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Implant Therapy &
Crown Lengthening

AGD 690 Implants
CE Credit:  8 or 16 Lecture/Participation

with Timothy Hempton, DDS

Friday, October 18, 2024
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lunch is provided

Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Blvd | Linthicum Heights
Building 3 | Room A300

Course Description:

This course brings you hands-on work in two areas beneficial to the general dentist.  Crown lengthening procedures 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 obtain a ferrule height and establish a biologic width. This course will utilize a plastic typodont to provide a practical exercise in exposing a maxillary premolar with a subgingival fracture. Techniques for incisions, osseous therapy and suturing will be reviewed. Indications and contraindications to surgical exposure will be discussed.

Precise site preparation for implant therapy can increase the predictability for positive treatment outcomes. Utilizing a pig jaw, this hands–on course will review surgical techniques utilized for post extraction Ridge Preservation and Guided bone regeneration in atrophied edentulous areas. This will include horizontal and vertical releasing incisions, tooth sectioning, Periotome utilization to facilitate tooth extraction, full and partial flap elevation for coronal advancement, osseous grafting, membrane placement and suturing techniques. A review of anatomical considerations, bone graft materials, barrier membranes, instrumentation, and suture materials used in regenerative surgery will be presented.

Course Objectives:

Participants in this course will gain knowledge in the following areas:


  • Recognize indications and contraindications for crown lengthening.

  • Design a flap for a crown lengthening surgical procedure

  • Utilize ostectomy and osteoplasty to achieve adequate tooth exposure

  • Eliminate osseous deformities

  • Apically position a flap with periosteal sutures

  • Provide post-operative management

  • Review tooth sectioning and Periotome usage for dental extraction

  • Review wound healing of extraction sockets treated with ridge preservation

  • Review basic surgical principles and flap design for Guided Bone Regeneration.

  • Learn periosteal release technique for flap advancement to achieve primary closure over a graft.

  • Learn suturing techniques and suture materials for flap closure.

About the Speaker:

Timothy Hempton, DDS, is an adjunct associate clinical professor in the Department of Periodontology at Tuft University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. He also maintains a private periodontal practice in Dedham, Massachusetts. 



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