Master's Degree in Advanced Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry

General

Program Description

Dentistry is one of the Health Sciences and, as such, the professionals who practice in this field must be trained to prevent, diagnose and treat the different oral diseases suffered by their patients. They also need to take into account the characteristics and needs of the society in which their practice is based.

Restorative Dentistry is the branch of Dentistry that is responsible for treating occlusal-masticatory function and anatomy, speech and aesthetics related to the stomatognathic system. All of these issues are caused by caries, periodontal disease or trauma, and are treated with dental prosthetics or adhesive dentistry procedures. The incorporation of techniques involving dental adhesion and dental hard tissues has had a significant impact on dentistry. In terms of human prosthetics, a dental prosthesis is a procedure that artificially restores the absence of one, several or even all of the teeth and their adjacent tissues. Dental therapeutics, in traditional terms, refers to restoring areas of the mouth without affecting the teeth as a whole. Procedures relating to adhesive dentistry, dental therapeutics, and dental prosthetics consist of using several types of materials that adhere to dental hard tissues (enamel or dentine). Once they have bonded to the tooth surface, the materials and tooth behave as a single unit. Thanks to new adhesion techniques and new dental materials, over the last few years the term Restorative Dentistry has emerged in the dental profession in Europe and the United States of America, as a meeting point between two prosthetics and dental therapeutics, two areas that were initially different and now share the same goals and therapeutics.

Restorative dentistry is a broad subject, and all the knowledge involved in a Dentistry degree is required to understand it fully. It also requires a mastery of many specific techniques involved in both diagnosis and restorative treatment. These techniques mean oral rehabilitation is more comfortable for the patient and ensure a good long-term prognosis. The concept of restorative dentistry is currently integrated within the broad context of the patient as a functional unit who requires integral and multidisciplinary treatment, one facet of which is restorative treatment.

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Objectives

The Faculty of Dentistry at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya feels that it is necessary to provide the dental profession with a Master’s Degree in Advanced Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry.

Our university would also like students to receive education on a further level, with clear knowledge of dental research in the field of dentistry. This master's program will therefore provide:

  • Scientific training and surgical expertise in the field of aesthetic restorative dentistry.
  • An understanding of new materials and technologies related to aesthetic restorative dentistry.
  • Training in research methods.

Skills

The following are the skills that students of the Master’s Degree in Advanced Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry will have acquired by the end of the Master's program:

Basic skills

  1. To have a clear understanding of knowledge that provides a base level or opportunity to develop and/or apply ideas in an original way, often within the context of research.
  2. Students should be able to apply the knowledge acquired and have the ability to solve problems in new or little-known environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  3. Students should be able to integrate their knowledge so that they can deal with the complexity involved in making judgments based on information that may be incomplete or limited, and may, therefore, require considerations of the social and ethical responsibilities involved in applying knowledge or judgment.
  4. Students should be able to communicate their conclusions in a clear and unambiguous way, as well as the resulting knowledge and reasoning that supports them so that they can be understood by both specialized and non-specialized audiences.
  5. Students should have the learning skills required to help them continue studying in a way that will allow them to be broadly self-directed and autonomous.

Curriculum

The 180 ECTS will be distributed over 5 modules. The first two years will include subjects related to the field of aesthetic restorative dentistry, while the third year will include subjects related to laboratory techniques for oral rehabilitation and the fourth year is dedicated to the Final Master's Project.

Module 1: Scientific Fundations of Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry
32 ECTS

Module 2: Advanced Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry - Clinical Practice
102 ETCS

Module 3: Multidisciplinary Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. Laboratory Techniques
20 ECTS

