What is a specialist?

After first acquiring a basic dental degree in general dentistry, dentists can undertake further postgraduate training and qualifications to specialise in different fields of dentistry. The ‘Specialist’ title can only be used if a dentist has been recognised by other members of the profession or an institution (European Federation of Periodontology), to have a higher degree of training and experience in that particular field of dentistry. 

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Dr. Fernando Franch obtained his DDS in dentistry in 2002 at the International University of Catalunya in Barcelona (Spain).
After completion of dental school, Dr. Franch moved to Madrid where he started the PhD program at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He obtained the Suficiencia Investigadora and the Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA). At the same time, he was enrolled in the postgraduate program in the Department of Periodontology at the above mentioned university (Dir.: Prof. Antonio Bascones and Prof. Mariano Sanz)… READ MORE →


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Dr. Laurence Adriaens qualified as a dentist (magna cum laude) at the University of Ghent (Belgium) in July 2002. During her dental education she stayed for 3 months at the Dental School of Glasgow (Scotland) as an Erasmus-exchange student.
After finishing dental school she spent time in different specialty practices in Europe as well as in New York (USA). Before enrolling into a specialist program, she worked in a general dental practice in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), and in the International Center for Periodontology and Oral Implants in Brussels (Belgium) where she collaborated with Prof. Dr. Patrick Adriaens.

«…Dr. Adriaens speaks Spanish, English, French, Dutch and German which will facilitate communicating with her patients.»READ MORE →

 [img w=»130″ h=»» align=»left»]http://clinica-ibip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/isabel.jpg[/img]Isabel Arranz finalized her studies as a dental hygienist in the centre for professional education of Adema in 2010.

As a hygienist she is member of the Spanish Association of Periodontology (SEPA: Sociedad Española de Periodoncia y Osteointegración). This gives her …  READ MORE →