Thanks to this Postgraduate Diploma, you will be aware of the latest developments in treatments and the most frequent emergencies in pediatric patients"

No one questions the need and relevance of a medical specialty dedicated to children, pediatrics, because the exponential and constant growth of knowledge and technology does not allow a single professional to know everything in medicine for all ages. Likewise, the same situation is less and less questioned in dentistry and the existence of specialists in the different dental fields is seen more and more as a matter of course. Teams are increasingly multidisciplinary, and the population demands individualized, specialized and quality care.

Therefore, this context requires dental professionals with innate qualities to work with children and with a complete, up-to-date, evidence-based and relevant program for the care and comprehensive oral and dental care of pediatric patients, from birth to 14 years of age. In this Postgraduate Diploma, the professional who completes this program will be able to renew their knowledge of the fundamentals of pediatric dentistry, the main diagnostic techniques and tools currently used, as well as the pathologies that may be encountered in their daily practice.

A 100% online Postgraduate Diploma that provides the dental professional with the ease of being able to study it comfortably, wherever and whenever they want. You will only need an electronic device with internet access to achieve the up-to-date knowledge you are looking for. A modality according to the current time that allows students to access the entire syllabus, allowing them to distribute the teaching load according to their needs. An excellent opportunity for those who wish to combine their personal responsibilities with an education that is at the educational forefront.

And, to round off an academic experience of the highest level, the graduate will have the support of a teaching team specialized in the field, managed by a leading figure in the field of Pediatric Dentistry. A professional versed in pediatric care and backed by a prestigious career in which, in addition to reaping success in the area of clinical care, he has also worked tirelessly in research and in the advancement of the specialty. Therefore, through 10 materclasses, he will share his experience and professional rigor, so that the professionañ can update their practice based on the most effective and innovative strategies in the sector.

You will have the support of an unparalleled teaching team, as well as the guidance of a professional of international prestige in the field of Pediatric Dentistry through 10 exclusive Masterclasses”

This Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood Dental Caries: Updated Pathology and Therapeutics contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market" Its most notable features are:

  • Practical cases presented by experts in Dentistry
  • The graphic, schematic, and practical contents with which they are created, provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice
  • Practical exercises where self-assessment can be used to improve learning
  • Its special emphasis on innovative methodologies
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection

For 6 months you will have the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in dental caries pathologies and treatments”

The program’s teaching staff includes professionals from the sector who contribute their work experience to this program, as well as renowned specialists from leading societies and prestigious universities.

Theultimerdia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide immersive knowledge programmed to learn in real situations.

This program is designed around Problem-Based Learning, whereby the professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the program. For this purpose, the student will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system created by renowned and experienced experts.

Access a program that will allow you to renew your knowledge about the treatment of cavitated lesions"

This Postgraduate Diploma will introduce you to the most effective methods for the diagnosis of dental caries with technology"


The structure of the contents has been designed by a team of professionals knowledgeable about the implications of specialization in daily medical practice, aware of the current relevance of the program to be able to act before the pediatric patient with dental caries and committed to quality teaching through new educational technologies.

This Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood Dental Caries: Updated Pathology and Therapeutics contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market”

Module 1. Pediatric Dentistry: Basics

1.1. Introduction to Pediatric Dentistry

1.1.1. What is Pediatric Dentistry and What is the Role of the Pediatric Dentist in Today’s Dentistry?
1.1.2. Vision and Objectives of the Pediatric Dentist
1.1.3. Historic Evolution of Pediatric Dentistry
1.1.4. Comprehensive Care of the Pediatric Patient
1.1.5. Differences between Pediatric Dentistry and Other Dental Specialties. Differences between Pediatric and Adult Patients.
1.1.6. Characteristics of an "Ideal" Pediatric Dentist and the Future Challenges of Pediatric Dental Care

1.2. Clinical Examination in Pediatric Dentistry

1.2.1. First Visit in Pediatric Dentistry: Objectives, Requirements and Tools
1.2.2. Medical History: Objective, Fundamentals and Sructure
1.2.3. Clinical Examination: Objective, Characteristics and Structure
1.2.4. Extraoral Clinical Examination
1.2.5. Intraoral Clinical Examination
1.2.6. Oral Hygiene Evaluation
1.2.7. Diet Evaluation

1.3. Radiological Examination and Complementary Tests

1.3.1. Radiological Tests Advantages Types Extraoral X-Rays: Lateral Skull Orthopantomography, Wrist X-ray: Objectives Advantages Indicated Time of Execution and Disadvantages Intraoral X-Rays. Bitewing, Periapical and Occlusal X-Rays: Objectives, Indications, Advantages, Disadvantages and Materials Criteria: Age and Risk of Caries

1.3.2. Complementary Tests Laboratory Tests: Usefulness Study Models: Indications Clinical Images: Advantages

1.4. Diagnosis and Treatment Plan

1.4.1. The Diagnostic Process. Concept
1.4.2. Information: Need and Requirement
1.4.3. Provisional Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis and Definitive Diagnosis
1.4.4. Therapeutic Process: Objectives
1.4.5. Adequate Treatment: Rationale, Requirements, Objectives and Phases Immediate Phase (Urgent Measures) Systemic Phase (Medical Alerts) Preparatory Phase (Preventive Measures) Corrective Phase (Operative Dentistry) Maintenance Phase Schedule or Appointment-Based Planning: Importance

