About VieSID

Introducing VieSID

VieSID is a not profit oriented association dedicated to the advancement of occlusal dentistry. It was originally founded by Professor Rudolf Slavicek at Danube University Krems to promote postgraduate education in Interdisciplinary Dentistry, including the theoretical, clinical and practical aspects of high-standard dental practices.
VieSID’s main mission is to disseminate the knowledge stemming from Prof. Slavicek’s lifework, which is consistent with Prof. Sato’s concepts, and to further develop the field of occlusal medicine conducting independent research. VieSID works with independent renowned international experts and lecturers and is highly committed to shaping the curricula for arranging the best postgraduate education for dental technicians and professionals specialized in various fields of Dentistry.
VieSID currently provides world-class postgraduate education programs in functional dentistry in cooperation with the University Clinic of Dentistry Vienna, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. This guarantees the excellence of our courses and high professionalism of our teachers. The contents of our courses are also supported by up-to-date clinical research studies in the field of functional occlusion.

Goal of VieSID

The goal of the Vienna School of Interdisciplinary Dentistry is to teach the knowledge and concepts of Professor Dr. Rudolf Slavicek.  Additional trainings in other concepts including those of Professor Sadao Sato (Orthodontics) make VieSID programs truly interdisciplinary.  VieSID has always cooperated with independent renowned international experts and lecturers and has been responsible for the content and organization of the curricula. VieSID programs are not only taught in Vienna, but also throughout the world. Professor Rudolf Slaviceks’ teaching spreads from Latin America to Canada, other European countries, Russia and China.
VieSID is managed by Christian Slavicek and is supported by the Scientific Members of the Scientific Board of VieSID:

  • Prof. Dr. Sadao Sato, DDS, DDSc – Kanagawa, Japan
  • Univ. Prof. DDr. Eva Piehslinger – Vienna, Austria
  • along with other distinguished colleagues

The Mastermind

The long tradition of science and education in dentistry is closely linked to Vienna and is associated in particular to Prof. Rudolf Slavicek, who was known as a pioneer and mastermind in interdisciplinary dentistry. Prof. Slavicek was definitely an opinion leader in the field of functional diagnostics and interdisciplinary dentistry. His scientific research studies mainly focused on biomechanical relations and functional determinants of the masticatory organ for many years. His holistic functional therapy concept has increasingly gained acceptance throughout the world. His leading development work for e.g. functional diagnostic instruments, has already had effects on many products.
The comprehensive work of Prof. Rudolf Slavicek resulted in establishing VieSID as a not profit-oriented association by members of the Slavicek family in 2008. A cooperation agreement was then signed between the Education Center of the Dental Association in Vienna (ZAFI) and VieSID. At present VieSID collaborates for all its courses in Vienna with the University Clinic of Dentistry of the Medical University of  Vienna, where all courses take place. Education has been one of the main objectives of Prof. Slavicek. His students were always inspired with his outstanding knowledge, enthusiasm and love for solid didactics. Many of his students are and will be dedicated lecturers of the future.

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Slavicek (1928 – 2022)