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.

Program Delivery – Online Blended Learning and Hands-on Pre-clinical session

  • Online web lectures via Learning Management System, Canvas.
  • A short MCQ (multiple choice questions)to cement your knowledge on the lecture   topics. An additional one hour of Scientific CPD is awarded.
  • Online Live Q&A Session for follow up questions and interaction with the presenters.
  • Hands-on Pre-clinical lab session – this session is only available to participants who have first completed the online blended learning lectures, MCQ and Live Q&A session

Major Topics

  • Anatomy of the periodontium and biologic width
  • Indications and the periodontal/restorative interface
  • Techniques for surgical crown lengthening on pigs heads
  • 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

For enquiries, contact: mds-cpd@unimelb.edu.au

Course Presenters

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Dr Melinda Newnham Dr Melinda Newnham

Dr Andrei Locke Dr Andrei Locke

Course Information

Key dates

Friday 17 March 2023

9am – 1pm


Course Fee: $1058 (inc.GST)


Melbourne Dental School

720 Swanston Street

Carlton VIC 3053

The University of Melbourne

Extra information

CPD Credit: 7 hours of scientific CPD