Updates in Dental Isolation: the Basis of Adhesive Dentistry

Type of programme
Specialization courses
between 27-05-2022 and 28-05-2022
€350.00 / ECTS x 2 = €700.00. *Prices corresponding to the 2021-2022 academic year.
From 9.00am until 8.00pm
Spanish (secondary language: English)
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NOR is a type of treatment with a philosophy that has been clinically demonstrated and helps us to prevent, treat and cure pathologies found in children starting from their detection, without delay, rapidly and simply, taking the child as a whole into account while introducing the Wellness Approach concept.  

Often there is a tendency to do complex and showy work, thinking that it is the best option.  We propose going back to the root of pathologies through knowledge of normality and from there, based on the most scientific outlook, create a plan for prevention, treatment and results.  

Course objectives

The main objective is to offer participants the tools and confidence so that the next day they can directly apply what they have learned to their own private practice. 

Competences to be acquired by students

Students will learn to: 

  • Analyse the masticatory function
  • Analyse AFMP angles
  • Selective cutting of deciduous teeth 
  • Direct tips for: 
    • Cross-cutting problems Dental crossbite
    • Sagittal problems Classes II and III
    • Vertical problems:  Overbites
  • Detecting respiratory problems
  • Diagnosing respiratory problems
  • Detecting respiratory problems
  • Relating respiratory problems to behavioural disorders in children.

Prospective students

This course is aimed at Orthodontists, Paediatric Dentists, Stomatologists, general dentists and any healthcare professional who would like to extend their knowledge on the masticatory function, balance and occlusion. The course approach will be to describe the origin of the NOR philosophy from a Gnathological point of view reaching the current day through the Neuromuscular School including all its treatments. 


Course coordinators

  • Dr Jordi Peréz-Alarcón
  • Dr Francisco Guino

Course programmes

It is an intensive course of 16 hours, distributed over 2 days.   The first day we will focus on the theory, introducing the practical part, based on selective cutting and Planas Direct Tracks.  The theory will be based on multiple clinical cases that have been rigorously selected in order to obtain the abilities and the confidence to undertake the treatment the following day in private practice.  We explain how, when and why. 

Topics covered: 

  • NOR: basic grounding 
  • Development and natural evolution of the Stomatognathic system.  Concept of normality depending on the patient’s age. 
  • Craniofacial growth. 
  • Function - structure - behaviour. 
  • The importance of growth. 
  • Intercanine-intermolar width
  • Environmental factors 
  • Etiology of respiratory sleep disorders
  • Evolution throughout history 
  • Stress and environmental changes
  • Compensations and parafunctions
  • Importance of the position of the tongue for correct craniofacial growth and development (dysfunction of soft tissue) 
  • Limitation of the flow of air into the respiratory tract
  • Clinical examination (photographs, parental questioning, hospital records, dental examination, soft tissue, pulse oximetry) 
  • Introduction of the MyoBrace system 
  • The Planas law for minimum vertical dimension 
  • The functional masticatory angle of Planas. 
  • The Planas law for the development of the stomatognathic system. 
  • The principles of symptomatic diagnostics  
  • The principles of functional diagnostics
  • Selective slicing of deciduous teeth 
  • Planas Direct Tracks (transverse, sagittal and vertical).
  • In ONR Appliances: The fundamental principles of the mechanism of action for Planas Direct  Tracks. 

Study programme and subjects 2021-2022

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Neuro-Occlusal Rehabiltation (NOR) At 360º.From a to Z Without Reservations Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English


  • Dra. María Blanco Muñoz
  • Dr. Jordi Pérez-Alarcón

Prerequisites & admissions

  • To be a stomatologist, dentist or any healthcare professional