Wednesday, October 27
7:45 – 8:15 p.m. CT
Excessive Gingival Display: The Role and Management of Hypermobile Upper Lip
Dimitris N. Tatakis, DDS, PhD
The Ohio State University
Excessive gingival display, or “gummy smile,” can be an esthetic concern for patients. Recent studies indicate that hypermobile upper lip represents a common etiology, whether alone or in combination with other factors. This presentation will review the treatment options for hypermobile upper lip and discuss the results of recent studies on therapeutic outcomes.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Cite common etiologies of excessive gingival display.
- Describe non-surgical and surgical treatments for hypermobile upper lip.
- Discuss the anticipated outcomes of hypermobile upper lip treatment.
Biography: Dr. Tatakis serves as Professor and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics and Global Initiatives Director at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He received his dental education in Greece and his periodontics certificate and PhD degree from the University at Buffalo. He has authored over 160 peer-reviewed scholarly articles and his research interests include periodontal plastic surgery outcomes. He serves as examiner for the American Board of Periodontology and lectures nationally and internationally.