Ken Hovden

Visiting From Daly City, CA

Dr. Hovden, a 1981 graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, is currently in private practice in Daly City, California. Dr. Hovden has studied with many of the leading educators in the dental field. These include Dr. Peter Dawson, Dr. Mark Piper, Dr. David Hornbrook, Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. John Kois, Dr. Newton Fahl, Dr. Pascal Magne, Dr. Keith Phillips, Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Dr. Christian Coachman, Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson, Dr. Dean Kois, Dr. Galip Gurel and Dr. Steve Buchanon.

He maintains a faculty position at UOP in the department of Endodontics along with a teaching position at IDEA, where he teaches an “Introduction to the Microscope for the General Practitioner”.

Dr. Hovden over 15 years ago founded  Bay Area Aesthetic Masters, a Bay Area Study Club with over 20 members dedicated to enhancing their member’s knowledge and enjoyment of aesthetic restorative dentistry.

He is a former clinical mentor of the Hornbrook Group where he taught advanced restorative dentistry. He is now a visiting faculty member of the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona where he teaches in the restorative workshops.   In addition Dr. Hovden became an Accredited Member of the AACD in 2008 and in 2018 he became the 79th Fellow.  In 2018 he also was promoted to “Clinical Instructor” at the Kois Center where he teaches each year.

Dr. Hovden introduced the surgical microscope to his office over 20 years ago and added his second microscope almost 15 years ago. He has incorporated their use into his comprehensive restorative practice.

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Hands-On courses of Ken Hovden

Dental Microscope Course

November 1 - 2, 2024

Ken Hovden has created a hands-on in microscopic dentistry to teach you efficient practice with the microscope while upgrading your skills in cosmetic dentistry. He will use a variety of dental procedures to train you in all settings, quadrants, and patient positioning in microscopic dentistry. After just two days, you...

What Customer says about Ken Hovden

Microscope hands on course

Dr. Hovden made the use of dental microscopes approachable and achievable. Every aspect of his course was well thought-out and easily applicable to daily practice. After just two days, I feel ready to immediately incorporate dental microscopes to my routine. I would recommend this course to anyone!

David Markiewicz
General Practitioner, Mundelein, IL
IDEA academy courses

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

Hemant Patel
General Practitioner, Norco, CA
Cosmetic dentistry course

Dr. Hovden taught a great course. This is an opportunity to learn the microscope and at the same time learn different restorative techniques and materials. A must course for anybody having bought or planning to buy the dental microscope.

Amit Chaudhry
General Practitioner, Ancaster, ON, Canada
Hands on microscope dentistry

Enjoyed the microscope class. Ken is well versed in using the scope as well as other areas of dentistry which he included in his instruction of the class. The facility at IDEA is ideal for maximum learning.

Greg Hurtado
General Practitioner, Waipahu, HI
Microscope dental courses

I really enjoyed Dr. Hovden's very practical and hands-on approach. I've learned tips and tricks well beyond just the use of microscope. I cannot wait to implement the new skills in my practice on Monday.

Denys Kovalchuk
General Practitioner, Mill Valley, CA
Microscopic dentistry course

A higher level of education. It's an experience, not a course.

Robert Gardetto
General Practitioner, St. Cloud, MN
Dental microscope course

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
Digital dentistry courses

A very good introduction to the 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.

Chris Mintern
General Practitioner, Bedford, NC, Canada

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