Introduction to Dental Microscopy

Introduction to Dental Microscopy

A Two-Day Hands-On Workshop (0-601)

Instructors: Jean Wu, DDS, Allan Jones, DDS, Janice Chou, DDS, Rick Schmidt, DMD, Martin Boudro, DDS

Dr. Nattkemper and Dr. Wu, present a stimulating two-day course combining the most current technological methods and the fundamentals of the clinical microscopy for dentistry.

Participants will focus on clinically relevant information that is needed to provide successful advanced procedures for esthetic, restorative, endodontic or periodontic practices, and use that information as they perform their dentistry with the aid of the clinical microscope.

As the participant concentrates on the requirements for incorporating the clinical microscope into their daily dental practice with tooth preparations, access for endodontic treatments, and instrumentation for periodontal procedures, both on the bench and in the mouth of a simulated “patient”, their skills advance to a new level. When you leave this course you will be able to:

  • Par focal a clinical microscope quickly and correctly.
  • Move freely between most or all magnification levels and know which levels of magnification are best for each situation.
  • Effectively and efficiently move throughout the maxillary arch using direct and reflected vision.
  • Effectively and efficiently move throughout the mandibular arch using direct and reflected vision.  The achievement of this goal may be more challenging for some participants, but will come with time and experience.
  • Comfortably do full crown preparations in all four quadrants of the mouth at 8x to 12x magnification.
  • Learn ideal ergo-metric procedures with microsurgical instrumentation.
  • Master the ergonomics of working under magnification.

This workshop combines lecture and hands-on formats along with the small class size to provide individual, needs-specific mentoring from instructors to participants.

Students are encouraged to bring a challenging or interesting case for review with the instructors and possible sharing with the entire class.

The tuition for this two-day course is $2,450. For additional information or to register you may CALL 1-800-686-1155; FAX 949-760-5048; or send an Email to

**Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into their practice.

8 CEU per course day, total 16 CEU, available.

NCOFI is an accepted National Sponsor for FAGD/MAGD credits and an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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