Clinical Realities - Papilla and Free Gingival Margin Preservation in Multiple-Tooth Extraction
Alejandro James, DDS, MsD, FID; Jose L. Castellanos, DDS
Peptide-Enhanced Bovine Xenograft to Treat Severe Defects
The following case studies highlight patients who presented with various severities of recession, and for whom periodontal plastic surgery was successfully completed without the use of the patient's palate as a donor site.
Coverage of Gingival Recession Defects Using Guided Tissue Regeneration With and Without Adjunctive Enamel Matrix Derivative in a Dog Model
The results of the present investigation suggest that the adjunctive use of EMD with GTR promotes formation of new bone and cementum without root resorption in recession-type defects in dogs.
Maximizing Esthetic Transformations Using a Closed Flap ErCr - YSGG Modality
The clinical study presented in this article demonstrates that, in selected cases, combining minimally invasive laser therapy with detailed restorative design and technique can satisfy the bioesthetic functional requirements.
Acellular Dermal Matrix Graft for Lower Anterior Root Coverage
Dr. Paul Petrungaro demonstrates the utilization of Acellular Dermal Matrix in the treatment of gingival labial recession of lower central incisors.
Effective Treatment for Herpetic or Traumatized Oral Lesions
In this tip of the week, Dr. Sergio Rubinstein shares his clinical experience with Proginicin in the treatment of herpetic or ulcerative oral lesions and soft tissue healing.
PRGF-Endoret Protocol (Platelet Rich in Growth Factors)
PRGF®-Endoret Technology is based on the activation of the patient's own platelets for the stimulation and acceleration of tissue healing and regeneration. Dr. Maurice Salama’s assistant, Charlene Bennett, will elaborate in detail describing the step-by step PRGF preparation and how it can be utilized clinically.
Periodontal Clinical Issues
Examination of Different Aspects of Periodontics
Esthetic Periodontal Surgery: Making Recession Defects Disappear by Grafting
Expert discussion of soft tissue grafting; first an overview of current trends, the second showing a specific allograft technique for treating multiple adjacent recession defects.
The Future of Lasers in Periodontal Therapy: Science, Hype or Snake Oil
The results of recent research studies suggest that lasers provide a viable alternative to traditional periodontal surgery. Evidence is emerging that lasers provide an enhanced method for achieving this elusive goal, while eliminating many of the negative sequale associated with conventional pocket elimination surgery.
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