Periodontal plastic surgery is a highly relevant discipline that provides the clinical tools necessary for achieving excellent results in the interdisciplinary treatment of periodontal patients.
Biological knowledge of periodontal and peri-implant tissue is a key factor in increasing the predictability of periodontal plastic surgery.
It is very important that practitioners consolidate their knowledge of the new technical and scientific developments in periodontal plastic surgery for teeth and implants that have a decisive influence on the application of the most common treatments in day-to-day clinical practice. The careful handling of soft tissue is crucial to ensuring long-term aesthetic and predictable results.
In most courses, participants learn these techniques on typodonts or animal models. Students at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya will be granted access to the Faculty of Medicine’s facilities and have the chance to perform practicums in the Dissection Laboratory on cryopreserved human cadavers.
To provide dentists, stomatologists and maxillofacial surgeons the theoretical and, first and foremost, practical skills necessary to perform the following techniques: root coverage, increase in keratinised/attached gingiva around teeth and implants and soft tissue volume augmentation around implants and in edentulous gaps.
Competences to be acquired by students
- Increased knowledge of periodontal and peri-implant anatomy.
- Ability to correctly diagnose mucogingival deformities.
- Ability to treat gingival recession with the most up-to-date techniques.
- Ability to perform soft tissue augmentation techniques around implants and in bridge areas.
- Ability to apply this knowledge in daily practice.