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

Mastering the Fundamental Concepts of True Esthetics

June 14 - 17, 2015

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Douglas Terry, D.D.S.
Curriculum Vitae
Reasons to join this course: 


This four day hands-on course will encompass many facets of esthetic and restorative dentistry including: biomaterial selection, photography and color communication, perio-prosthetic concepts, and the fundamental guidelines for the treatment of interdisciplinary cases.


Participants will learn

»    Color communication - simplify integrating color into direct and indirect restorations

»    Photographic techniques to improve smile and shade analysis  

»    Fundamental concepts for adhesion with different substrates

»    Preparation principles for direct and indirect composite and ceramic restorations

»   Design principles for developing esthetic post systems

»   Select and integrate restorative biomaterials for different clinical situations

»    Composite bonding - direct and indirect techniques

»    Novel composite prototyping technique for communicating and developing final ceramic restorations

»   Importance of form, function, color and imagination in developing natural esthetics

»   Finishing and polishing techniques - composite and ceramic restorative materials

»    Management of soft tissue during preparation, provisionalization, impression taking and final cementation


The benefit for you

»    Strengthen your skills, confidence and passion

»    Learn how to develop and use your most important asset - Imagination

»    Receive one-on-one guidance to improve your technical skills


Raise your restorative treatment to the highest level.


Explore, enjoy and take this course

»    Expand your artistic skills

»    Create a new understanding of “True Esthetics”

»    Develop an anatomical morphological thinking 

»    Return to your practice with fresh ideas and motivation - bring your new skills alive



Discover a new world of dental education


“This is my third time and all three times the courses exceeded my expectations. The courses have changed the way I practice Dentistry. Thanks.” 

Carlos Sanchez, General Practitioner, Kannapolis, NC


"IDEA's commitment to excellence is consistent with my values and style of practice.”

Larry Napolitano, General Practitioner, Milpitas, 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:

$ 7,380  “No Hotel” Option
$ 7,980  "Hotel" Option

CE Credits: 32