Health

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THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT TURBULA SCHOOL

 

WHAT YOU WILL FIND WITH US:

If you want to become a dental hygienist, come and attend our Vocational Education and Training in Oral Hygiene for two academic years. You will practise with real patients in our clinical classroom equipped with 5 dental chairs. Our students, future primary healthcare professionals, are able to provide full oral health care, place pit (small hollows) and fissures (grooves) sealants, apply fluoride varnishes and administer fluoride treatments and, moreover, they often carry out tooth whitening. Furthermore, they perform examinations and provide specific oral hygiene instruction to our primary school children.
Since 2014, the School has been collaborating with the Catalan Health Institute for solidarity care through oral health treatments for patients who are living in poverty. On the one hand, the students have the opportunity to practise with real patients, so that they could apply the acquired theoretical knowledge and, on the other hand, they perform an act of solidarity with people who, due to their economic situation, are at risk of social exclusion.
All our teachers have a high degree of commitment to teaching. They are dentists and prosthetists who develop part of their working day in dental clinics.
The School is opting for a methodological change in accordance with the current needs of professional training by applying neurodidactics. This methodology promotes meaningful learning of content, since the student learns how to put knowledge into practice.
The 2015-2016 academic year began with an agreement with the International University of Catalonia (UIC), in which the students in the second year of the Dental Prosthesis training cycle carry out the prostheses, that students in 4th and 5th year at Faculty of Odontology use for their patients at risk of social exclusion sent by the Red Cross.
We have recently renewed the facilities of our dental prosthesis classrooms in order to offer our students a work environment as close as possible to a current Dental Prosthesis Laboratory.
In our fees we include:

  • Instrumental: contra-angle dental handpiece, dental articulator, ultrasound, dental materials…
  • Laboratory coat
  • Material needed for training in the school: ceramic teeth, acrylic teeth, clinic material, …
  • Theoretical contents.
  • Access to our virtual campus.
Our students receive part of the contents in English. Whatever your current English level is, you will be able to follow the classes without difficulty as we adapt to the different levels in the classroom.
Regardless of the methodology the student chooses (on-line or face-to-face), from the beginning of the course, the student has access to our virtual campus where they can find:

  • The didactic contents necessary to follow the theoretical classes, the practices and the seminars. Students are allowed to download all these contents.
  • News and events of our daily work
  • Calendar with exam dates, deadlines for handing in papers, important events
(* Service not included in the fees)

The students will be able to study for the entrance exam (PAU) within a schedule adapted to their needs. Qualified and experienced teachers who provide top quality teaching will help them in this process.

We have collaboration agreements with dental clinics and laboratories throughout Catalonia. Wherever you come from, we will find a company where you can do your internship.
Thanks to the relationship of our teaching staff with the dental industry and the long period  that we have been sending interns to companies, we have a very active labor exchange that many clinics and laboratories trust.

This service is available for the entire professional life of our students.

Possibility of choosing between the F2F and on-line classes depending on the student’s work and personal needs.
The evaluation of both theoretical and practical contents is done continuously, through midterms and theoretical and practical work.

Likewise, in case of not getting a pass, students have the opportunity to resit throughout the academic year.

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ADVANCED VOCATIONAL TRAINING COURSE IN DENTAL HYGIENE (CFGS)

THE LENGTH OF THE COURSE

The course lasts 2000 hours, namely 1584 instructional hours in the school and 416 hours to develop practical skills in a dental clinic. The purpose of the practices in the dental clinic is to enhance the skills acquired by the student during the instructional hours.

The whole course takes two academic years, only mornings. Our students benefit from small group teaching for their clinical and academic learning.

From the beginning of the course our students develop their practical skills with real patients. Besides, they benefit from continuous assessment and follow-up throughout the course.

Our dedicated team of dental clinical academic staff helps students keep abreast of recent scientific developments. Our students have the possibility to attend dental events both in our country and in Europe. Furthermore, they can participate in school and neighborhood projects. (Trips are not included in the price of the course).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for admission you must have one of the following required studies:

  • High School Diploma
  • General Certificate of Education (BUP/ COU)
  • Vocational Education and Training (CFGM)
  • Certificate of Higher Education (CFGS)
  • Course to access a Superior Training Cycle CAS
  • External examination to access a Superior Training Cycle – group 2 (Health)

TRAINING

Once the training cycle in oral hygiene is over, students will be able to follow rules and protocols to examine, diagnose, and keep track of patient care and treatment plans. On the other hand, students will be able to provide comprehensive oral health and educate patients on way to improve and maintain good oral health.

