth, he takes out complex wisdom tooth. The surgeon points out, that nowadays teeth should not be aggressively pulled out, but carefully, using the right tools, removed.
However, Vitaly is the most satisfied after complicated operations. He also specialises in a wide range of implant manipulations.
Vitaly’s skills and pedantic approach to every case ends in successful results and satisfied patients every day. He does not accept compromises, because he knows that a perfectly done job today will bring satisfaction for the future. Because of Vitaly’s great care and caution, his patients feel secure.
Vitaly is constantly attending world class courses and seminars to improve his knowledge and his practical skills. In the last year alone, he attended theoretical and practical courses in Cuba, Hungary and Germany.
Ruta graduated Riga Stradins University Faculty of Dentistry. She started her medical career as a dental nurse, but soon she realised that her passion is to be a dentist. She has never regretted her decision, because Ruta believes that being a dentist is her true calling.
Her biggest strengths are therapeutic dentistry and dental prosthetics. With her lovely attitude and warm smile, she successfully deals with our youngest patients as well. Ruta is very demanding with every dental work she does, so it lasts for the longest time possible. Ruta is the most satisfied when she sees her patients happy and smiling. Nothing is more satisfying than a happy patient!
Outside her work she calls Italy her biggest passion, because of the great weather and good food.
“I enjoy working with patients every day, because a job well done brings joy and satisfaction for a long time. I do my job, so that even in 10 years’ time I can look at it with pride.”
Creator of the sense of security
Ineta has been a certified dentist since 2010; she studied at Riga Stradiņš University Faculty of Dentistry. Additionally she has obtained experience at certified courses and seminars.
Ineta’s strength is endodontics. It matters to her that every patient understands the procedure of treatment and feels safe. Ineta is always beaming and openhearted to both adult and minor patients.
In her free time Ineta is interested in astrology and needlework.
“I clearly remember the moment when I decided to become a dentist. I was at the grade 11, was waiting for a bus in the terminal and suddenly it occurred to me. My family were very surprised of the idea as none of our circle was even remotely connected to medicine. However I dare say I am in my right place – I work in the profession that provided me with fulfillment, gratification and a big, big joy for the accomplished.”
Elena Steina graduated the Academy of Medicine and now she is a dentist with more than 25 years of work experience. Elena follows the latest dental trends, technology and the newest innovations in dental materials. She never misses out on a course or a seminar on the latest trends in dentistry in Latvia and abroad.
Elena has a lot of experience in therapeutic dentistry, endodontics as well as in dental prosthetics. Elena treats every patient with a special care, because she sees her work as a mission.
“I do my job responsibly, so afterwards I can feel delighted and satisfied with the result. Every filling must be placed beautifully, so it lasts for a long long time.”
Outside her job, Elena takes long walks in the nature and spends time with her family and friends.
Aira Kalnina graduated the Riga Stradins University Faculty of Dentistry and has specialised in dental prosthetics. Her experience in therapeutic dentistry and knowledge in dental prosthesis allows Aira to treat her patients with a comprehensive approach to their dental situation.
Her comprehensive view allows Aira to perform the most complex treatment plans, combining it with implants, fixed prosthesis or removable prosthesis.
Aira’s passion for dental implants involved her in several dental researches. She is also constantly following the latest dental trends. In order to be able to provide the best and most appropriate treatment to every patient, Aira regularly attends high-class conferences in Riga and abroad, to gain knowledge and experience from world class specialists.
Aira’s biggest joy is to give a patient the most beautiful smile. Nothing is more satisfying than a happy patient!
Outside her job, Aira loves to travel and spend time in nature. She likes to go for long walks with her family and cook for her friends.
Liga graduated the Riga Stradins University Faculty of Dentistry and has been working as a dentist for several years now. Dental repair and treatment, endodontics and easy extractions are not a problem for Liga. She is constantly attending courses and seminars to improve her knowledge and practical skills, so she can deliver the best treatment to her patients.
Liga’s warm smile and sweet, calming voice is so soothing, that even the smallest patients allow her to treat them.
The patient friend of children
Marina graduated Riga Stradiņš University Faculty of Dentistry. She regularly increases her knowledge by attending international congresses, seminars and courses.
Marina’s performance is characterised by the highest precision and responsibility, she is patient and smiling, especially when taking care of the minor patients.
“In dentistry I got interested in the childhood when I was taken to nice, warm-hearted and sweet female doctors. I am treating my patients with love and consideration too so that they would always feel comfortable and safe.”
Karina Skabeike is our dental hygienist with more than ten year experience. She started her career as a dental technician, but soon understood that she wants to help patients face to face. Karina worked as dental assistant for doctors in Latvia and Germany. She knows how to treat patients with periodontics and she’s interested in the newest innovations and latest trends in dentistry.
With her warm smile and cheerful attitude Karina gives joy not only to her patients, but to all of her colleagues as well!
Carer of the little toothlets
Gunita has been working as a dental hygienist for more than 10 years now. She obtained her education at the Dental Hygienist School of the Latvian Medicine Academy. Additional knowledge and experience has been acquired at the post-graduate courses of the Latvian Academy of Sciences and the Latvian Association of Dental Hygienists.
Gunita works pedantically and precisely works with every patient by professionally conducting complete oral hygiene as well as instructing the patients in everyday oral care.
Gunita is a passionate equestrian and enjoys gardening.
“My gratification comes from the patients who listen to my advice and take in consideration my advice of everyday dental care. When we meet again, they have considerably improved their oral hygiene and the progress is apparent.”
Why Dr Apine Dentistry
Experienced certified dentists
Clear prices with no hidden costs
High quality materials
Pleasant and homey atmosphere
What our customers say
“Can a dentist be your friend?
Positive! Not only is dentist Māra our professional tooth fairy but also a fantastic friend of our family.”
“If after the treatment I don’t really know where my own teeth start and end, then this is a GREAT JOB!
Thank you, Dr. Māra!”
“A nice and neat space in a good location, comfortable parking, very responsive and kind staff. Doctor Ineta Zommere – a caring and responsible dentist who radiates peace and confidence for what she is doing. Moreover she is especially patient and sweet with my three year old daughter who is not so easy to talk into dental check.”
“We are so happy about having found our family dentist at the Dr Apine Dentistry. The warm-hearted and professional doctor Māra who will always suggest the most effective way of treatment; the homey premises and the responsive staff are the things that create the great atmosphere to which one wishes to come back not to be afraid of:)”
“Thank You for the good service at Your clinic. Your office was as modern as the best one in our city. The quality was also the best! We gladly recommend your clinic to all of our friends.”
“The staff were very professional and nice. The clinic was nice and service was good. Also location of the clinic is near the airport. I highly recommend it.”
“The treatment I received at Dr. Apines clinic in Riga was state of the art and professionel. I felt in good hands every step of the way.”
“I highly recommend Dr.Apine dental clinic. The engagement of the staff and the professional services provided are one of the best I have ever experienced. I appriciate that prior each procedure, dentist gave information about the following process. I left Riga with a great smile!”
“When I arrived to Dr.Apine dental clinic I was greeted by Mara Apine, she instantly made me feel at home and as nobody likes the dentist it was very reassuring. The treatment was carried out in a totally professionnal manner and I would gladly visit Dr.Apine dental clinic again.”