june, 2020

202012jun9:00 am5:00 pmSurgical Crown LengtheningFacilitated by Dr Andrei Locke and Dr Melinda Newnham9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my timeMelbourne Dental School Event Organized By: Melbourne Dental School Discipline:Oral Surgery,PeriodonticsFormat:Hands-on

Event Details

Crown lengthening is a commonly required surgical procedure to improve access to restoration margins, lengthen the clinical crown or to improve aesthetics. This one-day course is aimed at general practitioners wishing to improve their clinical and surgical skills and increase confidence in undertaking this procedure on their own patients. The emphasis of this course is on improving the restoration of teeth by surgical removal or repositioning of the gingivae and supporting bone.

The course consists of lectures followed by a laboratory component where participants will undertake surgical procedures on animal heads. Anatomy, theory, indications and techniques will be covered in the lectures, while the practical part will cover flap design and elevation plus bone removal.

Major Topics

  • Anatomy of the periodontium and biologic width
  • Indications and the periodontal/restorative interface
  • Techniques for surgical crown lengthening
  • Hands-on sessions raising flaps and removing bone

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be familiar with:

  • treatment planning
  • indication for and basic techniques in surgical crown lengthening

Past Course Participant Feedback: “A very good course aimed at the GP level with excellent mentors!”



Speakers for this event

  • Dr Andrei Locke

    Dr Andrei Locke

    Specialist periodontist - BDSc (Hons) (Melb), Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent, MDSc (Perio) (Melb), FRACDS (Perio), FPFA

    Dr Andrei Locke completed his BDSc(Hons) in 1999 and MDSc(Perio) in 2004 at Melbourne Uni. He was an ITI Scholar in Bonn, Germany, returned to Melbourne in 2005 and works in private Specialist Periodontics rooms in Glen Iris. He consults in Shepparton, is a Senior Consultant at Monash Medical Centre and clinical demonstrator and past examiner for the Post-Graduate Periodontics course at Melbourne University. He has particular interest in the influence of tissue biotype on soft tissue surgery, bone grafting and implant surgery.

    URL https://theperiogroup.com.au/periodontists

    Specialist periodontist - BDSc (Hons) (Melb), Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent, MDSc (Perio) (Melb), FRACDS (Perio), FPFA

  • Dr Melinda Newnham

    Dr Melinda Newnham

    Specialist Periodontist- BDSc, DClinDent (Melb)

    Dr Melinda Newnham has been a dentist for 16 years, having completed her BDSc in Western Australia (1995), specialist training in periodontics in Melbourne (2006), and was awarded the ANZAP medallion in 2007. Throughout her professional career, Melinda has enjoyed presenting lectures and tutoring undergraduate hygiene and dental students, Australian Dental Council (ADC) examination candidates, general dentists, postgraduate periodontics students and periodontists. She enjoys all aspects of periodontics, including regeneration and augmentation procedures, aesthetics and implants. Melinda is in private practice in Moonee Ponds and is also the consultant periodontist at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

    Specialist Periodontist- BDSc, DClinDent (Melb)


Melbourne Dental SchoolThe mission of the Melbourne Dental School is to be a world-class, research-based school, offering education of the highest quality and to play a leading national and international role with particular relevance to the Asia-Pacific region. 720 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053


(Friday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

6 scientific hours


$997 (inc GST)

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