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
  Jordan West
  John West
  Giovanni Zucchelli
  Otto Zuhr

Therapy Concepts and Treatment in Advanced Interdisciplinary Dentistry: The Ultimate Program in Craniofacial and Occlusal Medicine

Curriculum 2020 - 2021

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Heike Kraemer,
Dr. med. dent., M.Sc.

Curriculum Vitae
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Reasons to join this course: 


This Therapy curriculum is the continuation of the diagnostic course.  The primary purpose of this program is to impart profound knowledge of advanced interdisciplinary treatment concepts. The students will gain expertise in various aspects of interdisciplinary therapy and will learn to manage treatment and sequence in complex patient cases.

After the completion of the diagnostic continuum, the participants are able to collect extended diagnostic information and to conclude a functional and comprehensive diagnosis.

In this program, the participants will present their own cases and treat their patients. After case discussion, the rehabilitation of the masticatory organ will be defined and then performed by the participants in their practices. The modular structure over 1 and ½ years allows the participants to be guided through the treatment process of complex cases.

Prerequisite for case presentations is the diagnostic documentation taught in the IDEA Diagnostic Continuum. 

Special focus of this Therapy course is interdisciplinary team work and state-of-the-art in the areas of restorative dentistry, dental technology, orthodontics, periodontics and implantology, as well as the interdisciplinary collaboration with maxillofacial surgery, osteopathy, psychology and physiotherapy. 

Become safe in diagnosing and treating complex cases and dysfunctional patients

Course Content and Schedule:

Module A:

June, 2020

Day 1 and Day 2:

Presentation of patient cases: diagnostics and treatment planning

Day 3 and Day 4:

Initial Therapy
Interdisciplinary approach in initial therapy with special focus on the dysfunctional patient

Module B:

October, 2020

Day 1 and Day 2:

Orthodontics related to Function, Occlusion and the Craniomandibular System
Non-orthognathic-surgery orthodontics, non-premolar-extraction orthodontics
Orthodontic treatment to prepare restorative cases
Orthodontic treatment for dysfunctional patients

Day 3 and Day 4:

Presentation of patient cases: diagnostics and treatment planning

Module C:

February, 2021

Day 1 and Day 2:

Presentation of patient cases: diagnostics and treatment planning

Day 3 and Day 4:

Orthopedics, Osteopathy and Occlusion
Key aspects in successful interdisciplinary therapy between dentistry and medicine in patients with TMJ Disorders

Module D:

June, 2021

Day 1 and Day 2:

Presentation of patient cases: diagnostics and treatment planning

Day 3 and Day 4:

Prosthetics and Complex Interdisciplinary Cases
Rehabilitation of complex interdisciplinary cases

Module E

October, 2021

Day 1 and Day 2:

Presentation of patient cases: diagnostics and treatment planning

Day 3 and Day 4:

Esthetics and Function
Teamwork between the dentist and the dental technician: “One brain - four hands”


Target group:

Dentists of all Disciplines, Dental Technicians, and Members of the Medical Profession

Course size:

The Continuum is limited to 12 participants

Emphasis sessions:

The 2-day emphasis sessions are open and can be attended as a two day seminar. For registration please contact IDEA.


Heike Krämer, Dr. med. dent, M.Sc.
Guest Lecturers: Robert Lamb, D.D.S., M.S.D, Sadao Sato, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Prof. Rudolf Slavicek – per video conference
and other guest lecturers


After passing a final examination the participants will be awarded with a certification in: “IDEA Specialist in Interdisciplinary Dentistry with Emphasis on Diagnosis and Therapy of Craniomandibular Functional Disorders.


Discover a new world of dental education


“Thank you Heike and Bob Lamb for the wonderful course. I really appreciate all of the passion and effort you put into this course. Every day always has some amazing surprise in store. Dankeschoen."

Miles Guyton, General Practitioner, San Jose, CA


“This course is instrumental in applying the knowledge that I learned from the first Continuum. It ties."

Jernell Escobar, General Practitioner, Gilroy, CA


“If you want to understand occlusion, you HAVE to take this course. It has truly changed my practice and my life."

Christina Herrera, General Practitioner, Los Gatos, CA


“Thank you Bob and Heike for the course. This program is an excellent continuation of the diagnostic continuum. I enjoyed it greatly. Treatment planning will be a great benefit for my practice."

Lowell Tan, General Practitioner, Gilroy, 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 4 Day Module:

$ 6,530  “Hotel” Option
$ 5,930  "No Hotel" Option

Total Program Tuition

$ 32,650  “Hotel” Option
$ 29,650  "No Hotel" Option

CE Credits


For More Information Please Contact IDEA at +1 (650) 578-9495