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The Challenge of Compromised Tooth Structure:
The 'When and How' of Extraction or Preservation and Restoration

Guest Speaker: Thanos Ntounis, DDS, MS

Event Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Location:U of L Shelby Campus Founder's Union Building 312 North Whittington Parkway
Louisville, KY 40223

Room 211
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Lecture: CEU(s) - 4

Education Method: Live Interactive Format

: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Lecture: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM



This course will focus primarily on the criteria for choosing between different treatment modalities for non –restorable teeth. A decision -making tree that can be implemented during daily practice will be organized and discussed through case- based scenarios. Course will extensively cover extraction as well as techniques and materials of ridge preservation. In the case of extraction of non-restorable teeth, timing of implant placement will be discussed (immediate, early or delayed) and indications, advantages and disadvantages will be presented. Special emphasis will be placed on indications, surgical aspects of crown lengthening surgery and restoration of lengthened teeth. Communication with the surgeon as well as expectations will be covered. Additionally, forced eruption will be discussed as an alternative modality to preserve periodontal tissue architecture.


At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand treatment planning options available for fractured, carious or non –restorable teeth.
  • Understand pre-surgical and definitive restorative modalities for carious, fractured or perforated teeth that will undergo crown-lengthening surgery.
  • Be familiar with healing times required before final restoration of teeth that underwent forced eruption or crown lengthening.
  • Understand the limitations of forced eruption and crown- lengthening surgery.
  • Understand importance of ridge preservation at tooth extraction and timing of implant placement.
  • Be familiar with indications and limitations of immediate implants.

About Thanos Ntounis, DDS, MS

Dr. Ntounis is a dual specialist in the field of Prosthodontics and Periodontology. He received his DMD from the university of Athens Dental School in Athens, Greece in 2005. He went on to complete a Prosthodontics residency and a Masters Degree form the same institution (2006-2009). Dr. Ntounis completed his Periodontics residency in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Hospital (2010-2013). After awarded a fellowship from the UAB Graduate School, he completed a second Masters Degree in Clinical Dentistry, researching the effect of growth factors on ridge preservation. Dr. Ntounis has published several peer-reviewed papers on the field of implant dentistry. His research interest lay on the filed of hard and soft tissue regeneration, peri-implant tissue development and peri-implantitis. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Dpt. Of Oral Health and Rehabilitation at the University of Louisville and maintains a faculty practice limited to periodontics and implant dentistry.


FEES: On-Line Registration by 11/19/2014 11:59 PM On-Site Registration after 11/19/2014 11:59 PM
Dentist $185 $220
Hygienist $145 $180
Auxiliary $145 $180
Hygienist/Auxiliary w/ Dentist $135 $170

Register On-Line: (American Express, Discover, Mastercard or VISA only)

****Payment by Check or Money Order available for on-site registration only****


We reserve the right to cancel, modify date, revise course content, revise program faculty and activities. Pre-registered participants will be notified if a course is revised or cancelled, as warranted. In the event a course is cancelled, tuition will be refunded. 

All registrations are subject to the ULSD Cancellation Policy.

ULSD must receive your written request for cancellation not later than two-weeks prior to course start date to process a refund. A $75 processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Course Registrants who are a 'NO-SHOW' forfeit course tuition.





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