Dr. Robert J. Miller – Delray Beach, FL

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Magnification in dentistry has allowed clinicians to increase accuracy and quality of outcome through better visualization and a reduction in damage to non-target tissue.

Traditional loupes have been in the 2-6 power range. However, surgical microscopes have magnification in the 6-15 power range. The addition of through the lens lighting, and more ergonomic positioning, allows the clinician greater opportunities to accurately complete procedures and record the procedure through photography or videography. Traditionally, surgical microscopes have been used in endodontics. Today, most reconstructive and surgical procedures can benefit from increased levels of magnification. This lecture will demonstrate how surgical microscopy can be used across the wide spectrum of dental specialties.

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Demonstrate how magnification enhances restorative and surgical outcomes.
  2. Demonstrate how to perform more minimally invasive procedures.
  3. Demonstrate how to document cases using through the lens technology.

Bio: Dr. Miller is a 1981 Graduate of New York University Collage of Dentistry.  He completed a residency at Flushing Medical Center in New York and currently practices in Delray Beach, Florida at the Center for Advanced Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Miller is a Master of the IPS, Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, Honored Fellow AAID, and fellow Academy of Osseointegration.  He Currently serves as chairman of the Department of Oral Implantology at the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic in Palm Beach Florida and is a member of the executive board of the Society for Oral Laser Applications (SOLA), based at the university of Vienna, Austria.  He Began his training in lasers in 1990 using multiple wavelengths.  In 1997 and for the last 30 years he has been a major proponent of the use of lasers in dental surgery.