The Microscope in Everyday Dentistry

Friday 17 June 2016


This course is intended for dentists who have limited or no experience with the microscope and for those who have never previously used a microscope. This course will improve your use of the microscope in every day clinical situations by providing “hands on” exercises on extracted teeth and tooth models. A team approach utilizing a chair side assistant will be taken, including training in four-handed dentistry specific to a microscope enhanced general practice.

The enhanced magnification and illumination provided by the dental operating microscope can be applied to almost all clinical situations. These include the diagnosis of caries, cracks and fractures, pit and fissure restorations, all stages of cavity, veneer and crown preparations and endodontic, periodontal and oral surgery procedures.In many dental specialties the microscope is already considered the standard of care, and its use in general practice is growing. By encouraging good posture the microscope benefits the health of the dentist and the chair side assistant. When combined with documentation facilities, the microscope is an excellent tool for patient education, record keeping and legal defence.

Those who use loupes should bring them to the course. Loupes should be considered the first stage of magnification. If you do not have loupes an obligation free trial can be arranged in your surgery before this course begins. Please contact Continuing Education for more information.

All reference material will be supplied. Your presenters include both specialist endodontists and general practitioners, all with extensive microscope experience who look forward to sharing their knowledge with you.

Topics Objectives
  • The microscope: what features to look for
  • Adjusting and focusing the microscope
  • Dentist, assistant and patient positioning for optimum results and improved posture
  • Pit and fissure restorations
  • Endodontic access cavities, canal location and instrumentation
  • Veneer preparation
  • Cavity preparation
  • Crown preparation
  • Periodontal procedures
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Adjust the microscope for comfort and effectiveness
  • Carry out clinical procedures using various levels of magnification
  • Utilize their chairside assistant to maximum benefit
  • Develop new skills using specialised instruments designed for the microscope.
  • Improve communication with their patients
  • Improve their treatment records


 Course details, date and costs
Course No: 141516
Format: Lectures & hands-on
Date: Friday 17 June 2016
Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm (Registration from 7:30am) - includes full day's catering
Venue: Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Standard Dentist
University of Sydney staff / NSW Health Staff
University of Sydney Alumni
(All prices are inclusive of GST)


Audience: Dentists
CPD Hours: 7
To register: Please contact the CE office on 02 9351 8348 if you are interested in attending this course as places are limited.

Steven Cohn, BA, DDS, Cert Endo, DABE, FADI, FICD, FPFA


Rick Spencer, BDS (Hons) Syd

Barbara Faulkner, BA (Hons)