February 1, 2019

Lecture: Three Topics in One Day


1. Minimally Invasive Antimicrobial Treatment
for Basic to Advanced Periodontal Disease

Adding chemotherapeutic methods to target the periodontal bacteria will allow for successful management of very advanced cases that might otherwise have been treated only with extraction, to infected cases you might traditionally treat with non-surgical methods. In doing so, results will be improved over classic surgical or SCRP methods which may not kill all bacteria at the diseased sites. These innovative methods will be explained by outlining both in-office procedures, as well as specific anti-microbial procedures for the patient to do at home. When combined, they yield predictable results for previously failing cases as well as those treated for the first time.

Treatment will be illustrated with clinical photos and radiographs, including clinical applications in dogs that also show excellent results. Cases will be shown and literature quoted to validate the procedures.


1. See why Periodontal Surgery or SCRP may fail. 3. Improve diagnostics with bacterial culturing.
2. Learn to manage failed and failing cases. 4. Role of patient care at home as part of treatment.


2. How Crown Lengthening Will Enhance Your Restorative Results

This topic covers methods, limitations, and benefits of both esthetic and functional crown lengthening. You will have a better understanding of these principles to help patients enjoy better and more predictable results.

These principles apply to both posterior and anterior teeth, and both will be covered. Participants will see how crown margin proximity to soft tissue can adversely impact their restorative results, which in turn leads to better understanding of why tissues are red and sore at times. Discussion points include making diagnostic decisions regarding Crown Lengthening from both radiographic and clinical perspectives. It includes a detailed discussion of Biologic Width and how that impacts restorative decisions, including how to improve “Gummy Smile” issues.

Multiple case examples are shown from both radiographic and clinical perspectives, starting with initial evaluation through the surgery and final completion.


1. How to achieve predictable impressions every time. 4. Causes of red gum tissue around crown margins.
2. Biologic Width and its role in predictable results. 5. Diagnose esthetic and functional crown lengthening.
3. Learn why crowns come loose and how to prevent it.  


3. Achieving Predictable Restorative Results with Soft Tissue Grafting

Learn evidenced-based solutions for the types of soft tissue challenges that you face on a daily basis, such as how to cover those exposed roots and predictably stop, or prevent, recession especially in the esthetic zone. Learn to gain peace of mind in knowing the gingiva stays in place at the margins of newly placed esthetic crowns.

In this course, methods are illustrated to solve those problems and enhance your restorative results by using both Free Gingival and Connective Tissue Grafts.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand diagnostic criteria for each graft. 3. To stop or prevent recession in the esthetic zone.
2. Indications and limitations for each graft. 4. When to graft or not to graft.


James S. Kohner, D.D.S., received his dental degree from The Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve University Dental School, and obtained his certification in Periodontics from the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. He currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Kohner is an experienced teacher who has presented courses on Soft Tissue Grafting to a wide range of audiences, including many state associations all over the US and in 8 foreign countries, and has presented at the American Academy of Periodontology meetings for many years. He has been teaching for the Perio Institute since 2003.

Check-in: 8:00 AM
Program: Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry

Register before December 10, 2018 to receive a 15% discount

Dentist: $210.00
Dentist: $210.00 - 15% = $178.00

Allied Dental Personnel: $160.00
Allied Dental Personnel: $160.00 - 15% = $136.00

CREDIT (Course Code: 163985A)
AGD Code: 017 Hours: 7

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