NS-6 How to Improve Your Microscope Skills

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CE Hours: 1.5

Course Description:

The dental operating microscope is widely used in endodontics, but not always in the most effective manner. Dr. Portoles will describe how the microscope may be used to best advantage by the endodontist and team in an efficient, low-stress environment. He will provide guidance on how to progressively improve your microscope skills and will describe common mistakes and how they negatively impact workflow. He will describe how proper use of the microscope can improve your clinical results, reduce your stress and avoid the neck and back pain so common among dental practitioners.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • List frequent errors made when using the dental microscope.
  • Describe effective ways to simplify and improve the ergonomics of the dental team.
  • Explain how proper use of the microscope can improve your clinical results.


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CE Test
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Carlos Aznar Portoles, D.D.S., M.Sc.

Carlos Aznar Portoles obtained his dental degree in 2004 from Universitat Internacional Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. In 2009 he completed a Master Programme in Endodontics at the same university. After moving to The Netherlands, he obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontics in 2014 (ACTA, Amsterdam). He is the author of several endodontic-related articles and lectures regularly at national and international meetings. He has a private office in Santpoort-Zuid, The Netherlands, which is limited to Endodontics and Endodontic Microsurgery.

Carlos Aznar Portoles, D.D.S., M.Sc. 

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