Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Medical-Surgical Pathology and Oral Implantology 2

Medical-Surgical Pathology and Oral Implantology 2
First semester
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, English

Teaching staff

 This subject will use the Moodle Platform to hang teaching content and deliver notifications to students.


Dr. Pablo Altuna 

Dr. Luís Sánchez

Dr. Francesc Xavier Subirana

Dra. Adaia Valls

Dr. Basel Elnayef

Dra. Maria Teresa Fernández

Dra. Susana García

Dra. Nuria Farré

Dr. Jordi Caballé


Professor in charge of the subject: Dr. Pablo Altuna. altuna@uic.es 


Oral Medical-Surgical Pathology 2 (PMQ2) introduces maxillofacial traumatology, salivary gland pathology and congenital maxillofacial deformities, and expands on surgical oral pathology and dental implantology as well as basic and advanced knowledge on bone biology.

Pre-course requirements

Successful completion of the subjects: "Oral Medical-Surgical Pathology 1" and "Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine".



-To obtain basic and advanced knowledge on bone biology.

- To study maxillofacial traumatology, focusing on an early diagnosis, immediate and delayed treatment by the dental specialist, and detection and management of potential complications.

- To expand on the study of oral pathology and provide the student with the necessary theoretical and practical tools to be able to perform an adequate differential diagnosis and multidisciplinary orientation of the case.

- To study inflammatory and tumoral pathology of the salivary glands.

- To study the spectrum of congenital maxillofacial deformity, focusing on the dentist's role in the coordination of multidisciplinary treatments and prevention of maxillofacial complications.

- To expand on the study of dental implantology as initiated in the subject of PMQ1, from an innovative theoretical-practical point of view.

- To introduce modern concepts of tissue engineering applicable to the field of dental implantology, and to elaborate on future perspectives of development.


  • 12 - Understanding and recognising the structure and normal function of the stomatognathic apparatus, at a molecular, cellular, tissue and organic level, during the various stages of life.
  • 13 - Understanding and recognising the science behind the essential bio-materials involved in dental practice as well as immediately managing potential allergies to these.
  • 16 - Understanding the fundamental basis of actions, instructions and the efficiency of medicines and other healthcare interventions, knowing what their side-effects, interactions, systemic effects and interactions with other organs are, based on the scientific knowledge available.
  • 20 - Obtaining and creating a medical record containing all the relevant information.
  • 21 - Knowing how to undertake a full dental exam, including the necessary X-ray and complementary exploratory tests, as well as obtaining suitable clinical references.
  • 24 - Recognising situations in which lives are at risk and knowing how to provide basic life-support.
  • 26 - Knowing how to plan and undertake multidisciplinary, sequential and comprehensive dental treatment of limited complexity for patients of all ages and conditions and for patients who require special care.
  • 32 - Knowing the biomedical science on which Dentistry is based in order to ensure adequate oral and dental care. This science must include material on: (a). Embryology, anatomy, histology and the physiology of the human body (b). Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology and (c). Microbiology and immunology.
  • 33 - Knowing the morphology and function of the stomatognathic apparatus, including material on embriology, anatomy, histology and specific physiology
  • 34 - Knowing about scientific methods and having the critical ability to evaluate established knowledge and new information
  • 35 - Knowing the scientific principles of sterilisation, disinfection and the antiseptics necessary to prevent cross-infection in dental practice
  • 37 - Undertaking the x-rays that are necessary in dental practice, interpreting the images obtained and learning about other important image-based diagnosis techniques
  • 38 - Being aware of clinical and laboratory-based procedures and diagnostic tests, knowing their reliability and diagnostic viability and being competent in interpreting the results
  • 39 - Recognising oral normality and pathology, as well as the evaluation of semiological data
  • 40 - Identifying the main reason for the consultation and the history of the current disease. Creating a general medical record and a clinical record which accurately reflect the patient's notes
  • 42 - Handling, distinguishing and selecting the tools and materials that are suitable for dentistry
  • 43 - Having knowledge of dental biomaterial: in terms of handling, properties, instructions, allergies, biocompatibility, toxicity and eliminating residues as well as their environmental impact
  • 44 - Knowing about and being able to use the basic tools and equipment for dental practice
  • 48 - Being aware of the effects of tobacco on oral health and participating in measures which help patients who want to give up their smoking habit. Also, knowing about the complex interaction between the environmental, social and behavioural factors related to oral and general health
  • 57 - Knowing the general processes of illness, curing and reparing, including infection, inflammation, haemorrhage and clotting, scarring, trauma and alterations in the immune system, degeneration, neoplasia, metabolic alterations and genetic disorders
  • 60 - Knowing about general and clinical pharmacology for dental practice
  • 61 - Knowing the pharmacological grounding for the various anaesthetic techniques, both local and general, as well as the role of sedation and general anaesthesia in terms of managing dental patients
  • 66 - Taking and interpreting x-rays and other image-based procedures that are important in dental practice
  • 70 - Evaluating motor and sensory oral, mandibular and annex function
  • 71 - Undertaking limited procedures for invasive diagnostic techniques using soft tissue (biopsies)
  • 74 - Preparing and isolating the operatory field
  • 77 - Undertaking medical and surgical treatment for common diseases in soft oral tissue
  • 78 - Undertaking simple surgical procedures: the extraction of temporarily and permanently erupted teeth, fractured or retained roots and the uncomplicated surgical extraction of non-erupted teeth and simple procedures for pre-prosthesic surgery

