Master in Prosthodontics and new technologies 2020/21

  • University of Siena
    University of Siena

TOTAL: 24 MONTHS/ 5-6 WEEKS - 2020/22


Online theoretical lessons and hands-on activities at the University of Siena to become capable of performing all prosthodontic techniques, both conventionally and digitally.

The master in Prosthodontics and new technologies is going to start with a new edition again. It was born as an agreement between Dentalnecto and the University of Siena, just as the last year. This year, due to the covid-19 pandemic all theoretical lessons will be streamed online.

This master is a part-time master. It was born for those colleagues who want to keep studying but can’t be abroad for months or years. In fact, there will be 5 full weeks of online lessons throughout 2 years (one week every 2/3 months). In any case, all enrolled students must be present at the University of Siena for 2 or 3 single full teaching weeks in order to attend the hands-on part of the course. We are defining the details of the schedule according to the COVID-19 pandemic spread.

At the end the students will receive the academic title of Master of Science. The title will be issued by the University of Siena.

Requirements and admission:

The degree in Dentistry or equipollent degree is required

• Documents needed: the degree above-mentioned; a resume (cv); a copy of your passport

• Documents you should add: Your qualifications (doctorate, masters, etc); English language certificate (TOEFL, etc)

Dentalnecto will guarantee administrative and communication support with the university. It will also guarantee updates on teaching and will take care of communication and the technical part related to online lessons.

The total cost will be 6.000€ excl. taxes. And it won’t include the expenses related to your stay in Siena (Italy) for the hands-on classes.

The call for applications is open and it will be possible to enroll within the end of October 2020. The students will be asked to deposit a small amount of money to reserve their seat.

Our support is already started. Dentalnecto will take care of everything, so if you are determined to attend the master write an email to and we will add you to a list of interested people.

Admission notice: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (PDF on the website of the University)


On the rails of Digital Dentistry, modern technologies and the latest generation of restorative materials open now new horizons in the field of Prosthodontics.

The implementation in the daily practice of the most advanced technologies, such as CAD-CAM, laser-sintering/melting and 3D-printing, has got a synergic impulse from the enhanced mechanical and manufacturing properties of the new generation of dental materials.

Many of these offer undeniable advantages as high aesthetic potential, astounding optical characteristics, reliable mechanical properties, excellent consistency in terms of precision and accuracy due to the manufacturing technologies, and more convenient production timing. These improvements have dramatically widened the restorative choices in tooth- and implant-supported prosthodontics.

General day-schedule:

Classes start at 9 AM

Break at 11 AM

Light lunch at 1:30 PM

Classes from 3.00 to 5.00 PM


Week 1 : WED-SAT

Anterior and posterior direct restorations.

Mastering in digital dental photography
How to document clinical cases in an outstanding modality.

Analyzing data and choosing the proper method for each treatment plan.
Treatment sequences: endo first, perio first, ortho first etc.
Principles of occlusion on natural teeth

Collecting data for best treatment planning.
Diagnostic models, X-ray, CB/CT, mock-up, wax-up.

Introduction and review of current and modern prosthodontics treatments.
Contemporary treatment planning including patient’s expectations, aesthetic demands, function.
Indications and contraindications to basic prosthodontics (when to use veneers, partial crowns, full crowns, post&core, where are the limits of extractions, bridges or implants). 


Week 2 WED-SAT

Build-up of endodontically treated teeth: what options do we have?

Perio-prosthetic relationship

TMJ problems, physiology of Occlusion

Pre-prosthetic endodontic treatment.

Rehabilitation of bruxist patients

Week 3 WED-SAT  

Preparation of partial crowns (anteriors)
Preparation of partial crowns (posteriors)

From simple to complex cases (full rehabilitation) using bonded restorations
Case presentations and discussion

Impressions and temporary restorations in different clinical situations

Participants will perform several steps:
  • Preparation of posterior indirect restorations: inlays, onlays, overlays and table tops.
  • The mock-up technique: minimally invasive preparations on anterior and posterior teeth
  • The 3-step technique: laminate veneers and additional ceramic and resin composite restorations.
  • Luting materials and procedures: clinical protocols.

Impressions and temporary restorations
The importance inside prosthodontic treatment of different materials for temporary restorations will be shown and participants will have to reline, finish and polish them. Also materials available for final impression will be discussed and participants will have to make impressions into phantom mouths.

Week 4 WED-SAT

The finishing line in full crowns: vertical and horizontal preparations.
The choice of restorative materials: overview of all-ceramic materials (feldspathic ceramic, lithium disilicate, zirconia). Layered vs monolithic restorations.

workshops on
Full crowns: vertical and horizontal preparations.

Digital, mixed and conventional workflows.
State of the art and future developments. Intraoral and laboratory scanners: related materials and systems.

workshops: Digital intraoral impression. Theory and practice.

Workshops on lab scanner and related procedures

Week 5 WED-SAT

Digital smile design and virtual aesthetic setup with personal computers and i-Pads.

Digital smile design and virtual aesthetic setup with personal computers and i-Pads.

The state of the art and future developments in removable prosthodontics.

The treatment plan in implant-supported prosthodontics: from single restorations to full-arch rehabilitations.

Final Exams.

2022: discussion and certifitation

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