1.5. Chronology and Morphology of Primary and Permanent Dentition, Eruption and Dental Occlusion

1.5.1. Chronology of Human Dentition. Importance
1.5.2. Nolla’s Phases of Dental Development
1.5.3. Morphology of Temporary Dentition. Importance Features
1.5.4. Differences Between Temporary (TT) and Permanent Teeth (PT)
1.5.5. General Characteristics of the Temporal Incisor Group
1.5.6. Clinical Repercussions of the Differences Between TT and PT
1.5.7. General Characteristics of the Temporal Canine Group
1.5.8. General Characteristics of the Temporal Molar Group

1.6. Nomenclature and Dental Identification Systems

1.6.1. Introduction
1.6.2. Guide for the Identification of Teeth. Shape and Color, Presence of Mamelons, Eruption Status, Chronological Age and History of Premature Extractions
1.6.3. Primary and Permanent Dentition Nomenclature
1.6.4. Dental Identification Systems International System or FDI Universal or American System Zsigmondy or Palmer System Haderup or German System

Module 2. Preventive Pediatric Dentistry

2.1. First Dental Visit

2.1.1. Introduction
2.1.2. Objectives of the First Dental Visit
2.1.3. Preparing the Child for their First Dental Visit
2.1.4. Dental Visit by Ages. Techniques and Suggestions

2.2. Oral Health of the Child and Anticipatory Guide for Parents and/or Tutors

2.2.1. Risk Assessment: Definition and Tools
2.2.2. Cambra Method Children Under the Age of 6 Over the Age of 6

2.2.3. “Dental Home”. Concept Features Benefits

2.2.4. Anticipatory Guide for Parents Concept Oral Health Protocols for Babies Importance of Non-Dental Professionals in the Oral Health of Infants

2.3. Measures to Control Plaque in Pediatric Dentistry

2.3.1. Introduction. Concept: Dental Plaque in Caries Etiology
2.3.2. Mechanical Control of the Plaque Toothbrush. Characteristics and Techniques Toothpastes Dental Floss: Characteristics and Techniques

2.3.3. Chemical Control of the Plaque Chemical Anti-Plaque Agents. Properties

2.3.4. Preventive Oral Hygiene Measures for Children by Age

2.4. Dietary Measures and Nutrition in the Pediatric Patient

2.4.1. Introduction. Nutrition in Child Dental Development
2.4.2. Diet: Way of Feeding and Frequency of Intake, Factors of Dietary Cariogenicity. Protective Food Food Pyramid Guide Dietary Survey Balanced and Non-Cariogenic Diet Dietary Advice ("Counseling") in the Visit Clinic

2.5. Use of Fluorides in Pediatric Dentistry

2.5.1. Introduction. Metabolism. Mechanisms of Action Systemic Fluoride. Fluoridation of Water and Other Sources. Advantages and Disadvantages Topical Fluoride: Mechanisms of Action, Types and Fluoride Products Acute Toxicity Chronic Toxicity. Dental Fluorosis Appropriate Prescription of Topical Fluoride According to Age and Risk of Caries

2.6. Dentistry for Babies

2.6.1. Patients Under 3 Years of Age: Characteristics
2.6.2. The Edentulous Baby's Mouth Constituent Elements and Functions

2.6.3. Possible Findings Inclusion Cysts Microkeratocysts Geographic Tongue Natal and Neonatal Teeth Ankyloglossia Riga-Fede Syndrome

2.6.4. Baby Dentistry: Concept, Rationale and Fundamentals
2.6.5. The First Visit for a Child Under 3 Years of Age: Timing, Objectives and Constituent Elements

2.7. Maintenance of the Oral and Dental Health of Children Under 3 Years of Age

2.7.1. Information: Type of Information and Methodology
2.7.2. Transmission Education Motivational Interviewing: Characteristics and Objectives Anticipatory Guide

2.7.3. Preventive Strategies for Children Under the Age of 3 Caring for the Oral Health of Parents Oral Hygiene Balanced Non-Cariogenic Diet Adequate Fluoride Intake Periodic Professional Monitoring

Module 3. Dental Caries Pathology and Treatment

3.1. Dental Caries. Etiology, Pathogenesis and Clinical Manifestations

3.1.1. Concept of Caries Disease
3.1.2. Host-Related Factors: Teeth and Saliva
3.1.3. Etiological Factors of Caries Disease Host-Related Factors: Teeth and Saliva Factors Related to Plaque Microbiology Diet-Related Factors: Factors Dependent on the Food Ingested. Dietary Factors Dependent on the Individual Factors Dependent on the Individual's Cultural and Socioeconomic Context

3.1.4. Pathogenesis of the Caries Lesion Demineralization/Remineralization Process. Critical pH Oral Regulation of pH Fluctuations and Remineralization

