Crown Lengthening

  • Thursday 1/27/2022
  • Time: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Course Code: 106TH
  • Cost: $499
  • Credits: 4 CE Hours
Timothy Hempton, DDS is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the recipient of the 2011 Yankee Dental Congress Clinician of the Year award. He maintains a private practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Dedham, MA.

Crown lengthening procedures may involve osseous resective therapy in addition to surgical management of soft tissue. These hard- and soft-tissue alterations may be provided in order to obtain a ferrule height and establish a biologic width. This course will utilize a plastic typodont to provide a practical exercise in exposing a maxillary premolar with a subgingival fracture. Techniques for incisions, osseous therapy, and suturing will be reviewed. Indications and contraindications to surgical exposure will be discussed.

In this course attendees will:
  • Practice crown lengthening techniques on a typodont
  • Design a flap for a crown lengthening surgical procedure
  • Utilize ostectomy and osteoplasty to achieve adequate tooth exposure
  • Identify how to eliminate osseous deformities
  • Apically position a flap with periosteal sutures
  • Provide postoperative management
  • Determine when crown lengthening is contraindicated

*Tuition includes cost of models that attendees will keep at the conclusion of the course.

Recommended Audience: Dentist
Supplies Needed: Surgical loupes for magnification