The Art and Science of Surgical Crown Lengthening

Jul. 29, 2021 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Barry D. Wagenberg, DMD
Subject: 490 Periodontics
Credits: 1.5
Thursday, July 29: 7:30–9 p.m. CDT
Audience: Dentists
Fee: $75 (members); $37.50 (students); $125 (nonmembers)


Surgical crown lengthening is one of the most misunderstood procedures in dentistry. The literature on this topic ranges from one end of the spectrum to the other. The values utilized in determining the amount of sound tooth structure are also varied. Today, an additional question arises as to whether it is better for a patient to have the tooth extracted and an implant placed or save the tooth.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate how much sound tooth structure is necessary above the alveolar crest.
  • Evaluate the literature published on this topic.
  • Identify a technique to help determine whether an implant is a better choice for the patient.

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Speaker Bio

Barry D. Wagenberg, DMD, has authored one textbook, contributed chapters to four textbooks and authored over 30 articles. He has delivered more than 100 lectures on both periodontics and implant dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and served six years as a member of the American Academy of Periodontology board of trustees. Wagenberg was honored as the 2014 Master Clinician of the American Academy of Periodontology and received the Northeast Society of Periodontists’ Isidor Hirschfeld and Irwin Scopp awards. He is the director of dental education and periodontics at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and has been in full-time private practice in New Jersey since 1976.
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