Master Fundamentals of Oral Rehabilitation

This master's degree, lasting one year and 60 ECTS credits, aims to achieve the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills necessary to evaluate, diagnose, treat and maintain patients who need intermediate-complexity oral rehabilitation treatments, through the different prosthodontic treatment modalities.

Likewise, it is also intended to train students to develop a clinical practice based on scientific evidence.

The internships will be carried out attending to patients who come to the Dental Hospital of the University of Barcelona, with needs for intermediate complexity oral rehabilitation treatments, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The course has theoretical activity in the form of seminars, which will be prepared and presented partly by the teachers and partly by the students. The theoretical activity will take place on two Thursday mornings, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a month.

To pass the course, a final master's project must be completed.

This master's degree can be taken alone, or, once passed, you can go on to take the Occlusion and Oral Rehabilitation master's degree. In this case, a total of 3 years and 180 credits would have been completed, an essential condition to qualify for the title of Specialist in Prosthodontics granted by the European Prosthodontic Association.

General Information

Duration: The duration of the course is 1 calendar year / 1 academic year. The start date is September 4, 2023 and ends on July 26, 2024. 

Total credits of the master's degree: 60 ECTS credits

Mode: face-to-face

Assessment: attendance at all the activities of the master's degree is compulsory. The evaluation is continuous and ends with the defence of the Final Master's Work.

Languages of instruction: Spanish and Catalan

Pre-registration and start of the master

The pre-registration period for the 2023-2024 edition is open.

Registration fee

Academic year: €10,500

NOTE: Enrollment must be done at the beginning of the course, being essential to continue studying the Master.

Admission Criteria

The course is aimed at graduates in dentistry or graduates in medicine specialized in stomatology.

The selection of candidates is made by the curriculum and the following items are evaluated: university where the degree was studied, academic record, work experience, participation in humanitarian activities (dentists without borders or similar), prosthodontic training, level of English and others such as wanting to do the thesis. Once the resumes have been analyzed, the pre-selected candidates are interviewed.

Contact for academic issues:

Dr. Mariona Peraire

Contact for administrative issues:

Mr. Jordi Albella

Place of delivery

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

All course details

  • Carry out a critical analysis of contemporary knowledge and demonstrate being up to date with the most recent advances in Prosthodontics.
  • Read, understand and analyze the relevant scientific literature.
  • Take a general medical history focused on prosthodontics and oral rehabilitation.
  • Perform a complete oral examination and stomatognathic system focused on prosthodontics and oral rehabilitation.
  • Knowing how to interpret the complementary tests appropriate to the different pathological situations.
  • Formulate a diagnosis and establish a treatment plan appropriate to the patient's situation and current knowledge.
  • Know and know how to apply all the therapeutic possibilities provided by the fixed prosthesis, the removable prosthesis and the mixed prosthesis, both on natural teeth and on implants, in clinical situations of intermediate complexity
This course is designed to develop theoretical-mental, affective-practical and research-related skills. necessary to plan and carry out the treatment of cases of intermediate complexity within prosthodontic oral rehabilitation.
The learning is based on the care and treatment of patients who are going to visit the Dental Hospital of the University of Barcelona with prosthodontic treatment needs of intermediate complexity and in holding seminars, prepared by students and teachers, in which current knowledge on the various modalities of prosthodontic treatment is analyzed.
In addition, students must carry out a stay in dental prosthesis laboratories to understand the technical procedures involved in the manufacture of the various prostheses.

1. Introduction to dental prosthesis, fundamentals of oral rehabilitation
1.1. Introduction to dental prosthetics
1.2. Treatment options in the rehabilitation of single teeth
1.3. Treatment options in the rehabilitation of partially edentulous patients
1.4. Treatment options in the rehabilitation of totally edentulous patients
1.5. Mixed patients, rehabilitation of a totally edentulous arch with a fully edentulous antagonist with alterations of the occlusal planes, rehabilitation of a totally edentulous arch with a partially edentulous antagonist

2. Rehabilitation of single teeth: Fixed Prosthesis
2.1. Reconstruction of teeth with great structural affectation. Crowns: metal-ceramic system and all-ceramic systems
2.2. Full Coverage Crowns: General Principles of Abutment Preparation
23. Total coverage crowns: types and cutting techniques
2.4. Adhesive prosthesis: partial coverage restorations. Scale
2.5. Adhesive prosthesis. Ceramic laminates. Bonded Fixed Partial Retainers
2.6. Reconstruction of endodontic teeth
2.7. Temporary protection of pillars. Preparation of provisionals

3. Therapeutic options in the partially edentulous patient: Fixed Prosthesis
3.1. The partially edentulous patient. Diagnosis, treatment plan and clinical preparation of the patient
3.2. Tooth-Supported Fixed Partial Denture: Design and Planning of Bridges
3.3. Temporary protection of pillars. Preparation of provisionals
3.4. Impressions in fixed prostheses: impression materials and digital technique
3.5. Fixed prosthesis disinfection
3.6. Color records and prescription in fixed prosthetics
3.7. Cementing of the prosthesis
3.8. Work model, laboratory overview
3.9. Alloys and metal processing in fixed prosthetics
3.10. dental ceramic
3.11. Placement of the fixed prosthesis, aesthetic, occlusal, hygienic and functional considerations
3.12. Digital smile design. DSD technique
3.13. BOPT technique:
– Preparations for biologically guiding soft tissues
– Elaboration of provisional
– BOPT printing techniques
– Materials, characterization and placement
3.14. Digital flow applied to the fixed prosthesis on teeth:
– Intraoral scanners. Types and technical characteristics
– Digital forms and digital intraoral records
– Tools and software of interest to the digital flow in fixed prosthetics. Communication with the laboratory

