Curs Intensiu d' Odontopediatria

Type of programme
Specialization courses
between 11-01-2021 and 15-01-2021
€400.00 / ECTS x 5 = €2,000.00. *Prices corresponding to the 2020-2021 academic year.
Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Spanish (secondary language: English)
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This qualification is aimed at graduates who want know about the most frequently-used treatments for paediatric patients as well as how to diagnose these patients.  

Course objectives

  1. Full assessment of the paediatric patient.
  2. Carry out a correct diagnostic procedure.
  3. Plan treatment.
  4. Establish a preventative protocol
  5. Incorporate behavioural management techniques to perform treatments based on excellence.
  6. Decide on correct intervention protocols, to treat the patient in the shortest possible time.

Competences to be acquired by students

The student will be ready to make a good diagnosis and draw up a subsequent treatment plan.


Prospective students

  • Dentistry graduates.


Course coordinator

  • Dra. Teresita Patricia Martínez

Course programmes

  • Course presentation and medical history. 
  • Anaesthesia and isolation of the operative field.
  • Pulp treatments for temporary dentition. 
  • Management of paediatric patient behaviour.
  • Molar incisor hypomineralisation.
  • Injuries in temporary dentition.
  • Exodontics and space maintainers.
  • Laboratory work placements.  Pulpotomies and fitting steel crowns.  
  • Clinical work placement with paediatric patients.


1. Course presentaion and clinical history

  • Importance of medical records.
  • Medical records in paediatric dentistry.
  • Importance of the reason to consult medical records.
  • Legal regulations.
  • Diagnosis.
  • Treatment planning. 

2. Anaesthesia and tooth isolation

  • Local anaesthetic in Paediatric Dentistry.
    • Objectives of local anaesthetic.
    • Mechanics of how anaesthetic works.
    • Types of local anaesthetic.
    • How to use a vasoconstrictor.
    • Dosage.
    • Local anaesthetic techniques.
    • Pharmacological interactions of local anaesthetics.
    • Complications with local anaesthetics. 

3. Field isolation in Paediatric Dentistry

  • Absolute isolation
  • Insertion techniques
  • Benefits of the rubber dental dam
  • Relative isolation.

4. Work placement using typodonts


5. Endodontic treatment in primary teeth

  • 5.1. Introduction to pulp treatment. Diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • 5.2. Pulpotomy in primary teeth: Definition. Indications. Contraindications.
    • 5.2.1. Materials most commonly used: Formocresol. Ferric sulphate. MTA. Others.
    • 5.2.2. Clinical procedure.
  • 5.2.3. Pulpectomies in primary teeth: Definition. Indications.Contraindications.
    • 5.3.1. Materials most commonly used.
    • 5.3.2. Clinical procedure.
  • 5.4. Clinical work placements


6. Behaviour Management  

  • Basic behaviour management.
    • Communicative.
    • Voice control.
    • Non-verbal communication.
    • Tell Show Do.
    • Positive reinforcement.
    • Distraction.
    • Presence of parents.
  • Advanced behaviour management.
    • Hand over the mouth.
    • Immobilisation.
    • Sedation.

7. Molar incisor hypomineralisation

  • Introduction.
  • Diagnosis.
  • Classification.
  • Treatments. 

8. Laboratory work placements.  Pulpotomy and fitting steel crowns.  


9. Injuries in temporary dentition

  • Introduction to trauma (etiological aspects).
  • Classification.
    • Injuries to the hard dental tissue and the pulp.
    • Injuries to the periodontal tissues.
    • Injuries to the gum or buccal mucosa.
    • Injuries to the supporting bone.
  • Medical records and examination.
  • Treatments of crown fractures.
    • Infraction.
    • Enamel fracture.
    • Enamel and dentine fracture.
    • Complicated fractures.
  • Root fractures.
  • Crown and root fractures.
  • Luxations.
  • Treatment of luxations.
    • Concussion.
    • Subluxation.
    • Intrusive luxation.
    • Extrusion.
    • Lateral luxation.
    • Avulsion


10. Exodontics

  • Current state of exodontics.

  • Indications, contraindications.

  • How to perform exodontics. 

11. Saving space

  • Concept of space.

  • Requirements for saving space.

  • Habits that increase or decrease space.

  • Planning in order to save space.    

12. Clinical work placements

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Curso Intensivo de Odontopediatría Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English


Dra. Isabel Chung, Dr. Francisco Guinot, Dra. Claudia Lluch, Dra. Teresita Patricia Martínez, Dra. Cristina Requena, Dra. Sandra Sáez, Dra. Sara Vilella.


Prerequisites & admissions

  • To be a stomatologist or dentist.