Update Course in Prosthodontics, DCM and Sleep Disorders

The course offers an overview of the evolution and current situation of all the treatment options offered by prosthodontics, from those considered "classic", such as conventional complete prostheses or removable partial prostheses, to those considered "modern" such as implant prostheses and all the techniques aimed at offering optimum aesthetics.

On the one hand, the clinical aspects are analyzed, emphasizing the importance of diagnosis and the establishment of a reasoned treatment plan, based on scientific evidence in relation to longevity and possible complications of different types of treatment, and also the aspects related to elaboration at the laboratory level and, very specifically, the so-called digital flow.

n this way, given that prosthodontics does not replace "new" treatments with "old" ones, but rather adds options, the professional can have a global vision of all the therapeutic options it can offer, satisfying the needs of the patient.

In addition, it updates the most recent concepts and research in the field of Cranio-Mandibular Dysfunction and Dental Sleep Medicine, offering a modern and current vision that is essential if these areas are to be incorporated into professional practice.

General Information

Duration: one Friday and Saturday per month from February to September

Total course credits: 11 ECTS

Mode: face-to-face

Assessment: the evaluation will be done through the virtual campus, through the presentation and discussion of clinical cases

Languages of instruction: Spanish and Catalan

Pre-registration and start of the course

Registration for the next edition will open on September 1, 2021. The start of the course will take place on February 11, 2022.

Registration fee

Course: € 3,000

Admission Criteria

In order of registration

Place of delivery

Classroom at Bellvitge Campus. University of Barcelona.

Hospital Odontològic Universitat de Barcelona
C / Feixa Llarga s / n 
08907 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona)

All course details

To give a global vision of all the prosthodontic modalities that can be used nowadays, from the classic treatments to the most modern techniques, such as the minimally invasive ones, including the state of the art in relation to the prosthesis on implants and, in general, the "precision" prosthesis. It also reviews the materials currently used in prosthetics and the techniques for processing them. Finally, current knowledge about craniomandibular dysfunction and sleep disorders is analyzed.

This is a fundamentally theoretical course that is given over 7 weekends, all day Friday and Saturday mornings and is accompanied by various non-clinical practice workshops.


Section 1: February 11 and 12, 2022

to. The practice of the prosthesis in the general clinic: predictability, success and failure factors

b.therapeutic options in the totally dentate patient

  • Reconstruction of teeth with great structural damage
  • Crowns: metal-ceramic and all-ceramic systems

c. Therapeutic options in the partially edentulous patient I

  • Fixed partial dentures
  • Veneers, inlays, onlays, overlays, crowns
  • Invisalign Go

Preclinical carving workshop

Section 2: March 18 and 19, 2022

to. Therapeutic options in the partially edentulous patient II

  • Fixed partial dentures in teeth vs. fixed partial dentures on implants
  • Critical aspects in decision-making in unitary and partial sectors
  • Expected results. Current criteria and expected complications
  • Removable partial sectors on implants
  • Selection of abutments
  • Complications and maintenance
  • Occlusion and masticatory performance in the partially edentulous patient

b. Biomechanical fundamentals of implant prosthetics

  • Passive adjustment
  • Different connections, their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages
  • Cemented vs. screwed prosthesis, prosthetic components Biomechanical factors
  • Crown-to-implant ratio

c. Planning

  • Unitary implants. Space measurement, bone availability, types of connections, decision making
  • Fixed partial sectors. Space measurement, bone availability, decisions making, splinting
  • Provisionalization on unitary implants and partial areas

d. Clinical techniques in the partially edentulous patient.

  • Impression and casting materials in fixed prosthesis
  • Impression techniques in partially edentulous patients
  • Impression taking on implants: classic and modern
  • Construction techniques in implant prostheses: classic and modern. CAD-CAM technology, protocol

e. Scanning and milling workshop

Section 3: April 8 and 9, 2022

Therapeutic options in the totally edentulous patient

to. Removable prostheses on implants

  • Quality of life in total edentulous patients
  • McGill Consensus
  • Jaw overdentures. Number of implants and types of overdentures
  • Jaw overdentures. Number of implants and types of overdentures
  • Types of anchors and restraint systems. Resin and processing techniques, frequent complications.

b. Fixed prosthesis on implants

  • Solution of complex cases, with aesthetic compromise of the anterior group
  • Immediate loading
  • Implantology provisionalization, ovoid pontics and emergency profil
  • Artificial pink gum: materials and techniques

c. Conventional full prosthesis

d. Digital flow in prosthodontics

e. Advanced techniques for the treatment of the atrophic jaw

F. Large toothless and large atrophies, rehabilitation in complex cases

  • Location, distribution and inclination of the implants. Surgical guide
  • Therapeutic options:
    Full arch fixed prosthesis on implants
    Hybrid type, with soft tissue replacement
    "Crown-bridge" type with tooth replacement only
    Clinical cases. CAD-CAM in totally edentulous arch patients

g. Presentation of clinical cases of oral rehabilitation: where has there been
loss of OVD and where not, but lack of prosthetic space.

