Updates in Dental Isolation: the Basis of Adhesive Dentistry

Type of programme
Specialization courses
between 25-02-2022 and 25-02-2022
0.5 ECTS
€240.00 / ECTS x 0.5 = €120.00. *Prices corresponding to the 2021-2022 academic year.
From 3.30 p.m. until 7.30 p.m.
Spanish (secondary language: English)
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Course presentation

In the context of Adhesive Dentistry, dental isolation techniques are a basic tool in the field of operative dentistry. New systems and new materials are always appearing, and constant updates are required to ensure high-quality dentistry.

Course objectives 

The aim of this course is to provide students dental isolation training on both a theoretical and practical level. During the course, we will teach the students to identify the instruments and material that may be used in dental isolation, which is indicated to: 

  • Isolate the teeth from saliva; 
  • block the flow of gingival crevice fluid; 
  • isolate the teeth from the moisture in expired air; 
  • improve visibility and access; 
  • protect soft tissue; 
  • facilitate the placement of medicinal products; 
  • isolate the teeth from oral microflora, ensuring aseptic work conditions; 
  • separate or contain the soft tissue around the teeth; 
  • maintain a dry field.

Competences to be acquired by students

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the basic dental isolation tools: rubber dam, clamps, Young’s arch, puncher, forceps and sheets; 
  • correctly use accessories to help ensure complete isolation; 
  • isolate simple and complex cases; 
  • apply the various isolation techniques; 
  • become familiar with the systems used to bond anterior teeth; 
  • handle complex Class II cases.

Prospective students

This course is intended for general dentists and stomatologists. 



Course coordinators

Dra. Marta Vallés
Dra. Anaïs Ramírez 


Course programme

The course will be eminently theoretical. The practice will be done at the end of the theory to favor learning the concepts explained.


  • Explanation of the objectives of dental isolation  
  • Explanation of the basis instruments for ensuring correct isolation  
  • Types of rubber dams  
  • Types of clamps  
  • Young's arch  
  • Puncher  
  • Forceps  
  • Types of sheets  
  • Explanation of the various isolation techniques  
  • Use of dental floss and Teflon  
  • Clinical cases 
  • Break


  • Isolation of anterior teeth 
  • Isolation of posterior teeth 

Study programme and subjects 2021-2022

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Updates in Dental Isolation: the Basis of Adhesive Dentistry Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 0.5
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English


Dra. Marta Vallés, Dra. Anaïs Ramírez


Prerequisites & admissions

Prerequisites and admissions

To be a stomatologist or dentist.