Pierpaolo Cortellini
  Didier Dietschi
  Ken Hovden
  Fouad Khoury
  Charles Khoury
  Heike Kraemer
  Robert Lamb
  Pascal Magne
  Snjezana Pohl
  Sadao Sato
  Luis H. Schlichting
  Dennis Tarnow
  Jordan West
  John West
  Giovanni Zucchelli
  Otto Zuhr

The Surgical Microscope: Your Link to Better Digital Dentistry

November 8 - 9, 2019

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Ken Hovden, D.D.S.
Curriculum Vitae
Reasons to join this course: 


Whether you own or are contemplating purchasing a dental microscope, this intense hands-on course will immediately impact your practice. You will return to your practice prepared to successfully integrate the microscope into your esthetic restorative dentistry, efficiently and effectively.


Participants will learn

»    Skills and concept of how to use a dental microscope effectively on a daily basis

»    Chair side ergonomics - improvement for your personal well being

»    Immediately enhance your diagnostic skills

»    Improve the precision and predictability of your therapy

»    Elevate your personal clinical skills


The benefit for you

»    Experience the microscope as an unparalleled communication/documentation tool

»    Provide your patients with a higher level of quality care

»    Increase significantly your image in the eyes of your patients


Raise your restorative dentistry to the highest level.


Explore, enjoy and take this course

»    Benefit from six options of magnification – from entire mouth to highest precision

»    Benefit from better illumination in all facets of dentistry

»    Perform Class II restorations with proper contour and contacts

»    Use of fissurotomy burs to practice micro-dentistry

»    Learn conservative porcelain veneer preparation and temporization

»    Understand how to work with multiple layers in a Class IV composite

»    Posterior porcelain onlay preparation

»    Cosmetic post placement

»    Root canal access


Discover a new world of dental education


This is course is not only about incorporating microscope in practice but also improving quality of care of patients.

Hemant Patel, General Practitioner, Norco, CA


A very good introduction to use of a surgical microscope in general dentistry. If you are looking to incorporate a microscope into your practice, this is a course for you learning.

Chris Mintern, General Practitioner, Bedford, NC, Canada

Course was very helpful to implementing more comprehensive use of the microscope. Procedures were instructional and well-paced for learning. Very professional and intimate teaching environment and staff.”

Dan Armstrong, General Practitioner, South Portland, ME


"I have been very impressed with IDEA, look forward to returning and learning more.”

Eric Burton, General Practitioner, Columbia, MO

Course Package includes:
  • Exciting Course Days
    World renowned instructors. The best in their field.
    Small groups. One-on-one mentoring.

    Hands-on training.
    Bring your own cases. Discuss techniques and issues relevant to your practice.
    Networking with like-minded professionals from around the world.
    Independent. All
     honorariums are paid by IDEA.
  • Advanced Course Materials
    State-of-the-art facility that sets the standard.
    Equipment, instruments, course supplies, and hand-outs.
  • Transportation
    Local transportation between the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and IDEA's partner hotel, and between the partner hotel and the IDEA facility.
  • Hotel
    Accommodations at the partner hotel, beginning the night prior to the course and ending the morning after the course. An additional guest can stay for free with you in the hotel.
  • Meals
    IDEA’s in-house chef serves breakfast and lunch, daily freshly prepared. You will also enjoy a "Welcome" Reception" on the first evening and the "Graduation Ceremony" and "Celebration" Dinner on the last evening of the course.

All Inclusive
Course Package:

$ 4,420  “Hotel” Option
$ 4,060  "No Hotel" Option

CE Credits: