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COMPREHENSIVE PERIODONTAL SURGERY: ESTHETIC AND FUNCTIONAL PROCEDURES FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER (MODULE I, II, III) (OCT 2017)

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Overview / Abstract:

Pre-Course Lecture
Essentials of Periodontal Surgery
Thursday, October 26, 2017 • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Module I - Lecture/Workshop
Soft tissue grafting
Friday, October 27, 2017 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Module II - Lecture/Workshop
Esthetic Crown Lengthening
Saturday, October 28, 2017 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Module III - Lecture/Workshop
Functional Crown Lengthening
Sunday, October 29, 2017 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Please call our office at 213-821-2127 if you wish to register in any two modules.

SYNOPSIS:

The goal of esthetic reconstruction is to provide patients with naturally looking restorations and healthy surrounding soft tissues. Often, patients present with gingival deformities, such as tissue deficiency or excessive gingivae, thereby posing a challenge to the treating
clinician. Other problems include subgingival caries and tooth fractures. These typically lead to difficulties in managing the restorative finish line and an inability to make proper impressions. In other situations, dentists face difficulties obtaining adequate crown retention and a ferrule effect, which can lead to secondary caries, repeated fractures and periodontal complications due to biologic width impingement. It has been shown that proper handling of the gingival tissues can make the difference between treatment success and failure.

This course is designed to provide clinicians with the scientific background and surgical techniques to perform periodontal surgery for ultimate esthetics and function. It will address the methods to attain success from a soft tissue perspective and long-term optimal
restorative outcomes. Diagnosis and treatment planning tools, complication management and when a referral is indicated will be emphasized. Participants will acquire knowledge in minimally invasive surgery and control of the soft tissue profile around teeth and
implants leading to more esthetic and predictable outcomes for their patients.

In addition, participants will learn about functional crown lengthening and its indications prior to restorative treatment. Surgical techniques and how to improve restorative results by incorporating periodontal principles will be thoroughly discussed. The hands-on portion will enable participants to practice functional and esthetic crown lengthening, soft tissue grafting as well as various flap designs and suturing techniques.

The course is divided into three modules, each focused on a different aspect of periodontal surgery. Morning lectures will be followed by a hands-on workshop in the afternoon of the same day. The course is, therefore, procedural-focused and allows for an optimal learning experience and future incorporation of the information learned to a private practice setting.

  • This course is intended for general dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons, dental assistants, dental hygienists and other members of the dental team.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

Pre-Course Lecture
Essentials of Periodontal Surgery
Thursday, October 26, 2017 • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Principles of soft tissue esthetics and gingival harmony
The challenges of tissue deficiency and excess
Anatomical considerations for periodontal surgery
Principles of flap design and suturing
When to "save" a tooth and when to extract?
Resective vs. additive procedures
Implant site development
Step-by-step surgical case presentations

Module I - Lecture/Workshop
Soft tissue grafting
Friday, October 27, 2017 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lecture

Soft tissue grafting to correct gingival recession
Coronally repositioned flaps for root coverage
"Tunneling" and "Pouch" techniques
Improving tissue quality
Soft tissue management around implants
Soft tissue allografts and enamel proteins for root coverage
Management of soft tissue complications

Hands-On Workshop

Incision design and flap manipulation
Micro-suturing techniques (surgical loops are highly recommended)
Connective tissue graft
Epithelialized palatal graft ("free gingival graft")
Various tissue harvest techniques

Module II - Lecture/Workshop
Esthetic Crown Lengthening
Saturday, October 28, 2017 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lecture

Etiology for excessive gingival display
Treatment options for the "Gummy Smile"
What is "positive architecture"?
Esthetic crown lengthening
Surgical lip repositioning
Esthetic surgery instruments

Hands-On Workshop

Esthetic flap designs
Esthetic crown lengthening
Apically positioned flaps
Tori reduction
Frenectomy procedure

Module III - Lecture/Workshop
Functional Crown Lengthening
Sunday, October 29, 2017 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lecture

Challenges of subgingival caries and fractures
Indications and contraindications for crown lengthening
Difference between functional and esthetic crown lengthening
The importance of biologic width
Restorative considerations relevant to crown lengthening surgery
Treatment of gingival hyperplasia
Tuberosity reduction
Complications management
When and what to refer

Hands-On Workshop

Apically positioned flaps
Managing the thick palatal tissue
Ostectomy and osteoplasty
Surgical hand instrumentation
Using rotary instruments
Piezosurgery for crown lengthening
Managing subgingival tooth fractures
Quadrant crown lengthening

Expiration

Oct 26, 2017

Discipline(s)

Dental CDE

Format

Live / Seminar, Seminar

Credits / Hours

25 Continuing Education Credits

Accreditation

ADA CERP

Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?

YES

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Dr. Ziv Simon

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Dentistry "Cosmetic", Dentistry General

Keywords / Search Terms

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LIVE Activity Location Details

Date(s)
10-27-2017

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
925 W. 34th St.
Los Angeles, CA   90089
United States of America

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