Bachelor's Degree in Dentistry (Spanish Programme)

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Type of programme
Official degrees
Duration
10 semesters
Credits
300 ECTS
Price
€245.00 / ECTS x 60 = €14,700.00* (1r course 2021-2022). *Subject to change each year.
Places
120
Schedule
Morning and afternoon
Language
Catalan, Spanish and some subjects in English
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Academic Accreditation

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dentistry by Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
We are passionate people, we are dentists

Prepare for more career opportunities

At UIC Barcelona, we are aware of the changes that dentistry has gone through in recent years. You will be up to date to work in:

  • Private dentistry office
  • Dentistry care as an employee or associate
  • Public healthcare network
  • Private hospital centres with dentistry service
  • Dental company advice
  • Research in all fields of dentistry
  • Teaching at universities and specialised centres
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Professors and lecturers active in their fields

The teaching team in the Faculty of Dentistry consists of professors and lecturers who combine their teaching with exercising their profession in specialist centres. They are also involved in important research activities both inside and outside the university. Direct contact with professional practice allows our professors and lecturers to transmit a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and human overview of the reality in the sector to students.

Presentation

The Bachelor's Degree in Dentistry at UIC Barcelona will help you become a future professional who is capable of using good judgement and technical skill to prevent, treat and rehabilitate oral and dental disease. The solid academic education we provide is complemented by intensive hands-on training in the University Dental Clinic right from year one.

The programme provides knowledge of the structure and function of the oral cavity and teeth, the biomechanics of a normal and pathological dental apparatus and the most innovative techniques and procedures for treating these conditions.

Our curriculum places particular emphasis on basic sciences. We believe that, in order to achieve a solid scientific education, you must face practical challenges before graduation. Our University Dental Clinic is equipped with the cutting-edge technology required in 21st-century dentistry.

Objectives

Our education is target-based. The Bachelor's Degree in Dentistry will provide:

  1. The ability to appreciate the need for professional development and continuing education.
  2. The ability to efficiently use advances in knowledge and technology.
  3. The values necessary for understanding the patient's central role in the therapeutic decision-making process.

Who is it intended for? Prospective students

If you have a calling to serve society in the area of health and science, this could be the right profession for you. We do, however, recommend that prospective students have a background in health sciences.

At UIC Barcelona, we work to enhance the following abilities:

  • Discipline, memory and dedication
  • Quick decision-making skills
  • Psychological skills and empathy
  • Emotional balance
  • An interest in research
  • Responsibility and observation
  • Teamwork
  • Empathy towards other people's pain
  • Resilience

Competences: Graduates

By the time you finish your degree you will have acquired the competences necessary to work as a dentist.

These competences comprise the knowledge, attitudes, behaviour and technical skills you need at graduation to deal with the full range of situations that may surface in everyday practice:

Professionalism

Professional conduct
As a dentist you must have up-to-date knowledge and understand the broad range of issues affecting dentistry. You must be proficient in a wide variety of skills: searching, research, analysis, problem solving, the handling of materials and instruments, planning, communication, coordination and teamwork, and understand how they are relevant to dentistry.

 

Ethics and case law

As a dentist you must be aware of and understand the moral and ethical responsibilities involved in providing individual and community health care, as well as the current regulations governing dentistry.

Communication and personal skills

As a dentist you must be able to competently establish effective communication with patients, family members and close relatives, as well as with other health professionals involved in patient care.

Basic knowledge, information handling and critical thinking

As a dentist you must have sufficient knowledge and understanding of basic biomedical, general medical, technical and clinical sciences in order to understand the normal and pathological conditions relevant to dentistry. You must also know how to competently apply this information in critical situations.

Compilation of clinical information

As a dentist you must be proficient when it comes to taking and recording a patient's general clinical and oral health record. This will include biological, medical, psychological and social information needed to assess the oral health of patients of all ages. You must be able to perform an appropriate physical examination, interpret the clinical findings and order any additional diagnostic tests that you feel are necessary.

Diagnosis and treatment planning

As a dentist you must be competent when it comes to making decisions, providing rationale and performing clinical trials aimed at developing a provisional or confirmed diagnosis of the disease, including the interpretation of the patient's clinical records and data from clinical examinations, X-rays or any other diagnostic test. You must be able to formulate diagnoses and treatment plans for patients of all ages and conditions.

