Heike Kraemer

Dr. med. dent., M.Sc.
Visiting from Foster City, CA

Her treatment approach is based on comprehensive, preventive, minimal invasive, functional dentistry within an interdisciplinary concept. Periodontics and Orthodontics are the fundamental cornerstones of her Functional / Esthetic Oral Rehabilitations.

In 2006, Dr. Kraemer worked full time together with Prof. Rudolf Slavicek as his prosthodontist and as a researcher in the Center for Cranio-Mandibular-Disorders in Vienna and as a teaching assistant at the Danube University in Krems.

Since 2007, Dr. Kraemer is on the faculty of the Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy – IDEA in Foster City, California teaching courses on: Oral Rehabilitation of Patients with and without Functional Disorders.

She is also a member of the Interdisciplinary Team at the IDEA Faculty Clinic.

In 2014, Dr. Kraemer founded together with Prof. Sadao Sato and Dr. Robert Lamb the Center for Craniofacial and Occlusal Medicine in San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA.

Since 2006, she has lectured in Europe, Asia, and North America on Function, Occlusion and the Joint Related Treatment Approach.

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Hands-On courses of Heike Kraemer

Occlusion Course Function TMJ

September 20 - 21, 2024

This course covers the Paradigm Shift to Modern Occlusion and the relevance of Function and TMJ in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. Since dental treatment impacts surrounding teeth and structures, clear occlusion guidelines are here to ensure undisturbed function and stable treatment outcomes. The principles of functional occlusion provide the foundation for long-term treatment success. Find out their relevance for your daily practice ...

Orthodontic Course Sato Orthodontics

Starting: May 15 - 18, 2024

If you want to become the “To-Go” practice in your area, one key aspect is specializing in functionally stable dentistry and in the treatment of dysfunctional patients. As dentists, we are faced with an increasing number of dysfunctional patients presenting deterioration of teeth, TMJ or other severe symptoms, airway issues, bruxism, or dysfunctional malocclusion. For this rapidly growing patient group, the IDEA concept of “Sato”- Orthodontics can provide treatment options which cannot be achieved by any other dental discipline or conventional orthodontics. See how this program can transform your practice and dental career...

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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Interdisciplinary Dentistry

Starting: May 15 - 18, 2024

Learn, the Occlusion of the 21st Century at IDEA. This program will be an eye-opening experience about the complexity of the masticatory organ. Teeth dictate mandibular position and mandibular position plays the key role for dental health and successful treatment. If you are looking for stable dentistry and orthodontics, this is for you...

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What Customer says about Heike Kraemer


I came to this course because I needed some CE hours and thought it sounded interesting. I will leave this course completely re-thinking how I practice. This knowledge is incredibly valuable. This should have been the first course I took out of school! I thought I was a good dentist and now I know I can be great! Thank you, Dr. Kraemer and Dr. Guyton.

Brett Williams
General Practitioner, Okotoks, AB, Canada

I appreciated the comprehensive nature of the class. I believe I can now reliably find RP consistently, in the easiest of fashions. I especially like that obtaining RP is without the manipulation of the patient’s jaw, allowing the “human articulator” to provide the proper location. I believe this will allow for more accurate diagnosis and better patient outcomes. Thanks again for a great course. Highly recommended!

Richard Alvarez
General Practitioner, Republic, MO

Dr. Heike Kraemer is an encyclopedia of dental knowledge. I appreciate the honesty and how to apply techniques in practice and expectations management predicted by patient and practitioners.

Tripti Joshi
General Practitioner, Redwood City, CA

This occlusion course has demystified a lot of occlusion concepts that almost every dentist barely understands, coming out of dental school. After this course, every dentist will have a clear starting point and will be able to implement a system that will allow incorporation of complex occlusion concepts in treating every dental patient and help them improve not only their oral health, but also their overall health and well-being.

Byron Jenaro Junio
General Practitioner, Edmonds, WA
Diagnosis-treatment -planning course-dental

Dr. Heike Kraemer is a great teacher. I have attended numerous occlusion courses over the years, but her explanations are simple, precise, and easy to understand, and will be very helpful in implementation in daily practice. I have been needing a workflow for initial diagnosis and treatment planning, and I believe I have found it in this course. Thank you!

Deepak Shetty
General Practitioner, San Jose, CA
airway-dental course

IDEA is the number 1 source of dental CE in my dental career. I appreciate the top dental professionals from all over the world and I have learnt a ton! I will surely be back.


Xiaomei Sui
General Practitioner, Aurora, CO

The course content is amazing; it feels like enlightenment!  It is a paradigm shift in ideology.  And the quality of the teaching is second to none, such advanced content delivered with such humility.

The whole team are amazing, so friendly and welcoming. It is a wonderful environment to learn in. Nothing is too much trouble. Thank you!

Nicola Ritchie
General Practitioner, Maidwell, United Kingdom

I admire the way Dr. Kraemer delivers her knowledge to us. She is very structured, precise, and generous. She reads your mind and can see where you are in the learning process. The lab experience is very effective to learn and to adopt the process.

Zeineb Kharouf
General Practitioner, Tunis, Tunisia

Amazing pursuit to find the root cause(s).

Alexander Chukreeff
General Practitioner, San Francisco, CA
Cranio-mandibular Dentistry and Occlusion Medicine

Dr. Sato teaches the occlusion and function oriented orthodontics in relation to the craniomandibular system. A very accurate diagnosis, based on condylograph, cephalometrics and all these information transferred to articulator mounted casts is included in this course. Once you step into it, I'm sure it will help you to set the standard of dental service we provide to the highest possible level!

Petros Kokkinos
Orthodontist, Limassol, Cyprus  

You do not know what you do not know. And what you think you know about occlusion is probably wrong or insufficient. Heike's continuum made the above statements very clear. An invaluable course for everyone with a dental license.

Bas Wafelbakker
Orthodontist, Gilroy, CA
Diagnosis and treatment planning

Finally, I have the solution for my patients. No matter how hard your cases might be, Slavicek and Sato concept and technology will help you!

Jianghua Wang
General Practitioner, Culver City, CA

This course is superb. It debunks the complicated in Occlusion and makes it so relevant to everyday practice. Quality education with a superb educator - Heike was brilliant in a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

Nicola Ritchie
General Practitioner, Maidwell, United Kingdom
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Interdisciplinary Dentistry
I cannot imagine practicing dentistry today without incorporating the concepts of Sato and Slavicek. I would recommend this course to all general dentists and orthodontists.
Cristina Herrera
General Practitioner, Los Gatos, CA
sato kraemer diagnosis continuum program

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

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