Some other tasks of a dental hygienist include:

  • Managing patients’ files in a dentist’s office.
  • Preventing risks and optimize resources, collaborating with the schedule of the activities of the oral health unit.
  • Managing the storage of materials, equipment and instruments
  • Examining patients for oral diseases and providing preventive dental care according to dental protocols
  • Taking and developing dental x-rays
  • Planning and developing the necessary actions to implement an epidemiological monitoring program to population groups
  • Designing health education activities to promote oral health
  • Psychological support to patients/ users

COMPETENCES:

  • Dental hygienist
  • Oral hygienist
  • Specialist in oral hygiene
  • Health educator

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Once students have finished the course, they have the possibility to develop their professional profile from different areas by continuing their studies or by accessing to the labor market.

  • Any official university degree study: Biology, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology, Environmental Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Physics, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Psychology, Optics and Optometry, Chemistry, Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Logopedics, Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatry and Veterinary medicine
  • Access to the labor market as:
  • Oral health specialist
  • Oral hygienist / dental hygienist
  • Health educator

DENTAL PROSTHESIS (CFGS)

A dental technician or dental technologist is responsible for designing, making and repairing various dental appliances including bridges, crowns, dentures, dental braces, occlusal splints, and orthodontic appliances. Dental technicians work to the prescription of the dentist for each patient.

DUAL EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ORAL HYGIENE AND DENTAL PROSTHESIS

WHAT IS THE DUAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (FP)?

Dual vocational training system is a special way of learning a trade. As part of the dual system, students attend classes at school and receive on-the-job training at a company. Thus, at school students acquire theoretical knowledge and at companies they get to apply their newly acquired knowledge in practice. They will also get to know what their company does, learn how it operates, and find out if they can see themselves working there after completing their training.

ADVANTAGES OF THE DUAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING (VET) PROGRAMME

  • Well-trained professionals who know the company
  • Lowering levels of youth unemployment
  • High probability of recruiting talented employees
  • The company registers the students with the Social Security and pays them a monthly training allowance agreed between the company and the School. Minimum reference: Public Income Index (IPREM) in accordance with hours worked. (€ 532 / month).

DISTRIBUTION

  • A first contact between students and company doing internships (Workplace Training FCT). 100h during the first course
  • Intensive stay for 10 months in the company during the second course
  • Agreement between the company and the Educational Center regarding the contents in order to achieve the curricular objectives
  • Follow-up mechanisms. Weekly follow-ups between tutors. People responsible for coordination, follow-up and information exchange.
  • The final evaluation will be made by the educational institution

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

The school and the company carry out the selection process. Therefore, there is the possibility of being summoned for an interview, taking into account the academic record, etc.
The Dual Vocational Training takes place in the second course, when students combine vocational education at school and apprenticeships in a company.
Yes, attendance is a specific requirement of all courses. Penalties may be applicable for failure to maintain a satisfactory level of attendance.
Throughout your period of apprenticeship in the company.
Yes. Throughout your on-the-job training at the company
There are two documents that the company signs:

  • The first is an agreement between the company, the educational center and the Ministry.
  • The second, an agreement with the student. In this agreement the above considerations must appear.
The Dual VET program follows the so-called “dual principle”. According to “dual principle”, in-company and in-class training are equally constitutive elements of a dual vocational education: two sides of the same coin. Therefore, at company you will apply the theoretical knowledge acquired at school.

ONLINE COURSES

Whatever the program students have opted for, for us it is fundamental to guarantee them acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the labor market successfully.

With a constant face-to-face content throughout the course, our online courses allow students to combine work and personal life with vocational training.

Attending classes on a regular basis is an advantage for students, because thus they keep in touch with both classmates and tutor (dentist and prosthetist).

Class days are for:

  • Continually practice in the center: You cannot really learn if you do not learn by doing what you have been taught.
  • Receiving help from your tutor to prepare theoretical exams.
  • Taking theoretical examinations.

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SCHEDULE:

  • Dental Prosthetics (CFGS): Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 8 pm for two academic years.
  • Oral Hygiene (CFGS): you can choose between:
  • Morning groups: Mondays from 8 to 13h for 2 academic years.
  • Afternoon groups: Fridays from 15 to 20h for two academic years.

If these schedules are not compatible with your work schedule, please contact us to customize your course.

And what do I have to do at home if I am an online student?

You will be able to access our virtual campus where you can find:

  • The theoretical content of all practical units.
  • Videos and LINKS explaining the contents.
  • Schedule where you will find exam dates, coursework deadlines…
  • Direct access to e-mail addresses of classmates and teachers.
  • News and events of your cycle.

