Florida Dental Convention

FDC2021 Session Directory

Crown Lengthening: Can it REALLY Enhance Restorative Results?

Course Code: C50
Speaker: Dr. James Kohner, DDS
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9:00 AM
End: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 12:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Laboratory Technician, Dental Student


The short answer is YES! This lecture will discuss solutions for challenges that are commonly seen by practicing dentists, such as fractured cusps, deep decay or crowns placed too far subgingivally. With a combination of case examples and radiographs, this lecture will offer solutions to help dentists overcome those issues. Dr. Kohner will review diagnostic decisions for both aesthetic and functional procedures, including how biologic width influences daily restorative decisions. This lecture targets dentists looking to both save more teeth and improve restorative results, as well as include indications and contraindications. Learn to coordinate with periodontist and laboratory technician to create a TEAM approach. This lecture will be thought-provoking in showing how even compromised teeth can become excellent restorative candidates, and not be turned into an implant. This is a two-part course (C50 and W29) that is best attended as a full-day experience for comprehensive learning. You must register and pay for both courses for the full-day experience. However, attendees may choose to take the lecture course only.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • learn how to make predictable impressions every time.
  • understand why bone management is the key for success.
  • discover why crowns come loose and how to prevent it.
  • recognize the causes of red gum tissue around margins.
  • know how to diagnose and plan aesthetic crown lengthening.
  • learn how to coordinate surgery with restorative procedures.
  • understand how to better communicate with the laboratory.

Speaker: Dr. James Kohner, DDS

About the speaker: Dental degree, Case Western Reserve University Dental School; certificate in periodontics, Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry; instructor, Perio Institute.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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