The minimally invasive philosophy underpinning periodontal and peri-implant microsurgery respects biologic principles, preserves healthy tissues, enhances patient well-being, and maximizes soft tissue esthetics. Distributed into nine carefully sequenced chapters, this book first presents the minimally invasive philosophy before demonstrating the protocols necessary for the development of new skills for the surgeon, walking the reader through each phase of learning and practice required to advance to the next. Once this training is complete, the book reviews the basics of ergonomics, magnification, and subepithelial connective tissue grafting before moving on to the hallmark chapter on microsurgical techniques. This chapter comprises half the book and systematically presents each microsurgical technique, illustrating it step by step and then showcasing its use in multiple clinical case examples. Digital planning and suturing are emphasized, as well as esthetic microsurgery and the correlation of these techniques with implantology. The authors’ end goal is to equip clinicians to perform increasingly conservative, biologic, and predictable procedures with the greatest precision possible.
Chapter 01. Minimally Invasive Surgery
Chapter 02. Periodontal Microsurgery
Chapter 03. How to Develop New Skills with Preclinical Practice
Chapter 04. Ergonomics and Magnification
Chapter 05. Subepithelial Connective Tissue Grafting
Chapter 06. Microsurgical Techniques
Chapter 07. Digital Smile Design (DSD) and Esthetic Crown Lengthening Microsurgery: Precision from Planning to Execution
Chapter 08. Implant Microsurgery: The SMILE Technique
Chapter 09. Periodontal Plastic Microsurgery and Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration
Glécio Vaz de Campos, DDS, received his DDS degree from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) in Araraquara, Brazil, in 1982. After he specialized in periodontics and prosthetics, several years of clinical practice led him to explore new techniques focusing on periodontal plastic surgery. In 1996, he was qualified on this subject at the Microsurgery Training Institute in Santa Barbara, California. He had a significant role in introducing periodontal and peri-implant plastic microsurgery techniques to Brazil and expanding the use of the operative microscope there. From 2000 to 2004, Dr Campos served as Director of the Operative Microscopy Department at the São Paulo Dental Association (APCD), where he organized the largest training facility on operative microscopy in South America. Dr Campos has coauthored 16 books related to periodontal and peri-implant plastic microsurgery, as well as scientific articles published in Brazil and abroad. Currently he maintains private practices in Jundiaí and São Paulo, Brazil, where he focuses on periodontal and peri-implant plastic microsurgery and offers regular training courses in his private microscopy laboratory in Jundiaí.
Cláudio Julio Lopes, DDS, received his DDS degree from São Paulo City University in 1989. After specializing in periodontics, he became an assistant professor of periodontics at Camilo Castelo Branco University in São Paulo, Brazil, where he stayed from 1990 to 2000. He then moved on to become coordinator of the Periodontal Plastic Surgery and the Introduction to Microsurgery courses at the São Paulo Dental Association (APCD), which he continued until 2015. In 2014, he specialized in implantology with the Brazilian Dental Association (ABO), and in 2017, he qualified in reconstructive microsurgery at the Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the University of São Paulo. He maintains a private practice in São Paulo, Brazil.