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Master’s Degree in Oral Surgery and Implantology. 2020-23. 19th Edition

Master's Degree in Oral Surgery 2015

Master’s Degree in Oral Surgery and Implantology. 2016-2019. 21st Edition

Specific University Degree of the Universitat de València, 180 ECTS, three academic courses and classroom-based learning.


Miguel Peñarrocha Diago
Professor of Oral Surgery

María Peñarrocha Diago
Associate Professor of Oral Surgery.
Spanish Phone: 0034-963983761.

  • From September 12th, 2016 to June 30th, 2019. (180 ECTS).
  • Department of Stomatology. Teaching Unit in Surgery. 1st floor. Dental Clinic. Fundació Lluís Alcanys.C/ Gascó Oliag, No. 1. Valencia 46010.


  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 to 14:30 hrs. Friday, from 15:30 to 19:00 hrs.

Course fee 12,000 euros per year. Total 36,000 €

  • Pre-enrollment end: Until 07/15/2016
  • Date, place of examination and personal interview: July 25th 2016, 11:00 hrs., Dental Clinic, 1st floor, Oral Surgery, c/ Gascó Oliag, No. 1. Valencia 46010
  • Student selection criteria:
    • Internationally valid Dentistry Degree. Collegiate. Civil Liability Insurance
    • Application letter and full curriculum vitae
  • Graduate entrance exam:
    • To have been previously linked to the Post-Graduate Program will be considered a plus. This can be achieved by previous obtainment of the Initiation Certificate in Oral Surgery, or having been internal student of Oral Surgery.
    • Another positive criterion to take into account is related to the candidate`s previous scientific experience in Oral Surgery and Implantology and having received postgraduate academical training in Research Methodology and Biostatistics.
    • Applicants are required to complete an entrance assessment test to be convened on June. This exam consists of an evaluation of knowledge in Oral Surgery and Implantology.
    • The final selection criteria will be based on a personal interview, only conducted by those candidates who have passed the aforementioned exam.
  • Enrollment: From 1st to 10th September, 2016
  • Start dates: September 12th, 2016
  • End dates: June 30th, 2019


The main objective of this Master’s Degree is to train specialists in Oral Surgery and Implantology. For this purpose, students will receive theoretical training on Fridays and participate in clinical activities with patients treated at the Dental Clinic of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Students will be involved in planning and execution of progressively more complex cases throughout the 3 years of the Master’s degree. During the first year the student’s activity will be focused on learning about indication and execution of oral surgery procedures (simple and complex tooth extractions: third molars impacted, canines impacted, radicular remains; braces, torus, maxillary cysts, periapical surgery, etc.). Students also will participate on assisting during surgeries and prosthetic rehabilitation treatments with implants, in the classmate working sessions. The second course of the Master’s activity will focus on the diagnosis, planning, surgery and rehabilitation of simple cases that using dental implants; as well as learning on implant maintenance over time and to handle biological and prosthetic complications associated with these treatments. Students of third will perform treatments with advanced and complex implants, both surgical (multiple implants, immediate implants, bone regeneration, breast lift, soft tissue surgery, etc.) and prosthetics (implants in the aesthetic zone, full-arch rehabilitation, immediate loading, etc.).

Training offering in this Master` Degree is addressed by the available scientific evidence from current treatments of Oral Surgery and Implantology. Therefore, as part of graduate training, students will learn to critically revise and evaluate the scientific literature. Furthermore, throughout the course they must develop at least one research topic of their own.



Professional outings of this program are mainly inserted into the clinical care field. For some students this Master’s degree can be also the beginning of a promising academic and/or research career. The Oral Surgery specialist is a professional competent to diagnose and execute the best treatment plan indicated for different oral pathologies that require surgical attention at dental office. The specialist in Implantology is able to diagnose, plan and execute the functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of those patients who have lost teeth, through the use of dental implants and, if necessary, bone and soft tissue regeneration procedures. This professional profile is in high demand in the dental sector, being required in virtually all dental clinics.


The learning model is based on the classroom, through theoretical teaching and clinical sessions; but it is mainly supported by clinical practices and participation in the treatment of patients who attend the Dental Clinic of the Universitat de València. Once it is about an eminently surgical discipline, this master’s degree has been conceived to spend many hours of practical teaching, directly engaging students and teachers in surgical interventions. In addition, practical workshops are aimed to promote the acquisition of skills, necessary to carry out most advanced dental techniques.

