This participation course will review the indications, contraindications, techniques, and postoperative management for functional and esthetic crown lengthening surgery. The hands-on component of this participation workshop, will utilize two plastic typodonts that incorporate simulated gingiva. One typodont includes a fractured maxillary premolar, as well as osseous deformities, which will be recontoured to simulate a functional crown lengthening procedure. A maxillary anterior plastic typodont will be utilized to simulate an esthetic crown lengthening procedure. The participant will employ the models to learn how to make incisions, provide osseous resection, and suture the flaps to expose tooth structure.
Dr. Hempton is a former clinical instructor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Presently, he is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine were he serves as the Assistant Director of the postdoctoral program in Periodontology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry and also maintains a private practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Dedham, MA. He has lectured at the several previous ADA Annual Meetings as well as many regional dental meetings throughout the United States.