Otto Zuhr

Dr. med. dent.
Visiting from Munich, Germany

Dr. Otto Zuhr studied dentistry at the University of Aachen from 1986 until 1992. After finishing his studies in 1992 he received his DMD from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Aachen and started his work as a dentist in Munich.

Several educational programs led him to Switzerland, Scandinavia and USA during the following two years.

In 1994 he started to work at the Institute of Periodontology and Implantology (IPI) with Drs. Bolz and Wachtel. In 1996 he opened his own office focusing on periodontal surgery and aesthetic dentistry in Munich. In 1999 he founded a new clinic together with Drs. Bolz, Wachtel, and Hürzeler and became an associate member in the Institute of Periodontology and Implantology (IPI) in Munich.

In 2001 he received his Specialist in Periodontology of the German Society of Periodontology (DGP).

Otto Zuhr has written several articles in the field of periodontology and aesthetic dentistry and is lecturing nationally and internationally. In 2012 he published his book “Plastic-Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery” with Quintessence.

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Hands-On courses of Otto Zuhr


Esthetic Periodontal Surgery

October 13 - 16, 2024

A 4-day course in plastic esthetic periodontal and implant surgery, could not be more exciting. In this outstanding dental course, you will receive one on one mentoring from Otto Zuhr. Being able to learn things such as: coverage of gingival recessions, socket preservation techniques, from world renowned periodontist, is only...

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What Customer says about Otto Zuhr


Dr. Zuhr integrates relevant and essential clinical research as a baseline for teaching. The course then builds up on these principles to integrate surgical techniques. As an oral surgeon, by the end of the course I felt much more comfortable operating in soft tissues.

Matthew Cannavo
Oral Surgeon Plymouth, MI

Simply amazing! World class speakers and one-to-one 'hands-on' instruction. Otto Zuhr was the most approachable and helpful in allowing me to understand the biological basis and evidence-based techniques! I will be back soon - wonderful staff and extremely supportive in my quest for surgical excellence!

Patrick Yoshikane
General Practitioner, Orange, CA

One of the best Esthetic Soft Tissue programs. Otto Zuhr is much more than the "Pink book". His passion to have us think about why esthetic grafting is needed and why you use it in certain circumstances. Bob and Heike, make you feel like family. Of course, Otto Zuhr was fantastic live! IDEA has provided excellent in both dental knowledge and a wonderful learning environment. Cheers!

Nomahn Humayun
Periodontist, West Bloomfield, MI

This is an excellent course with practical, evidence-based, didactical component and married with a small group, intensive hands-on aspect. Extremely well-run course.

Timothy Neuner
Oral Surgeon, Edina, MN

There are courses that provide a pearl or two you hope to implement in your daily practice. This course with Otto Zuhr has provided a philosophical and practical change that dramatically improves your practice.

Les Wong
General Practitioner, San Jose, CA

The best course I have ever attended. Dr. Zuhr is a fantastic clinician and researcher, who is so willing to share his knowledge and pioneering skills. The training facility is world class. The course is so well organized with great attention to detail.

Patrick Tseng
Periodontist, Chatswood, Australia

As an oral surgeon, I can say that this is the best soft tissue course (Zuhr) I have taken. Based on science and given by a top notch surgeon and person. This will help me better my treatment outcomes. Bravo!

Max Miller
Oral Surgeon, Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada

This is the finest CE course I have attended from a didactic and hands-on standpoint. Otto Zuhr is a gifted clinician, a true educator, and a person of integrity -- what a joy.

Robert Hinkle
Oral Surgeon, Dublin, OH

The opportunity to interact with my colleagues from all over the world, with different educational backgrounds and practice experience, was rewarding. Furthermore, the ability to spend four quality days with Dr. Otto Zuhr and his expertise in periodontal plastic surgery has been priceless. Thank you for the opportunity.

Bernard Calem
Periodontist, Voothees, NJ

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