Direttrici del corso: Dott.ssa Daiana Papasodaro, Dott.ssa Daniela Stucchi


Advanced Osteopathy Institute is pleased to present the 2nd edition of the course Osteopathy in the Dentistry Field. The training is organised in one basic unit and three specialised units. The basic unit will consist of seven face-to-face training days and one webinar. The aim is to build the fundamentals and acquire the necessary tools in osteopathy and dentistry to collaborate with a dental practice.



Directors of training programme: Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.; Daniela Agnese Stucchi, D.O.


The course will be held in Italian.



Will be admitted to the course only osteopaths qualified with schools recognized by the CsdO (Supreme Osteopathy Council) associations (AIMM, AMOI, FeSIOs, ROI, UPOI, AISO).



The course will pursue the following objectives:

– to provide osteopaths with valuable tools for the evaluation and treatment of patients with dental issues,

– to teach osteopaths to be an integral part of a dental practice team,

– to train professionals with the required skills to collaborate with every speciality of the dentistry field.



Advanced Osteopathy Institute is pleased to present the 2nd edition of the course Osteopathy in the Dentistry Field. The training is organised in one basic unit and three specialised units.

The basic unit will consist of seven face-to-face training days and one webinar. The aim is to build the fundamentals and acquire the necessary tools in osteopathy and dentistry to collaborate with a dental practice. We will teach you how to correctly assess the patient and approach and restore the stomatognathic system in harmony with the whole body.

The main knowledge and skills that will be acquired during the basic unit are the following:

– scientific dental terminology,

– principles of the dentistry field,

– evaluation techniques and therapeutic dental approaches,

– physiology of the mouth and face region,

– dental pathologies,

– osteopathic evaluation approaches of the mouth region,

– osteopathic treatment approaches to the region through movement present and movement permitted,

– evaluation and osteopathic treatment of patients with dental issues,

– learning a common language to create an efficient work team.

The basic unit aims to teach different technical approaches. We will focus both on the osteopathic diagnostic process and evaluate the entire team’s work. The student will become qualified to discuss with the dentist the system’s ability to adapt to the different stimulations that the specialist generates on the dental system (the work’s progress, whether the forces inserted in the system are bearable and suitable, whether corrections are necessary, how and where the work of the dentist is limiting the expression of movement and health of the patient’s body). The guidance of the dentist and orthodontist and the discussion regarding the main gnathological problems will allow us to understand when and how our intervention is necessary to support the changes taking place in the stomatognathic system.

The specialised units are divided into three main areas with face-to-face lectures and webinars:

– Orthodontics,

– Gnathology,

– Metabolism, hygiene and oral surgery.

These three modules aim to provide more in-depth knowledge of the main branches of dentistry to understand each professional’s technical terminology, methods, and objectives. A multidisciplinary team of lecturers will delve into the many dental field branches, ensuring complete training during the three units, each reserved for a specific subject.

Osteopaths who will complete the training will acquire the required knowledge to manage a patient with health issues caused by a mouth or dental problem and the opportunity to establish an ongoing professional relationship with the different specialists in the dentistry field.




BASIC UNIT: qualified osteopaths.


Will be admitted to the course the osteopaths who have attended the basic unit or who meet the following criteria:

– knowledge of appropriate dental terminology,

– knowledge of the tools, approaches and aims of the main dental and orthodontic procedures,

– knowledge of evaluation techniques and therapeutic approaches in dentistry,

– knowledge of the most common dental pathologies,

– good knowledge of mouth and face physiology,

– knowledge of osteopathic assessment techniques and approaches in the stomatognathic region,

– knowledge of osteopathic treatment approaches for the region through the movement present and movement allowed,

– knowledge of osteopathic evaluation and treatment procedures for the patient with dental issues.



24th November, morning –  Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.

Introduction: state of the art in osteopathy and dentistry

24th November, afternoon – Maria Cocozza, dentist and homeopath

Teeth and face classification

Definitions of free space and vertical dimension

Dental radiography

Dental semeiotics

Assessment and clinical diagnosis

Clinical cases of major interest for osteopaths

How to begin a collaboration with an osteopath

Basic dental terminology


25th November – Emanuele Botti, D.O.

Definitions of movement present and movement permitted

BLT and BFT. Mechanical and fascial approaches as a tool to manage the patient


26th November, morning – Daniela Stucchi, D.O.

