The bachelor's degree in Dentistry provides the scientific and technical knowledge needed to prevent, diagnose and treat health problems related to teeth, jaws, the mouth and oral tissues.
The bachelor's degree in Dentistry is taught according to a theoretical-practical methodology that combines theory and written tests with clinical placements. As a result, graduates emerge with a dentist profile suited for professional practice mainly consisting of public or private care, whether as a self-employed professional or an employee, teaching, research or management. They may also choose to pursue additional higher studies to specialize in any of the dental disciplines (geriatric dentistry, children's dentistry, implantology, orthodontics, etc.). The course provides the necessary training to become a professional capable of applying theoretical knowledge for diagnosis, treatment and recovery from oral pathologies. In addition to theoretical knowledge, students work on the behavioural competencies and aspects required to practice as a dental surgeon.

Basic information

TypeBachelor's degrees
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Branch of knowledge
  • Health Sciences
Mode of delivery


Number of places available


Length of course5 academic years
Language(s) of instructionCatalan 84,2%, Spanish 14,5%, English 1,3%
Admission grade

12.574  (July 2023, start of process, via official entrance examinations/vocational training)


Approximate price per credit18,46 €
Compulsory placementsNo
Course detailsIndicators
Professional practiceYes
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Objectives and competences


To train professionals who respond to the social demands of oral health, both in terms of prevention and diagnosis and treatment, in an ethical, efficient and safe manner through:

  • The acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes and competences to become professional dentists.
  • The capacity to efficiently use advanced knowledge and technology, and to understand the essential role of patients in therapeutic decision-making.


  1. Capacity to understand ethical principles in healthcare and to be competent in applying them to every aspect of dentistry.
  2. Knowledge of and abiding by the regulations and norms standardizing the practice of dentistry.
  3. Ability to act with professional behaviour in all aspects of dentistry in order to provide high quality oral care.
  4. Knowledge of the scientific method and ability to apply clinical practice based on contemporary scientific evidence.
  5. Capacity for leadership and resource management to provide an efficient, safe, and patient-focused clinical service.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively with the patients, with each member of the dental team and with other professionals involved in dental care.
  7. Ability to learn during their professional life by updating the knowledge and skills in order to offer an evidence-based clinical practice.
  8. Knowledge of biological processes of the human body, behaviour of people and interactions between oral health and general health to offer high-quality oral care.
  9. Capacity to collect information from the patient and to provide them with information to make decisions in a shared way.
  10. Capacity to propose a treatment plan that satisfies the patient's needs, taking into account the biological and psychosocial factors that may affect the efficiency and safety of oral and dental care.
  11. Ability to prevent and treat dental traumatism and oral diseases through a change in the behaviour of patients.
  12. Ability to prevent oral diseases and promote oral health as well as the quality of life for individuals, communities and populations.
  13. Ability to promote health in general, taking into account social inequalities.
  14. Understanding of the demographic and social trends and their implications in oral health and dental practice.
  15. Understanding public and private oral health systems and State and European policies to protect the most vulnerable groups.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

  • A basic knowledge of chemistry and biology is required.
  • Good manual skills, visual sharpness and psychomotor coordination to facilitate learning and mastering the actions and techniques required to offer good dental care to patients.
  • Good disposition and people's skills so as to communicate with patients in a convenient manner, as well as with other colleagues who may be part of the working team.


Access requirements and conditions

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.


Students that have studied abroad and who wish to study at the University of Barcelona may be admitted to EHEA bachelor's degree courses. Procedures for gaining admission will depend on the qualifications held by each applicant.

For further information about admission, consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications.


As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online via the Món UB portal. To find out the date and time you have been assigned, check the specific information for your course. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned.

Academic information


Support and guidance

Pre-enrolment information and events


Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Basic training 60
Compulsory 213
Optional 21
Compulsory placements 0
Compulsory final project 6

List of subjects

Subject Language Type Credits
Advances in Implant and Periodontal Treatment 1st semester Optional 3
Analysis and Preparation of Scientific Research in Dentistry 1st semester Optional 3
Analytical Tests in Clinical Dentistry 2nd semester Optional 3
Bone Regeneration in Mouth Surgery 1st semester Optional 3
Clinical Pharmacology in Dentistry 1st semester Optional 3
Clinical Procedures and Techniques in Implant-Supported Prostheses 1st semester Optional 3
Cosmetic Dentistry 1st semester Optional 3
Dental Traumatology 1st semester Optional 3
Diagnostic Imaging in Dentistry 1st semester Optional 3
Emerging Trends in Dental Materials 1st semester Optional 3
Ergonomics Applied to Specialities in Dentistry 2nd semester Optional 3
Gene and Molecular Therapy 2nd semester Optional 3
Human Evolution: Dento-stomatological Projection 2nd semester Optional 3
Human Nutrition 2nd semester Optional 3
Interceptive Orthodontics 1st semester Optional 3
Introduction to Minimally Invasive Multidisciplinary Dentistry 1st semester Optional 3
Laser Technology in Dentistry 1st semester Optional 3
Lifestyle and Health 2nd semester Optional 3
Maxillofacial Surgery 1st semester Optional 3
Medicina Regenerativa i Enginyeria de Teixits 1st semester Optional 3
Molecular Pathology 2nd semester Optional 3
Neurobiology 2nd semester Optional 3
Neurological Rehabilitation of the Masticatory System 1st semester Optional 3
New Technologies Applied to Prosthodontics and Dysfunction 1st semester Optional 3
Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology for Dentists 2nd semester Optional 3
Oral Medicine in the Medically-Compromised Patient 1st semester Optional 3
Oral Microbiology and Antimicrobial Agents 2nd semester Optional 3
Oral Surgery for Children 2nd semester Optional 3
Oral-gen (la Meva Relació amb la Genètica com a Dentista) 2nd semester Optional 3
Periodòncia Quirúrgica en Odontologia Restauradora 1st semester Optional 3
Prevenció, Control i Tractament del Tabaquisme 2nd semester Optional 3
Repercussions of Diet on Oral Medicine 2nd semester Optional 3
Teratology and Craniofacial Malformations 2nd semester Optional 3

Pathways and specializations

Check the planning of the different pathways of the degree

Previous years


Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment.They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.

Institutional information


Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

The bachelor's degree enables you to practice as a dentist in both public and private fields. As with other degrees in the health sciences, a graduate in Dentistry is qualified to work in private companies, public administration, in teaching and research.

Access to the labour market

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