Residencia Clínica en Implantología Oral

Type of programme
Postgraduate degrees
1 academic year
€14,272.00* (1r curso 2023-2024) *Sujeto a revisión cada año.
Spanish (secondary language: English)
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Prospective students

Degree holders in:

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine (with a specialisation in Stomatology)

Course Objectives

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of implant surgery and implant prosthetics, both with regard to diagnosis and planning, as well as surgery and prosthodontic restoration. By the end of course, students will be able to draft and carry out treatment plans for patients who require dental implants with skill and confidence.


Introduction to the course

This year-long academic programme provides students with both theoretical and practical knowledge. The theory side will mainly be taught through literature reviews and presentations on clinical cases. The dental industry will have significant involvement with students during the programme, which means students will have the chance to see implants from leading commercial brands. The most important part of the clinical residency is applying the theory in the university clinic, and students will have the chance to plan and provide a comprehensive treatment plan to patients.


Instruments and materials requireds:


Required instruments and materials

General information

The Clinical Residency is a course that involves a significant amount of time in the clinic. You must have the material detailed below to ensure you can complete the course correctly.

At the beginning of the course we will organise visits from major brands, who usually offer special discounts for students.

Students will work in pairs, which means some of the material can be shared (e.g. cameras). This is one option, although we recommend that each student has their own personal equipment.

General material for daily use

  • - Windows or Apple laptop
  • - Keynote or PowerPoint presentation programs
  • - Memory stick (USB pen drive) with at least 32 GB

Clinical material

The University Dental Clinic (UCD) will provide students with a uniform. The UCD will provide all the disposable materials required for patient care (alginate, silicone, sutures, gauze, etc.) and the equipment for implants from a range of different brands.

Materials to be purchased by the student:

  • Specific clinic footwear
  • Intraoral mirrors and retractors: Intraoral mirrors (occlusal and lateral) and separators
  • Reflex camera: Example of a Nikon reflex camera D3500 + Macro lens 105mm + Sigma ring flash or  Canon E50 reflex camera + Lens Canon macro lens 100mm + Canon ring flash
  • Semi adjustable articulator We recommend the Artex semi adjustable articulator

Rotary instruments:

  • Turbine and Midwest (M4) adapter
  • Contra-angle
  • Handpiece
  • Micromotor

Laboratory instruments:

  • Wax spatula
  • Lecron carver
  • Electronic spatula for wax modelling optional

Intraoral radiography date:

  • The Planmeca digital development system is installed in the CUO. They should acquire and use the reusable plates of the same brand (Size 2)

Surgical instrument box

Students must have a surgical instrument box, suitable for autoclave sterilisation, in which to keep their instruments. The surgical instruments should be as specified on the list, but they can come from different manufacturers or be better quality. As mentioned above, we will receive visits from different companies at the beginning of the course, and they will present their equipment and special offers to buy them. Students are free to choose the equipment they want.

The recommended (mandatory) minimum instrumentation for implant placement is as follows:

  • Sterilisable surgical instrument box. The box should be big enough to hold all the required surgical instruments 
  • Mouth mirror
  • Periodontal probe (UNC-15)
  • Minnesota retractor
  • Round scalpel handle (NOT flat)
  • Prichard periosteal
  • Freer periosteal elevator
  • Adson forceps without teeth
  • Adson forceps with teeth
  • Iris scissors (straight)
  • Lucas surgical curettes #85 (1), #86 (1), #87 (1)
  • Molt surgical curette
  • Straight (1) and curved (1) Mosquito forceps
  • Crile-wood needle holder
  • LaGrange scissors
  • Field forceps (4) 

Highly recommended additional materials:

  • Farabeuf retractors
  • Low quality needle holder
  • Needle clamp
  • Langenbeck retractor
  • Tray
  • Mouth props in S, M, L 

Students must have this equipment for the start of the course, the surgical instrument box will be required from 1st. November onwards. 

To access the CUO, the student must bring:

— Personal protection face screen

— Full protection glasses, except in the case of wearing corrective glasses or magnifying glasses. In this case the full protection glasses are not necessary. All other material of special protection will be provided by the clinic.

Study programme and subjects 2023-2024

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Applied Clinical Implantology Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 4
Clinical Implantology Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 4
Clinical Practice Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 16
Prosthodontic Planification in Implantology Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Surgical Planification in Implantology Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 6
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Prerequisites & admissions

Application for admissions

Preregistration: from January onwards.

If you are interested in studying this Clinical Residence, you must do the following:

  1. Fill in the application form which you must request from

  2. Send by post or hand in the necessary documentation to the Faculty of Dentistry.

Entrance Examinations

Admission tests consist of a weighted assessment of the student’s academic record and personal profile, in addition to an assessment of the student’s motivations and skills through the following criteria:

  1. Analysis of the student’s curriculum vitae.

  2. Knowledge of English.

  3. In-person interview in which the applicant’s personal profile and aptitudes will be evaluated.

Required documentation

  1. Pre-registration sheet correctly filled in.

  2. Certified photocopy of the student’s corresponding degree certificate (with certification)*.

  3. Academic certificate of the student’s qualifications (original or certified photocopies)*.

  4. Photocopy of the student’s National Identity Document (DNI) or Passport.

  5. €90** payable by bank transfer, with proof of payment.

  6. (except former UIC undergraduate students).

  7. CV containing a list of courses and conferences attended.

  8. Letter/s of recommendation (not compulsory).

*For students from outside the European Union, qualifications such as their degree certificate must be certified diplomatically or must have the Hague Apostille attached to them. (Homologated/officially recognised qualification is not required).

Candidates who are in the last year of their degree programme should provide a list of qualifications to date before they register.

**Non-refundable management fees.

Please send your documents to:

Sra. Cristina Junquera

Sra. Paola Lago
Facultad de Odontología
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Edifici Hospital General 
Josep Trueta, s/n
08195 Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona)


Grants & financial aid


Members of the UIC Alumni are entitled to a 5% discount.