4. Therapeutic options in the partially edentulous patient: Removable partial prosthesis
4.1. The partially edentulous patient. Removable partial denture concept
4.2. Treatment plan in removable partial denture. Clinical diagnosis of cast PPR. Clinical study of study models
4.3. Elements of the removable partial denture: connectors, bases, stops, direct and indirect retainers
4.4. Biomechanics of the removable partial denture and analysis of models
4.5. Design of the removable partial denture: Connectors, bases and teeth, retainers and stops
4.6. Oral preparations and alterations of the contour of the teeth
4.7. Printed on removable partial denture. Obtaining the working model and preparing the prescription in the laboratory
4.8. Laboratory manufacturing procedures for cast PPR
4.9. Test of the metallic structure. records
4.10. Occlusion in removable partial denture. Wax mounting test
4.11. Insertion of the removable partial denture. Cast PPR fitting, tips and usage tips
4.12. Controls, maintenance phase
4.13. Alternatives to the cast removable partial denture. flexible prosthesis
4.14. telescopic prosthesis
4.15 Removable partial denture versus tooth-supported partial denture

5. Full denture
5.1. The totally edentulous patient. General information on complete dentures
5.2. Diagnosis in complete dentures
5.3. Prognosis in complete dentures
5.4. Pre-prosthetic treatments in the edentulous patient
5.5. Impressions of the edentulous arches
5.6. Jiro Abe technique, use of other materials for the functionalization and impression of soft tissues
5.7. Records of intermaxillary relations. Base plates and runners
5.8. Clinical procedures to record jaw relations
5.9. Esthetics in complete dentures. Choice of artificial teeth
5.10. Complete denture occlusion
5.11. Wax-up and clinical trials of the complete denture
5.12. Laboratory work and reassembly of the complete denture
5.13. Full Denture Insertion and Maintenance Tips
5.14. Post-insertion problems of the complete denture
5.15. Full denture relines and repairs
5.16. Special cases of complete dentures: a single arch, overdentures, etc.
5.17. Immediate full denture

6. Prosthetics on implants
6.1. Concept and type of prosthesis on implants
6.2. Types of implants and connections. Indications for different situations
6.3. Replacement of a missing tooth. Difficulty situations due to lack or excess of space
6.4. Fixed partial dentures on implants
6.5. Attachments used in implant prostheses. Characteristics and manipulation in the laboratory
6.6. Clinical techniques in prosthetics on implants. Forms, attachments, turntables, metrics and clinical tests
6.7. Total rehabilitation on implants
6.8. Long-term maintenance of the implant prosthesis
6.9. Resolution of complications in implant prostheses
6.10. Digital flow applied to implant prostheses. Digital prints, records, materials used and laboratory manufacturing methods

7. Criteria and diagnostic methods in oral rehabilitation
7.1. Loss of dental substance
7.2. Vertical dimension of occlusion
7.3. occlusal plane
7.4. jaw relationship
7.5. Design of a new occlusion
7.6. Restoration of function: occlusion and masticatory efficiency
7.7. Restoration of aesthetics

8. Bruxism, beyond parafunction. Contributions of current research
8.1. Sleep bruxism. Definition, etiopathogenesis: peripheral and central factors. Grading and diagnostic criteria. Clinical manifestations. Sleep Bruxism and Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (SAHS)
8.2. wakefulness bruxism
8.3. Bruxism and Craniomandibular Dysfunction
8.4. Occlusion alterations secondary to bruxism

9. Sleep: physiology, study techniques, classification of sleep disorders
9.1. The importance and structure of human sleep. Classification of sleep disorders, update
9.2. Sleep studies: polysomnography, concept and interpretation for dentists
9.3. Sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (SAHS). Definition, etiopathogenesis, diagnostic criteria, prevalence and impact on quality of life
9.4. Role and responsibilities of the dentist in the treatment of snoring and SAHS: Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD), mechanism of action, type and characteristics

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 masticatory system" of the Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research (IDIBELL)

Dr. Josep Maria Anglada Cantarell

  • Medical Doctor
  • PhD degree
  • Specialist in Stomatology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Occlusion and Oral Rehabilitation UB
  • Associate Professor at the UPV/EHU from December 1998 to June 2003
  • Lecturer of Occlusion and Prosthodontics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dr. Raúl Ayuso Montero

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


Dr. Nina Riera Puñet

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

Dr. Diego Agaton Montes

  • Doctor in Dental Surgery
  • Master in Occlusion and Oral Rehabilitation UB

Dr. Inés Batlle Ferrando

  • Degree in Dentistry from the UIC
  • Master in Occlusion and Oral Rehabilitation UB
  • Associate Professor of Occlusion and Prosthodontics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona

Dra. Clara González Juidías

  • Licenciada en Odontología por la Universidad de Barcelona
  • Posgraduada en Endodoncia per la Societat Catalana d’Odontoestomatologia
  • Posgraduada en Prótesis per la Societat Catalana d’Odontoestomatologia
  • Máster en Oclusión y Rehabilitación Oral por la Univesidad de Barcelona

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