Dr. Bill Robbins – San Antonio, TX


Providers of anterior restorative dentistry can no longer depend solely on the skills of the dental laboratory technician to insure a beautiful esthetic result.

The dentist must be responsible for preparing the “landscape” to accept the beautiful restorations.  This may involve lengthening or shortening incisal edge position and moving the gingival position coronally or incisally.  This lecture will demonstrate how to dynamically transform the periodontium to insure the most esthetic restorative result. Subjects presented will include root coverage, crown lengthening, orthodontic intrusion, and black triangles.

Topics to be Discussed:

Review of Global Diagnosis System

Crown Lengthening

*Functional crown lengthening

*Esthetic crown lengthening

Root Coverage

*Connective tissue graft

Orthodontic Intrusion

*For Dentoalveolar Extrusion

*To aid in restoration of worn anterior teeth

 Black Triangles

*3 Etiologies and treatments

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Diagnose the need for both functional and esthetic crown lengthening surgery.
  2. Prescribe orthodontic intrusion.
  3. Discuss indications for connective tissue grafting
  4. Describe the 3 main etiologies of black triangles

Bio: J. William Robbins, D.D.S., M.A., maintains a full-time private practice and is Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School.  He graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School in l973.  He completed a rotating internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas and a 2-year General Practice Residency at the V.A. Hospital in San Diego, California.  Dr. Robbins has published over 80 articles, abstracts, and chapters on a wide range of dental subjects and has lectured in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Middle East, China, and Africa.  He coauthored a textbook, Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry – A Contemporary Approach, which is published by Quintessence, and is in its 4th  edition.

He recently co-authored a new textbook, Global Diagnosis – A New Vision of Dental Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, which is also published by Quintessence.  He has won several awards including the Presidential Teaching Award at the University Of Texas Health Science Center, the 2002 Texas Dentist of the Year Award, the 2003 Honorary Thaddeus V. Weclew Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, the 2010 Saul Schluger Award given by the Seattle Study Club, the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry 2015 President’s Award, and the 2016 Academy of Operative Dentistry Award of Excellence.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry. He is past president of the American Board of General Dentistry, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.