HANDS ON COURSE- Cost: $495.00 p.p. (tax included) Registrants (Includes course materials, breaks, luncheon and all taxes and gratuities)
(7 CE Credits) Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel “Acadia” Ballroom.
About the Course: The hands on pre-meeting course will be presented by Dr. Timothy Hempton who practices Periodontics in Dedham, MA, as well as being an Associate Professor of Periodontology at Tufts University. This full day session will focus on crown lengthening procedures with the morning spent reviewing the indications, contraindications, techniques and postoperative management for both functional and esthetic crown lengthening surgery. The afternoon session will have the hands-on component allowing attendees to work on a plastic typodont with a fractured premolar and osseous deformities allowing participants to learn about incisions, osseous resection and suturing flaps appropriately.
Synopsis: Subgingival caries and / or fractures may confound restorative therapy. Crown lengthening procedures may be utilized to facilitate restoration of the natural dentition. Crown lengthening 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 expose additional tooth structure for esthetics, to improve crown retention, to obtain a ferrule height and/or establish a biologic width. The morning session of this course will be a lecture reviewing the indications, contraindications, techniques and postoperative management for functional and esthetic crown lengthening surgery. Various clinical cases will be presented in order to review flap design, osseous management, suturing techniques and post operative protocols.
The afternoon session of the course is the hands- on component of the program. A posterior plastic typodont which includes a fractured maxillary premolar as well as osseous deformities will be utilized by the participant utilized to simulate an esthetic crown lengthening procedure. In addition, a maxillary anterior plastic typodont will be utilized to simulate an esthetic crown lengthening procedure. Utilizing the models, the participant will learn how to make incisions, provide osseous resection and suture the flaps to the appropriate position.
Participants will learn to:
- Design a flap for a crown lengthening surgical procedure
- Develop an adequate biologic with for a restorative therapy
- Utilize ostectomy and osteoplasty to achieve adequate tooth exposure
- Utilize ostectomy and osteoplasty to eliminate osseous deformities
- Apically position a flap with periosteal sutures
- Provide postoperative management for periodontal surgery
- Recognize when crown lengthening is contraindicated.
- Determine which alternative options are available.
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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