Diagnoses and Treatments for Gummy Smiles

  • Thursday 1/27/2022
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Course Code: 175TL
  • Cost: No Charge
  • Room Location: BCEC Exhibit Floor Classroom A
  • Credits: 1 CE Hour
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Greg Asatrian, DDS is an orthodontist, diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontists and YouTube content creator. He is a four-time UCLA graduate (bachelors, doctorate, masters and orthodontic residency), where he served as chief resident. Moreover, he is an inductee of Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society, has presented on over 100 occasions domestically and internationally and has over 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals / book chapters. Regarding social media presence, he has founded and consistently creates content on his successful YouTube channel, Braces Explained, which has amassed over 73,000 subscribers and 8.0M views. He loves teaching and has combined his passion for dentistry and content creation to educate his peers, mentees and the public at large.

This course will dive into the elusive topic of excessive gingival display. The instructor will begin by defining what a gummy smile is, the different etiologies of excessive gingival display, and lastly dive into different treatment options that are catered specifically to each individual patient, based on the aforementioned diagnoses. 

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Define gingival norms and esthetics
  • Identify the etiology and etiologies causing excessive gingival display
  • Differentiate skeletal, dental, and muscular causes of gummy smiles
  • Recognize when and how to treat, refer, or collaborate in the treatment of excessive gingival display
Recommended Audience: Dentist
Ambient Noise Disclaimer: Please note that this course will be held on the Exhibit Hall Floor and will be subject to ambient noise.
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