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Microscope Centered Practice: Ergonomics & Documentation

Glenn van As, BSc. , D.M.D

, Release date: Friday, June 04, 2010, Expiration date: Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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Course Fee: $ 49.00


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In the discipline of endodontics the integration of the Dental Operating Microscope (D.O.M.) has become an indispensable part of the clinical armamentarium. The routine use of microscopes and the tremendous improvement in visual acuity it provides in both magnification and illumination, is vital to the success of both non-surgical and surgical endodontics.

The last decade has seen a rise in the routine use of microscopes in endodontics in the United States from 52% to over 90%, and this trend of microscope usage is now beginning in general dentistry for not only endodontics but all disciplines in the profession. The lecturer has used the operating microscope for the last 12 years for 100% of his dental procedures, and has found advantages to include improvements in ergonomics, communication with patients and dental team members, improvement in precision, and finally a increased ease of documentation.

In this 45 minute lecture, attendees will see how the microscope centered operatory can be designed such that the microscope becomes an indispensable part of the armamentarium for the discipline of endodontics. Options for capturing high definition video and still micro-photography effortlessly through the microscope will be discussed. Clinical cases including still photography and videography will be demonstrated. At the end of the lecture the attendee will understand how the microscope is an absolute must for those considering practicing state of the art endodontics in todays dental office.

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Glenn van As, BSc. , D.M.D


Dr. Glenn A. van As graduated from the faculty of dentistry at the University of British Columbia, which is located in Vancouver, Canada in 1987.He immediately went into private practice in Lynn Valley with his father Dr. A.W.H. van As in June of that year.In October of 1988, they moved together into their new office - Canyon Dental Centre.Since that time, Glenn has built a High tech- High touch dental practice where the entire dental team is committed to using the latest technologies available to provide the highest level of clinical excellence in dentistry.

In addition to being in full time private practice, Glenn has served as an assistant clinical professor at U.B.C. from 1989-1999. His areas of interest and expertise involve the utilization of the Dental Operating Microscope for all of his clinical dentistry and in the use of multiple wavelengths of hard and soft tissue lasers for many procedures in his private general practice. Since 1999, Glenn has lectured over 250 times internationally, provided hands on workshops, and published internationally both in journals and textbooks on the value of both multiple wavelengths of lasers and practicing with the high magnifications obtainable with the dental operating microscope.He serves as a reviewer of many magazines including PPAD, Inside Dentistry and Dental Tribune.

Glenn is a member of many organizations including the British Columbia Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Denistry (AMED) and the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). He has obtained both standard and advanced levels of proficiency in laser usage from the Academy of Laser Dentistry ( ), and was distinguished with the Leon Goldman award for world wide clinical excellence in the field of laser dentistry in 2006.In addition, Glenn is a founding member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, and in 2004-2005 served as the 2nd President of the group ( ).

Glenn is an active member on many web forums dealing with lasers and microscopes in general practice, and acts as a consultant for many high technology companies dealing with endodontic, laser and microscope products.

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