Structured training and curricula

The trend towards curricular training is reflected in many offers of the chamber-supported training institutions and those of the professional organisations.

The Philipp Pfaff Institute, the continuing education institution of the Berlin and Brandenburg state dental chambers, is also responding to the increasing demand and is continuously expanding the main topics of the structured continuing education courses and curricula.

A comprehensive range of curricular training is available to you, covering various sub-areas of general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial medicine. Within the individual courses, thematically structured modules are offered that are aligned with the level of the DGZMK and take place under the scientific moderation of recognised capacities. The time frame comprises – depending on the subject area – between 3 and 7 weekends.

Participation in the modular advanced training will put you in a position to learn about the current state of a subject area through theoretical instruction, practical demonstrations and with practical exercises on the phantom or on (animal) specimens. Under the coordination and moderation of a colleague experienced in the specific field – who is ultimately also responsible for the scientific design of the curricular training – speakers come together to design coordinated sub-areas.

It is therefore almost mandatory to attend the training as a whole. However, this is indispensable if the participating colleague is aiming for certification.

Curricular training has been certified since the beginning of 2005. The requirements for certification vary depending on the course. Common to all events is that continuous and uninterrupted participation in the individual modules must be proven. Whether the acquired knowledge is “ready” is tested in a learning objective test following each teaching unit, which must be passed successfully for certification. At the end of the training there is a peer discussion. In some cases, job shadowing and supervision as well as case presentations complement the curricular training.

Successful participation in the Curricular Advanced Training is ideal for you to establish a focus of activity in your practice.

Curriculum Aesthetic Dentistry

Whereas 20 years ago our patients were generally satisfied with gold or amalgam, the demands of patients have increased with the technical possibilities.

Curriculum CMD interdisciplinary – Holistic functional diagnostics and therapy

The basis of this curriculum is anatomy and craniomandibular function to understand craniomandibular dysfunction.

Curriculum for Hypnosis and Communication in Dentistry

Despite known tricks and techniques, it happens that dental anxiety of children and adults, difficult patients or team problems, bring stress into our daily practice.

Curriculum Paediatric and Adolescent Dentistry

The curriculum is aimed at all those who want to refresh and expand their knowledge in paediatric dentistry.

Curriculum Oral Surgery

A new oral surgery curriculum was launched at the Pfaff Institute in 2023.

Curriculum Senior Dentistry

With a gentle introduction to dental care for the heterogeneous group of seniors, the curriculum is designed to enable dentists to open up to this patient group. 

upcoming training
Curriculum General Dentistry

We have planned a new General Dentistry curriculum for 2024. You can expect a wide variety of topics with renowned speakers on all aspects of dentistry.

Structured training: Functional analysis and therapy for daily practice

In the course series “Functional analysis and therapy for daily practice”, a contemporary treatment concept of dental functional theory is presented. 

Structured continuing education: Acupuncture for dentists

The aim is to teach the participants the basics and the current state of knowledge – in a practical way with live treatments involving the course participants.

Structured continuing education: Dental surgery

In everyday practice, dental surgery presents dentists with challenges time and again.

Structured Continuing Education: Functional Myodiagnostics (FMD)

Functional myodiagnostics is a primarily diagnostic method that tests the adaptive capacity of muscles in the context of targeted test stimuli.