Dr. Tim Hempton


Synopsis:

With the appropriate diagnosis and correct selection of periodontal therapeutic management, retention of a periodontally compromised dentition is still a viable option.

Removing the patient’s dentition and placing dental implants is not always the “Clear Choice.” The predictability for regeneration of bone around the natural dentition as well as soft tissue root coverage will be presented in this discussion.  Clinical and radiographic parameters as well as patient factors such as compliance that improve the prognosis for periodontal regeneration will be presented.

Objectives:

  1. Recognize which anatomical and radiographic characteristics are indicative for a positive prognosis for regenerating bone around the natural dentition.
  2. Learn which graft materials result in predictable periodontal regeneration.
  3. Review short and long-term management for teeth treated with periodontal regeneration.
  4. Learn when crown lengthening procedures can serve as a predictable therapy in conjunction with restorative treatment.

Bio:  Dr. Hempton is an associate clinical professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and serves as the interim director of the postdoctoral program in periodontology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry. Dr. Hempton also maintains a private practice limited to periodontics and dental Implants in Dedham, MA.

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