X ICurso Teórico de Microtornillos

Type of programme
between 26-03-2021 and 26-03-2021
€260.00 / ECTS x 1 = €260.00. *Prices corresponding to the 2020-2021 academic year.
Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Spanish (secondary language: English)
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Micro-screws are a common element of bone anchorage in modern orthodontics. Their clinical application, in situations involving anchorage loss or orthodontic movements in which conventional anchorage is ineffective, has constituted a major step forward for our profession. As a result, it is extremely important to have knowledge of the fundamental aspects of micro-screws and their use in clinical practice.

Course objectives

Theoretical part: biological bases, anatomy applied to placement, types of micro-screws, indications for use and biomechanical bases applied to placement and use.

Competences to be acquired by students

This course provides the theoretical background necessary to begin using or optimise the use of micro-screws in clinical practice.

Prospective students

This course is intended for all Dentistry professionals: general dentists, orthodontists, periodontologists and maxillofacial surgeons. 



Course coordinator

  • Dr. Andreu Puigdollers

Theory programme


Introduction to skeletal anchorage:

  • Introduction. Evolution of the concept of anchorage. Stability. 
  • Description of micro-screws and primary stability. 
  • Anatomy and insertion protocol. 
  • Indications and literature review. 

Handling and clinical applications of micro-screws. Protocol. Biomechanics

  • Two decades with micro-screws. 
  • Micro-screws in the tuberosity. 
  • Case studies and clinical situations involving micro-screws. 
  • Pre-prosthetic indications for micro-screws. 
  • Vertical changes and indications. 
  • Sagittal changes with micro-screws. 
  • Transversal changes. 

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
X ICurso Teórico de Microtornillos Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 1
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English


  • Dr. Andreu Puigdollers


Prerequisites & admissions

  • To be a general dentist, orthodontist, periodontologist or maxillofacial surgeon.