New Refund Policy
For registrations booked after July 27, 2020, IDEA established a new refund policy in addition to the existing IDEA Terms and Conditions (T&C).
The new refund policy offers full refund in the situation that IDEA has to postpone a course. Based on request, the paid tuition can be refunded in full rather than applied to the next or another course. There is no reimbursement for other expenses as stated in IDEA’s T&C. Beside the new refund policy, all other IDEA T&C stay valid. The new refund policy stays valid until announced differently.
A nonrefundable deposit of $750 is due upon registration. A registration is considered complete when the deposit payment is received at IDEA either by check, bank transfer or credit card. We accept Master Card or Visa.
Payment Option and Schedule
Six months prior to the course, the second payment of $3,900 is required. The payment of the remaining balance is due four months prior to the course start date. The open balances will be charged to the credit card on file according to the payment schedule above unless notified otherwise.
Individual Payment Plan
If the participant chooses the payment option “Individual Payment Plan” the remaining balance will be divided into monthly payments with the final payment due 30 days prior to course start date. 3% of the total tuition will be charged as an administration fee.
A payment is considered complete when the payment is received by IDEA either by check, bank transfer, or credit card. Delayed payment or alterations to the agreed payment schedule will lead to the loss of the registered course seat and loss of the partial amount paid for the course seat.
Up to six months prior to the course, the course seat can be either transferred to another course or it can be cancelled. In the case of a course cancellation at any time the original deposit of $750 will be forfeited.
Between six and four months prior to the course, the course seat can be transferred to another course or person. Cancellation of the course is not possible. A $250 administrative fee will be charged for a transfer. In the case of a name transfer, any money paid will be transferred to the new participant and any balance due will be the responsibility of the new participant.
After 120 days prior to the course only a name transfer is possible. If IDEA is able to fill the course from a waiting list, the participant can transfer to another course. A name transfer can be made at any time prior to the course. Any money paid will be transferred to the new participant and any balance due will be the responsibility of the new participant. A $250 administrative fee will be charged.
All course or name transfers are subject to space availability and in the case of a course transfer the price of the newly selected course will be applied. A course transfer is possible only one time and must happen in the present or following year. All cancellations or change requests must happen in writing.
IDEA is not responsible for expenses incurred for any cancellation or change penalties assessed e.g., but not limited to, by airlines or participant selected hotels as a result of cancellations. There is also no refund for arriving late or leaving early.
IDEA reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses as appropriate with four (4) weeks advanced notification to participants. In such events, funds paid to IDEA may be refunded in full or transferred to a future course, at the discretion of IDEA. IDEA will not be responsible for any delay, interruption, or other failure to perform under these Terms and Conditions due to natural disasters, acts of God, wars, riots, terrorist activities, acts of third parties, fires, strikes, and governmental decrees, or acts beyond the reasonable control of IDEA making the event impossible to hold. In this case funds paid to IDEA would be held as a credit applicable to any course for one (1) year starting from the date of the cancellation. In no event is IDEA liable for any cancellation or change penalties assessed e.g., but not limited to, by airlines or participant selected hotel as a result of course date changes or cancellations by IDEA.
The hotel accommodations begin the night prior to the course start date and end with the check out on the next day after the course ends (e.g.: a 4 day course has 5 hotel nights). IDEA reserves the right to make hotel modifications as needed at their sole discretion.
Transportation included in the course package is provided by the IDEA partner hotel. The hotel shuttle runs from the San Francisco Airport to the IDEA partner hotel from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm. If the flight arrives outside these times, a cab to the hotel has to be taken at the participant’s expense. The hotel is located ten minutes south from the airport. The shuttle between this hotel and IDEA is also included. Any other transportation is the responsibility of the participant.
The transportation provided is only for those participants who select to stay at the IDEA partner hotel and pay through the IDEA package. If the “No hotel” option is chosen, transportation becomes the responsibility of the participant.
The course fee includes breakfast, lunch and snacks on every course day, and two dinners*, a “Welcome” reception and “Networking” dinner on the first day and a “Celebration” dinner on the last day of the course. *A 2day course will have only one dinner, which is a “Celebration” dinner on the last day of the course.
All information stated on this page including but not limited
to dates and prices are subject to change without notice.
All transactions are final.
By signing up for a course at the Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy – IDEA, attendees consent that photography, audio and video recordings may occur throughout the length of the program, and some of the photographs will be posted on our website, newsletters, as well as used for other lawful course promotional purposes. Course attendees do not have a claim to remuneration for these publications.
Pursuant to § 8 (1) item 2 of the Data Protection Act, participants can revoke the consent they have given under data protection law to the use of their application photos, and photo, film and sound recordings produced at any time by notice to IDEA. A revocation has the consequence that all photo, film and sound recordings will no longer be used in the future.
Time prior course start
Payment & Cancellation Policy
$750 deposit is due
More than 180 days prior to the course start date
Course transfer possible without fee; In case of cancellation the deposit of $750 is forfeited
180 days prior to the course start date
$3,900 second payment is due
180 to 120 days prior to the course start date
Course or name transfer possible: $250 administrative fee will be charged; No cancellation possible
120 days or less prior to the course start date
Final payment is due Name transfer possible: $250 administrative fee will be charged