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The Art of Communication and Differentiation in a Microscope Centered Practice

Glenn van As, DMD Presenter

  • Time Scheduled: October 20, 2017
  • AMED Designates this activity for 1 hour(s) CDE
  • Self-instructional Activity
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In this lecture, attendees will gain an understanding of one of the hidden advantages of creating the truly microscope centred practice- that of uniqueness. Using the documentation capabilities of the dental operating microscope can separate your practice from the masses, which in todays competitive marketplace can be the difference between simply surviving and supremely thriving! See how the opportunity to use the tremendous micro-videography and current state of the art digital microphotography can allow you to communicate better with team members, dental laboratories and perhaps most importantly patients. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a magnified real time video worth? See how to efficiently optimize monitor placement for team members and patients and how todays technology can allow you to provide that high tech/high touch practice where patients trust your treatment plans and proceed with needed treatment.


  • Gain a greater appreciation of monitor placement in the operatory for the microscope centred practice.
  • Understand how to use documentation to better communicate with team members, dental laboratories and most importantly patients.
  • Create a truly unique practice by differentiation and separation from the masses to better improve your bottom line.

Dr. van As has been using the Dental Operating Microscope for all of his clinical dentistry since 1997 and has built a large 9 operatory practice in North Vancouver, BC, Canada that provides comprehensive adult restorative, cosmetic dentistry in a family based practice. He has created a truly microscope centred practice that in the most competitive market in all of Canada is thriving while many practices are barely surviving. See how you can do the same for your practice!


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Release Date: October 20, 2017
*Expiration Date: October 20, 2020

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Glenn van As, DMD
North Vancouver, BC


Dr. Glenn A. van As graduated from the University of British Columbia (D.M.D.) in 1987. He is in full time private general practice and acted as a part time assistant clinical professor in the department of Oral Medicine at the University of British Columbia from 1989-1999. Dr. van As spent 18 years working with his father Dr. A.W.H van As in a group practice until ( 1987-2005 ) his father retired. He has been part of the Lynn Valley community for 27 years providing families with smiles since 1987.

Dr. van As has been placing implants since 2009 and restoring them for 20 years. In 2013 Glenn completed his master of implant training year long program in Los Angeles with Dr. Sascha Jovanovic at the prestigious gIDE implant facility (Global Institute of Dental Education) receiving diplomas from gIDE as well as UCLA and their department of continuing dental education. In completing this intensive course, Dr. van As was recognized and selected as the first place top student amongst all of the participants from geographical locations including participants from Europe, N.America, China and Australia.

He is an active member of International Congress of Oral Implantology ( ICOI) and a past member of the Renaissance Implant Study Club here in Vancouver, and has experience both placing and restoring multiple implant platforms including HiOssen, Ankylos, Nobel, and Astra. He has written articles on the role of lasers with dental implants and was one of the first clinicians to begin placing HiOssen Implants in Canada. Dr. van As is on faculty for the BITES Institute

( which educates dentists to how to place and restore dental implants in their practice.

Since 1997, Glenn has worked exclusively with the Dental Operating Microscope (D.O.M.). for all of his clinical dentistry. Acknowledged as a leader in the accumulation of videography and digital photography captured with the microscope, he has traveled throughout North America and Internationally, lecturing and publishing about the benefits and challenges of incorporating microscopes into daily dental practice. Glenn at present, is an active founding member and a Past President of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry group (A.M.E.D.) ( ). He has released three DVDs on microscope positioning and how to incorporate the microscope into daily practice.

Dr. van As is also an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and he has achieved both standard (Argon) and advanced levels (Erbium-Yag) of proficiency. He holds a mastership in lasers from the ALD. In 2006 he was selected as the recipient of the Leon Goldman award for clinical excellence in the field of Laser Dentistry. Dr. van As has been selected as one of the top CE leaders in North America by Dentistry today for 2011, 2012, and again in 2013. Glenn has given over 600 lectures and hands on workshops throughout Canada, USA, Europe, Asia, South America, India, Australia, and Japan on lasers, microscopes, aesthetic dentistry and dental implants and published over 50 articles. He acts as the Clinical Director for AMD Dental lasers and serves as a clinical advisor for Zolar lasers and BIolase lasers.

Dr. van As is in full time private practice in North Vancouver which emphasizes implant, cosmetic restorative dentistry and short term orthodontics.

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