Inter­disciplinary dental Education academy

Leaders in Advanced Continuing Dental Education

At the Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy (IDEA), we are dedicated to setting the highest standards in Continuing Dental Education. Our commitment to excellence is driven by our vision and passion for advancing the field of dentistry.

Become the “Go-To” dentist in your community with IDEA. Our comprehensive courses are designed to boost your confidence and enhance your ability to deliver predictable, high-quality treatment results. With IDEA, you’ll stand out by providing unparalleled care that leaves your patients highly satisfied.

Join IDEA and unlock your potential with guidance from world-renowned instructors and industry-leading mentorship. Elevate your practice and achieve excellence in dentistry with our cutting-edge education and hands-on training at our headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area!

Hands-on Courses
Focus on one-on-one, intense hands-on
IDEA Continuing Dental Education Academy

Concepts in Bone Grafting

IDEA Continuing Dental Education Academy

Craniomandibular Orthodontics

IDEA Continuing Dental Education Academy

Esthetic Periodontal Surgery

IDEA Continuing Dental Education Academy

Esthetic Restorative Dentistry

IDEA Continuing Dental Education Academy

Implant Dentistry

IDEA Continuing Dental Education Academy

Mini-Residency in Endodontics

Hands-on Programs
Comprehensive programs on proven interdisciplinary concepts

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning


Implant Mentorship


Occlusion, TMJ, and Function


Three Year Orthodontic Program

Whether you are just out of school looking for strong mentors or you are well experienced and looking to upgrade your skills, IDEA’s comprehensive courses with focus on one-on-one, intense hands-on will get you from where you are to where you want to be.

One-on-one with the World’s Leading Faculty

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Pierpaolo Cortellini
M.D., D.D.S.
José Carlos da Rosa
D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Didier Dietschi
D.M.D., Ph.D.
Ken Hovden
Charles Khoury
D.M.D., M.S., D.U.
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Fouad Khoury
D.M.D., Ph.D., Prof., Dr. med. dent.
Heike Kraemer
Dr. med. dent., M.Sc.
Robert Lamb
D.D.S., M.S.D., Visionary and Founder
Snjezana Pohl
Dr. med., Dr. med. dent., Ph.D.
Sadao Sato
D.D.S., Ph.D.
Roberto Velasquez
D.D.M., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Jordan West
D.D.S., M.S.D.
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John West
D.D.S., M.S.D.
Otto Zuhr
Dr. med. dent.
IDEA is driven by dentists for dentists.

The Best Dental Academy of Continuing Education in the USA

IDEA has been voted a top Dental Academy CE for over 20 years! The founder and creator Robert Lamb D.D.S., M.S.D. started the institution with hopes of bringing cutting edge dental education to established and up & coming clinicians from all over the world. Now, IDEA is a leader in dental education and continues to impact, transform and improve our alumni’s way of practicing dentistry for the betterment of their patients. Built by Dentist for Dentists, IDEA makes learning easy with Hands-on courses and small class sizes, which means more one-on-one time with world renown faculty.   

What Our Participants Say

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I always love coming back to IDEA. The facility, knowledge, and passion is extraordinary, and state of the art. It's been such a privilege to meet up with such a diverse, wonderful group of clinicians and participate in the best learning experience available. It's a true career highlight!

Duncan Copp
General Practitioner, Sydney, Australia

The IDEA experience will forever change the way you practice.

Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy: Why Choose IDEA?

At IDEA, we set the highest standard for Continuing Dental Education, driven by our vision and passion for excellence. Located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, IDEA is designed by world-renown dentists, with a mission to empower you to make your practice and yourself unique.

Hands-On Training

Our strength lies in our intense hands-on training. With small class sizes limited to 16 participants, you receive personalized, one-on-one mentoring from world-renowned faculty.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our advanced lecture rooms feature digital whiteboards and high-tech audiovisual systems. Our simulation lab includes top-tier equipment and microscopes at each workstation. The on-site operatory allows for live interaction during surgeries, enhancing your learning experience.

Personalized Learning Experience

 IDEA offers a relaxed and collaborative atmosphere, where you can engage in personal interactions with instructors and peers. Share your cases, techniques, and practice-related issues during meals and social times, all while enjoying gourmet cuisine prepared by our executive chef.

Accreditations and Continuing Education

Our courses cater to the needs of all dental professionals, from general practitioners to specialists. Each course provides continuing education credits for ADA, AGD PACE, AACD PESA, the Dental Board of California, and NBC in Dental Technology.

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