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Achieving Exquisite Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics Using the Dental Microscope

July 19 - 21, 2018


Part I--- Frank Setzer, DMD

Fundamentals of the dental operating microscope:endodontic and restorative application will be addressed, demonstrated and provide the attendee with an appreciation of the incorporation of this important adjunct to any and all treatment. Each participant will be shown on a personal basis how to parfocal and adjust the oculars so that he or she can use the microscope throughout the hands-on sections of the course and utilize this knowledge in practice.

Part II--- Martin Trope, DMD

Evolutionary technologies have resulted in new generation of instruments designed to access areas that traditional “round” NiTi cannot safely reach. After initial negotiation of the root canal space with a glide path file, these “virtual core” files complete the cleaning to the maximum natural diameter.  The native anatomy configuration is sustained and intra-canal dentin conservation is optimized. This conservative root treatment is completed by bioceramic root filling technology that does not shrink, wash out or require excessive preparation on the coronal third of the canal space. Participants will learn the shortcomings associated with traditional NiTi instrumentation and legacy obturation techniques and how this new evolutionary generation of 3D files and bioceramic technologies will obviate these shortcomings and engender predictable endodontic success:

Course Objectives

  • Understand the shortcomings of traditional files that produce round shapes
  • Understand the addition of 3D files to clean to maximal diameters with conservative dentin removal
  • Understand the use of bioceramic sealer in both cold and warm hydraulic techniques



PART III  --- Alan Atlas, DMD

This visual presentation will offer compelling evidence that utilization of the Dental Microscope will enable the dental practitioner to achieve enhanced clinical outcomes in all phases of restorative dentistry.

Course Objectives

  • Develop mirror and direct vision skills in the maxillary anterior and posterior teeth under increasing magnification using both loupes and the dental microscope.
  • Describe how to integrate the Dental Microscope for both endodontic and restorative treatment
  • Describe how precise crown preparation for CAD-CAM restorations is critical for success and how the Dental Microscope can improve outcomes with chairside scanning and milling technologies
  • Understand preparation design and diamond sequence for veneer and crown preparation.
  • Describe how using the Dental Microscope will improve ergonomics and increase the ability to practice longer and more comfortably
  • Demonstrate how the Dental Microscope enhances the ability to perform adhesive procedures from basic restorations to cementation of ceramic restorations

Register online or call Merrie Hupp — 828 243-8078
Course Logistics: The course will take place in two locations. 

1) Dental Future Center, 401 Commerce Drive, Ft. Washington, PA and 2) 1601 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA. 

We recommend that you book a hotel near 1601 Walnut St., Center City Philadelphia. Transportation between the two locations will be provided.

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Dr. Alan M. Atlas

Dr. Alan M. Atlas received his D.M.D degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and currently serves there as Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences. In addition, he is actively involved in the development and integration of clinical

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Dr. Frank Setzer

Dr. Setzer graduated from the Dental School of the Friedrich- Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 1995, where he also received his doctoral degree in 1998. He pursued his endodontic specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania after working for nine years ...

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Dr. Martin Trope

Martin Trope was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where he earned his BDS degree in dentistry in 1976. From 1976 to 1980, he practiced general dentistry and endodontics. In 1980, he moved to Philadelphia to specialize in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating as an ...

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  • Length: 3 Day(s)
  • Class Size: 12
  • CE Hours: 24
  • Price:US $3950
  • Institution: TBA
  • Language: English
  • Location: Dental Future Center, 401 Commerce Drive, Suite 100, PENNSYLVANIA, United States, Ft. Washington, 19034