June 1, 2017

Gingival Managment in the Operative Field


One day a month a speaker discusses a dental topic during lunch. The sessions are informal and the group has an opportunity to interact with the speaker during a short discussion period at the end of the lecture. It requires only about one and one-half hour of your time to learn the latest developments in many areas of dentistry. It also offers the opportunity to get better acquainted with your colleagues and their staff since all dental allied personnel and technicians are also invited to attend.

This ‘Lunches for Learning’ presentation will address the challenges in restoring caries lesions at the gingival and sub-gingival location.Treatment options for isolation will include indications for several modalities from cord retraction to surgical intervention. Clinicians will gain better perspectives on the importance of identifying and addressing clinical factors that can be modified to enhance restorative success from the start..

In light of the preponderance of cervical and sub-gingival caries lesions detected in our general practices, the challenges of providing adequate isolation for access and restoration are paramount to successful restoration longevity. This one hour lecture session, "Gingival Management in the Operative Field", will integrate evidence-based dentistry with clinical case management, to include a review of the rationale for choices of restorative site isolation. Techniques will include mechanical, surgical (scalpel and electrosurgery), and laser options. Various clinical cases will be presented to support these isolation options. Restorative responses to isolation challenges will also be discussed. Participants will be exposed to the most predictable approaches to restoration of these caries lesions, including non-carious cervical lesions.

Kevin M. Gureckis, D.M.D., is currently on staff as a full-time tenured Associate Professor, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry. He is a General Practice Group Leader for 25 third and fourth year students. He received his D.M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1976. He has completed a 1- and 2-year AEGD program during his career in the USAF. He is a Master in the AGD and certified by the ABGD. He is very active in AGD as Immediate Past President of Texas AGD and co-director of the Student Fellowtrack program at UTHSCSA, to name a few.

Check-in & Lunch:
Large Dean's Conference Room, 11:30 AM
Program: Thursday, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Large Dean's Conference Room, Dental School Bldg

Includes Luncheon and Lecture
Individual: $49.50

CREDIT (Course Code: 160466A)
AGD Code: 250 Hours: 1

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