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Clinical Crown Lengthening - Theory and Practice

Friday 31 August 2018 


Hunter Centre
279 Great King Street

Course Content

This course will cover the concepts of crown lengthening, a review of surgical crown lengthening procedures and a hands-on pig head simulation for the crown lengthening and suturing techniques. By the end of the course, general practitioners will gain the skills needed to incorporate this procedure into their practice!

Learning Objectives

  1. Understanding the anatomy of the hard and soft tissue supporting the teeth
  2. Understanding the impact of restorative dentistry on periodontal health
  3. Understanding the strategies that can be used in restorative dentistry to support periodontal health and stability
  4. Understanding the surgical strategies used in clinical crown lengthening
  5. Developing an understanding of appropriate cases for clinical crown lengthening
  6. To gain confidence in performing surgical crown lengthening


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Johnathan LeichterAssociate Professor Jonathan Leichter

Dr. Jonathan Leichter is the Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Sciences at the University of Otago School of Dentistry. Dr. Leichter joined the Faculty in 2002 after 20 years in full time private practice limited to periodontology and implant dentistry in New York and Boston. After his dental training at Tufts University, he went on to obtain his specialist training at Harvard University. He is active in clinical practice, research and dental education. Since 2002, he has mentored post-doctoral students in periodontology, endodontics and prosthodontics. His research interests and numerous international peer reviewed publications are in the fields of periodontology, implant dentistry, dental trauma and laser applications in dentistry. He has lectured throughout New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Europe and the US.

Course Duration

6 Hours (6 hours of CPD)

Start time: 8:30am

Finish time: 4.00pm


Lecture and hands on pig head surgery

Maximum Number of Participants