YES: Crown Lengthening Will Enhance Restorative Results

Boston, MA •March 28, 2020 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This combined lecture and workshop program will offer solutions to these every day dental problems and enhance your restorative results.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
1 Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111
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Course Information

Morning Session: 

The morning session will cover all the basics to help you understand how Crown Lengthening surgery WILL improve your restorative results. You will come away with a clearer understanding of how your surgical colleagues can help you accomplish those improved restorative results. The morning session is appropriate for office staff and very appropriate for Laboratory Technicians to attend in an effort towards team building.


Afternoon Session:

If you are interested in learning to do the procedures, the afternoon workshop session will be hands-on where participants can experience doing a flap and suturing on pig jaws. Also, participants will learn the principles for bone reduction and practice them on anatomically correct models which can be taken home for reference. Two surgical videos are shown to illustrate the surgery.


(Morning lecture session is required to attend the afternoon workshop)


Each section will focus on providing useful and understandable principles that participants can use in their practices immediately whether doing the surgery or referring out to colleagues. It offers you clear ways to improve your restorative results and know that you are current in your approaches to treatment planning. Both sessions will discuss ways to establish a clear line of communication with your laboratory technicians.

Lodging Information
The hotels listed below are within walking distance of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and offer a Tufts rate to program participants. Because rates vary depending on availability, please book your room early.

Courtyard by Marriott
Boston Tremont
275 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Reservations: 800.321.2211
Phone: 617.426.1400
Fax: 617.482.6730

The DoubleTree Hotel
821 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617.956.7900
Fax: 617.956.7901

The W Hotel Boston
100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617.261.8700
Fax: 617.310.6730
Speaker Information

JAMES KOHNER, D.D.S., is a leading expert in periodontal care with 35 years in private practice and over 20 years in teaching.  Dr. Kohner is experienced with both surgical and non-surgical care, and has presented previously at many conferences including the ADA Meeting, AGD Annual Session, Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting, Greater New York Dental Meeting, and many other dental meetings around North America. 

Credit Information

Full Day: 7 Participation CE Hours

Morning Session Only: 3 Lecture CE Hours

ADA CERP Continuing Education Recognition Program 

Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Approval Date 11/15-12/19. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit house by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at
Cancellation Policy
The Division of Continuing Education reserves the right to end registration when enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify, or alter content or faculty for any course if circumstances indicate the need for such a change. If the school finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be granted. All attempts to contact registrants will be made as soon as possible in the event of a course cancellation. The school will not be held responsible for any losses due to travel arrangements made by the registrant.

In the event of inclement weather (such as a snow emergency) or other extenuating circumstances, the Division of Continuing Education may be forced to cancel a course. If a course has been cancelled, we will contact participants by the phone number and/or email address provided. You may call or email our office on the day of the course if you are uncertain of a course’s status.


Full tuition refund or credit will be given for cancellations received at least two weeks prior to course date. Refunds or tuition credit will not be issued for participant no-shows.
We may be reached by email at, and by phone at 617-636-6629.
Full Day: 7 Participation CE Hours
Morning Session Only: 3 Lecture CE Hours
Learning Objectives

Morning Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to get predictable impressions every time
  • Understand Biologic Width
  • Learn why crowns come loose and how to prevent it
  • Understand causes of red gum tissue around crown margins
  • Diagnose esthetic and functional crown lengthening including “Gummy Smile'
  • Communicate well with Periodontist and Laboratory Technician


Afternoon Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the flap and suturing technique for functional Clinical Crown Lengthening
  • Learn and practice the principles of reshaping the bone around involved teeth
  • Practice the flap and suturing on pig jaws
  • Practice the osseous surgery on anatomically correct models
  • Treatment planning session to study limitations and indications
  • Learn the use of specialized instruments
  • Medications and post-op considerations

Target Audiences
Physicians and General Dental Practitioners, Hygienists and Staff