Clinicians often require alteration to the exposed portion of a tooth's clinical crown in order to enhance aesthetics and/or improve/facilitate restorability. Crown lengthening is a surgical treatment that involves the repositioning of the gingival margin apically to facilitate these restorative and aesthetic treatment processes. A critical understanding of the biological width and other significant tooth-related factors will assist with determining appropriate case selection for this treatment modality. Further, it will govern the surgical technique chosen, healing times needed, the optimal timing for restoration, and indeed facilitate the treatment outcome predictability. Join Dr Kamel as she discusses the art of case selection, evidence-based recommendations on surgical technique and timing for restorations, as well as the ideal treatment planning protocol to enhance success and predictability
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the biological and tooth-related factors affecting case selection
- Understand the differences between gingivectomy and crown lengthening and when each surgical technique is best utilised
- Understand the treatment planning process required to achieve predictable outcomes.
Dr Marina Kamel
BDS (Otago), FRACDS (GDP), DClinDent (Perio), MRACDS (Perio)
Dr Marina Kamel is a Brisbane-based periodontist at Westside Perio & Implants. She completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction at Otago University in 2012. She obtained a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) and specialist training in implants at Sydney University in 2019. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) in general practice and has membership (MRACDS) in Periodontics.
Dr Kamel is the President of the Australian Society of Periodontology and Vice President of the Australasian Osseointegration Society in Queensland. Dr Kamel received multiple academic and research awards during her professional career. She received the FG Christensen medal for obtaining the highest ranking in the primary RACDS examinations in 2013. She has received the reputable Judith and Dr. Mario Adamo Implant Innovation Scholarship for her research work in 2018 as well as the Osteology Foundation Research Award for her research in 2020.
Outside of periodontics, Marina enjoys running, swimming and tennis. She loves travelling and spending time with her family and friends in the great outdoors.
ADA Member Dentist - FREE
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - FREE
Non-Member Dentist - $55
1 Scientific hour
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