Interdisciplinary dental Education academy

Leaders in Advanced Continuing Dental Education

The Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy – IDEA provides the highest standard of Continuing Dental Education based on our Vision and Passion for Excellence in Dentistry.

Our Excellence in Dentistry is defined by You. We want you to become the “Go To” dentist in your area and treat your patients with higher confidence and provide predictable treatment results.  

Satisfied patients are what a dentist wants to see. To provide the highest level of care is what sets you apart from the rest.

IDEA is here to guide you to achieve your goals, by offering high level courses and mentorship with world leading instructors in their respective fields.

Learn more about IDEA… and achieve Your Excellence in Dentistry

Hands-on Courses
Focus on one-on-one, intense hands-on

Concepts in Bone Grafting


Craniomandibular Orthodontics


Esthetic Periodontal Surgery


Esthetic Restorative Dentistry


Implant Dentistry


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.

Our goal is to empower you to make you and your practice unique.

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.

Empowering Excellence in Dentistry: 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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