The Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry offers a wide range of activities involving both clinical practice and theory. This training covers the full range of restorative treatments, with a special emphasis on the oral rehabilitation of teeth and implants, including training in new rehabilitation techniques such as immediate loading, digitalisation in dentistry and CAD-CAM systems, among others. The course programme also includes specific training related to functional disorders of the masticatory system.
This Master's degree aims to treat patients through an aesthetically guided perspective. This involves two stages:
During the first year, students must gain the skills they need to partially rehabilitate teeth, using both direct and indirect techniques on front and back teeth
During the second year, these techniques will be translated to cosmetically complex oral rehabilitation.
All candidates who meet the general requirements for access to the degree will be apt to apply for admission. This is the admission profile:
- Holders of a degree in Dentistry or Medicine specialising in Stomatology.
- Holders of a degree from educational systems outside the European Area of Higher Education. They don’t need to be recognised, as the University will validate whether they guarantee a level of training equivalent to the corresponding Spanish official degrees in Dentistry or Medicine specialising in Stomatology, and which provide access to postgraduate learning in the country that has issued the degree.
- English language, level B1 according to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
- Vocation for science and research.
- Quickness at decision making.
- A responsible character and sensitiveness in the face of the pain of other people.
- Team work.
Competences. Course objective
The following are the skills that the students of the Master’s Degree in Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry should have acquired by the end of their training programme:
- To have – and comprehend – the kind of knowledge that provides the base or opportunity to be original in the development and/or application of ideas, often within a context of research.
- To be able to apply the knowledge acquired and have the ability to solve problems in new or little-known environments within wider (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
- To integrate knowledge and face the complexity involved in making judgements from information that, being incomplete or limited, may include thoughts on the social and ethic responsibilities linked to the application of one’s knowledge and judgement.
- To be able to communicate in a clear and unambiguous way one’s conclusions, and the final knowledge and reasons that support them, to specialised and non-specialised audiences.
- To have the learning skills that help to continue studying in a way that, in great measure, will have to be self-directed or autonomous.
- To conduct a correct extraoral analysis and diagnosis, underlining those aesthetic and functional aspects of the teeth and soft tissues of the lower third of the face, as well as the clinical and laboratory analyses and diagnoses, carrying out diagnostic and therapeutic wax-ups on models, in order to obtain the rehabilitation of their dental occlusion in a functional and aesthetic balance, taking into account multidisciplinary factors of the masticatory apparatus.
- To be competent to discharge one’s duty as a clinical professional and/or researcher in the field of restorative aesthetic dentistry, acting as a true specialist or expert in the field; to be able to diagnose, treat, prevent and research into oral disorders and to keep up to date with diagnostic and therapeutic advances that may develop throughout one’s professional career.
- To carry out selective grinding of teeth in order to obtain a balance between the mandibular dynamics and the dental occlusion, and to make splints for articular and occlusal protection in cases where the pathology may require it.
- To acquire the skills to make oral preparations over mucosas, over teeth and over dental implants, in order to make stomatological prostheses in patients who present advanced and multidisciplinary oral disorders; and to identify and carry out the procedures and the different checks on the prosthetic components during their whole elaboration process.
- To be able to make public presentations about own clinical cases based on scientific literature, using correctly the scientific terminology related with the temporomandibular dysfunction and the restorative aesthetic dentistry.
- To acquire the scientific criteria to choose the type of material with which the stomatological prosthesis to be placed in the patient is made, and to learn to update constantly the knowledge about the dental biomaterials used in the field of restorative aesthetic dentistry, being acquainted with the handling, properties, indications, biocompatibilities, toxicity and environmental impact.
- To have the ability to search, organise and analyse, from a critical point of view and using biomedical information sources, the scientific literature on issues related to temporomandibular dysfunction and restorative aesthetic dentistry, in order to keep progressing along the continuing training process in a self-directed or autonomous way.
- To be able to apply the epistemological, ethico-deontological, legislative and humanitarian foundations to the exercise of research and dissemination of scientific data in the field of restorative aesthetic dentistry.
- To recognise and interpret the specialised imaging and diagnostic techniques that may be relevant in research, and to be able to apply biocomputing and the new technologies in the field of prosthetic and restorative dentistry, and implantoprosthesis.
- To acquire the skills involved in the application of the scientific method, and to apply the knowledge obtained when solving problems within a scientific sphere. To learn to develop research projects both at the in vitro and the in vivo levels, within the fields of mechanics, biology and microbiology applied to prosthetic and restorative dentistry, and implantoprosthesis.
- To be autonomous in the development and application of the new technologies in restorative aesthetic dentistry and in the search of new scientific information, and to acquire the skills involved in evaluation, and to carry out the research projects and development offered by the industry ethically, managing economic and human resources, and to get to know the strategic bases for the transfer of new knowledge to industry.
- To update the knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology in order to apply them to research in restorative aesthetic dentistry and biomaterials, to improve in the development of new techniques and treatments within the speciality.
- To possess the ability to communicate with one’s patients so as to be able to explain, with scientific criteria but understandable language, the diagnosis, the treatment plan and prognosis in pathologies that will normally have an advanced or multidisciplinary profile.
- To have autonomy to carry out the anamnesis and the oral explorations in patients with pathologies that could be of an advanced or multidisciplinary nature; filling in the clinical record and its clinical progress with the scientific language and terminology expected from a professional in restorative aesthetic dentistry.
- To be able to apply the protocols laid down by the University Dental Clinic (CUO) regarding the diagnosis, the complementary explorations and the treatment of patients, as well as the planning, taking into account that the patients to whom they are aimed present pathologies with advanced or multidisciplinary profiles.
- To be able to apply the protocols of use of appliances of the dental workshop/laboratory while carrying out the relevant procedures to help in the making of the oral rehabilitation or of the standard treatments of a dentist specialising in restoration.