3.1.5. Clinical Manifestations of Caries Lesions Incipient Caries Lesions Cavitated Caries Lesions

3.1.6. Epidemiology of Dental Caries Caries in Primary Dentition Caries in Mixed Dentition Caries in Young Permanent Dentition

3.2. Diagnosis of Dental Caries

3.2.1. Detecting and Monitoring Caries Lesions Methods That Do Not Require Technological Support: Visual Method and Tactile Method Methods that Require Technological Support: Radiological Methods, Methods Based on Visible Light, Methods Based on Laser Light, Methods Based on Ultrasound and Methods Based on Electric Current Injury Activity Assessment: ICDAS System Establishing the Patient's Risk of Carie

3.3. Early Childhood Caries  (ECC)

3.3.1. Feeding Up to 6 Months of Age Exclusive Breastfeeding on Demand: Its Influence on Craniofacial Development. Benefits Bottle Feeding: Indications and Consequences of its Use

3.3.2. The Process of Eruption: Timeline
3.3.3. The Tasks of Temporal Dentition
3.3.4. Feeding After the Eruption of the First Tooth: Ablactation
3.3.5. Feeding After the Eruption of the Second Temporal Molar
3.3.6. Prolonged Breastfeeding: Concept and Risks
3.3.7. Early Childhood Caries Concept Types Transmissibility Habits and Infectivity Window Characteristics: Rapid Progression: Reasons Consequences

3.4. Therapeutic Remineralization in Incipient Caries Lesions

3.4.1. Objectives and Requirements of Therapeutic Remineralization
3.4.2. Remineralization Products and Systems Fluoride: Mechanisms of Action for Remineralization Casein Phosphopeptide-Amorphous Calcium Phosphate Phosphopeptide Complexes (CPP-ACP): Nature, Mechanisms of Action, Presentations and Mode of Use New Materials in Remineralization. Materials Derived From Nanotechnology: Nano-Hydroxyapatite and Nano-Carbonateapatite. Bioactive Crystals Based on Amorphous Sodium Phosphosilicate and Calcium Phosphates Alternative Products to Favour Remineralization

3.5. Treatment of Cavitated Caries Lesions. Principles

3.5.1. Objectives of Dental Surgery in Children
3.5.2. Factors That Modify Dental Surgery in Children: Behaviour Dentition Development Extent and Depth of Cavitated Caries Lesions Systemic Status of the Patient Morphological Characteristics of Temporary Teeth

3.5.3. Principles of Minimally Invasive Dentistry Removal of the Least Amount of Tooth Tissue Necessary Preservation of Pulp Vitality Using Bioactive Materials

3.5.4. Absolute Isolation Objectives Materials and Their Adaptation to Children: Dike, Clamps and Young's Arc Placement Techniques by Age: Pre-schoolers, Schoolchildren and Adolescents

3.6. Pit and Fissure Sealants (PFS). Preventive Resin Restorations (PRR)

3.6.1. Introduction. Historical Background of Fissure Sealants Types of Fissures Cariostatic Properties Types of Sealants Patient Selection: Indications and Contraindications Placement Technique How to Prevent Fissure Sealants From Fracturing and Falling Off

3.6.2. Preventive Resin Restorations (PRR) Concept Types Placement Technique

3.7. Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART). Temporary Therapeutic Restorations (TTR)

3.7.1. Introduction. Concept
3.7.2. Principles of ART and its Evolution to TTR
3.8. Treatment of Cavitated Caries Lesions. Materials
3.8.1. Pulp Protection Materials Calcium Hydroxide: Mechanism of Action. Indications. Advantages and Disadvantages

3.8.2. Glass Ionomer: Self-Curing and Light Curing New Bioactive Materials

3.8.3. Materials for Dental Restoration Restorative Glass Ionomer: Characteristics, Indications, Contraindications, Advantages, Disadvantages and Mode of Use Composite Resins or Composites. Concept and Types Principles of Use Preparation of the Remaining Tooth Structure for the Use of Composites: Dentin Adhesives: Types Available Today and Selection Criteria

3.9. Treatment of Large Cavitated Caries Lesions in Pediatric Dentistry

3.9.1. Complex Lesions in Temporary and Permanent Teeth: Characteristics and Consequences Treatment Options in Temporary and Permanent Dentition

3.9.2. Treatment of Molars: Preformed Crowns Indications. Advantages and Disadvantages Types: Metallic Preformed Crowns Pediatric Aesthetic Crowns Technique of Preparation, Adaptation and Cementation of Metal Crowns. Defective Crowns and Complications Technique of Preparation and Cementation of Aesthetic Pediatric Crowns Defective Crowns and Complications

3.9.3. Treatment of Anterior Teeth Preformed Acetate Crowns. Indications and Contraindications. Procedure. Complications Aesthetic Pediatric Crowns. Aesthetic Pediatric Crown Preparation and Cementation Technique Defective Crowns and Complications

3.9.4. Treatment of Anterior Teeth Preformed Acetate Crowns Indications and Contraindications Procedure Complications

A unique, key and decisive program to boost your professional development”