Crown Lengthening Workshop
Timothy J. Hempton, DDS
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm
TUITION – price includes lunch:
CREDITS: 7 hours
* This course is expected to sell out. Please register early to reserve your spot!
Crown lengthening procedures may involve osseous resective therapy in addition to surgical management of soft tissue. This course will utilize a plastic typodont to provide a practical exercise in exposing a fractured maxillary premolar. Techniques for incisions, periodontal flap management, osseous resection and suturing will be reviewed. The rationale for eliminating osseous deformities, obtaining a ferrule height and a biologic width will be presented. Indications and contraindications to surgical exposure will be discussed.
As a result of attending this course, the participant should be able to:
- Determine indications for crown lengthening
- Explain periodontal surgical flap design
- Provide osseous resective therapy
- Perform suturing techniques
- Discuss contraindications for crown lengthening
- Provide treatment planning alternative options
Please bring the following items for participation in the lab portion of this course:
- 1 – perio probe (needed to measure the amount of osseous removal)
- 1 – needle holder
- 1 – scissors
- 1 – high speed hand piece (4- or 6-line attachment in the D-1 lab)
- 1 – collage pliers (forceps) 1 – 7/8 curette
Notice to Participants
Please be advised of potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into the dental practice.
TIMOTHY J. HEMPTON earned his dental degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and his Certificate in Periodontology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts and serves as the Assistant Director of the postdoctoral program in Periodontology. His work has been published in JADA, Implant Dentistry, and the International Journal of Prosthodontics. He is a recipient of the Massachusetts Dental Society Volunteer Hero Award, the American Academy of Periodontology Award in 2005 for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics at Tufts University, and in 2006 he received the Hinman Dental Society Medallion. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and presently maintains a private practice limited to Periodontics in Dedham, Massachusetts.
The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.
University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.