  • Theoretical classes: Masterclass format, with a participatory approach. Subject titles appear in the web schedule, in black.
  • Clinical sessions: On Thursdays, from 8:30 to 9:30, a Clinical Case Planning Session will be done. There, students will present the diagnosis and the proposed treatment plan to their peers and the Teachers of the Master.
  • Bibliographic sessions: Students will become familiar with information search process, scientific work writing, Publications and Oral Communications. The students’ work will be presented at the SECIB (Spanish Society of Oral Surgery) Congress. Congress Inscription is included in the Master’s degree program.
  • Preclinical practices: Consist of developing simulated clinical procedures using phantoms models, in the dental laboratory, so that students achieve a minimum degree of psychomotor training before treating actual patients.
  • Clinical Practices: Students will carry out real treatments on patients of the Dental Clinic of the Universitat de València, supervised every time by teaching staff. Clinical practices will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 9:00 to 14:00 hrs., and Thursdays, from 9:30 to 14:00 hrs. In addition, students will have the opportunity to voluntarily participate in the clinic of the Implant Maintenance and Peri-implantarian Pathology Unit on Tuesdays from 16:00 to 19:00 hrs. In case of participation in clinical practices on Tuesday afternoons, students must be committed to attend every evening, throughout at least for the current academic year.Students will be involved in the planning and execution of progressively more complex cases throughout the 3 years of Master’s degree.During the first year the student’s clinical activity will be focused on oral surgery procedures (mainly simple and complex tooth extractions: third molars impacted, canines impacted, etc.). They can be also assist during surgeries and prosthetic rehabilitation treatments with implants, in the classmate working sessions. In the second year of the Master’s degree the clinical activity will focus on the diagnosis, planning, surgery and rehabilitation of simple cases with dental implants. Students of the third year will perform advanced and complex implant treatments, both surgical (multiple implants, immediate implants, guided bone regeneration, breast lift, soft tissue surgery, etc.) as prosthetic (implants in aesthetic area, complete arch rehabilitations, immediate loading, etc.). Each student will be responsible for their dental implant treatments, from the diagnosis and the treatment planning until to complete the prosthetic restoration. The type and number of treatments performed by students throughout their Master’s degree will depend on patients seeking care from services at the Graduate Clinic of Oral Surgery and Implantology during the period of practices. A minimum number of procedures per student cannot be guaranteed, but from our experience the University Clinic counts with a relatively large inflow of patients. We will try to maintain equality among different student generations, as much as possible.
  • Mentoring


The theoretical content of the Master in Oral Surgery and Implantology will be divided into 3 subjects:

1) Oral Surgery

2) Basic Implantology

3) Advanced Implantology.

Each main subject consists of 10-11 modules, which will be taught on Fridays from 9:00 to 14:00 hrs. and from 16:00 to 19:00 hrs. Although the schedule can be changed, if required by the teachers in charge.

The theoretical content could be supporting with workshops, if this is required to facilitate the knowledge and skills acquisitions.

SUBJECT 1: Oral Surgery

Students in the 1º year of the Master’s degree will study the whole content of this subject.

Students of 2º year of the Master’s degree will study the theoretical contents to consolidate knowledge acquired the previous year.


Module 1. Introduction to oral surgery

  • Medical record and medical report
  • Informed consents
  • Sterility and mounting of the surgical field
  • Radiology in oral surgery: orthopantomography and cone beam computed tomography

Students of 1º year of the Master’s degree will be examined one week after receiving contents on informed consents taught in the Master’s Degree.

Module 2. Research Methodology

  • Studies design
  • Structure of the paper
  • Systematic reviews
  • Searching on databases and management of bibliographic references
  • Basic clinical photography. Presentation of clinical cases

Module 3. Anesthesia and suture

  • Anesthetic techniques
  • Complications of anesthesia
  • Techniques and materials

Module 4. Surgery of impacted teeth

  • Impacted third molars
  • Impacted canines
  • Complications in surgical extractions

Module 5. Maxillary anatomy

Module 6. Management of the medicated patient / Pharmacology

  • Dentist`s attitude to a patient proposed for surgery, and under chronic medication
  • Attitude of the dentist to a proposed patient for surgery and with anti-aregating or anticoagulant medication
  • Medication management by the dentist: painkillers, corticosteroids
  • Medication management by the dentist: antibiotics

Module 7. Surgery and pediatric dentistry / Surgery and orthodontics / Surgery in special patients

  • Surgery on children. Braces
  • Surgery and orthodontics. Miniscrews and miniplates
  • Surgery in the medically compromised patient

Module 8. Sedation. CPR.

  • Intravenous conscious sedation
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Module 9. Periapical surgery

Module 10. Periodontal patient management

  • Basic periodontics
  • Resective surgery
  • Regenerative surgery

Module 11. Laser in oral surgery

SUBJECT 2: Basic Implantology

Students of the 1º year of the Master´s Degree will participate in the theory and some workshops of this subject, to start by familiarizing with the decision-making and procedures followed in dental implants treatments.