CONTINUOUS TRAINING IN DENTAL PROSTHESIS

The first master’s course in CAD-CAM systems and complete acrylic rehabilitation: overdentures and hybrid prostheses began in September 2017 and finished in January 2017. The course was taught by Mr. Sergio Guirao and Mr. José María Fonollosa and it  had Mr. Raúl Fernández Salces (Mechanical Engineer) and Mr. Agustín Ripoll Tello (Application Engineer CAM) as visiting professors.

This master’s course allowed a wide range of activities involving clinical practice and theoretical training to be carried out. This covered a full range of restorative treatments with a special emphasis on scanning, design with software (CAD), dental materials, tools, CAM software, milling, articulators, dental aesthetics, occlusion, teeth assembly, gingival aesthetics, aesthetic coatings, implants, overdentures, hybrid prostheses, fixed prostheses, complete prostheses and occlusal splints.

Thus, the master’s course has allowed students to obtain a broad and realistic vision of their future profession, and moreover the skills needed to access the current labor market.

The objectives achieved in this course are as follows:

  • Help the lab technician apply the technical knowledge in order to make the most of their potential in CAD CAM techniques.
  • Learn how to manage the software in order to help minimize the errors and costs associated with design time and production costs if the parameters and settings are not correct.
  • Get to know how to use semi-adjustable articulators and how to set them up according to the patient’s individual values.
  • Know the working protocol for implants rehabilitation with acrylic and ceramic coating materials
  • Know and learn CAD-CAM technology in order to create structures for overdentures, hybrid prostheses and dental ceramics as well as to make occlusal splints and complete prostheses.
  • Know the aesthetic and functional aspects of the total rehabilitations on implants.
  • Perform hybrid prosthesis on four implants.

The second edition of this master’s course in CAD-CAM systems and complete acrylic restorations: overdentures and hybrid prostheses will begin next September 2017.

We wait for you!

This February will begin the master’s course in “Ceramic dental prosthesis” that has been so successful the previous academic years. With a length of five months, until June 2017, the course is for dental technicians who want to acquire more experience in ceramic dental prosthesis. Besides, it is oriented to facilitate the labor market insertion. For more information consult the master’s program.

 

 

Teachers: Rosa Guijarro and Segio Guirao

For technicians in dental prosthesis who want to acquire experience in ceramic dental prostheses:

Fixed prosthesis: crowns and bridges

Implant prostheses: crowns, bridges and rehabilitation

Ceramics without metal

Monolithic structures CAD-CAM

Basic and complex stratification

Tooth shade

Special effects: cracks, stains, abrasions, decalcification, etc.

 

Use of different types of dental ceramics

More than 80 pieces in 160 hours, from February to June 2017

Monday and Wednesday from 15 to 20 hours.

Information: 933 815 955; www.escolaturbula.es; Jmfonollosa@turbula.es

February-June 2017

ADDRESSED TO:

Technicians in dental prosthesis who:

 

  • have theoretical knowledge about dental ceramics but want to expand their practice

 

  • want to have a good mastery of ceramics.

 

OBJECTIVE

To master the technique of ceramics to facilitate the labor insertion of the student. Complex stratifications, characterizations … with ceramics

To get to know the different techniques of characterization of young / old teeth, incisal edges

 

 

METHODOLOGY

  • Completely practical based course (theory will be provided to the student in electronic format during the course).
  • Weekly demonstration of a clinical case that can be seen on the screen to make a better follow-up of the stratification technique
  • Students will then repeat the same clinical case with the teacher’s help.

Preparation of more than 80 pieces in ceramics by the student, supervised at all times by the faculty.

  • Use of different types of ceramics to allow students get to know the different types of materials that can be found at the market.
  • At the end of the course, students perform a practical task of their choice.

ACADEMIC STAFF

– Professionally active technicians in dental prosthesis who are experts in their field.

SYLLABUS

Fixed prostheses: crowns and bridges

Implant prosthesis: crowns and bridges

Ceramics without metal: injected and pressed ceramics Monolithic structures

Color and color development. Behavior of light and color on the teeth. Tooth shade: methods and guides. Characteristics of teeth in a healthy mouth. Basic stratification.

Complex stratification.

Details that are always repeated on the teeth. Techniques to achieve the highest degree of naturalness

Imitation of young teeth.

Denté imitation of old age.

Cracks.

Stains.

Abrasions. Other effects.

NECESSARY MATERIAL

All material will be provided by the school. The student must bring only brushes.

 

DURATION

February 6 to June 14, 2017 – 160 instructional hours.

SCHEDULE

Monday & Wednesday 15:00 to 20:00