Dr. Hovden, a 1981 graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, is currently in private practice in Daly City, California. Dr. Hovden has studied with many of the leading educators in the dental field. These include Dr. Peter Dawson, Dr. Mark Piper, Dr. David Hornbrook, Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. John Kois, Dr. Newton Fahl, Dr. Pascal Magne, Dr. Keith Phillips, Dr. Dennis Tarnow and Dr. Steve Buchanon.
He maintains a faculty position at UOP in the department of Endodontics along with a teaching position at IDEA, where he teaches an “Introduction to the Microscope for the General Practitioner” course and “co-teaches” an implant/restorative program with Dr. Bob Lamb.
Dr. Hovden is also the Director and founder of Bay Area Aesthetic Masters, a Bay Area Study Club with over 40 members dedicated to enhancing their member’s knowledge and enjoyment of aesthetic restorative dentistry.
Dr. Hovden is a former clinical mentor of the Hornbrook Group where he taught advanced restorative dentistry. He is now a visiting faculty member of the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona where he teaches in the live patient program.
Dr. Hovden introduced the surgical microscope to his office over fourteen years ago and added his second microscope almost nine years ago. He has incorporated their use into his comprehensive restorative practice.