Minimally invasive surgical techniques using AlloDerm have proven successful for treating root exposure in terms of evidence-based outcomes and enhanced patient experience during and after surgery. The indications for the occasional use of papillary access incisions and a new single subpapillary continuous sling suture for securing the graft and advancing the pouch will be described.
Edward Pat Allen, DDS, PhD, serves as treasurer for the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. The recipient of numerous awards, he is the periodontal section editor for the Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and serves on the editorial boards of four journals. Dr Allen is the founder of the Center for Advanced Dental Education in Dallas. He has published more than 50 articles on esthetic surgery and has presented numerous lectures and surgical demonstrations worldwide.