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 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” course and “co-teaches” an implant/restorative program with Dr. Bob Lamb.
Dr. Hovden is also the Director and founder of Bay Area Aesthetic Masters, a Bay Area Study Club with over 40 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 live patient program.
Dr. Hovden introduced the surgical microscope to his office over fourteen years ago and added his second microscope almost nine years ago. He has incorporated their use into his comprehensive restorative practice.
Enjoyed the microscope class. Ken Hovden (instructor) very "down to earth". 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.
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.
I find the course work and objective applicable to real world dentistry. Connecting the dots of "how" and "why" has dossed many dentists since dental school. IDEA has closed this disconnect and allowed us to return triumphantly to our patients ready for whatever challenges that may come our way. Thank you.
Dr. Hovden has a very pleasant and approachable way of teaching. His course on the surgical microscope was extremely helpful. He provided numerous suggestions on how to improve our views and prep techniques. I thoroughly enjoyed the class.
Terrific instructor and course format! The instructor brought the attendees from zero to being able to do procedures confidently and efficient on Monday. Excellent introduction to the microscope. The course more than met my expectations.
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