VIII Theoretical-Practical Course On Corticotomies for Orthodontists, Periodontists and Surgeons

Type of programme
Specialization courses
between 29-04-2022 and 30-04-2022
1.5 ECTS
€470.00 / ECTS x 1.5 = €705.00. *Prices corresponding to the 2021-2022 academic year.
Friday from 09.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. and saturday from 09.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
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Corticotomies are surgical procedures that facilitate orthodontic dental movement, increase the limits of dental movement, improve alveolar bone volume and frequently reduce treatment time. It is an extraordinarily relevant therapeutic tool that opens up many treatment possibilities and has a clear interdisciplinary focus.

Courses objectives

The aim is to demonstrate how corticotomies, where indicated, can improve the predictability of orthodontic treatment, reduce biological dental and periodontal costs and lessen patient discomfort.

The theoretical part of the course takes a look at the procedure’s biological basis, sets out the indications and presents the rationale, treatment and development of different clinical cases, and explains the surgical procedure, instruments and design of corticotomies.

In the practical part of the course, the students, in small groups, will perform corticotomies on animal heads and consider the indications and design of corticotomies in clinical cases.

Competences to be acquired by students

This course provides the theoretical background necessary to start using or perfect the use of corticotomies in the clinic.

Prospective students

This course is aimed at dentists, specialists in orthodontics, periodontics or maxillofacial surgeons.

Course Coordination


  • Dr  Andreu Puigdollers
  • Dr Antonio Santos
  • Dr Núria Clusellas


Collection of documentation.

Biological basis.

Conventional tooth movement versus with corticotomy.

Diagnosis and type of tooth movement.

Periodontal diagnosis. Surgical techniques.

Corticotomies using endoscopic assistance.



Clinical situations.

Clinical cases.

Post-corticotomy orthodontic check-ups.

Corticotomies combined with aesthetic aligners.

Orthodontic cases.

Seminar on diagnosing and planning orthodontic cases.

- Presentation of the case

- Treatment objectives

- Location selection for corticotomies

- Aparatology and treatment mechanics

- Case resolution


We will divide students into two practice groups who will swap over after the coffee break.

Group A: Orthodontic cases and corticotomies using Piezocision.

Group B: Corticotomies using Piezocision and orthodontic cases.


Surgical session.

Practice carrying out different corticotomy techniques (Wilcko, Vercellotti, Piezocision, single-flap approach (SFA), etc.).



Dr Francisco Muñoz Thompson from the University of the Andes in Santiago de Chile (online seminar)

Dr Raffaele Spena: Orthodontic treatment combined with corticotomies (classroom)

Study programme and subjects 2021-2022

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
VIII Theoretical-Practical Course On Corticotomies for Orthodontists, Periodontists and Surgeons Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 1.5
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English


Dr Andreu Puigdollers, Dr Antonio Santos, Dr Núria Clusellas, Dr Montserrat Artés, Dr Nuria Molina, Dr Lucia Barallat, Dr Vicente Platón, Dr Jose Nart, Dr Jorge Masiá, Dr Raffaele Spena, Dr Francisco Muñoz.


Prerequisites & admissions

Prerequisites and admissions

The course is aimed at Graduates / Graduates in Dentistry or Stomatologists)