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What makes IDEA unique?

    • World’s best instructors

    • Small group size – only 16 participants

    • State-of-the-art facility

Our goal – to empower you and drive your office forward.

The IDEA experience will forever change the way you practice.
Get the most out of our professional expertise, innovative concepts, and outstanding inspiration that bring our company claim to life – Excellence through Passion. In essence, IDEA offers the highest standard in continuing dental education.

Grow with the Leading Academy of the World. IDEA.

What is the course tuition?

Please contact IDEA: 001-650-578-9495
Toll free from U.S.A. and Canada: 1-866-700-IDEA

You will see the individual course tuition at the end of each course description. Click here to view Courses.

Course tuition includes:

  • Full days of education
    Maximum of 16 participants per course!
    Personal interaction with the lecturer
    Meeting other professionals in your discipline
    Discuss cases, techniques, and issues relevant to your practice.
    All honorariums are paid by IDEA. Just "Pure" Teaching
  • All course materials
    Instruments, equipment, lab supplies, course supplies, hand-outs
  • Transportation
    Transportation to and from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the IDEA partner hotel, and to and from the partner hotel and IDEA.
  • Hotel
    Double room hotel accommodation at the IDEA partner hotel, beginning on the night prior to your course start date, with check out on the day after your course ends (for example a 4 day course has 5 hotel nights). And, an additional guest can stay for free with you in the hotel.
  • Meals
    IDEA’s Chef serves breakfast, lunch and snacks at IDEA daily. You will also enjoy two dinners with hors d’oeuvres and wine - a welcome dinner on the first day and a celebration dinner on the last day of the course.
  • Business center
    Wireless internet access, internet accessible computer, domestic as well as international phone, fax, and printer.

What we do, we do best. IDEA.

What is included in my package price?

The Total Package Price Includes:

 
Transportation
Transportation to and from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the IDEA partner hotel.

Hotel
Hotel accommodation at the IDEA partner hotel, beginning the night prior to your course start date, with check out on the next day after your course ends (for example a 4 day course has 5 hotel nights). An additional guest can stay for free with you in the hotel.

Meals
IDEA’s Chef serves breakfast, lunch and snacks at IDEA daily. You also will enjoy two dinners with hors d’ouvres and wine - a "Welcome" reception and "Networking" dinner on the first day and a "Celebration" dinner on the last day of the course.

Business center
Wireless internet access, internet accessible computer, domestic as well as international phone, fax, and printer.

All course materials
Instruments, equipment, lab supplies, course supplies, hand-outs.

IDEA cares

IDEA training programs go far beyond course activity. Participants only book their flight and we take care of the rest.


Excellence through Passion. IDEA.

What is not included in my package price?

IDEA training programs are comprehensive. Therefore, only a few things are not included in your course package.

  • Airfare is not included.
  • Transportation to and from airports other than San Francisco Airport (SFO) is not included.
  • Minibar, phone calls, incidentals, etc. at the hotel are not included.


We exceed Expectations. IDEA.

How do I register for a course?

Register online
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to register online. The sign up process is easy and our system will guide you.

Please call us

Phone: 001-650-578-9495
Toll free from U.S.A. and Canada: 1-866-700-IDEA
Our dedicated team will register you.

Fax form
Click here to print a Fax form

Discover a new world of advanced dental education. IDEA.

What is the deadline for registration?

Register soon. Due to our small class size and superb faculty, IDEA courses fill fast. Many courses are sold out one year in advance.

It is only a $750 deposit to reserve your course seat.

If you would have to reschedule the course, cancellation or course transfer is possible, according our Terms and Conditions.

Click here to read the complete terms and conditions.

IDEA is a playground for Dentistry.

What deposit is required?

To reserve your course seat $750 is required upon registration.

A registration is considered complete when the deposit payment is received by IDEA either by check, bank transfer or through our accepted credit cards, which are MasterCard or Visa.

Click here to read the complete terms and conditions.
What are the terms of payment?

Registration

To reserve your course seat, a $750 deposit is required upon registration.

Payment Schedule

Six months prior to the course, a second payment of $3,500 is required.

The payment of the remaining balance is due four months prior to the beginning of the course.

With a credit card signup, your second and final payments will automatically be billed to your credit card.

A payment is considered complete when the payment is received by IDEA either by check, money transfer or in the form of a credit card payment (MasterCard or Visa).

Click here to read the complete terms and conditions.

Which creditcards are accepted?

MasterCard and Visa

The IDEA experience will forever change the way you practice.
May I change my mind and transfer to another course after I’ve already made a reservation?

You can transfer your course seat to another course up to six months prior to your course without any fees.

Between four and six months prior to the course, the seat can be transferred to another course with the payment of an adminstrative fee of $250. 120 days prior to the course only name transfers are possible.

