Modified Minimal Crown Lengthening Procedure – Richard B. Winter, DDS

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Modified Minimal Crown Lengthening Procedure – Richard B. Winter, DDS

Richard B. Winter, DDS, MAGD, DABOI/ID, DICOI, FAAID, FADI, FICO, DABLS, has developed a new technique called the modified minimal crown lengthening procedure (MMCL). Dr. Winter uses a LightScalpel CO2 laser during this procedure to remove soft tissue around the decayed tooth to access crestal bone, and later to provide hemostasis prior to the root canal preparation. This technique has allowed Dr. Winter to preserve bone for future implant procedures without the risks associated with the unpredictable closed-flap crown lengthening.

About Dr. Winter
Dr. Winter practices dentistry at Hampton Dental Associates in Milwaukee, WI. He has been honored as one of Dentistry Today’s CDE Leaders. Dr. Winter has lectured on advanced reconstructive and implant dentistry throughout the country and has published several articles on upgradeable dentistry, advanced treatment planning, reconstructive and implant dentistry and general dentistry as a specialty. Dr. Richard Winter graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1988. He is an avid student having achieved the prestigious Mastership Award in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Winter has also been awarded a Diplomate award by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery. He received fellowship awards from the Academy of Dentistry International and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Winter is certified by the American Board of Oral Implantologists/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID).

Published on September 14, 2018


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