Course in Advanced Comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry

Type of programme
Specialization courses
between 13-06-2022 and 17-06-2022
€500.00 / ECTS x 4 = €2,000.00. *Prices corresponding to the 2021-2022 academic year.
From 10.00 a.m. until 8.00 p.m.
Spanish (secondary language: English)
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This course is intended for graduates who wish to get to find out about the latest treatments available for paediatric patients and how to carry out a diagnosis and treatment on paediatric patients.

Course objectives

  • Provide all the means to be able to educate from pregnancy and establish habits of diet and hygiene from conception.  In turn, explain the different strategies to manage the behaviour of patients under 3 years of age, as well as carrying out proper diagnosis, treatment plan and restorative options appropriate to their age. 
  • Establish major concepts for diagnosis and treatment of young permanent teeth
  • Analyse the potential for and the mechanism of pulpal repair and regeneration as well as the disinfection techniques required to optimise these possibilities.
  • Assess the indications of direct and indirect restorations in permanent teeth. 
  • Incorporate stratification techniques of anterior teeth.
  • Establish a protocol for the placement of aesthetic crowns in temporary teeth.
  • Establish the principles of neuro-occlusal rehabilitation (NOR).  

Competences to be acquired by students

The student will be able to make proper diagnosis and a subsequent treatment plan.

Intended for

Graduates in Dentistry

Course coordinators

  • Dr Teresita Patricia Martinez
  • Dr Francisco Guinot Jimeno



Dentistry for babies

  • Prenatal dentistry
    • Oral problems arising from pregnancy     
    • Hygiene guidelines   
    • Dietary guidelines during pregnancy
  • Preventive care / oral health guide
    • When to start brushing
    • Hygiene guidelines according to the risk of caries
    • Use of a dummy
    • Use of a baby bottle
    • Oral hygiene after breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding  
    • Support for breastfeeding
    • Benefits
    • Considerations at the oral level
  • The baby’s mouth
    • Oral examination
    • Tooth structures
    • Tooth eruption, sequence and care
    • Abnormalities and common pathologies in babies
  • How to treat babies  
    • Behaviour management (indicated and contraindicated techniques)
    • Basic instruments
    • Job positions

Dentistry for babies

  • Early childhood caries
    • Aetiology
    • Clinical characteristics
    • Diagnosis
    • Clinical management of wounds  
    • Practical observation of treatment in children under 3 years of age 
  • Case presentation                        


Pulpal treatments in permanent teeth

  • Concept and characteristics of young permanent teeth
    • Anatomical characteristics
    • Physiological characteristics  
    • Root formation
  • Aetiology of pulpal involvement
    • Traumatic dental injuries
    • Caries
    • Malformations or hypoplasia
    • Crown-root groove
  • Diagnosis in young permanent teeth
    • Medical history
    • Clinical and complementary tests
    • Radiographic evaluation
    • Pulp exposure and haemorrhage
    • Factors hindering diagnosis
  • Treatment objectives
    • Factors hindering diagnosis
  • Pulpal therapy
    • Vital tooth (apexogenesis)
      • Direct pulpal protection
      • Cvek or partial surface biopulpectomy
      • Partial cervical biopulpectomy
    • Non-vital tooth
      • Revascularisation
      • Apexification
  • Bioceramic dental cements: MTA and biodentine
    • Ideal properties of biomaterials
    • Composition
    • Clinical indications  
  • Presentation and discussion of clinical cases in young permanent teeth

Hands-on session

  • Direct pulpal coating (30 mins)
    We will discuss clinical cases step-by-step
  • Partial surface biopulpectomy / partial cervical biopulpectomy (1 hr)
    We will practise the steps of both techniques in extracted molars   
  • Apexification (2 hrs 30 mins)
    Access and biomechanical preparation of the root canal system. Management of bioceramic cements


Stratified aesthetic restorations

  • Optical phenomena on the dental surface
  • Optical characteristics of enamel and dentin. Communicative.
  • Effect of age on tooth colour
  • Anatomical stratification of composite
  • Stratification of class IV composite restorations
  • Techniques for removing hypoplastic stains.
  • Closing diastemas with composite

Hands-on session

  • Class IV composite restoration

Indirect restorations for posterior teeth

  • Criteria for selecting direct reconstruction of composite resin or inlays
  • Factors related to dental pieces and restoration
  • Principles of cavity preparation for inlays
  • Concept of build-up.
  • Cementing indirect restorations in posterior teeth

Hands-on session on inlays.  Laboratory session


Aesthetic crowns in primary teeth

  • Importance of aesthetic restorations
  • Biological principles of zirconia restorations
  • Biocompatibility
  • Periodontal health
  • Principles for the preparation of anterior and posterior teeth
  • Selection of the crown
  • Bioactive cements
  • Cementing
  • Clinical follow-up
  • Review of cases using zirconia crowns

Hands-on session with NuSmile aesthetic crowns in primary teeth


Neuro-occlusal rehabilitation (NOR)

  • NOR: foundations
  • Development and natural evolution of the stomatognathic system. Concept of normality according to the age of the patient
  • The Planas law for minimal vertical dimension
  • Masticatory functional angle as per Planas
  • Planas laws on the development of the stomatognathic system
  • Principles of functional diagnosis
    • Envelope of function
    • CCP
    • DCM
    • Parafunctional syndrome
  • Study of balanced occlusion, influence of the Hanau law
  • Selective grinding in deciduous teeth: objectives, indications, techniques.
  • Kois Deprogrammer
  • Clinical differentiation of contacts in CR and MIP. How to study them
  • Direct tracks for crossbite, classes II and III

Hands-on lab practice

  • Assembly of the models in semi-adaptable articulator
  • Assembly of 4 types of malocclusions: 
    • Class I with canines blocking the bite
    • Class II
    • Class III
    • Crossbite
  • Performing direct tracks in each case assembled, adjustment of these in through balance and selective grinding.
  • Adjustment of devices for the correction of class II malocclusions in permanent teeth.
  • Performing occlusal adjustments in deciduous teeth by selective grinding on articulator models.

Study programme and subjects 2021-2022

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Course in Advanced Comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English


Dr Inés Rodríguez, Dr Mercè Virolés, Dr Karem Marfisi, Dr Javier Roldán, Dr Silvia Yuste, Dr Jordi Peréz Alarcón.

Prerequisites & admissions

Prerequisites for admission

To be a stomatologist or dentist.


Information and Admission Services

Cristina Junquera
Paola Lago
Telephone: (+34) 93 504 20 00