Spear Education: The Periodontal – Restorative Interface

Nov 21-22, 2014

Meeting the esthetic challenge in dentistry today requires a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to patient care with a team well versed in the benefits of each other’s disciplines. This two-day course will explore the essentials of everyday interdisciplinary therapy from the perspective of a periodontist and a prosthodontist. 

Content will include treatment planning methods, differential diagnosis, selection of dental materials, indications for soft-tissue surgery, current minimally invasive soft tissue grafting techniques and more.

Interdisciplinary treatment of complex cases and application of the techniques will be shown. Timing and sequencing of steps will also be discussed.

Participants will learn:

  • How to diagnose and plan for the esthetically challenging patient
  • Analyzing existing tooth form, size, position and desired changes prior to beginning therapy
  • Recognizing the importance of the soft-tissue component in the esthetic analysis
  • How to sequence restorative and periodontal surgical procedures for optimum results
  • Identifying the guidelines for grafting and/or restoring cervical lesions
  • Enhancement of soft-tissue esthetics for implant patients


Pat Allen
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Robert Winter
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