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A Fresh Look at the Gummy Smile

‐ Dec 6, 2023 9:00pm

Credits: None available.

Join Dr. Michael Gunson and Dr. Rebecca Bockow for a Fresh Look at the Gummy Smile (1.25 CE). We have all seen patients with “Gummy Smiles.” Have you ever wondered how this occurred? What were the contributing factors early in growth and development that led to this unique anatomic feature?

We will delve into the etiology of a gummy smile – starting at infancy and early childhood. We will investigate contributing factors and compensations that occur over one’s life that lead to the development of a gummy smile. Once established, we will also discuss inherent compensations that patients make because of their particular growth pattern and the potential deterioration that can occur.

Finally, we will consider treatment options for gummy smile patients of all ages. We will explore treatment options for early childhood, adolescents and teens, and adults.

Learning Objectives:

  • An appreciation for the contributing factors that lead to the development of a gummy smile
  • An understanding of the compensations that result from a gummy smile skeletal growth pattern
  • Treatment planning strategies for patients of all ages with a gummy smile


  • 1.50 - CE