Various approaches and techniques for the cranial sutures. The cranial base and facial bones

26th November, afternoon – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.

Various approaches and techniques for the stomatognathic system


27th November, morning – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.

Osteopathic semeiotics: osteopathic skills and local assessment of the dental region

Vertical dimension and free space in osteopathy

Integration between the visual, stomatognathic and vestibular systems and adaptive models

27th November, afternoon  – Daniela Stucchi, D.O.

Evaluation of the cranial base, OAA, PRM, mouth and tongue

The use of waxes to modify the vertical dimension


20th January, morning – Daniela Stucchi, D.O.

Tongue, hyoid and mandible. Physiology and function in osteopathy

20th January, afternoon – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.

Temporomandibular joint. Physiology and function in osteopathy

Palpatory approaches and corrective techniques


21st January, morning – Valeria Benduja, dentist and orthodontist

Comparison between various orthodontic approaches (classical and functional). Principles and practical application

Main models of orthoses

How to develop a collaboration between orthodontist and osteopath.


21st January, afternoon – Diego Pezzaldi, D.O.

The link between occlusion and posture

Evaluation and diagnosis of the patient with stomatognathic issues  in reference to the postural system



22nd January, morning – Diego Pezzaldi, D.O.

Patient evaluation and diagnosis depending on the orthosis effect


22nd January, afternoon – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O., Daniela Stucchi, D.O.

Osteopathic diagnostic protocol and patient referral to a specialist

Case study discussion

How to build a relashionship with the specialist. Referral and return of the patient

Unit closure


Live-streaming online lectures (date to be determined)

Physiology of the main mouth functions: swallowing, chewing and breathing – Frank Willard, PhD




(dates to be determined)

1st Unit  – Orthodontics (FROM SATURDAY 12 TO TUESDAY 15 MARCH 2022)

1st day – Claudia Sormani, orthodontist and dentosophist; Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.

Classical and functional orthodontics

Dentosophie as an integrative approach: goals and fields of application

The activator as a therapeutic tool: methods and guidelines

Management of clinical cases together with the osteopath. Discussion on the role of the dentosophist and osteopath


2nd day

Types of braces and orthoses: objectives, limits and advantages – Valeria Bendjuia, dentist and orthodontist

How to handle the relationship between the osteopath and orthodontist

Orthodontics – Rossana Tosi, dentist and orthodontist

Instrumental evaluation of the dental patient: simple and complex cases. Instrumental examinations in comparison: X-ray, CT and MRI


3rd day

Osteopathic evaluation and treatment of patients undertaking orthodontic care. Variations of the free space and vertical dimension. Adaptive models and treatment strategies – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.

Evaluation and treatment of patients undertaking orthodontic care. Possible strategies and recommendations for the specialist – Daniela Stucchi, D.O.


4th day (half day) – Francesca Ferrante, orthodontist

Functional orthodontics and orthopaedics for the jaw and mandible. Differences in the management of adult and young patients


Live-streaming online lectures

1. Osteopathic semeiotics in orthodontics. Evolution of the mouth in developmental age – Vincenzo Cozzolino, D.O.

2. Breathing, swallowing, phonation, chewing and their imbalances – Vincenzo Cozzolino, D.O.

3. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: medical skills, diagnosis and therapy. Working together with the osteopath – Marco Zuffi, dentist and orthodontist


2nd Unit – Gnathology (FROM WEDNESDAY 11 TO SATURDAY 14 MAY 2022)

1st day – Guido Lucconi, gnathologist; Martin Pennacchio, orthodontist

Gnathology, physiology and pathology of chewing

Craniomandibular disorders and pain

What is the role of the temporomandibular joint?

Case study

The trigeminal nerve: anatomy and pathophysiology. The tongue and septum transversum. Osteopathic approach – Daniela Stucchi


2nd day

Osteopathic treatment for the temporomandibular joint, hyoid and jaw – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.


3rd day – Valerio Palmerini, physiotherapist

Temporomandibular joint rehabilitation

General overview and diagnosis of the temporomandibular joint

Guidelines and rehabilitation recommendations

When to referr the patient to a physiotherapist

Physiotherapy for the temporomandibular joint


4th day

The osteopathic management of the gnathological patient: general overview, practice and case study  – Daniela Stucchi, D.O.


