ELC20-WEB7: Surgical Crown Lengthening Exposed
Moderator: Dr. Bryan Frantz, AAP President
Speakers(s): Dr. Barry Wagenberg, DDS
Program Track: Periodontal Plastic and Soft Tissue Surgery
Course Description: Surgical crown lengthening is one of the most misunderstood procedures in all of dentistry. The literature on this topic extends from one end of the spectrum to the other. The clinician must consider the amount of sound tooth structure that is present and determine whether it is better for a patient to have the tooth extracted or have an implant placed. In this 1.25-hour webinar Dr. Wagenberg will discuss the decision-making involved in evaluating a patient for surgical crown lengthening. Originally broadcast on Wednesday, April 22 at 12:00 p.m. CT.
· Evaluate the amount of tooth structure that needs to be exposed.
· Assess the available literature on this topic.
· Identify a technique to help determine if an implant is a better choice for the patient.
Course length: 1.18 hours
Original release date: May 7, 2020
Expiration date: May 7, 2023
The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 1.25 continuing education credits.
The American Academy of Periodontology 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.