Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Indirect Adhesive in Vitro Prosthetic Techniques

Indirect Adhesive in Vitro Prosthetic Techniques
Main language of instruction: English

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, Spanish

Teaching staff

The student is in ongoing contact with the teaching staff. The student service will take place after school or by appointment requested by email

Dr Quique Soler Gomis: qsoler@uic.es

Dr Berta Paulo bertapaulo@uic.es



Indirect Adhesive Prosthesis Techniques have had significant development in recent decades due to major changes and advances in techniques and adhesion materials. Given the very sensitive and specialist nature of the treatment, both theoretical and practical preparation is necessary as well as great skill. To achieve this, we deliver specific theoretical and in vitro training before commencing clinical practice with patients.

Pre-course requirements

Knowledge of the bases of adhesive dentistry.

Knowledge of the properties of restorative dental materials.


Know the principles of the indirect prosthesis adhesive techniques, including the preparation of dental tissues such as the preparation of prostheses in the laboratory

Know the different techniques of preparation 


  • CB10 - Students should acquire the learning skills that allow them to continue to study.
  • CB6 - Students should have and understand knowledge that provides the basis for or opportunity to be original in terms of the development and application of ideas, often within a research context.
  • CB7 - Students should know how to apply the knowledge they have acquired and be able to resolve problems in new or little known environments within a broader (or multidiciplinary) context, related to their area of study.
  • CE4 - To acquire the ability to make oral preparations on mucosa, teeth, and dental implants, to build dental prostheses in patients with advanced oral and multidisciplinary disorders; as well as identify and undertake the procedures and various checks for the prosthetic components during construction.
  • CE5 - To be able to give public presentations on your own clinical cases based on the scientific literature, and correctly use the scientific terminology related to temporomandibular dysfunction and aesthetic restorative dentistry.
  • CE7 - To be able to search for, organise and analyse, from a critical point of view, and using biomedical sources of information, scientific literature on issues related to temporomandibular dysfunction and aesthetic restorative dentistry, in order to pursue continuing education in a self-directed and autonomous way.
  • CG4 - To know how to apply protocols for the use of the equipment in the dental laboratory-workshop to the point of undertaking the necessary procedures that help in oral rehabilitation or the treatments common to a restorative dentist.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn the most advanced techniques in the preparation of teeth that require adhesive indirect prosthesis

Students will learn different methods and diagnostic tools

Students will learn to make indirect adhesive prosthesis


Preparation for indirect adhesive crowns

Preparation for direct adhesive crowns

Preparation for inlays, onlays and overlay

Provisionalisation for non-adhesive crowns and dental veneers

Teaching and learning activities

In person

Theoretical seminars

In vitro practices on phantoms in the dental laboratory

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

Continuous assessment of each activity performed

Bibliography and resources

  1. Dietschi D, Spreafico R. Restauraciones adhesivas no metálicas. Barcelona: Masson, 1998
  2. García Barbero J. Patología y terapéutica dental. Madrid: Síntesis, 2000
  3. Howard W, Moller RC. Atlas de operatoria dental. 3ª de. México: El manual moderno, 1986
  4. Ketterl W. Odontología conservadora. Barcelona: Masson, 1994
  5. Roberson T. Sturdevant. Arte y ciencia de la odontología conservadora. Madrid :Elservier  España, 2007.
  6. Mangani F., Ceruti A., Putignano A. Guidelines for adhesive dentistry: The key to success. Quintessence, 2009.