All course transfers are subject to space availability and the price of the newly selected course applies. A course transfer is possible only one time.

Click here to read the complete terms and conditions.


Discover a new world of advanced dental education. IDEA.

What if I need to cancel with a short notice due to illness or other unexpected circumstances?

IDEA understands that there are unexpected events in life. Should you have to reschedule your course with a short notice, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can offer the opportunity to another participant.

We believe in Partnership

If IDEA is able to fill your course seat from a waiting list, you can transfer your seat to another course with the payment of an administrative fee of $250. However, 120 days prior to the course the course seat cannot be cancelled.

Name transfers are possible at any time. Any money paid will be transferred to the new participant and any balance due will be the responsibility of the new participant. Name transfers within 120 days prior to the course are charged a $250 administrative fee.

Click here to read the complete terms and conditions.

Excellence through Passion. IDEA.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation Policy:
Six months prior to the course, the course seat can be either transferred to another course for free or it can be cancelled. If the course seat is cancelled, the original deposit of $750 will be forfeited.

Between four and six months prior to the course, the seat can be transferred to another course with the payment of an administrative fee of $250. Cancellation is not possible. However, all course transfers are subject to space availability and the price of the newly selected course applies. A course transfer is possible only one time.

120 days prior to the course only name transfers are possible. A name transfer can be made at any time prior to the course upon written request from both parties. Any money paid will be transferred to the new participant and any balance due will be the responsibility of the new participant. Name transfers between 6 to 4 months prior to the course are free of charge, within 120 days prior to the course a $250 administrative fee is charged. If IDEA is able to fill the course from a waiting list, the participant can transfer to another course with the payment of an administrative fee of $250.

All cancellations and changes requested must be sent in writing and must be confirmed by IDEA in writing

Click here to read the complete terms and conditions.

When will I receive more detailed information?

After you have registered, we will e-mail our  “Course and Travel Planner” and the “Course Outline” to you within 5 days. The “Course and Travel Planner” provides you with important information about:
  • Transportation
  • Hotel
  • Driving directions
  • General information about IDEA

You will receive a daily course aganda four weeks prior to the course.


There is not better way to learn. IDEA.

Will there be any translation into other languages?

All courses are taught in English.  Individual translation would be disruptive to the other participants. However, if you want to come as a group, we can arrange an individual course in the language of your choice.

IDEA cares.

What are the standard accommodations for an IDEA course?

Standard accommodations included in the course package are at the Marriott Hotel in San Mateo. The acommodation begins on the night prior to your course start date, and ends with check out on the day after your course ends.

Your hotel ammenities include:

  • Double room, an additional guest stays free
  • Free wireless internet
  • Courtesy shuttle
  • Complimentary 24 hour business center
  • Fitness center

If you wish to extend your stay before or after your IDEA course, we can assist you to get our special rate at the Marriott.

IDEA is a playground for Dentistry.

What if I do not want to stay at the Marriott Hotel?

If you do not wish to stay at the Marriott Hotel, please check the “No Hotel” option upon registration.
 
Please be aware that by choosing the “No Hotel” option, transportation to and from the airport to the hotel and to and from your hotel to IDEA is NOT included or provided with your package price.
Can I bring my partner with me?

The hotel included in the course package is the Marriott in San Mateo. You are welcome to bring a guest at no additional charge to stay with you at the hotel. Additional guests (children, etc.) that will be sharing your room may result in an additional charge. Please call IDEA for details.

Excellence through Passion. IDEA.

When should I plan on arriving and departing?

Please plan to arrive on the evening prior to the course start day.
We will start the course day with our Chef serving breakfast at 7:45 am at IDEA. 

Plan to depart no earlier than 9:00 pm on the last day of the course. We will end the course with a celebration, which includes hors d’ouevres, wine, dinner, photos with the instructor, and the presentation of course certificates.

Learn, explore, enjoy, live. IDEA.

What if I need a special diet?

Relax and enjoy excellent meals and make friends from all over the world. Our aim, for each of our participants, is to turn their course with IDEA into a truly special experience. This includes the cooking skills of our Star Chef.

If you have special dietary needs, please let us know. We will be happy to accommodate you as long as we have advance notice.  Our menu varies with the seasons.

What we do, we do best. IDEA.

How can I get more answers and who is the contact person at IDEA?

If you'd like to get in touch with us, our dedicated team is happy to answer your questions.

Phone
001-650-578-9495
Toll free from U.S.A. and Canada: 1-866-700-IDEA

If you would like to contact us by e-mail,
please use our Contact form

Fax
001-650-578-9814

Address
1291 East Hillsdale Boulevard, Suite #123
Foster City, California 94404
U.S.A.

We love what we do. IDEA.