FCE18: Best Evidence Consensus on Changing Gingival Phenotype in Preparation for Orthodontic and Restorative Treatment
November 5 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Paul S. Rosen
Charles M. Cobb
The AAP will conduct a Best Evidence Consensus (BEC) meeting in August on Changing Gingival Phenotype in Preparation for Orthodontic and Restorative Treatment. Through literature reviews and a consensus panel of expert opinions, this BEC will explore the importance of converting a thin gingival phenotype into a thick phenotype prior to restorative and orthodontic treatment. Does this conversion offer clinical value in maintaining periodontal health? Does it offer clinical value in treating patients requiring restorative and dental implant therapy? Does conversion therapy with or without bone grafting offer clinical value in treating patients requiring orthodontic treatment? The findings of the BEC group will help you with decision-making and treatment planning for these patients in your daily practice.
- Update your knowledge on gingival phenotypes and their importance to periodontal health and interdisciplinary treatment.
- Gain familiarity with clinical scenarios where phenotypic conversion therapy (gingival augmentation including hard and soft tissue) may be beneficial based on expert opinion.
- Consider how phenotypic conversion therapy procedures should be sequenced with restorative, implant, and orthodontic therapy.
- Identify when phenotypic conversion therapy with bone grafting should be considered.