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Dr Satnam Singh Virdee

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"Satnam Singh Virdee is a Clinical Lecturer & Honorary Speciality Registrar in Restorative Dentistry and head of the simulated operative skills courses within the undergraduate Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics module at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry. He is enrolled on an integrated clinical academic training programme with a national training number where he is currently out of programme completing a PhD in Regenerative Endodontics, after which he will proceed onto specialty clinical training in Restorative Dentistry. To date, Satnam has completed his Membership in Endodontics (MEndo) examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of England, widely publishes in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, regularly presents his research at national and international conferences, is the recipient of 14 clinical-academic awards and serves as the Honorary Assistant Secretary to the British Endodontic Society. In addition to this, he is also referred complex endodontic and tooth wear cases by his colleagues as a part-time practitioner at several specialist practices across the West Midlands."

Title: Functional Crown Lengthening

Brief Description: This tabletop clinic will explore the use of surgical crown lengthening to improve the restorability of endodontically involved teeth presenting with a severely compromised coronal tooth structure.

Aims & Objections:

By the end of the session, attendees will become familiar with the following aspects of functional crown lengthening:

-Basic concepts and definitions

-Common indications in the context of endodontic cases

-Examining, diagnosis, treatment planning and consenting patients

-The surgical protocol


-Flap design & Gingival Incisions

-Ostectomy & Osteoplasty

-Suturing techniques

-Post-operative care & timings for definitive restorations

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