Recent advances in communication technologies mean that long-distance communication is now possible with an ease that was unthinkable only a few years ago. The use of such technologies therefore means that the majority of training activities in a postgraduate course can be performed remotely with no need for direct physical contact.
As a result, the main benefit of this course is that it provides access to high-level postgraduate training for those people who are unable to physically relocate to another university for two years, thereby allowing students to maintain family and/or work-related bonds while giving them the opportunity to invest the time and dedication required to achieve the training objectives proposed by this course.
Although the unique nature of dentistry requires a minimum physical presence at the UIC, this can be scheduled for each student individually, thereby minimising disruption to their family and/or working life.
This course requires a minimum dedication of two hours per day plus working time at weekends. Communication is conducted by videoconference using the Webex system and teaching sessions are held daily by way of seminars.
The main aim of the course is to train students in current concepts of dental restoration. To this end, the following specific objectives have been established:
- Know in depth the anatomy and physiology of the dental organ.
- Distinguish the different pathologies that affect the dental organ, establishing its etiopathogenesis.
- Know the properties of the different materials used in dental restoration.
- Know in depth the bases of dental adhesion to different tissues and materials
- Know the bases of aesthetic diagnosis
- Learn how to handle the techniques of making restorations in the laboratory
- Learn to use the latest CAD-CAM techniques in prosthesis and dental restoration
- Know and use the different clinical techniques of direct and indirect dental surgery
- Establish criteria for selecting cases and planning dental restoration treatments.
- Know the properties of the different materials used in prostheses on implants.
- Establish criteria for selecting cases and planning prosthetic treatments on implants.
- Learn how to use training and information systems on dental restoration.
- Know the basics of tooth whitening and learn to use clinical and ambulatory techniques
- Relate dental restoration with dental orthodontics for the integrated treatment of the patient.
- Relate dental restoration with periodontics for the integrated treatment of the patient.
- Distinguish the different pathologies that affect the temporo-mandibular joint, establishing its etiopathogenesis.
- Enter the research in dental restoration.
Degree holders in:
- Medicine (with a specialisation in Stomatology)
On-line Masters in Aesthetic Dentistry from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.