Course abstract:

THE KEY ELEMENT – a concept created by Dr Ivchev as a result of attending numerous trainings around the world. It encompasses the integration of protocols for complex and in-depth diagnosis and treatment of patients in the field of functional dentistry and dental technology in an accessible and understandable language. The specialised training events of Dr Ivchev entitled THE KEY ELEMENT will consider cases to help dentists and dental technicians understand in detail the system in which they work. Solved cases from the practice of COLDY DENT Functional Atelier will be illustrated in detail and used to provide fellow dentists and dental technicians with understanding of the protocols of diagnosis and treatment. The trainings will provide clarity on the statics and dynamics of the system, on the use of diagnostic and work-related tools – such as condylography, Brooks checker, occlusograms and different types of articulators. A valuable part of the knowledge and skills acquired in the course of the training is the comprehensive information regarding the complete control during diagnosis and treatment, as well as the validation at each stage.

Organiser: Complete Dental Solutions

Host: Clinical part – ColdyDent, Laboratory part – ColdyDentLAB

Dr Ivchev’s message: Being a good doctor requires above all formulating correct diagnoses. Making an exact diagnosis is a key element and can help avoid wasting time as a result of selecting the wrong direction of treatment which could have high biological, temporal and financial cost for the patient. Systematic and standardised collection of information from the patient and the knowledge of the clinician are the basis for formulating a correct diagnosis.

Lector CV: Dr. Manol Ivchev is one of the leading doctors in Dentistry as well as leading lecturer in occlusal medicine in Bulgaria.  He's graduated from School of Dental Medicine in Sofia and has attended courses  of Functional Occlusion trainings accredited by the Slavicek Institute in Vienna - VieSID. For the past 10 years he has invested in training all over the world in courses on functional orthodontics and a more holistic approach to treatment. In his dental clinic he offers complete patient care, from functional diagnosis to full mouth rehabilitation for the most complex cases, not only aesthetic but also correcting functional problems in which speech, chewing, breathing and proper jaw alignment is compromised

Course objectives:

The course will provide the participants with detailed practical knowledge in the field of:

  • Structure and function of the masticatory organ
  • Formulating diagnoses and planning of cases
  • Articulators
  • Dental laboratory protocols

Course advantages:

After participating in this specialised course, each participant will be able to:

  • Understand and diagnose the system in which he/she works
  • Have control over his/her work
  • Understand well the transfer of information taken from the patient to the dental laboratory
  • Have clarity regarding the steps of the protocols in functional dentistry.

Course format: Theoretical – seminar hall. Practical – clinical and laboratory demonstration on a real patient.


Day 1:

8:30 – 9:00 – Registration and breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 – Presentation of a protocol for collecting and storing information from the patient – medical history/status, dental photography, Brooks checker, occlusogram, muscle palpation, impressions – models, occlusal index – workshop

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00 – Functional anatomy of the cranio-mandibular system. Occlusion and TMJ

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 – Instrumental analysis

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee break

16:00 – 18:30 – From individual norm to pathology – differential diagnosis

18:30 – 19:00 – Overview of the day and discussion

Day 2:

9:00 – 9:30 – Breakfast

9:30 – 11:00 – From the clinic to the laboratory – communication and mistakes – workshop

11:00 – 11:30 – Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 – Face bow capture and byte selection

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 – Introduction to articulators – workshop

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee break

16:00 – 18:00 – Step-by-step presentation of finished cases

18:00 – 18:30 – Discussion

General information:
  • Date: 02–03 July 2022
  • Fee: BGN 1 250 including VAT
  • Instructor: Dr Manol Ivchev
  • Lecturer: Dr Manol Ivchev
  • Language: Bulgarian, English
  • Target group – specialists in the field of dentistry and dental technology who want to develop in the field of functional dentistry and occlusion
  • Practical implementation: on a real patient – clinical and laboratory
  • Certificate: after a short test at the end of the course, each participant will receive a certificate
  • Place: ColdyDent & Coldydent LAB
  • Organiser: Complete Dental Solutions
  • Telephone for information and registration: 0899947293
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