Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Clínical Practice

Clínical Practice
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, English

Teaching staff



wednesday morning: from 8:00h to 13:00h

wednesday afternoon: from 17:00h to 20:00h.


It is a program which is based on clinical practice. Student will be able to correctly diagnose the case, to plan  the most appropiate treatment and treat the patient at different phases of periodontal treatment. 

Clinic practice embraces all phases of periodontal treatment, the interrelation with other areas of dentistry and the importance of interdisciplinary dentistry.

Pre-course requirements

Degree in dentistry


Being able to perform full periodontal treatment of hygienic phase and resective surgery.

Having a good bases of regenerative and mucogingival surgery.

Able to interact with other areas of dentistry.


Be able to make a periodontal diagnosis.

To work with other areas of dentistry.

Succesfully perform hygienic phase.

To know periodontal surgery indications and contraindications.

Be able to make a resective surgery.

To know the principles of regenerative and mucogingival surgery.


Learning outcomes

Be able to include periodontics in daily practice.

- To make a correct diagnosis.

- To make a periodontal treatment planning.

- To know the indications and surgical techniques in any clincial case.

- Be able to do resective surgical phase, which include the elimination of periodontal pockets and crown lengthening and acquire knowledge in regenerative and mucogingival surgery.

- Monitoring periodontal patients in the maintenance phase.


Clinical guidelines and protocols for the different treatments and therapies will be distributed to students at the beginning of the academic year.

Teaching and learning activities

In person

There will be 8 hours of clinical practice per week (hours: Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.). Students will work in pairs. Moderate and advanced periodontitis will be treated.   Each case, the diagnosis and treatment plan, will be presented and discussed with a professor in the clinic. The correct diagnosis of the different periodontal pathologies and establishing a correct treatment plan appropriate to each pathology will be important objectives to be achieved by the student in the clinic.   The student will carry out the hygienic phase, periodontal surgery and maintenance, that each case requires. In the hygienic phase, the knowledge of scaling and root planing will be put into practice, as well as the use of the different universal, gracey and special curettes; as well as the sharpening of the curettes. With clinical practice, they will know the objectives of the hygienic phase and the importance of interrelation with the other areas of dentistry in this phase.   In the surgical phase, the clinical residency students will perform mainly resective and crown lengthening surgeries.   All treatments will be supervised at all times by the periodontics teachers.

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

The clinical evaluation is continuous, the trajectory of the student will be valued throughout the course. Clinical work, motivation and teamwork.   At the end of the course, a minimum of 10 clinical cases and 10 periodontal surgeries must have been performed.

Bibliography and resources

  • PERIODONTICS: Medicine, Surgery and Implants  de Rose, Mealey, Genco  y Cohen 
  • MEDICINA ORAL. J. Vicente Bagan.
  • Radiología Odontológica. Friedrich Anton Pasler.
  • Journals: JCP (Journal of clinical periodontology)

                  JP (Journal of periodontology)

                  IJPRD (International journal of periodontics and restorative dentistry)