Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Direct and Indirect Surgery

Direct and Indirect Surgery
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, English,

Teaching staff


The Online Master's Department of Dental Aesthetics offers a 12-month training program called Direct and Indirect Operative Dentistry which provides each graduate student with the opportunity to improve their knowledge in three main areas: research, clinical training and teaching.

Participating dentists undergo very intensive clinical training and, at the same time, follow a rigorous academic curriculum aimed at reviewing scientific literature.

Pre-course requirements

No prerequisite necessary


The objective is to integrate a more extensive research in education for clinical preparation in private practice related to Operative, fulfilling the bases of making a more conservative and minimally invasive treatment.

Teaching and learning activities


By completing the program successfully, the participant will be able to demonstrate:

  • Management of patients with caries risk based on Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)
  • Discuss current direct and indirect dental restorative materials (ceramic, glass ionomer cement, and resin matrix composite), including indications and contraindications for their clinical use.
  • Performing routine dental restorative procedures.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge base on dental restorative materials and procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the current scientific literature on restorative dentistry.

Bibliography and resources

Articulos y referencias bibliográficas: 

Magne P, Belser U. Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition: A Biomimetic Approach. Quintessence Publishing (IL), Cap.1; 2002

Bazos, P., & Magne, P. (2011). Bio-emulation: biomimetically emulating nature utilizing a histo-anatomic approach; structural analysis. Eur J Esthet Dent6(1), 8-19.  Link: http://www.quintpub.com/userhome/ejed/ejed_2011_01_s0008.pdf

Magne, Pascal. "A new approach to the learning of dental morphology, function, and esthetics: the “2D-3D-4D” concept." Int J Esthet Dent 10.1 (2015): 32-47.Link: https://digitalsmiledesign.com/files/Old-Website-Assets/Magne_DMFE_IJED.pdf

Gürel G. Porcelain laminate veneers: minimal tooth preparation by design. Dent. Clin. North Am., Cap. 5, 2007

Baratieri LN, Araujo E, Monteiro Jr S. Color in natural teeth and direct resin composite restorations: essential aspects. Eur. J. Esthet. Dent., 2007

Hein S, Tapia J, Bazos P. eLABor_aid: a new approach 
to digital shade management. Int J Esthet Dent. 2017; 12(2): 186-202. Link: https://elabprime.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/eLAB-EN.pdf

Hein S, Zangl M. The use of a standardized gray reference card in dental photography to correct the effects of five commonly used diffusers on the color of 40 extracted human teeth. Int J Esthet Dent. 2016 Summer;11(2):246-59. Link: https://elabprime.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IJEDe_16_02_Hein_897_2.pdf 

Davies SJ, Gray RJ, Qualtrough AJ. Management of tooth surface loss. Br. Dent. J., 2002

Dietschi D, Argente A. A comprehensive and conservative approach for the restoration of abrasion and erosion. Part I: concepts and clinical rationale for early intervention using adhesive techniques. Eur. J. Esthet. Dent., 2011

Dietschi D, Argente A. A comprehensive and conservative approach for the restoration of abrasion and erosion. Part II: clinical procedures and case report. Eur. J. Esthet. Dent., 2011

Gürel G. Porcelain laminate veneers: minimal tooth preparation by design. Dent. Clin. North Am., Cap. 3, p.113. 2007

Soares, P. V., & Grippo, J. O. (2017). Noncarious Cervical Lesions and Cervical Dentin Hypersensitivity: Etiology. Diagnosis, and Treatment: Quintessence Pub Co.  

Barros de Campos, Paulo Ricardo, Rodrigo Rocha Maia, Livia Rodrigues de Menezes, Isabel Ferreira Barbosa, Amanda Carneiro da Cunha, and Gisele Damiana da Silveira Pereira. 2015. “Rubber Dam Isolation--Key to Success in Diastema Closure Technique with Direct Composite Resin.” The International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry 10 (4): 564–74.

Owens, B. M. 2006. “Alternative Rubber Dam Isolation Technique for the Restoration of Class V Cervical Lesions.” Operative Dentistry 31 (2): 277–80.

Sherwood, I. 2010. “Chapter-18 Composite Restoration Class I to VI.” In Essentials of Operative Dentistry, 342–66.

Manauta, Jordi, and Anna Salat. 2012. Layers: An Atlas of Composite Resin Stratification. Quintessence Publishing (IL)