Ken Hovden, D.D.S.

The Surgical Microscope: Your Link to Better Digital Dentistry

October 22 - 23, 2021
  • The Surgical Microscope: Your Link to Better Digital Dentistry
    Ken Hovden, D.D.S.
  • Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy - IDEA
    October 22 - 23, 2021
    San Francisco Bay Area
    CE Credits: 18

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Elevate your personal clinical skills
  • Intense hands-on training
  • Training directly from world leading instructors
  • Small group size with a maximum of 16 participants, one-on-one mentoring
  • All honoraria are paid by IDEA: no corporate influence or manufacturer representatives on campus
  • State-of-the-art, simulation laboratory including a surgical microscope at each work station
  • Networking with like-minded professionals from around the world
  • Bring your own cases. Discuss techniques and issues relevant to your practice
  • Hotel accommodations, beginning the night prior to the course and ending the morning after the course
  • Local transportation between the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), IDEA’s partner hotel and the IDEA facility
  • Meals: IDEA’s in-house chef serves breakfast and lunch freshly prepared. You will also enjoy a “Welcome” Reception and “Networking” Dinner on the first evening and the Graduation Ceremony and “Celebration” Dinner on the last evening of the course

Discover a new World of Dental Education

Course Tuition - All Inclusive Course Package
$ 4,420 "Hotel" Option
$ 4,060 "No Hotel" Option


Contact us toll free 1‑866‑700‑4332 or +1‑650‑578‑9495, email

Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy - IDEA · 1291 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Suite 123, Foster City, CA 94404, USA · Toll Free 1-866-700-4332, +1-650-578-9495 ·

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