Live-streaming online lectures

1. Instrumental examinations: mandibular pantomography, electromyography and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in gnathology – Nicola Murgolo, dentist and gnathologist

2. Pain and nociception: the pathogenic mechanism of pain for the diagnosis of trigeminal pain – Emanuele Botti, D.O.

3. Otorhinolaryngology: how to determine and interpret the signs and symptoms that affect a system – Gianpaolo Pisano, otolaryngologist


3rd Unit – Metabolism, hygyene and oral surgery (FROM WEDNESDAY 22 TO FRIDAY 24 JUNE 2022)

Live-streaming online lectures

1. Teeth loss: morphological and functional changes of the lower third of the face. Management of issues related to prosthetic rehabilitation. Frenectomy and frenulotomy in the paediatric field. When to recommend surgery. Exchange of views with the osteopath – Pietro Fusari, oral surgeon

2. Tooth decay and periodontal disease: perspectives of allopathic and homeopathic treatment – Chiara Quacquerella, dentist

3. The impact of the intestinal and oral microbiota in muscular and osteoarticular diseases in the dental field – Francesco di Pierro, biologist


1st day – Federica Nosenzo, dentist;  Piero Moroni, surgeon and specialist in odontostomatology, periodontology and implantology

Implantology and oral surgery. The aesthetic and functional design of prosthetic rehabilitation

Diagnosis and guidelines for the complex dental patient. Integration with the role of the posturology specialist in orthodontics


2nd day

Dental orthosis: definition of bite guard and its employment in orthodontics and osteopathy. The bite guard as a tool for postural issues in adults and athletes – Diego Pezzaldi, osteopath and physiotherapist; Edoardo Bianco, orthodontist

Osteopathic manual techniques for the evaluation of the opening and closing of the mouth and to support the use of the bite guard. Clinical cases in comparison – Diego Pezzaldi,  osteopath and physiotherapist


3rd day

Lymphatic drainage as an approach strategy to support the surgical patient. Osteopathic approach – Daiana Papasodaro, D.O.

Integration of the available informazion. Guidelines and management of the patient with dental issues: from the evaluation to treatment. Osteopathic case study – Daniela Stucchi, D.O.



All face-to-face lectures will be held from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
The webinars will be held at different hours based on the lecturers’ availability and will last approximately 3 hours.



Daiana Papasodaro – osteopath, physioterapist

Daniela Stucchi – osteopath, physioterapist

Emanuele Botti – osteopath, physioterapist

Rossana Tosi – orthodontist

Francesca Ferrante – orthodontist

Vincenzo Cozzolino – osteopath

Claudia Sormani – dentist and dentosophy specialist

Valentina Bendjuia – orthodontist

Frank Willard – professor of anatomy at the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nicola Murgolo – dentist and gnathologist

Gianpaolo Pisano – otolaryngologist

Valerio Palmerini – physioterapist

Pietro Fusari – dentist and oral surgeon

Chiara Quacquarella – dentist, homeopath

Diego Pezzaldi – osteopath, physioterapist

Pietro Moroni – surgeon specialised in odontostomatology, periodontology and implantology

Federica Nosenzo – dentist

Guido Lucconi – gnathologist

Maria Cocozza – dentist, dental technician, homeopath

Marco Zuffi – orthodontist

Martin Pennacchio – dentist

Francesco di Pierro – biologist, pharmacologist, PhD in immunology

Giovanni Bardini – prosthodontist, postural specialist, massophysiotherapist

Edoardo Bianco – orthodontist



The course will be held at the centre in Via Cardinale Mezzofanti n.13, Milan (Milano Forlanini Railway Station).

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The cost of the course (basic unit + three specialised units) is €2,500.

It is possible to pay in two different ways:

– single payment by 10th November 2021,

– two instalments each of €1,300 with the following due dates:

1st instalment by 10th November 2021

2st instalment by 10th March 2022.

The instalment payment involves a surcharge for ancillary fees.


The training units can be purchased individually:

  • basic unit €1,300,
  • specialised unit in orthodontics €500,
  • specialised unit in gnathology €500,
  • specialised unit in metabolism, hygiene and oral surgery €450.


If you won’t be able to participate in the training (for reasons not due to Advanced Osteopathy Institute), the ancillary fees won’t be refunded.



If you choose to purchase the entire course in a single payment, you can complete the purchase by selecting your favourite payment method (credit card, PayPal or bank transfer).

If you prefer to pay in instalments, choose bank transfer as the payment method. You will be reached by the administrative office immediately afterwards to agree on the instalment.