Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy (IDEA) Courses

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Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy (IDEA) located in the San Francisco Bay Area offers the following dental microscope training courses.

Visit the IDEA website for more information or call 650-578-9495.

The Surgical Microscope: Your Link to Better Digital Dentistry

Ken Hovden, D.D.S.

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Whether you own or are contemplating purchasing a dental microscope, this intense hands-on course will immediately impact your practice. You will receive the skills and a concept of how to use a dental microscope effectively on a daily basis. You will return to your practice prepared to successfully integrate the microscope into your esthetic restorative dentistry, efficient and effective.

Key points:

  • Benefit from six options of magnification – from entire mouth to highest precision
  • Benefit from better illumination in all facets of dentistry
  • Improve your chair side ergonomics for your personal well being
  • Enhance immediately your diagnostic skills
  • Improve the precision and predictability of your therapy
  • Elevate your personal clinical skills
  • Experience the microscope as an unparallel communication/documentation tool
  • Increase significantly your image in the eyes of your patients

More information about this course is available on the IDEA website: Click here.

Mini-Residency in State-of-the-Art Endodontics I: Experience your Endodontic Excellence
John West, D.D.S., M.S.D.

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This four-day program is a must for those practitioners who wish to take their endodontic understanding and technique to the leading edge of endodontics. This mini-residency is designed for the general practitioners who have decided to incorporate endodontics into their treatment offering. This is a skills acquisition training program.

Participants will learn:

  • Time saving and advanced techniques in diagnosis and endodontic restorability
  • Cleaning and shaping
  • 3-D obturation
  • What new technology to invest in and what to stay away from

More information about this course is available on the IDEA website: Click here.

IDEA 2015 Clinician Courses with Microscope Usage

Predictable Aesthetics and Longevity with Bonded Porcelain Restorations
Pascal Magne, Dr. Med., Dent., Ph.D., Michel Magne, B.S., M.D.T.

This course will be an intense Hands-On experience for all practitioners wishing to refine or upgrade their skills in anterior bonded restorations.

More information about this course is available on the IDEA website: Click here.

Excellence and Innovations in Composites: Direct Anterior Techniques and the "No-Prep" Ultra-Conservative Treatment of Tooth Wear
Didier Dietschi, D.M.D., Ph.D.

This 4 day course will be an intense hands-on experience featuring all aspects related to the use of direct composite in the smile frame. Innovations, …participants will be exposed to a totally new “pre-fabricated” composite veneer system and an innovative protocol to fabricate partial adhesive restorations. These latest techniques might revolutionize the application of composite in the smile frame!

More information about this course is available on the IDEA website: Click here.

Esthetic Posterior Restorations: Mastering Direct, Semi – Direct and Indirect Techniques
Pascal Magne, Dr., Med., Dent., Ph.D.

This course will be an intense hands-on experience for all practitioners wishing to upgrade their skills in posterior bonded restorations in direct, semi-direct and indirect techniques in composite and ceramic restorations

More information about this course is available on the IDEA website: Click here.

Immediate Placement and Restoration of Implants: Surgical and Restorative Protocols
Robert E. Lamb, D.D.S., M.S.D.

This intense hands-on and live surgery course is a unique opportunity for you to follow the concepts of Bob Lamb regarding his minimally-invasive approach to implant placement. You will also be introduced to his innovative technique of socket preservation, papillae development and hard and soft tissue management; these concepts will be a paradigm shift in your practice.

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Plastic Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery: A Microsurgical Approach
Otto Zuhr, Dr. Med. Dent

This course will have a profound effect on every clinician, who is active in the area of periodontology and implants. The focus of this course lays in creating an increased awareness for precision and atraumatic surgical handling of soft tissue, the usage of microsurgical instruments and suture materials.

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Esthetic Procedures in Periodontal and Implant Surgery
Kirk Pasquinelli, D.D.S.

This course will be an interactive hands-on experience for all practitioners wishing to upgrade their skills in plastic periodontal surgery from simple cases to complex treatment.

More information about this course is available on the IDEA website: Click here.