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Episode 140 features a round table of dental operating microscope users and Michael Lippe of CJ Optik explaining how to incorporate this technology into your dentistry!

Dental operating microscope are a technology that is making its way into lots of dental offices. Once thought to be just for endodontists, more and more general dentists and other dental specialists are finding uses for them. Episode 140 features a Brain Trust segment featuring 3 microscope using general dentists (Dr. Matt Costa, Dr. Mac Jones and Alan) and a microscope using periodontist (Dr. Michael Zidile). They're joined by Michael Lippe, who might just be the most knowledgeable person ever on dental microscopes! This discussion starts with how we all got involved with microscopes and moves into how scopes are becoming more main stream in dental offices every day!

Some links from the show:

Auto Front Office

CJ Optik Flexion

Global Microscopes

Akiyama method for microscope placement

Zirc mirrors

G. Hartzell and Sons "clown mirror" (126 MLG)

Premier Comfort View retractor


Michael Lippe...scope guru: (863) 207-7001,

Some links from the show:

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Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Wagon Masters

Alan: TextExpander 2

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