Basic Curriculum

Occlusion and Function                                                                                              

The question of “occlusion” is brought up in various discussions, whether occlusion is really so important after all and whether there is a documented proof of a causal relationship between occlusion and dysfunction or TMD. If we define occlusion merely in terms of static intercuspation, these questions may be appropriate. However, if we regard the masticatory organ as an integral functional element in the human organism, then the importance of occlusion becomes evident.

The masticatory organ is not defined by static „occlusion“, but rather by dynamic functions in

relationship with other structures on hand. The modern human being has undergone several changes. We live longer, and changes in nutritional habits have shifted the formerly primary function of just “chewing” to the background.

Other factors have also become considerably more significant, such as verbal expression, facial aesthetics, changes in posture, and even the actions of clenching and bruxing, brought on by ever-increasing modern stress. This has been emphatically confirmed by the la-test scientific studies.

Interdisciplinary Approach to Dentistry                                                                   

 The rapid developments in dental technical materials and the completely different methods of implementation present a considerable challenge to the adaptation mechanisms of the cranio-mandibular system, making strategic case planning especially important.

Dental medicine as a whole is under consistent progressive development. Due to rapid medical advancements, new research results, new technological facilities as well as the increasing interference between systemic disease and oral disorders, it is more than before necessary to build up a close cooperation with other medical fields. Scientific thinking and the knowledge of the context of evidence-based medicine is obligatory and needs

to be seen in an interdisciplinary way. The dentist’s ability to establish treatment based on evidence-based dentistry becomes more and more important.

The continuously increasing interdisciplinary linking of individual medical fields requires a profound and comprehensive overall knowledge of the treatment possibilities and of the conceptual structure of the therapy.

The interdisciplinary approach, as developed by Professor Dr. Rudolf Slavicek in the Vienna School of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, emphases on improving the health-related quality of life of the patients by considering all aspects and interdisciplinary interconnections.

Founder of COLDY DENT Functional Atelier, graduated in dental medicine at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Sofia. He has been an intern in an orthodontic practice for six years. His interests are entirely focused on functional dentistry. Attended courses at Dawson and Logal. Completed a number of training events accredited by the Slavicek Institute in Vienna – VieSID. As a result he became the youngest instructor at VieSID. He acquired the right to teach the Philosophy of Prof. Rudolf Slavicek in Bulgaria. In his practice he adheres to Slavicek’s protocols for functional treatment and diagnostics as they are aimed at complex treatment. He has completed all levels of dental morphology and modelling with Janos Mako. He increased his knowledge in functional orthodontics through an individual course in Romania. Dr Ivchev also holds a certificate as a dentist in lingual orthodontics issued by the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Dentistry in Daegu, South Korea. He also holds a certificate for the treatment of orthodontic anomalies using myofunctional devices, as well as for orthodontics supported by micro-implants, also issued by the University of Dentistry in South Korea. Completed individual training in functional orthodontics at the University of Dental Medicine in Bogotá, Colombia. Completed individual training in functional orthodontics and physiotherapy according to the protocol of Mariano Rocabado. Completed individual training in functional dental technology and functional Wax-Up class I and II III. Completed a course on Digital Smile Design and Skin Concept in Luxembourg delivered by Christian Coachman, Florin Cofar, Paulo Kano, Josef Kunkel, Livio Yoshinag.


She graduated as a dentist in 1995 at the prestigious School of Dentistry at Piracicaba – UNICAMP, which is recognised as one of the best schools of dentistry in Brazil and is famous for its excellence at both the Bachelor’s and postgraduate levels in Latin America.


Stefan Thunert has been working in his own dental laboratory since 2000 and as a specialist for functional and aesthetical dental technology he follows the Slavicek system. In 2011 he successfully passed the postgraduate Master of Science at the Danube University in Krems. He gives many lectures and courses. Since 2014 he is a member of the VieSID lecturer team.

The Curriculum                                                                                                            

The aim of the VieSID Curriculum is to provide not only the necessary scientific theoretical knowledge, but also many hands-on lessons, to form a comprehensive and outstanding program. Practical home work will complete this postgraduate curriculum.

In 3 modules the students receive an advanced and pro-found education, covering various aspects of

functions and dysfunctions of the cranio-mandibular system, including manual competence and confidence in the various possible treatment measures.

The participants will acquire the ability to critically evaluate and consider important aspects of the best available practices in dentistry and the latest technological developments.

The curriculum is structured in 3 modules of 5 days each. It is designed with a strong focus on ‘hands-on’ lessons for transferring the theory into practice. Consequently, theory and practice are in a well-balanced relation and will provide the participants with skills and reasonable treatment concepts, which can easily be implemented in the daily practice.

Supported by a team of lecturers at the forefront of their fields, every attendee will carry out diagnostic work-up, documentation and case planning for a number of their own patient cases.

The VieSID Curriculum is designed in particular for dentists, dental technicians and experts from related interdisciplinary professions, who look for a well-founded introduction into the principles and the doctrine of Professor Slavicek’s Vienna School of Interdisciplinary Dentistry.

General Information

Host: Complete Dental Solutions, Coldy Dent Clinic and Coldy Dent LAB

Organised by: VieSID Bulgaria® & Complete Dental Solutions

Lecturers: DT Stefan Thunert, DR Manol Ivchev, DR Daniela Storino

Course language: English / with possibility of Bulgarian translation

Target group: Dentists, dental technicians and members of the interdisciplinary team

Certificate: After successfully passing all modules the participant will get a certificate of VieSID in cooperation with the Medical University & University Clinic of Dentistry of Vienna

Venue: The course will be held at Coldy Dent Clinic and Coldy Dent LAB

REGISTRATION: Please register at: or send your registration form to:

  • MODULE A: from 25.07.2022 to 29.07.2022
  • MODULE B: from 10.10.2022 to 14.10.2022
  • MODULE C: from 09.01.2023 to 13.01.2023