Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

Crown Lengthening Workshop

Course Code: W07
Speaker: Dr. James Kohner, DDS
CE Hours: 3.50
Start: Thursday, June 29, 2023, 1:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 29, 2023, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants


 EARLY 4/14


 ONSITE 6/16 














This workshop will provide detailed, yet straightforward instructions for proper flap, bone contouring and suturing methods to accomplish successful functional crown lengthening and, in turn, successful restorations. Learn to be comfortable managing both soft- and hard-tissues to accomplish improved restorative results. Biologic width and ferrule will be emphasized, as well as management of furcations. This will allow attendees to perform some crown lengthening surgery if they choose or make more informed referrals if they prefer. In this workshop, attendees will do flap surgery and suturing on pig jaws and practice the required osseous recontouring on models. Two engaging videos will be shown highlighting the technique of a precise, solid rationale. The lecture, “Crown Lengthening: Can it REALLY Enhance Restorative Results?” (C09), is a prerequisite for this workshop. You must register and pay for both courses for the full experience. Attendance is limited to 25.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • practice proper flap, osseous and suturing technique for achieving crown lengthening.
  • learn and practice principles for reshaping the bone around adjacent teeth.
  • understand coordinating surgery with restorative procedures.
  • understand what anesthetics and medications will support the surgery.
  • learn about medications to enhance post-operative comfort.

Participant Requirements:


Equipment Sponsor(s):

Predictable Surgical Technologies

Speaker: Dr. James Kohner, DDS

About the speaker: Dental degree, Case Western Reserve University Dental School; certificate in periodontics, Boston University School of Dental Medicine; instructor, Perio Institute N. Miami Beach, FL.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.
Workshop prerequisite: C09: Crown Lengthening: Can it REALLY Enhance Restorative Results?

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