New York State Academy of Dentistry

19-02 Whitestone Expressway, Suite 204
Whitestone, NY 11357
Phone: (718) 747-3353
Fax: (718) 747-3355

Continuing Education

August 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM to August 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM


Member $700.00
Non-Member $900.00
Staff/Auxiliary $700.00
Resident/New Dentist $500.00

General Information

Course Number 0062
Provider New York State AGD Learning Center
Speaker Dr. James Kohner
Type/Category Participation
Credits 14 MCE Participation Credit Hours

"Full Day Soft Tissue Grafting Workshop and Full Day Crown Length Workshop"

Dates: Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17, 2018

        Location: Henry Schein Dental, 357 Crossways Park Drive, Woodbury, NY 11797

            Lecture: Thursday, August 16, 9:00am to 5:00pm.     Friday, August 17, 8:00 am to 4:00pm

14 MCE Participation Credit Hours                 Course Codes: 250, 490 

This program is sponsored by Henry Schein 

Presentation by Dr. James Kohner:

Dr. James Kohner is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve University Dental School, then obtained his certification in Periodontics from the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado. He brings 35 years of practice experience to help him more fully understand the needs of course participants and thus is well qualified, from a clinical perspective, to help find solutions to those needs. Dr. Kohner is an experienced teacher as well, who has presented courses on Crown Lengthening and Soft Tissue Grafting to a wide range of audiences, including many state associations, all over the US and in 8 foreign. He has been teaching for the Perio Institute since 2003 and does visiting lectures at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  He is a current member of both the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology, and a professional member of the National Speakers Association.

Course Description - Thursday, August 16, Hands-on Soft Tissue Grafting Workshop

In this one-day workshop, we illustrated the proven and predictable methods to solve those everyday problems and enhance your restorative results. You will gain peace of mind that the gingiva stays in place by your newly placed esthetic crowns. 

Experience an in-depth look at predictable applications for both Free Gingival and Connective Tissue Grafts. The differences are distinct, and those differences will be thoroughly explained. You will also be given the opportunity to practice these procedures on pig jaws.

This course includes two surgical hands-on exercises, multiple case illustrations, and two surgical video demonstrations of the procedures. A comprehensive workbook is included.

Learning objectives

  • Learn diagnostic criteria for each graft
  • See how Connective Tissue Grafts offer opportunities to cover exposed roots
  • See how Free Gingival Grafts will predictably stop or prevent recession
  • Understand indications and limitations for each graft
  • Step-by-step technique from harvesting to suturing both grafts on pig jaws
  • Step-by-step use of specialized instruments

Indications for FGG or CTG would include:

  • Multiple teeth with root exposure
  • Crowns in the esthetic zone with thin tissue that might recede
  • Progressive recession
  • Esthetic or sensitivity concerns from exposed roots
  • Multiple teeth with root exposure in combination with minimal attached gingiva

Example of root coverage   

Course Description - Friday, August 17, Hands-on Crown Length Workshop

This one-day workshop will show how to solve these problems and ensure that you are current in your treatment planning choices.

Crown extension is one of the most commonly required procedures in restorative dentistry, yet it is often underutilized. 

Techniques are discussed for both Functional and Esthetic Crown Lengthening including: indications and contra-indications; how to handle hard and soft tissues; proper surgical techniques; preservation of esthetics in the final tissue contours; and relocation of all structures that comprise the biologic width, namely: sulcus, epithelial attachment, connective tissue fibers, and bone.  You will be able to see ways to plan more effective esthetic restorations in the anterior, by dealing with uneven tissue or a "Gummy Smile", plus manage that stubborn posterior subgingival decay.         

Applies to everyone: Whether you want to learn to perform some of these procedures, or refer more, this program WILL give you useful information to enhance your restorative results.

There will be Hands-on exercises to practice these procedures on pig jaws and anatomically correct models, with the goal that you can return to your office to either do so some crown lengthening procedures, or to make more informed referrals. Either way is a win-win for your patients and your practice. Also two surgical videos will be shown.

You will learn:

  • How to make predictable impressions every time
  • Why crowns come loose and how to prevent it
  • Methods that save chair time and increase profit
  • Causes of red gum tissue around margins
  • How to diagnose esthetic crown lengthening
  • To understand the Gummy Smile
  • How to coordinate surgery with restorative procedures

                                      These workshops is suitable for clinicians with or without surgical experience. 


The New York State constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry is an approved PACE provider.  The sponsor's formal CDE programs are acceptable by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and maintenance credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by a state of provincial board of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from 1/01/14 to 12/31/18.  AGD Code#219318