Today, the objective of dentistry is not only to eliminate oral disease, but to improve function and esthetics; thus, patients' quality of life can be assured through oral health. In treating patients with periodontal disease, dentists should seek optimal results, including the regeneration of periodontal tissue lost through disease, the establishment of a functional and stable dentition, the creation of an easily maintained periodontal environment, and esthetic enhancement. This book was written to demonstrate how regenerative procedures, combined with fundamental periodontal surgery techniques, can achieve these goals and enhance the clinical outcome.
With step-by-step explanations, this text elucidates clinically effective procedures, each of which was evaluated and their clinical results compared with those of other studies. Abundant photographs and illustrations support the clear and concise descriptions of the procedures, and highlighted key points throughout each chapter enable the reader to conveniently integrate knowledge.
"This atlas of periodontal surgery illustrates in detail most of the latest techniques used in periodontal surgery. The table of contents is organized in a comprehensible manner that allows the reader to promptly get the information needed."
-- Rodrigue Barakat, DMD (Loyola University Medical Center
This title is written by a periodontist and is oriented towards periodontists, general practitioners, and postdoctoral students.