with special contributions by Salvador Garcia Valenzuela
The success of periodontal and implant-related plastic and reconstructive surgical therapy is based on several fundamental principles, including an understanding of tissue characteristics in both health and disease, proper selection and use of surgical armamentarium, adequate flap design and management, and an understanding of the properties and indications of different graft materials. All of these elements are interconnected and must be considered in the process of treatment planning and patient care. This book beautifully weaves together clear narrative and stunning visuals to illustrate the five core components of periodontal and implant-related plastic and reconstructive surgical therapy—the tissues, the tools, the flaps, the grafts, and the surgeries—and how to manage them successfully in contemporary clinical practice. A true masterpiece in periodontology.
Chapter 1. The Tissues
Chapter 2. The Tools
Chapter 3. The Flaps
Chapter 4. The Grafts
Chapter 5. The Surgeries
Dr Leandro Chambrone received a DDS and a Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Methodist University of São Paulo in Brazil. Subsequently, he earned a masters degree and PhD degree in periodontics from the University of São Paulo. He serves as a faculty member in several prestigious institutions in North America, South America, and Europe. He holds positions of Associate Professor at Egas Moniz University (Portugal), Ad honorem Associate Professor at El Bosque University (Colombia), Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Penn School of Dental Medicine. Beyond his enthusiasm and dedication as an educator and health care provider, Dr Chambrone is also heavily involved in clinical research and evidence-based dentistry. He has authored over 150 papers, including some commissioned consensus reviews for the American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology. Dr Chambrone currently serves as Section Editor of Clinical Research for The International Journal of Oral Implantology and Section Editor of Periodontics for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Gustavo Avila-Ortiz obtained a DDS degree and completed a PhD training program at the University of Granada (Spain), before moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA) where he graduated with an MS degree and a Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Michigan. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Avila-Ortiz has over 10 years of experience as an educator and has worked to advance the profession in numerous institutional committees and scientific organizations. He is a former faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where he was the Phillip A. Lainson Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics until 2022. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry. He has authored more than 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and numerous book chapters. He is the co-author of the book TISSUES: Critical Issue in Periodontics and Implant-Related Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Quintessence Publishing 2022), which has been critically acclaimed within the profession. Dr. Avila-Ortiz is currently a Visiting Professor in the Division of Periodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and a member of Atelier Dental Madrid (Spain), a center for dental excellence where he maintains a private practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and is regularly engaged in scholarly and continuing-education activities.