Achieving and maintaining good oral health

By the time you finish your degree you must be able to:

  1. Educate patients and provide patients of all ages and conditions comprehensive primary care that emphasises the present notions of oral disease prevention and treatment and stresses the need to maintain both overall and oral health.
  2. Diagnose and treat the most common diseases and disorders affecting the oral mucosa, jaw bone and salivary gland in patients of all ages and conditions.
  3. Treat disorders and diseases that require the use of simple surgical techniques on hard and soft tissue in patients of all ages and conditions.
  4. Treat periodontal disease in patients of all ages and conditions.
  5. Treat cariogenic and non-cariogenic dental pathology, including pulp and periradicular disease in patients of all ages and conditions.
  6. Restore and replace teeth, ensuring that they have an acceptable shape, function and appearance, in patients of all ages and conditions.
  7. Treat, to a limited extent, maloclussions in primary, mixed and permanent dentition in patients of all ages and conditions.
  8. Use adequate techniques to mitigate and treat orofacial pain and the anxiety associated with dental treatment in patients of all ages and conditions.
  9. Effectively prevent and treat most emergency medical and dental situations that may be associated with dentistry in patients of all ages and conditions.
  10. Provide uncomplicated, multidisciplinary, sequential and integrated treatment to patients of all ages and conditions.
Health promotion

By the end of your degree you must be able to achieve the highest level of oral health possible at both individual and community level.

Academic accreditation

Holder of a degree in Dentistry from UIC Barcelona.

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Anthropology Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Human Biology 1 Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Human Biology 2 Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Structure and Function of Head and Neck Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Structure and Function of the Human Body Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Communication and Psychology Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Dental Structure and Function Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
English for Dentistry 1 Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Epidemiology and Statistics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Microbiology and Immunology Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Classroom Ethics Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Subjects in course 2 Type Term ECTS
Clinical Introduction Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Dental Pathology Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Dentistry Materials Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
General Surgical Pathology 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Pharmacology Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Preventive Dentistry 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Anaesthesia in Dentistry Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Applied Bioethics Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Basic Periodontics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
General Anatomical Pathology Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 1
General Surgical Pathology 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Occlusion Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Operative Dentistry Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Preventive Dentistry 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Public Health Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 1
Subjects in course 3 Type Term ECTS
Endodontics Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Masticatory System Dysfunction Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Oral Surgical Pathology 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Orthodontics 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 7
Paediatric Dentistry 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 5
Prosthodontics 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Advanced Periodontics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Introduction to Restorative Dentistry Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Maxillofacial and Oral Medicine Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Orthodontics 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Paediatric Dentistry 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Prosthodontics 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 4 Type Term ECTS
English for Dentistry 2 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Medical-Surgical Pathology and Oral Implantology 2 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Orthodontics 3 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Paediatric Dentistry 3 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Periodontics Seminar 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Prosthodontics 3 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Restorative Dentistry 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Advanced Dentistry Materials Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Dental Traumatology Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Summer Voluntary Clinical Practice in Dentistry Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Voluntary Clinical Practice in Dentistry - Saturdays Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Medical-Surgical Pathology and Oral Implantology 3 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Prosthodontics 4 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Restorative Dentistry 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 5 Type Term ECTS
End of Degree Paper Type: TF Term: First semester ECTS: 3
English for Dentistry 3 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
General Dentistry Type: PR Term: First semester ECTS: 12
Gerodontology Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Legal and Forensic Dentistry Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Orthodontics 4 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Paediatric Dentistry 4 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Community Dentistry Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Dentistry for Special Patients Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
End of Degree Presentation Type: TF Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
General Dentistry Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 12
Periodontics Seminar 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Radiodiagnosis Facilities Manager Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Dental Aesthetics Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Endodontic Decision-Making Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Health Management Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
History of Dentistry Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Implant Prosthetics Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Multidisciplinary Surgery Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Otolaryngology for Dentists Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Teachers

Internship

Objectives

Our education is target-based. The Bachelor's Degree in Dentistry will provide:

  1. The ability to appreciate the need for professional development and continuing education.
  2. The ability to efficiently use advances in knowledge and technology.
  3. The values necessary for understanding the patient's central role in the therapeutic decision-making process.

Who is it intended for? Prospective students

If you have a calling to serve society in the area of health and science, this could be the right profession for you. We do, however, recommend that prospective students have a background in health sciences.

At UIC Barcelona, we work to enhance the following abilities:

  • Discipline, memory and dedication
  • Quick decision-making skills
  • Psychological skills and empathy
  • Emotional balance
  • An interest in research
  • Responsibility and observation
  • Teamwork
  • Empathy towards other people's pain
  • Resilience

Competences: Graduates

By the time you finish your degree you will have acquired the competences necessary to work as a dentist.

