Curs de Formació en Ortodoncia Interceptiva i Ortopedia Fincional

Type of programme
Specialization courses
2 semesters
480,00 € / ECTS x 5 = 2.400,00 €* (1st year 2020-2021) *Subject to change each year
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Interceptive orthodontics starts and ends during the primary or mixed dentition phase. This type of treatment is habitually used to correct abnormal habits, which can interfere with the normal growth pattern of the face and jaws.

Some malocclusions that arise from habits such as thumb sucking may be corrected by themselves on giving up the habit. Unfortunately, on many other occasions, malocclusions are produced that require orthopaedic treatment, which can be with simple dental devices. Interceptive treatments are aimed, therefore, at the correction of any early alteration, since if no measures are taken, the malocclusion will worsen.

Interceptive orthodontics focuses on the correction of the alterations of malocclusion in primary and mixed dentition and regardless of the seriousness of the problem or mechanic used. Clearly, early treatment must discern the need for treatment plus determine exactly when it should be performed, which is more difficult. 

Prospective students

Dentistry degree-holders.

Competences to be acquired by students

Understand how to distinguish between what is normal and what is pathological in primary and mixed dentition.

Learn how to apply basic diagnostic principles to common occlusal changes.

Course objectives

  • Give students the skills they need to diagnose dentofacial problems in paediatric patients and assess when to start treatment.
  • Create accurate diagnostic records.
  • Dental photography, the best diagnostic method to use at the clinic.
  • Training and experience in multiple early treatment philosophies.
  • Understand the technical skills needed to carry out treatment.

Course coordinators

Dr. Francisco Guinot

Dra. Isabel Chung

Course programme


Module I


Intended for the first visit and medical history. Facial analysis, intraoral and functional examination, radiographic records, and articulator mounted models. Intraoral and extraoral dental photography protocol and orthodontics template. Cephalometric diagnosis and clinical case analysis. Integration and updating of minimum intervention protocols for orthodontics.

  1. Facial diagnosis (macroesthetics, microesthetics, miniesthetics, extraoral photography).
    Practical programme: Photographic protocol, presentation of a clinical case in pairs. 
  2. Cephalometric diagnosis (telerx anatomy, Steiner's anatomical points, Steiner’s angles, Steiner's comprehensive analysis, Ricketts and Jarabak). Practical programme: Cephalometric tracing
  3. Occlusal diagnosis (model analysis): Moyers mixed dentition analysis, occlusogram, Wala Ridge.
    Practical programme: Measuring Moyers mixed dentition, occlusogram and Wala models.
  4. Growth and development. (Suture and suture fusion, vertebral x-rays, MP3 x-rays, stages of growth).


Module II 

  1. Alterations in eruption (failure of eruption): Inclusion, failure of primary eruption,ankylosis. Medical diagnosis and OPG dental x-ray of ectopic canines. Guiding an eruption. Common pathologies detected by OPG, alterations in eruption at different ages, DAPs. Practical programme: visualisation and diagnosis of cases using x-rays and photos.
  2. Habits and parafunctional activities: Non-nutritive sucking habits and their effects on normal development. Timing of intervention and treatment.

Transversal problems 

  1. Treatment of non-skeletal problems (crossbite, habits, shortage of space, primary crowding and the medical approach, introduction of other techniques and expansion devices: quad helix, palatal expanders).
  2. Space management: analysis and strategies that seek to maintain or reopen space.
    Tooth-bone discrepancies: space gain, dentoalveolar expansion techniques.
    Serial extractions.
  3. Neuroclusal rehabilitation, Planas techniques:
    Definition, Planas’ laws, mastication, applications to clinical practice, occlusal balancing and direct tracks.


Module III

Sagital discrepancies Class III

Concepts: Class III treatment focuses.

  1. Disjunction and facemask therapy, analytical evaluation of the existing clinical protocols.
  2. Communication between the clinic and the laboratory regarding the design and creation of appliances and problem-solving.

Sagital discrepancies Class II

Facial growth and development, eruption sequence.

  1. Clinical approaches and therapeutic options for Class II treatments.
  2. Functional appliances, manufacture and follow-up clinical sequencing: Klammt, Twin-block, Bionator, Sanders.

Practical programme: Appliance design, appliance activation, constructive bite recording.

Vertical discrepancies

  1. Open bite: An analysis and explanation will be made of the clinical approach and criteria in treating an open bite. Diagnosing the pattern of long face.
  2. Overbite, short face syndrome, appliances and treatment design.

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Curs de Formació en Ortodoncia Interceptiva i Ortopedia Funcional Type: OB Term: First semester, Second semester, Annual ECTS: 5
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English


  • Dra. Isabel Chung
  • Dra. Cristina García
  • Dr. Francisco Guinot
  • Dra. Anaïs Ninou
  • Dra. Roser Padró
  • Dra. Sara Piera

Admission requirements

Prerequisites and admissions

To be a stomatologist or dentist.

Grants & financial aid


5% discount for Alumni members


Information and Admission Services

Sra. Cristina Junquera
Sra. Paola Lago
+34 935 042 000