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Continuing Dental Education

Management of Gummy Smile: Esthetic Crown Lengthening and Lip Repositioning – a live webinar

Bassam M. Kinaia, DDS, MS, DICOI

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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

Is your patient complaining of gummy smile? Do they have short clinical crowns and worn-down dentition?

What is the best approach to manage such esthetic dilemmas? This is a 2-hour presentation that focuses on how periodontal soft tissue management aid the restorative dentist and orthodontist to obtain a pleasant natural smile with healthy gingival tissues. Excessive gingival display classification etiologic factors, and treatment solutions will be discussed using evidence-based therapies. Various procedures will be covered including esthetic crown lengthening, gingivectomy and surgical lip repositioning using practical clinical examples. Treatment options will be discussed with emphasis on restorative-orthodontic-periodontal perspectives to achieve predictable esthetic outcomes.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify etiologic factors for excessive gingival display.
  • List treatment options for short clinical crowns and altered passive eruption.
  • Coordinate esthetic crown lengthening and healing time with restorative and orthodontic treatments for predictable esthetic outcomes.
  • Evaluate hypermobile upper lip and list treatments for gummy smile.
  • Explain esthetic crown lengthening and surgical lip repositioning procedure (step by step).


Dr. Bassam KinaiaDr. Bassam Kinaia is the Associate Director of the Post Graduate Periodontology Program at the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan. He is also the former the Director of the Graduate Periodontology Program at the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan as well as the Boston University Institute for Dental Research and Education (BUIDRE) at Boston University in Dubai.

Dr. Kinaia is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI). Dr. Kinaia has a certificate of Excellence from the American Academy of Periodontology in recognition of his teaching and research fellowship. He obtained his DDS degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in Detroit, Michigan and later completed his Master of Science (MS) and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Periodontology at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and St. John Hospital Health System in Michigan. Dr. Kinaia is a member of numerous professional societies and has numerous journal publications, chapter books and research in the fields of Periodontology and Dental Implants. He is a clinician with over 23 years of private practice experience and is an academician where he lectures nationally and internationally. He maintains a position in Private Practice in Sterling Heights, MI.

Course Logistics

Monday, January 23, 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.