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Continuing Dental Education

The Effect of Gingival Phenotype on Periodontal Health – a live webinar

Thomas Nguyen, DMD, MSc, Dip ABP, FRCD(c)

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

Gingival thickness, keratinized tissue width, and bone morphotype are three important parameters used to categorize periodontal phenotypes. These elements all play an important role in the maintenance of periodontal health. The aim of this presentation is to explore the importance of converting thin phenotype into a thick phenotype for the maintenance of periodontal and peri-implant health. We will also cover the different phenotype modification techniques (PhMT) for soft and hard tissues.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the factors affecting gingival phenotype and the difference between thin and thick phenotype in terms of periodontal health.
  • Examine the effects of PhMT for patients undergoing orthodontic therapy or fixed dental protheses.
  • Review the scientific literature on PhMT for hard and soft tissues.


Dr. Thomas NguyenDr. Thomas Nguyen is an assistant professor at the McGill Faculty of Dentistry and was previously the Interim Director of Predoctoral Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Nguyen received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Montreal. He subsequently completed an AEGD residency from the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, an MSc at McGill University, and his training in Periodontology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Nguyen’s clinical and research interests include the use of innovative concepts and technologies to enhance treatment outcomes and patients’ experience. He is involved in research related to implant dentistry, soft and hard tissue regeneration, and artificial intelligence.

Course Logistics

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Online Webinar

The dental professional

5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

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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.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.