Managing patient demands for highly esthetic and functional periodontal reconstructive outcomes is a major challenge in dentistry. Soft and hard tissue deficiencies can be corrected by the proper surgical technique combined with the use of the appropriate biomaterial in almost each clinical case. These surgical techniques, such as papilla preservation techniques or the combination of one of these procedures with a new flap design for plastic surgery, an appropriate suturing approach, and the indicated biomaterials, promote predictable periodontal regeneration. The aim of the innovative surgical approach is to stabilize the blood clot and to promote better wound healing. Guided tissue regeneration, periodontal tissue engineering by means of growth factors, and modified and simplified papilla preservation techniques provide innovative solutions to address patients’ esthetic requirements. This presentation will highlight reconstructive approaches and discuss the importance of careful presurgical treatment planning to avoid postoperative esthetic failures. The presentation will emphasize the importance of the multidisciplinary approach, including periodontal, prosthetic, orthodontic, and surgical parameters. The presentation will conclude with a demonstration of key elements of surgical techniques, including flap design, suturing techniques, and wound management, that are critical to periodontal wound repair and maximizing esthetic and clinical outcomes.
Guilio Rasperini, DDS, is assistant professor in the Department of Periodontology and in the School of Oral Hygiene and a lecturer on oral surgery and implant dentistry at the University of Milan, Italy, as well as a lecturer in periodontology at the University of La Sapienza, Rome. He holds a specialist certificate in orthodontics. Dr Rasperini has lectured in Europe and the United States on topics in periodontics and implant dentistry. He has written or co-authored more than 150 articles on periodontics, esthetics, and implant dentistry, contributed to numerous textbooks, and currently serves on the editorial board for two dental journals.
Approximate Running Time: 60 minutes