This Certificate aims to promote in the participant competencies on the cutting-edge knowledge related to basic sciences which, in turn, strengthen the dental clinical work. These considerations are based in the fact that basic sciences have a very important role in the new therapeutic applied in tissue engineering, in nanotechnology and in bio-Robotics and above all in the therapeutic plasma-rich platelets and stem cells.

This diploma allows dentistry professional to understand biological and molecular processes linked to the new approach of the processes of health and disease, in the same way comes to fill a gap in the average academic scientific which update concepts and prepare for a new clinical vision in the resolution of the problems based on the regeneration of tissue and other advanced therapeutic.

For professional dentistry in these times of constant change, it is essential to keep in touch with the latest scientific and technological developments in their area of competence; Hence the need to update in the different proposals for studies that provide generators bodies of knowledge. The diploma in dental basic sciences, by its own nature, gives the possibility to general dentists to systematically meet the scientific advances that allow them to enrich their theoretical corpus and can thus significantly improve decision-making. In addition, both academic and practical activities development promote a process of formation of related competencies with clinical activity.

This 350-hr Certificate is the first of several series of certificates which, when taken in conjunction with a strong research component and after presenting a Special Research project, can lead to a UNICAL’s Master in Health Sciences in:

  • Endodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery



To effectively reformulate the theoretical and practical knowledge that allow the participants to develop competencies in the necessary foundations to promote the new dental clinical work under a humanistic and scientific approach, incorporating the basic tools of new technologies.


  1. To integrate and apply knowledge and skills about the research-related bio-ethical aspects
  2. To integrate and apply knowledge and skills about psycho-social aspects related to dentistry through the recognition of key elements of philosophy in the dental practice,
  3. To understand and apply the DECP (describe, explain control and predict), the principles of bioethics and applied psychology in the relationship with the patient.
  4. To learn the fundamental principles of medical bioethics and the necessary elements for the preparation and use of informed consent and its importance to promote a life ethics.
  5. To integrate and apply knowledge and skills for the care of a patient in a holistic
    form, establishing an integration of the body human as all interrelated, using for this basic knowledge on: Anatomy, histology, embryology, physiology, biochemistry and microbiology.
  6. To integrate and apply knowledge and skills about biosecurity in dental clinics, radiology, biomaterials, dental emergencies and public health,
  7. To integrate and apply knowledge and skills to the access, management, communication and distribution of information.
  8. To integrate and apply knowledge and skills on important aspects of the research in health sciences
  9. To integrate and apply knowledge and skills above the stages of the research process.

Certificate Contents

  • Research-related Bioethical Concepts
  • Psycho-social Concepts Related to Dentistry
  • Bio-functional Foundations
  • Actualization in Dental Basic Sciences
  • Introduction to Research in Health Sciences
  • Stages of the Research Process
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