Clinical Practice

  • code 11876
  • course 1
  • term Anual
  • type OB
  • credits 16

Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, English

Teaching staff

Head instructor

Dr. Pablo ALTUNA -

Office hours

Previously arranged visit, Monday.

Antoni Castellón
Pablo Altuna
Marc Quevedo


In the event that the health authorities announce a new period of confinement due to the evolution of the health crisis caused by COVID-19, the teaching staff will promptly communicate how this may effect the teaching methodologies and activities as well as the assessment.

The Clinical Residency program in Oral Implantology spends 50% of his time to the diagnosis and treatment plan for patients provided by the University Dental Clinic (CUO). During this residency, students will do the first visit, a complete diagnosis including last generation CBCT, clinical photography, articulator mounting and preparation of radiological and surgical guides for their own patients. After presenting the cases in the corresponding clinical session, the student will be allowed for the placement of prosthetically guided dental implants in the operating room of the CUO. The follow-up, from the first visit to the patient's discharge, is done entirely during the program. In this way, the student acquires a comprehensive overview of modern implantology and strengthens the knowledge of theoretical sessions.

Pre-course requirements

The requirements to conduct clinical practice in the CUO include mandatory attendance to preclinical seminars and practices. The spoken Spanish proficiency to communicate with patients is highly recommended. No practices will be allowed on patients without adequate uniformity and mandatory instruments and materials .


  The aim of this course is to get students to acquire the skills that allow treating total and partially edentulous patients in a comprehensive manner, from the first visit until discharge. Applying theoretical knowledge, students will implement their ability to diagnose using tools such as semi-adjustable articulator, digital camera or cone beam tomography (CBCT), develop a treatment plan and eventually operate his or her patients.


Upon completion of his Residency Clinic, students will be able to diagnose and develop a treatment plan safely and to perform implant surgery in total and partially edentulous patients in simple cases.

Learning outcomes

To know the surgical anatomy
To know the different radiological techniques
To know the steps that must be taken into account in a rehabilitation on teeth and implants
To diagnose and study additional complementary explorations
Establish a treatment plan
To know the aesthetic parameters of the oral cavity
To know how to evaluate the aesthetic parameters
To know the means to achieve an aesthetic treatment
To know the steps of a single unit, partial and complete prosthetic rehabilitation with implants in different clinical cases.
Knowing the basic surgical principles of oral surgery and implantology
Knowing advanced surgical treatment (application of bone substitutes and membranes in simple cases)
Identify different implant systems and their particularities.


Application of theoretical knowledge in order to perform proper clinical assistance
Clinical Photography
Mounting on semi-adjustable articulator
Preparation of radiological guides
Management of cone beam tomography (CBCT)
Preparation of surgical guides
Instrument identification and surgical field mounting
Basic techniques of oral surgery: incisions, sutures ...
Implant surgery with different systems
Application of bone substitutes and resorbable membranes
Second stage surgery

Teaching and learning activities

In person

  Healthcare activity, in which patients are visited to perform a diagnosis and a treatment plan that allows the placement of dental implants safely and predictably.

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

Each of the practices will be evaluated taking into account the acquisition and application of knowledge of the student as well as his attitude and managing the patients. Punctuality will also be evaluated. Attendance is mandatory.

Bibliography and resources

  • Prótesis tejido-integradas. Brånemark/Zarb/Albrektsson. Quintessence Books, 1987.
  • Implantología Contemporánea. Carl E Misch. Elsevier Mosby, 2009.
  • Medimecum. Guía de terapia Farmacológica. Luis F. Villa. Adis, 2012.
  • Maxillary Sinus Surgery and alternatives in treatment. Testori T et al. Quintessence Books, 2009.
  • 20 Years of guided bone regeneration in implant dentistry. Daniel Buser. Quintessence books, 2009.
  • Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. James R Hupp et al. Mosby Elsevier, 2008.
  • Bone Augmentation in Oral Implantology. Fuad Khoury, Hadi Antoun, Patrick Missika. Quintessence Publishing Co, 2007
  • Implant Overdentures. The Standard of care for edentulous patients. JS Feine, GE Carlsson. Quintessence, 2003.
  • Cirugía Oral e Implantología. Guillermo Raspall. Editorial Médica Panamericana, 2006.
  • Cirugía Bucal. Cosme Gay Escoda. Ergon, 1999.
  • Clinical Manual of Implant Dentistry. Davarpanah. Quintessence Books, 2003.
  • ITI Treatment Guide. Implant Therapy in the Esthetic Zone. Buser et al. Quintessence Books, 2007.
  • ITI Treatment Guide. Loading protocols in Implant Dentistry.                     Quintessence Books, 2008.
  • ITI Treatment Guide. Implant Placement in post-extraction sites. Chen S, Buser D et al. Quintessence Books, 2008.
  • ITI Treatment Guide. Sinus Floor Elevation Procedures. Chen, Buser et al. Quintessence Books, 2011.
  • The SAC Classification in Implant Dentistry. Dawson A. et al. Quintessence Books, 2008.
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  • Técnica de Injerto del Seno Maxilar y su aplicación en Implantología. Luis Martín Villa. Elsevier Masson, 2006.
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  • Injertos Óseos en Implantología. Técnicas y aplicaciones clínicas. Federico Hernández-Alfaro. Quintessence Books, 2006.
  • Cirugía Avanzada en Implantes. Baladrón. Ergon, 2000.
  • Factores de Riesgo en Implantología Oral. Renouard y Rangert. Quintessence Books, 2000.
  • Soft Tissue and Esthetic Considerations in implant Therapy. Sclar. Quintessence Books, 2005.
  • Carga Inmediata en implantología. Vicente Jiménez. Quintessence Books, 2005.
  • Dental and Craneofacial Applications of Platelet-Rich Plasma. Marx. Quintessence Books, 2000.
  • Un nuevo enfoque en la regeneración ósea. Plasma Rico en factores de crecimiento. Anítua. Puesta al día Publicaciones, 2000.
  • Glossary of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. WR Laney, Quintessence, 2007.
  • Cawson’s Essentials of oral Pathology and Oral Medicine. RA Cawson/EW Odell. Curchill Livingstone, 2008.
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