On February 10, 1998, the Faculty of Dentistry of Luhansk State Medical University was opened for the first time. Educational activities were conducted in the specialty "Dentistry" with a license of 75 students.

   The initiator of the faculty was the Rector of the University, laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Honored Worker of Science and Technology, Professor Volodymyr Koveshnikov.

   The first graduation of dentists at the Faculty of Dentistry took place in 2003. Over 16 years of existence, the university has trained 746 dentists, 69 of whom are citizens of other countries.

   The first dean of the dental faculty was Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Andriy Mykhailovych Petrunya, who headed the dean's office until 2002.

   In 2009, the Department of Dentistry was opened, which trained dentists with the qualification "Specialist" and "Master". Cycles of postgraduate education were also conducted.

   Classes were held both on the basis of the regional hospital and in the leading dental institutions of the region: in dental clinics in Luhansk, Krasnodon, Severodonetsk, Chervonyi Luch, Stakhanov, Rovenky.

   In connection with the increase in human resources and the number of teachers with academic degrees in 2007, the Rector of the University, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Ivchenko Valery Konstantinovich divided one department of dentistry, which existed at that time, into three departments: , surgical and pediatric dentistry, the department of orthopedic dentistry and orthodontics, the department of dentistry of the faculty of postgraduate education of doctors.

   Due to the difficult situation in the region, higher education institutions were forced to move to quieter cities.

   In order to preserve the material base, teaching staff and continuity of the pedagogical process, according to the order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine dated 21.11.2014 № 875, DZ "LDMU" was moved to the city of Rubizhne, Luhansk region.

   The administration and the majority of the teaching staff of Luhansk State Medical University moved to the city of Rubizhne.

   Thanks to the efforts of teachers under the guidance of the Rector, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Ioffe IV the institution resumed permanent work.

   At the moment, about a thousand students study at the university. In 2016, more than three hundred young people were admitted to study.

   The Department of Dentistry is a basic structural unit of Luhansk State Medical University, Medical Faculty. In Rubizhne, the department began operating in February 2015.

   Today it is headed by an assistant, dentist, therapist of the highest category, dentist-orthopedist of the highest category, orthodontist of the highest category Patalakha Olena Valeriyivna. She graduated with honors from the First Leningrad Medical Institute named after Pavlov in 1991. Work experience in practical medicine 25 years.