15 Day Basic Curriculum
Intensive Training in Occlusal Medicine

Hands On + Lecture

Module A:

Module B:

 Module C:


The program includes the following topics: 

With the support of Prof. Rudolf Slavicek and his team all participants will perform diagnosis, documentation and case planning for selected patient cases.

  •  Overview of course contents and objectives
  •  Functional anatomy and physiology of the craniomandibular system
  •  Functions of the masticatory organ
  •  Structures of the craniomandibular system
  •  Cybernetics, feedback control system 
       Structures: CMS, NMS, articulation
       Functions: chewing, swallowing, speech, respiration, 
                         posture, esthetics,
  •  Stress Management
        –brain: soma, CNS, psyche
  •  Standardized case documentation
  •  Clinical photography
  •  Clinical functional analysis
  •  Wax occlusograms
  •  Brux Checker 
  •  Models
  •  Anatomic face bow
  •  Reference position
  •  Condylar Registration with exact and anatomic hinge axis– incl. hands-on instructions
  •  Principles of condylographic interpretation
  •  Eccentric Articulator Programming 
  •  Simulation and Evaluation of occlusion in the articulator
  •  Articulator mounting 
  •  Cephalometrics
  •  Anterior tooth diagnostics (including hands-on exercises)
  •  Condylar position measurement (CPM) ( hands-on exercises)
  •  Correlations in diagnostics
  •  Initial therapy 
  •  Principles of wax-up techniques (two day waxing course Class 1)
  •  Case documentation
  •  Summary and exam
core curriculum

The Basic Curriculum

The basic curriculum program is the fundamental primary course for Dentists and Dental technicians who are seeking further education in Occlusal Medicine. 

The course topics include thorough training in function and dysfunction of the craniofacial system, based on the teachings of Prof. Rudolf Slavicek and his Vienna School of Interdisciplinary Dentistry.

This intensive and comprehensive course offers a curriculum including theory and  practical hands-on exercises individually designed for dentists and for dental technicians.  The program is divided into three five-day modules at intervals allowing prescribed homework that allows attendees to practice the concepts learned. This system allows our students to rapidly implement the acquired knowledge immediately into their daily practice.

Organization of the program

The duration of the course is 15 days, split into 3 modules of 5 days.  All modules are Thursday to Monday, to minimize time away from the dental practice.  Homework will be prescribed which is completed between modules allowing all participants to gradually implement procedures into their daily practice.  

Case presentation is an essential part of the basic curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Each student is required to submit three fully documented cases.  GAMMA dental in Austria will provide each participant with a trial license for Gamma’s CADIAX and CADIAS software so that you will be able to use the GAMMA document browser to organize your diagnostic data.  This license is valid for the duration of the course.

Equipment and Software

VieSID provides all hand out material and necessary equipment for use during the course sessions, and a trial subscription to CADIAX/CADIAS software which will last for the length of the program.

If you wish to purchase any equipment for your practice we will assist you by providing the appropriate contacts. If you would like to research the equipment available please visit http://www.gammadental.com/en/.

Prior to the beginning of module A all course participants will be asked to have two sets of upper and lower accurate casts fabricated with both upper casts split casted and one lower pinned.  Details will be provided. During the course days we will supply enough GAMMA Reference articulators, access to electronic condylography units, hinge axis transfer jigs, CPM’s, sundries and any other supplies necessary to complete  the diagnosis. Initially participants will practice in pairs with fellow attendees to learn the procedures.

After successfully passing an examination at the end of the Module C participants receive an official diploma which is necessary to attend advanced VieSID programs in Prosthodontics and Orthodontics.

Organized by: VieSIDCanada®, in accordance with the program VieSID teaches in Vienna in cooperation with the Medical University of Vienna and the University Clinic of Dentistry Vienna. For more information contact admin@viesidcanada.org. 

Dental Equipment

VieSID Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply to VieSIDCanada registration for all programs:

1. Once registered in writing you will receive a written confirmation and an invoice. This must be paid within 14 days as the number of participants in our program is limited. If the course is fully booked you will be informed accordingly and placed on a priority list to register for our next program.

2. Once the application has been made and funds transferred the registration is binding upon the applicant, who at the same time agrees to the terms and conditions.

3. Course fees have to be paid promptly after receiving the invoice by bank transfer or cheque. You will be contacted promptly on submission of your application providing details. The course fee includes 15 days of lecture and hands-on presentations, hand out material and necessary equipment for use during the course sessions, and a trial subscription to CADIAX/CADIAS software which will last for the length of the program. A light breakfast and lunch will be served each day.

4. The course fee does not include any travel and accommodation costs.

5. De-registration from a course may only be made in writing and leads to cancellation fees: In case of cancellation within 45 days prior to the start of a confirmed course,VieSIDCanada charges a fee of 20% of the total amount. In case of no-show without prior de-registration VieSID also charges a fee of 20% of the total amount.

6. In case the participant needs to rebook a module, a fee of 300.00 CDN plus HST will be charged per module. However, VieSID does not guarantee the same teachers and content, nor does it guarantee that the course will be offered.

7. In case of a short-term cancellation of a course by VieSID, the participants will be informed promptly. For this reason, VieSID should be notified of a private telephone number. VieSID reserves the right to make alterations in the team of lecturers, change time or location of a course, postpone or cancel a course, and make changes to the course program. If VieSID cancels the course, the participant is entitled to a full refund of the deposit paid. VieSID reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course due to not having reached the minimum number of participants until 2 weeks before the course date. Any further demands or indemnification claims are precluded. VieSID is not liable for any related costs arising from the cancellation.

8. Photos of participants and records taken during the course may be used by VieSID for promotion and teaching purposes.

9. These terms and conditions are governed by Canadian law

15 Day Core Curriculum
Intensive Training in Occlusal Medicine

Hands On + Lecture

Module A: November 26 – 30, 2020
Module B: February 4 – 8, 2021
Module C: March 25 – 29, 2021