Section 4: May 13-14, 2022

The digital flow step by step

a. Introduction to CAD-CAM. CAD/CAM theory and systems

b. Digitization in the dental sector

c. Intra and extraoral scanning protocols

d. CAD design. Presentation of cases

e. Milling methods / prototyping / CAM

f. Personalization of the prosthesis

g. Materials

Removable partial denture: PPR design workshop

Section 5: June 17 and 18, 2022

Adhesive techniques

Diagnostic criteria and methods in oral rehabilitation

  • Management of worn dentitions
  • Occlusal vertical dimension
  • Occlusal plane
  • Intermaxillary relationship
  • Designing a new occlusion
  • Restoration of function
  • Restoration of aesthetics

Section 6: July 15-16, 2022

Innovations in tooth-supported fixed prostheses II

to. BOPT technique. Theory and practical workshop

b. Digital Smile Design. Theory and practical workshop



Section 1: September 16 and 17, 2022

Craniomandibular dysfunction and bruxism

a. Craniomandibular Dysfunction (CMD) Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) - "State of the art"

  • DCM, TTM definitions. Prevalence and impact of DCM on quality of life
  • Pain. Biopsychosocial model of pain. Central sensitization and chronic pain. Orofacial pain. Work groups
  • Muscle and joint disorders. Muscle pain model. Joint inflammation. Biological determinants and risk factors. Comorbidities
  • Current diagnostic tools based on standardized assessment: Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC / TMD)
  • Treatment of CMD: the multimodal approach
  • Orofacial pain and sleep

Clinical cases and exploration workshop according to DC-TMD

b. Bruxism, beyond parafunction. Contributions from current research

  • Sleep bruxism. Definition, etiopathogenesis: peripheral and central factors Graduation and diagnostic criteria. Clinical manifestations. Sleep Bruxism and Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (SAHS)
  • Awake bruxism
  • Bruxism and Craniomandibular Dysfunction
  • Algorithm of evaluation and clinical management of sleep bruxism
  • Tools within the reach of the dentist in the assessment of dental wear: the TWES

Section 2: October 22 and 23, 2022

Sleep disorders with dental repercussions

to. Sleep: physiology, study techniques, classification of sleep disorders

  • The importance and structure of the human sleep
  • Sleep and Airway Physiology
  • Classification of sleep disorders, update
  • Sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (SAHS) Definition, etiopathogenesis, diagnostic criteria, prevalence and impact on quality of life
  • Sleep studies: polysomnography, concept and interpretation for dentists
  • Workshop on the interpretation of sleep tests and clinical cases
  • Therapeutic alternatives. Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) and Other Options
  • The responsibility of the dentist in Dental Sleep Medicine (MDS)
  • Medical history and examination in MDS

b. Role and responsibilities of the dentist in the treatment of snoring and SAHS

  • Intraoral devices, history and importance
  • Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD). Action mechanism, types and characteristics
  • Algorithm management of patient with snoring or SAHS, current status. Proposal of an action protocol for dentistry
  • Infant sleep apnea

Record taking workshop for DAM

Meet the Teaching Team


Dr. Mariona Peraire Ardèvol

  • Medical Doctor
  • PhD degree
  • Specialist in Neurology and Stomatology
  • Professor of Occlusion and Prosthodontics at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Head of the Prosthodontics Service of the Hospital Odontològic Universitat de Barcelona
  • Leading group "Oral Health and the masticatory system" of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL)


Dr. Josep Maria Anglada Cantarell

  • Medical Doctor
  • Doctor of medicine and surgery
  • Specialist in Stomatology
  • Lecturer of Occlusion and Prosthodontics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dr. Raúl Ayuso Montero

  • Doctor in Dental Surgery
  • PhD degree
  • Master Occlusion and Oral Rehabilitation
  • Associate Professor of Occlusion and Prosthodontics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona

Dr. Lluís Nogués Pujol

  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Doctor in Dental Surgery
  • PhD degree
  • Master Occlusion and Oral Rehabilitation
  • Associate Professor of Occlusion and Prosthodontics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona

Dr. Santiago Pasquin Comalrena de Sobregrau

  • Medical Doctor
  • Specialist in stomatology
  • Postgraduate degree in occlusion and oral rehabilitation
  • Diploma in assessment of body damage in odontostomatology.
  • Associate Professor of Occlusion and Prosthodontics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona


Dr. Oscar Alonso González
Dr. Josep Maria Anglada Cantarell
Dr. Raul Ayuso Montero
Dr. Josep Bizar Ramoneda
Dr. Ramon Buenechea
Mr. Martín González Medina
Dr. Marc Guaita Pais
Dr. Héctor Jaen Gutiérrez
Mr. Rafael Jaen Calzado
Mr. Rafael Jaen Gutiérrez
Dr. Jesús López Vilagran

Dr. Claudia Molina
Dr. Lluís Nogués Pujol
Dr. Santiago Pasquín Comalrena de Sobregrau
Dr. Mariona Peraire Ardèvol
Dr. Nina Riera Puñet
Dr. Bernat Rovira Lastra
Dr. Jordi Samsó Manzanedo
Dr. Ignacio de Urbiola Alis
Dr. Albert Verd Bertan
Dr. Eva Willaert Jiménez
-Bird watcher
Dr. Carla Zamora Olave