Students in the 2º year of the Master’s degree will study the whole content of this subject (theory, workshops and clinical cases). They will treat their first patient who requires dental implants as part of the academic program of this subject. It means, they will start planning the first actual treatment in November/December of the 2º year of Master’s degree and will do the first surgery in January.


Module 1. Diagnosis in implantology

  • Patient medical history
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Complementary tests
    1. Dental model analysis: three-dimensional implant positioning, spaces
    2. Radiology
  • Photography (theory and practice)

Module 2. Prosthetic planning in implantology

  • Planning of partially toothless patient treatment
  • Planning of fully toothless patient treatment

Module 3. Diagnosis and planning for patient treatment

  • Patient dental records: photographs, diagnostic models, intermaxillary relations, articulator mounting system.
  • Waxing, surgical-radiological splint making, CBCT with splint, CBCT study.

Module 4. Implant surgery

  • Basic surgical procedure
    1. Surgical field mount and sterility
    2. Instrumentation
  • Incisions and flaps
  1. Milling protocol
  • Implant features: macro and micro-design (surfaces, necks, connections, thread)
  • Workshop: field mount, instrumentation, incisions, peelings, implants placement in pig’s jaw, suture
  • Presentation of clinical cases to make interventions on January

Module 5. Surgery on patients

2 surgical procedures in the morning and 1 in the afternoon (1 procedure per student)

Module 6. Marketing: The role of oral surgery and implants in a successful dental clinic

Module 7. Visit to Mozo Grau, implant manufacturer company (second-year students)

Module 8. Second surgery. Prosthetics on implants

  • Second surgery (theory, workshop, patient)
  • Prosthetics on implants: single and partial implants
    1. Types of abutments
    2. Cemented and screwed prosthesis
  • Materials

Module 9. Prosthetics on implants

  • Impression taking (theory, workshop and patients)
  • Laboratory: milling; scanning; CADCAM design.

Module 10. Prosthetics on implants

  • Prosthetic tests (theory, workshop and patients)
  • Implant overdentures (theory and workshop)

Module 11. Implant maintenance, prevention and treatment of peri-implant pathology.

SUBJECT 3: Advanced Implantology

Students in the 2º and 3º year of the Master’s degree will study the whole content of this subject.


BLOCK 1. Implants in the aesthetic sector.

Module 1.1 Surgical Concepts

Module 1.2 Soft tissue surgery

Module 1.3 Prosthetic Concepts

BLOCK 2. Dental implants in the atrophic maxilla.

Module 2.1 Implants in maxillary buttress and treatment without bone grafting

Module 2.2 Sinus floor augmentation

Module 2.3 Bone grafting

BLOCK 3. Advanced Surgery and prosthetics on implants.

Module 3.1 Guided Surgery

Module 3.2 Full-arch immediate loading

Module 3.3 Management of complex cases



Acquisition of skills at the specialist level in Oral Surgery and Implantology. It important to note the high degree of coordination this program maintains with other clinical postgraduate courses at the center. Thus allowing students to face the patient`s treatments in a multidisciplinary context.

  1. Assessments of clinical skills Students will present at least 4 perfectly reported clinical cases, at the end of each course. Students will prepare a portfolio containing at least 12 perfectly reported clinical cases, during the last quarter of the third year of the Master’s Degree and to be submitted at the end of the course.
  1. Assessments of research skills

Throughout the Master’s Degree students are required to develop at least one original research project, to outcome the following scientific results:

1st Master’s Degree:

  • Review article submitted for its publication in a non- indexed journal

2nd Master’s Degree:

  • A poster presentation (or an oral communication) at the Congress of SECIB (Spanish Society of Oral Surgery)
  • Review article submitted for its publication in a journal indexed in MEDLINE (PubMed) or original research article (clinical study, in vivo or in vitro) submitted to an indexed or a non-indexed journal

3rd Master’s Degree:

  • Presentation of an oral communication in the SECIB congress
  • Original research article (clinical study, in vivo or in vitro) submitted for its publication in a journal indexed in MEDLINE (PubMed)


Teaching staff: see in team section


Theoretical courses and practical classes are taught on the 1st floor of the Dental Clinic of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of UV


On-site, E-mail or Phone:

    Dental Clinic. Oral Surgery. 1st floor
    Dr. María Peñarrocha. Appointment required
    C/ Gascó Oliag, No. 1. Valencia 46010 Phone. 96 3983761
    Dental Clinic.
    Sofía Giuli Santamaría
    Training Department
    C/ Gascó Oliag, No. 1. Valencia 46010
    Phone. 96 3395037




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