Microsurgery in Periodontal and Implant Dentistry: Concepts and Applications

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25241/stomaeduj.2023.10(1-4).bookreview.6

Editors: Hsun-Liang (Albert) Chan, Diego Velasquez-Plata


Since the operating microscope has become an essential part of clinical practice and education, countless hours have been devoted to mastering this technology and its application in periodon- tics and dental implantology.

Microsurgery has taken the entire field of minimally invasive surgery to new heights by operating with less damage to the body than classical surgical procedures. In addition, minimally invasive surgery is associated with less pain, a shorter postoperative recovery and fewer complications compared to traditional techniques. Clinicians can now perform highly precise and refined opera- tions with improved visualization and a better evaluation of the soft and hard tissues.

Clinical Associate Professor Hsun-Liang Chan, and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Diego Velásquez-Plata from the School of Dentistry of The University of Michigan, Ann Abor, USA conduct a comprehensive review of the fundamental concepts and advanced techniques related to the applications of minimally invasive procedures in periodontal and implant therapy in the book titled Microsurgery in Periodontology and Implantology. This book is divided in 14 chapters. The book summarizes all pertinent information on the basic concepts and advanced techniques covering the applications of minimally invasive procedures in periodontal and implant therapy made possible by the operating microscope. Microsurgical therapy, principles of wound heal- ing, and biomechanical and design aspects of microinstruments and suture armamentarium are discussed. The book emphasizes ergonomics (positioning of the patient, operator, and assistant) and collaborative techniques such as four- to six-hands assisting. Each topic tackled in the book is convincingly discussed by world-renowned experts in the field. Mention must be made of the detailed description of Dr. Dennis A. Shanelec’s technique. He developed the microsurgical implant simplified real aesthetics (SMILE), the technique of immediate tooth extraction and replacement in the anterior aesthetic area with a long-term success rate of over 98% on very complex cases.

Microsurgery in periodontal and implant dentistry is a book which is to be seen as a valuable, explicit and eloquently illustrated resource for general dentists, periodontists, oral surgeons and implantologists.


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