Periodontal Surgery Workshop: Pocket Reduction and Crown Lengthening

Two of the more common periodontal situations encountered in general practice are treating moderate periodontitis, which has not responded adequately to non-surgical therapy, and teeth with insufficient crown length for access or predictable restoration. Both of these situations may be amenable to treatment with periodontal surgery. Periodontal flap surgery, combined with osseous recontouring, is a predictable technique used to treat patients presenting both conditions. The surgical management of soft tissues and bone is also essential if you intend to perform implant surgery. This workshop uses pig jaw models to provide a “life-like” experience. You will leave the program ready to perform flap preparation, resective osseous surgery, and suturing techniques—all of which can be applied to various clinical situations.
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January 29, 2022 to January 30, 2022


Lynda J. Young Conference Room
6-410 Moos HS Tower
Minneapolis Campus

Course Number: CF2963

Enrollment is limited to 30


Learn How To

  • Develop a rationale for periodontal treatment
  • Evaluate indications, contraindications, and techniques for periodontal surgery
  • Examine flap design and preparation
  • Implement osseous resective surgery
  • Execute suturing techniques
  • Discuss clinical crown lengthening: treatment analysis, indications, contraindications, and surgical technique
  • Select treatment-appropriate anesthesia, comfort control (during and after treatment), and post-op care
  • Manage complications
  • Determine when to consider referral
This course will help you strengthen skills in:
  • Periodontal flap preparation
  • Where and when to utilize vertical incisions
  • Incisions specific to the distal tooth: distal wedge
  • Osseous recontouring for treating periodontitis defects
  • Osseous recontouring for treating teeth with inadequate crown length
  • Suturing techniques: interrupted, continuous and distal wedge 

Training Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion, demonstration, case studies, laboratory exercises

Credits and Fees


$1,295 dentist

A $695 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due by December 31, 2021.


11.5 hours

Eligible for AGD Mastership Credit in periodontology

Minnesota Credits

11.5 Fundamental Credit Hours



8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Sunday

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Paulo M. Camargo, DDS, MS, MBA, FACD, received his dental degree from the University of Parana and a Certificate in Periodontics from UCLA. He also holds an MS degree in Oral Biology from UCLA and an MBA from the Anderson School of Business Management at UCLA. Dr. Camargo is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Practicing periodontics for four years in the Los Angeles area before becoming a full-time academician, Dr. Camargo is currently a Full Professor of Periodontics and the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at UCLA. 

Philip R. Melnick, DMD, FACD, received his dental degree from Tufts University and a Certificate in Periodontics from Boston University. He is a lecturer in the Section of Periodontics at UCLA. For the past 25 years, he has been the Co-Director of the Periodontal Surgery Seminar for the Residency Program in Periodontics. Dr. Melnick has authored or co-authored 20 papers and book chapters and has lectured extensively on periodontics and implant dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Melnick practices periodontics and implant surgery privately in the Los Angeles area.

Already Registered

  • Final registration will begin at 7:30 AM on Saturday.
  • Continental breakfast will be available each morning.
  • The program will run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon on Sunday.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment break mid-morning, and mid-afternoon each day.
  • Lunch is included.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

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