Pierpaolo Cortellini
  Didier Dietschi
  Ken Hovden
  Fouad Khoury
  Charles Khoury
  Heike Kraemer
  Robert Lamb
  Pascal Magne
  Snjezana Pohl
  Sadao Sato
  Luis H. Schlichting
  Dennis Tarnow
  John West
  Jordan West
  Giovanni Zucchelli
  Otto Zuhr

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Interdisciplinary Dentistry: The Ultimate Program in Function, Occlusion, and TMJ for Restorative Dentists, Dental Technicians and Orthodontists

Continuum 2019: May 29 - June 1 /
Sep 4 - 7 / Dec 3 - 6 /
March 10 - 13, 2020

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Heike Kraemer,
Dr. med. dent., M.Sc.

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Sadao Sato,
D.D.S., Ph.D.

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Reasons to join this course: 

This continuum is addressed to all dental professionals who wish to upgrade their practice in comprehensive and interdisciplinary dentistry.  This program allows clinicians to achieve predictable dentistry and to do more complex cases.  In order to obtain long-term treatment success in all disciplines of dentistry, complete diagnostic information about the patient’s masticatory system and functional state is essential. This course teaches the paradigm shift from single tooth treatment approach to comprehensive, evidence based diagnostics and interdisciplinary therapy.


Participants will learn

»    Meaning of function and occlusion and their relevance for the daily practice

»    Relationship of findings and symptoms and their underlying etiology

»    Standardized diagnostics for comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment plans


The benefit for you

»    Achieve patient-individual function, phonetics and esthetics

»    Avoid chipping in your restorations - restorations without inferences

»    Become safe in treating complex cases and dysfunctional patients

»    Avoid life-long orthodontic retention or splints to protect restorative treatment 

Grow your Practice through Competence


This approach to diagnosis, treatment planning and therapy is based on the Vienna School of Prof. Rudolf Slavicek. The interdisciplinary approach is focused on improving the overall health of our patients and considers all aspects and correlations. 


Explore, enjoy and take this course

»    Determine the extent of treatment for each patient - safe vs. risk patient

»    Understand static and dynamic occlusion and how it is related to the functions

»    Learn to find a stable and reproducible reference position

»    Wax up concept to determine cusp position for function - free of interferences

»    Initial therapy - pretreatment of dysfunctional patients

»    Become safe in managing complex cases

»    Increase your case acceptance and patient satisfaction

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Discover a new world of dental education

"This is a must program for anyone that is serious about their diagnostic protocols that will influence their patients options and choices!"

Kevin Mueller, General Practitioner, Sun City West, AZ


"The greatest approach and instruction in the world!"

Gabriel Mannarino, General Practitioner, Williston, VT


"I have been in practice for 23 years and I wish I had taken this course from the onset of my clinical practice. You should not practice dentistry unless you take this continuum first."

Ellie Dary, General Practitioner, Oakley, CA


"This course was a real eye opener. The academic & technical interaction is prefect and every clinical statement is based upon scientific knowledge & expertise."

Geert De Zutter, Orthodontist, Turnhout, Antwerp, Belgium


"I wish, the knowledge that we acquired from this Continuum, is to implement in my early years of practice. Heike and Professor Sato are amazing, leading the philosophy educators."

Ahn Khieu, General Practitioner, Tyrone, GA


"2nd time I'm here. I am reinforced in my belief in being a happy dentist who's a master at my work. The material starts to coalesce, Brilliant! Once in a life time opportunity."

Hao Rong, General Practitioner, San Jose, CA


"Mind blowing and absolute unique information! This is my second course at IDEA and now I can say that this is the place that provides knowledge and expertise to their highest level. What I've learned at IDEA has changed my treatment approach to my patients. Thank you IDEA!"

Petros Kokkinos, Orthodontist, Limassol, Cyprus


"Without biased information given by economical interest is excellent and evidence based up to date clinical hands on course. Thank you for your professional gift."

Michael Sostmann, Orthodontist, Hannover, Germany


"As a lab Tech for over 40 years, IDEA has sparked my passion and a new direction for another 40 years! Bravo IDEA!"

 Frank Mercurio, Dental Technician, Kensington, CA

Course Package includes:
  • Exciting Course Days
    World renowned instructors. The best in their field.
    Small groups. One-on-one mentoring.

    Intense hands-on training.
    Bring your own cases. Discuss techniques and issues relevant to your practice.
    Networking with like-minded professionals from around the world.
    Independent. All
     honorariums are paid by IDEA.
  • Advanced Course Materials
    State-of-the-art facility that sets the standard. Equipment, instruments, course supplies, and hand-outs.
  • Transportation
    Local transportation between the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and IDEA's partner hotel, and between the partner hotel and the IDEA facility.
  • Hotel
    Accommodations at the partner hotel, beginning the night prior to the course and ending the morning after the course. An additional guest can stay for free with you in the hotel.
  • Meals
    IDEA’s in-house chef serves breakfast and lunch, daily freshly prepared. You will also enjoy a "Welcome" Reception and "Networking" Dinner on the first evening and the Graduation Ceremony and "Celebration" Dinner on the last evening of the course. 

All Inclusive
Course Package Per Module:

$ 6,857  “Hotel” Option
$ 6,257 "No Hotel" Option

Total Program Tuition:

$ 27,430  “Hotel” Option
$ 25,030  "No Hotel" Option

CE Credits: 144