Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Clinical Practice

Clinical Practice
Main language of instruction: English

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, Spanish,

Teaching staff

Wednesday from 5 to 8pm

Friday from 9am to 12.30pm

Mailing to jose@nartperiodoncia.com at any other hour and day.


Clinical practice on patients represents one of the strengths of the Certificate in Periodontology. Students apply the evidence based learning to the clinical reality and develop the necessary skills on Periodontal Therapy, including surgical and non-surgical treatments.

Total of hours: 1040


Monday from 10:00 – 14:00

Wednesday: from 10:00 to 13:00  and from 17:00 to 20:00

Fridays: 8:00 to 12:30

Pre-course requirements

The student must have successfully completed the theoretical and practical courses of the first year of the master of periodontics, and has to also have shown a positive trend in the development of clinical techniques.


Develop practical skills and apply scientific evidence:

-Diagnosis and Plan of periodontal treatment.

-Establish interconsultation in the  interdisciplinary treatments with the  major specialties in Dentistry and Medicine.

-Initial periodontal treatment therapy. 

-Resective periodontal surgery.

-Regenerative periodontal surgery.

-Periodontal plastic-surgery on teeth and implants.


Major Competence:

Be proficient to know in depth the basic Clinical topics of periodontics. 

Be able to develop skills and understand the basics in clinical periodontal treatments. By treating patients in the area of periodontics the students must comprehend the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, prognosis and the different phases of periodontal treatment, non-surgical and surgical therapy and supportive periodontal phase.

Must also have comprehensive knowledge of the relationship of periodontics with other areas of dentistry including orthodontics, endodontic and prosthesis and learn about the clinical benefits of performing joint treatments.


  1. Proficiency of the principles and the indications of a wide range of surgical procedures, including:

1.1.    Resective surgery with or without osseous surgery. Including gingivectomy, root resection or hemisection, access flap and apically positioned flap.

1.2.    Regenerative surgery including to be proficient in the indications and contraindications when considering placement of different grafts or membranes materials and their advantages and disadvantages, as well as alternatives.

1.3.    Mucogingival and plastic periodontal surgery procedures.

  1. To be proficient to indicate adequate resective surgical technique for each situation.
  2. To be proficient in the knowledge of the interrelationships of orthodontics and periodontal treatment.
  3. To be proficient in the knowledge of the interrelationship of prosthesis or restorative therapies or esthetics and periodontal treatment.
  4. Have proficiency knowledge of maintenance therapy. Have comprehensive knowledge on the importance of periodontal maintenance phase for the stability of the tissues around teeth and dental implants.

Learning outcomes

The student will be able to diagnose, treatment plan and carry on the periodontal therapy from simple to more complex cases. The student will be confident on treating mild to severe periodontal disease, mucogingival deformities and periodontal bone defects. At the same time, he/she will be able to maintain the outcomes achieved in the long run.


Clinical guides as well as protocols for different treatments or therapies are given to students at the beginig of the school year.

Teaching and learning activities

In person

Each student and procedure performed is followed and approved by a clinical instructor. Each treatment plan is presented to an instructor as well. Pre-clinical hands-on on different topics and therapies such us scaling and root planing, surgical therapy, mucogingival treatment and regenerative thechniques, are performed too. Case presentations on treatment plans and treatments to be performed are discussed in clinical seminars.

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

Continuing evaluation is performed by the clinical instructors attending the clinic.

Trimester audit is mandatory for every student checking on 1st consultations, phase one therapy, surgical therapy and maintenance performed. The student being 30% behind the class average treatments are requiered to stay longer in the clinic until the achieve the amount of procedures required.

Assistance to the periodontal clinic is mandatory.

Bibliography and resources

  1. Lindhe J. Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry 3 ed. Copenhagen Munksgaard, 1998.
  2. Rose lf & Mealey BL. `Periodontics: Medicine, Surgery , and Implants. 1ª Ed. Elsevier, 2004.

Otto Zuhr

G Zucchelli

Journals: JCP (Journal of clinical periodontology)

              JP (Journal of periodontology)

             COIR (Clinical oral implants research)

             CIDRR (Clinical implant dentistry and related research)

             IJPRD (International journal of periodontics and restorative dentistry)

             JOMI (Journal of oral and maxillofacial implants)