Learning outcomes

Successful completion of this course should allow the student to:

- Perform an adequate diagnosis of dental fractures and guide their management according to the degree of tissue damage.

- Master the general principles of fracture stabilization and the particularities applicable to the maxillofacial field.

- Perform a proper immediate and delayed management of patients with facial fractures.

- Detect potential complications of maxillofacial trauma and administer an early and effective treatment.

- Perform a correct differential diagnosis and management of lesions of the oral mucosa and jawbones.

- Proficiently recognize the early warning signs of malignant transformation of oral lesions.

- Know the inflammatory and tumoral spectrum of salivary gland pathology and how to guide its management according to its etiology.

- Understand the etiologic and pathogenetic mechanisms of cranio-maxillofacial deformities and their role in the development of oral pathology.

- Perform an effective, coordinated management of dento-maxillofacial complications in patients with congenital malformations.

- Perform a correct diagnosis and treatment planning in implant dentistry.

- Manage effectively the peri-implant hard and soft tissues in order to optimize results in dental implantology.

- Know the risk factors for complications in implant dentistry.

- Learn the modern techniques of tissue engineering applied to implantology.


Teaching and learning activities

In person


Wednesdays from 8-10h.

Theoretical master classes, in which the different thematic blocks will be presented


Friday 10-12h.

Theoretical master classes, in which the different thematic blocks will be presented



Friday 12-14h.

Seminars will be on site and will encourage student participation

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person





The evaluation will be continued as follows:


Quiz: after some classes and seminars students will take a quiz through Moodle that will count for 10% of the final mark. The Quiz will have 10 questions. Questions will be multiple choice, with 4 possible answers. Every correct answer will add 1 point, every wrong answer will subtract 0,33 points, non-answered questions will not be punished. As a result, you can get up to 1 point of the final mark. The Quiz will be on-site (in class) and a Tablet or Laptop will be necessary to perform it. You will have 10 minutes to complete the test. You will not have the opportunity to retake the exam.

Final Test: The final exam will account for the 90% of the final mark. Will have 40 questions multiple choice, 4 possible answers. Every correct answer will add 1 point, every wrong answer will subtract -0,33, non-answered questions will not be punished. To pass the exam is necessary to have 20 points (50% of possible points). In the event that a question is canceled, the pass would still be 50% of the possible points. It is necessary to pass the final theoretical exam to pass the subject. Students will have 50 minutes to perform the test. 

Oral Exam * (* in case student does not attend the ordinary call with a justified reason and with presented and approved instance): The final exam will account for the 90% of the final mark. From all the theory and seminars, the teaching staff will choose 10 topics to develop. Of these 10 topics, the student will randomly choose 5 topics and must develop them and answer the specific questions made by the faculty. Each topic will score 20 points, in total 100 points. The total time of the exam will be 30 minutes.

Bibliography and resources


    Teaching material supplied through Moodle.



Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Hupp, Ellis, Tucker

Ed Mosby


30 years of Guided Bone Regeneration 

Buser, D. 

Ed Quintessence Publishing


Cirugía Plástica y Estética Periodontal e Implantológica

Zhur, O. & Hurtzeler M.

Ed Quintessence Publishing


Cirugía Estética Mucogingival

Zucchelli, G.

Ed Quintessence Publishing


Medimecum 2022

Villa, Luis F.

Ed Springer Healthcare


Peterson's Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Michael Miloro

Ed BC Decker


Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology


Ed Saunders


Oral Surgery for the General Dentist

Sailer, Pajarola

Ed Thieme


Patología Oral y Maxilofacial contemporánea

Philip Sapp

Ed Elsevier


Maxillofacial Trauma and Esthetic Facial Reconstruction

Peter Ward-Booth


Tratado de cirugía bucal.

Gay Escoda C, Berini Aytés L.

Ed Ergon


Contemporary Implant Dentistry

Carl E Misch


Cirugía Oral

Matteo Chiapasco


Evaluation period

E: exam date | R: revision date | 1: first session | 2: second session:
  • E1 13/01/2023 A21 10:00h
  • E1 13/01/2023 A12 10:00h
  • E1 13/01/2023 A22 10:00h
  • R1 18/01/2023 A04 13:00h