These competences comprise the knowledge, attitudes, behaviour and technical skills you need at graduation to deal with the full range of situations that may surface in everyday practice:

Professionalism

Professional conduct
As a dentist you must have up-to-date knowledge and understand the broad range of issues affecting dentistry. You must be proficient in a wide variety of skills: searching, research, analysis, problem solving, the handling of materials and instruments, planning, communication, coordination and teamwork, and understand how they are relevant to dentistry.

Ethics and case law

As a dentist you must be aware of and understand the moral and ethical responsibilities involved in providing individual and community health care, as well as the current regulations governing dentistry.

Communication and personal skills

As a dentist you must be able to competently establish effective communication with patients, family members and close relatives, as well as with other health professionals involved in patient care.

Basic knowledge, information handling and critical thinking

As a dentist you must have sufficient knowledge and understanding of basic biomedical, general medical, technical and clinical sciences in order to understand the normal and pathological conditions relevant to dentistry. You must also know how to competently apply this information in critical situations.

Compilation of clinical information

As a dentist you must be proficient when it comes to taking and recording a patient's general clinical and oral health record. This will include biological, medical, psychological and social information needed to assess the oral health of patients of all ages. You must be able to perform an appropriate physical examination, interpret the clinical findings and order any additional diagnostic tests that you feel are necessary.

Diagnosis and treatment planning

As a dentist you must be competent when it comes to making decisions, providing rationale and performing clinical trials aimed at developing a provisional or confirmed diagnosis of the disease, including the interpretation of the patient's clinical records and data from clinical examinations, X-rays or any other diagnostic test. You must be able to formulate diagnoses and treatment plans for patients of all ages and conditions.

Achieving and maintaining good oral health

By the time you finish your degree you must be able to:

  1. Educate patients and provide patients of all ages and conditions comprehensive primary care that emphasises the present notions of oral disease prevention and treatment and stresses the need to maintain both overall and oral health.
  2. Diagnose and treat the most common diseases and disorders affecting the oral mucosa, jaw bone and salivary gland in patients of all ages and conditions.
  3. Treat disorders and diseases that require the use of simple surgical techniques on hard and soft tissue in patients of all ages and conditions.
  4. Treat periodontal disease in patients of all ages and conditions.
  5. Treat cariogenic and non-cariogenic dental pathology, including pulp and periradicular disease in patients of all ages and conditions.
  6. Restore and replace teeth, ensuring that they have an acceptable shape, function and appearance, in patients of all ages and conditions.
  7. Treat, to a limited extent, maloclussions in primary, mixed and permanent dentition in patients of all ages and conditions.
  8. Use adequate techniques to mitigate and treat orofacial pain and the anxiety associated with dental treatment in patients of all ages and conditions.
  9. Effectively prevent and treat most emergency medical and dental situations that may be associated with dentistry in patients of all ages and conditions.
  10. Provide uncomplicated, multidisciplinary, sequential and integrated treatment to patients of all ages and conditions.
Health promotion

By the end of your degree you must be able to achieve the highest level of oral health possible at both individual and community level.

Academic accreditation

Holder of a degree in Dentistry from UIC Barcelona.

Job opportunities

With the Bachelor's Degree in Dentistry from UIC Barcelona, you will be able to pursue job opportunities in three main areas:

Healthcare
  • Your own dentistry office
  • Dental care in clinics as an employee or consultant
  • National healthcare network
  • Private hospitals that provide dental services
Teaching
  • Universities
  • Specialised centres
  • Vocational training courses
Research
  • Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Implantology
  • Cosmetic dentistry

Prerequisites & admissions

Grants & financial aid

International mobility

Study abroad

Study abroad temporarily

As a student in this degree programme, you may complete part of your degree or a work experience placement abroad and receive academic recognition.

Spend a semester or a full academic year at one of your Faculty’s partner universities or find a company abroad to do an internship. You may also:

For information about everything you need to do before, during and after your mobility stay, check out the "Study abroad" section and download all the documentation specific to your Faculty:

Study with us

Study with us temporarily

If you are studying at another Spanish or foreign university, you can come to UIC Barcelona to study temporarily for one semester or a full academic year.

Visit the “International exchange students site” for more information and, download here all the specific documentation of this faculty: