Pocket Reduction and Crown Lengthening

Pocket Reduction and Crown Lengthening

A Periodontal Surgery Workshop

In person at UCLA School of Dentistry

Lectures, patient case discussion, hands-on workshop
Course Fee
: $1,200         30-day early registration: $1,080
limited enrollment

CDE Credits: 9    

Saturday, February 4, 2023
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Periodontal flap surgery combined with osseous recontouring is a predictable technique to treat patients with moderate periodontitis and those who need elongation of clinical crowns to enhance restorative dentistry in non-esthetic areas. The surgical management of soft tissues and bone is also essential for those who intend to become involved with implant surgery. This hands-on workshop uses pig jaw models where participants will be able to practice full and split thickness flap preparation, resective osseous surgery and suturing.


Workshop Exercises

(Exercises will be performed on pig jaws)

  • Full thickness flap preparation
  • Distal wedge
  • Osseous recontouring
  • Continuous sling sutures
  • Split thickness flap preparation
  • Osseous reduction for elongation of clinical crown
  • Periosteal sutures

Course Faculty

Paulo Camargo, DDS, MS
Professor & Chair of the Section of Periodontics, Associate Dean for Clinical Dental Sciences, Tarrson Family Endowed Chair in Periodontics

Philip R. Melnick, DMD
Lecturer, Section of Periodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry and private practitioner specializing in periodontics

Plus other UCLA faculty for the workshop
Excellent instructor/participant ratio

Learning Objectives

From this course participants will have a comprehensive understanding and knowledge in:

  • Rationale for periodontal treatment
  • Indications and techniques for periodontal surgery
  • Flap design and preparation
  • Osseous resective surgery
  • Suturing techniques
  • Clinical crown lengthening: indications and surgical technique
  • Anesthesia, pain management, and post-op care
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