Lip Stabilization - Treating a “Gummy Smile” with the New and Innovative Lip Stat Procedure: A Hands-on Advanced Surgical Course

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Saturday, June 7, 2014


Monish Bhola, DDS, MSD

Course Overview

This course is designed to acquaint the dentist and surgeon with the new and innovative Lip Stabilization Technique (Lip-Stat). A detailed discussion of smile analysis and smile design will be presented. A new classification, diagnosis and management of a “gummy smile” will be discussed in detail. Periodontal procedures performed to correct and alter the soft tissue interface around teeth will be discussed. A step by step demonstration of the Lip Repositioning Procedure to correct a high smile line will be presented. Long-term results of this procedure to correct gummy smiles in patients with vertical maxillary excess, short and hypermobile lip will be presented and discussed in detail. The lecture will be followed by several hands-on soft tissue surgeries on pig heads.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will:

  • Learn how to analyze and classify a patient’s smile
  • Learn about smile design and analysis
  • Learn how to diagnose the etiology of a “gummy smile'
  • Learn esthetic crown-lengthening
  • How to diagnose VME (Vertical Maxillary Excess)
  • Manage non-surgical aspects of a high smile
  • Learn the management of a hypermobile lip
  • Learn how to perform the lip repositioning technique
  • Learn the post-operative protocol and management of complications


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Registration table opens a half hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

6 hours (Lecture and Hands-On Laboratory)

This is a limited attended course, so register early to reserve your seat.


Includes continental breakfast and lunch
Dentist - $705.00
UDM Alumus - $634.50


University of Detroit Mercy Dental Corktown Campus, Detroit, MI
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Registration Policy

For your convenience you may register up until 3:00pm on the day prior to the start of the course with no additional charge. An additional non-refundable fee of $20 dollars per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received after 3:00pm the day prior to a course or to any same day or walk in registrations.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of this course, no refund will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same day cancellations or no-shows.

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