This programme is designed for students who have completed their fourth year of a dentistry degree, fifth-year students or students who have recently graduated with little or no experience in clinical practice.
- Give students the opportunity to carry out basic dental practices at the UIC Dental Clinic.
- Acquire the skills required to perform diagnosis and examination of a patient.
- Introduce the students to clinical practice in order to perform removable prosthetics.
- Facilitate learning through clinical practice to perform restorative treatments such as type I, II, III, IV, V fillings and reconstructions with implants.
- Enable students to carry out basic clinical root canal treatments.
- Train students in basic surgery, simple tooth and residual root extraction.
- Enable students to identify different types of periodontal diseases, their aetiology and clinical characteristics, ensuring the student is able to diagnose periodontal diseases and treat primary and moderate forms.
- Give students the chance to carry out clinical practice for basic periodontal treatments.
- Enable students to educate and motivate the patient throughout each stage of periodontal treatment and, in particular, during the maintenance stage.
Competences to be acquired by students
- Be able to identify the patient’s concerns and expectations, as well as communicating effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing, with patients, family members and other professionals.
- Be able to share information with other healthcare professionals and work in a team.
- Understand the importance of maintaining and using patient information records for analysis, while keeping data confidential.
- Obtain and prepare a medical history ensuring all the relevant information is included
- Be able to perform a full mouth examination, including any X-ray and complementary examination tests deemed necessary, as well as taking any appropriate clinical references.
- Be capable of performing a sound initial diagnosis and planning a reasoned diagnostic strategy; capable of recognising situations requiring urgent dental treatment.
- Acquire clinical experience under appropriate supervision.
- Perform X-ray tests necessary for dental practice, interpret the images captured and become familiar with other relevant image diagnosis techniques.
- Identify the main cause of trouble and the history of the current illness. Perform a general medical history on the patient and create a clinical record truly reflecting the patient record.
- Manage, distinguish and choose dental materials and instruments.
- Become familiar with dental biomaterials: how to use them, properties, indications, allergies, biocompatibility, toxicity, waste disposal and environmental impact.
- Become familiar with and use basic equipment and instruments for dental practice
- Take and interpret x-rays and other image-based procedures relevant for dental practice.
- Determine and identify the aesthetic requirements of the patient and be able to address their concerns.
- Apply local anaesthesia techniques.
- Prepare and isolate the operating field
- Assess and treat the patient with cavities or any other non-carious dental disease and be able to use all the materials designed to restore the shape, function and aesthetics of the tooth in patients of all ages.
- Perform root canal treatments and apply procedures to maintain pulp vitality.
- Be able to identify the components of a complete tissue-supported prosthesis.
- Be able to define the concept of biological parameters and to understand their classification.
- Be able to define the biological parameters specific to natural teeth in terms of colour, shape, size, angulation and cusp.
- Become familiar with the concept of tooth-supported and tissue-supported partial removable prosthesis.
- Become familiar with the indications of a partially removable prosthesis.
- The student should become competent in performing periodontal examinations and diagnoses.
- Become competent in performing a serial X-ray examination.
- Acquire the skills required for periodontal maintenance treatments.
Students who have completed the fourth year of their degree in Dentistry, final-year undergraduate Dentistry students and recent graduates in Dentistry.