The Faculty of Dentistry has launched the bachelor's degree in Dentistry English programme. The first two years will be taught exclusively in English, and from the third year onwards, students will join the overall programme. In their third year students will begin to do work experience in the University Dental Clinic, therefore they will need to have learned Spanish during their first two years.
UIC Barcelona Language Service will offer them the appropriate courses to achieve this.
The Degree in Dentistry at UIC Barcelona equips students with thorough scientific knowledge, technical skills and the ability to effectively apply them to the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of a wide range of dental diseases and ailments.
The programme addresses topics in dental structure and function, biomechanics of the normal and affected dental apparatus, as well as the most innovative techniques and procedures used in the treatment of abnormalities.
The curriculum emphasises skills in the basic sciences, so that students graduate with a solid scientific background and extensive experience confronting practical challenges before receiving their degree. UIC Barcelona's University Dental Clinic is equipped with the modern technology that proper dental treatment now calls for.
The fundamental objective of the curriculum for the Dentistry Degree at UIC Barcelona is to train professionals who are able to apply the scientific knowledge and technical skills they have acquired to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of oral diseases, ethically, efficiently and safely. Professionals should understand the need for professional development and lifelong learning, should be able to efficiently use advances in knowledge and technology and understand the central role played by the patient in therapeutic decision-making.
Applicants to the Dentistry Degree must have a baccalaureate or similar level of studies and that have passed the university entrance examination, without prejudice to any other entrance mechanisms stipulated by the current or future regulations on access to undergraduate degrees.
Recommended intake profile
All candidates who meet the general requirements can apply to be admitted to the degree. However, the recommended intake profile is a person with previous studies in the field of healthcare sciences, with a vocation for science and healthcare and particularly in possession of the following qualities:
- Discipline, memory and dedication
- Flexible decision-making
- Psychological qualities and empathy
- Emotionally balanced
- Interest in research
- Responsible and with good observational skills
- Team work
- Sensitivity to the pain of others
The competences listed below describe the basic levels of knowledge, attitudes, conduct and necessary technical skills that our students should have after obtaining their degree, showing they are ready to face the complete range of situations that will present themselves to them during their general professional practice:
- Professional conduct: Dentists should possess an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the wide issues affecting the practice of dentistry; be competent in a wide area of skills, including the search, research, analysis, problem solving, handling of materials and instruments, planning, communication, coordination and team work; and the understanding of the relevance of the latter in this practice.
- Ethics and jurisprudence: Dentists should have an accurate knowledge and understanding of the moral and ethical responsibilities involved in the provision of health to the individual and the community, as well as of the current legislation applicable to the practice of dentistry.
Communication and personal skills
Basic knowledge, management of information and critical thought
Dentists should have the competence to conduct and register a general clinical record, and an oral and dental record, about the situation of the patient. This should include biological, medical, psychological and social information to enable the evaluation of the oral situation of patients of all ages. Dentists should have the competence to carry out an adequate physical examination, to interpret the clinical findings, and to ask for the complementary diagnostic tests that they may consider relevant.
Diagnosis and planning of treatment
Establishment and maintenance of oral health
- To educate patients and carry out a complete primary health care in patients of all ages and conditions. This underlines the current concepts of prevention and treatment of oral diseases, and endorses the need of a systemic and oral maintenance of health.
- To diagnose and treat diseases and alterations of the oral mucosa, maxillary bones and salivary glands that could be more frequent in patients of all ages and conditions.
- To treat alterations or diseases that may require simple surgical techniques in hard and soft tissues with patients of all ages and conditions.
- To treat periodontal diseases of patients of all ages and conditions.
- To treat cariogenic and non-cariogenic dental pathology, including pulp and periradicular pathology, of patients of all ages and conditions.
- To restore or replace teeth with the aim of providing an acceptable form, function and aesthetic appearance in patients of all ages and conditions.
- To treat malocclusions in primary, mixed or permanent dentition, in a limited way and in patients of all ages and conditions.
- To use the relevant techniques for the treatment and control of orofacial pain and the anxiety associated with dental treatment in patients of all ages and conditions.
- To prevent and treat effectively most conditions of medical and dental urgency that may occur and that are associated with the practice of dentistry in patients of all ages and conditions.
- To carry out multidisciplinary, sequential and integrated treatment, of limited complexity, in patients of all ages and conditions.