The first evening in a planned series of live surgical demonstrations, lectures, and interactive discussion courses aimed at underscoring necessary therapies to preserve teeth, rebuild bone or where applicable, place implants. Crown lengthening osseous surgery, with furcation therapy as needed, is crucial to helping to ensure health of the restorative patient. This course will focus upon diagnosis of patient needs by the hygienist, a live surgical demonstration of the appropriate techniques, exploration of the principles involved in preparing the periodontium for restorative dentistry, and discussion of the unique role of the hygienist in postoperative care and long term maintenance of such patients. Attendees will view the live surgery performed downstairs from our Continuing Education center, utilizing the advanced broadcasting technology we employ for our national and international courses. This course is authorized for 2 credits.