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Papilla Preservation and Tunneling Technique in Root Coverage – Part 1

Description:
In part 1 of this surgical instructional video series, Dr. Edward Pat Allen describes in great detail root preparation, instrumentation, and flap management techniques utilized in setting-up the root coverage of multiple adjacent recession defects. Emphasis is placed on papilla preservation through the use of a surgical tunneling technique.

Date Added:
7/27/2012

Author(s):

Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD. Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD.
Dr. Allen is past president of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation....
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Questions & Comments
atta nejadsafavi - (1/6/2017 1:15 PM)

hi..i am a dentist working in iran.i am intrested to your presentation but for us is imposible to send payment.

michele nannelli - (1/20/2013 2:44 AM)

Good morning my best compliments to Dott Allen for the technique and at all for the fantastic web site that I think is the best and helpfully all over the world I would like to know the characteristic of flap ,if is a full or half thickness or when end where if half or full. Thanks for the attention Dott. Michele Nannelli Italy

Maurice Salama - (9/14/2012 10:01 AM)

Sandra; typically done for ease and success of passing tissue through the tunnel. VISTA is completely different technique with large vertical incisions that extend into mucosa on each side of defect. Come see both performed in hands-on programs by the inventors, Pat Allen Tunnel and Homa Zadeh VISTA at the XP Global Sympsoium in Las Vegas Feb. 7-9.2013.

Sandra Calle Muñoz - (9/13/2012 11:33 PM)

I want to know the answer about this question: "How did he decide on which papilla to tunnel and which to sever? Or did he just alternate for access..." Thanks

Edison Louie - (8/4/2012 9:56 PM)

what are the indications and advantages in using the VISTA approach?

Edison Louie - (8/4/2012 9:55 PM)

Well done!

Island Mak - (8/2/2012 5:34 AM)

My point of view is that you can watch the speaker doing preservation V-shaped design at the swelling of the papilla. He is doing tunneling at the small width of attached gingiva of the papilla. If there is any commment to my point, please let me know.

elisa sin - (8/2/2012 3:18 AM)

How did he decide on which papilla to tunnel and which to sever? Or did he just alternate for access...

Island Mak - (7/31/2012 1:05 PM)

The preservation of the surgery is excellent.

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