Module 4: Final Master's Project
6 ECTS

Module 5: Optional Module
20 ECTS

Total Credits
180 ECTS

1st Year Subjects 2nd Year Subjects 3rd Year Subjects
  • Dental Anatomy
  • The basics of dental adhesion
  • Introduction to aesthetic diagnosis
  • Biostatistics (cross-disciplinary research)
  • Science Communication (cross-disciplinary research)
  • Scientific Evidence in Operative Dentistry
  • Introduction to Prosthetic Implantology
  • Bibliographic Research (cross-disciplinary research)
  • Research methodology
  • Direct Operative Dentistry
  • Multidisciplinary Clinical Planning. Discussion of Clinical Cases I
  • Removable Prostheses
  • Oral Restoration, Surgery, and Periodontics I
  • Multidisciplinary Restorative Therapeutics. Clinic I
  • Final Master's Project I FMP
  • Direct and Indirect in Vitro Operative Techniques I
  • Indirect Operative Techniques and Adhesive Prostheses
  • Laboratory Techniques for Fixed Prostheses OB
  • Laboratory Techniques for Fixed Non-Adhesive in Vitro Prostheses
  • Laboratory Techniques Applied to Aesthetic Diagnosis
  • Adhesive in Vitro Prosthetic Techniques
  • Multidisciplinary Clinical Planning. Discussion of Clinical Cases II
  • Multidisciplinary Restorative Therapeutics. Clinic II
  • Optional module
  • Advanced Multidisciplinary Restorative Therapeutics. Clinic III
  • Advanced Multidisciplinary Restorative Therapeutics. Clinic III
  • Direct and Indirect in Vitro Operative Techniques II
  • Scientific Evidence in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Oral Restoration, Surgery and Periodontics II
  • Oral Restoration, Orthodontics and Occlusion
  • Final Master's Project

Optional Subjects

  • Surgery Module
  • Periodontics Module
  • Implantology Module
  • Radiology Module
  • Module 1. ATM: Clinical Internship in Craniomandibular Dysfunction and Oro-facial pain
  • Endodontics Module: Clinical Internship in Endodontics and Dental Traumatology

Prospective students

Any candidates who meet the general requirements for access to the degree may apply for admission. The admission profile of suitable candidates is as follows:

  • A degree in Dentistry, or a degree in Medicine specializing in Dentistry.
  • Holders of a degree from education institutions outside the European Area of Higher Education, without their degrees being officially approved if the University deems that the applicant has received an education that is equivalent to official Spanish university degrees in Dentistry or Medicine specializing in Dentistry, and that provides access to postgraduate learning in the country that issued the degree.
  • B1 English language level according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
  • Interest in science and research.
  • Quick decision-making skills.
  • Empathy.
  • A responsible character and sensitivity to other people's pain.
  • The ability to work well in a team.

Prerequisites and Admission

End users

To be accepted onto the Master’s Degree in Advanced Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, you will require the following:

  • Either a degree in Dentistry or a degree in Medicine specializing in Dentistry.
  • To be enrolled on or have complied with the MUORE course (Master's Degree in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry). The access routes are as follows:
    • Enrolled on MUORE*: (Must be enrolled on MUORE part-time from the 2nd year onwards)
      • 1st year: 60 ECTS MUORE
      • 2nd year: 40 ECTS MUORE + 20 ECTS MREA
      • 3rd year: 20 ECTS (2nd year of MUORE) + 40 ECTS MREA
    • If you have completed MUORE: The 120 ECTS for MUORE will be validated, with the student completing the remaining 60 ECTS for MREA.

* All the ECTS completed and passed in the MUORE will be accepted as part of the MREA study plan.

Similarly, applicants may be accepted if they hold a degree from education institutions outside the European Area of Higher Education without their degrees being officially approved if the University deems that the applicant has received an education that is equivalent to official Spanish university degrees and that provides access to postgraduate learning in the country that issued the degree. Access by this means shall not, in any way, imply the recognition of the applicant’s previous degree, nor its recognition for any purpose other than studying for the Master’s degree. This is all without prejudice to the other entry requirements set out in current legislation or established later with regard to being accepted to study on an official Master’s degree course.

Entrance criteria and conditions or special entrance exams

Admission tests

The admission tests consist of a balanced assessment of your academic record, personal profile, motivations, and skills.

Body responsible for admission

The body responsible for admission is made up of the director of the Master's course, the Master's coordinator and the directors of the departments that run the different modules on the program. The admission's body decides which students will be admitted based on the considerations detailed above.

Tuition

  • 1st Year: €22. 031, 20
  • 2nd Year: €21. 472
  • 3rd Year: €20. 816

*This price includes annual enrolment fees €480 per year. Current tuition fees are pending approval from the Board of Governors in our university.

The amount for the second year in for the next academic years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 are still pending approval from the Board of Governors in our university, and are subject to increase based on the Spanish Consumer Price Index (IPC).

Last updated Mar 2020

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