More Surgical Articles

Edward Gottesman, DDS

Predictable root coverage with minimal patient morbidity: advantages of acellular dermal matrix for treating multiple sites of gingival recession

Gingival recession is a frequent esthetic complaint. Dr. Edward Gottesman describes an alternative to connective-tissue harvesting called the acellular dermal matrix, which offers stability and prevents recession.

Jamie White, RDH

Oral antioxidants: a weapon in wound healing

Following surgical or periodontal procedures, the oral surgeon and dental hygiene team — not to mention the patient — turn their focus to wound healing. Jamie White, RDH, discusses how she uses antioxidants as an important weapon in the fight against inflammation.

Anthony J. Reganato, DDS, MS

Minimally invasive ridge augmentations

All approaches to implant dentistry should get us to the same endpoint with three main goals in mind: esthetics, function, and longevity. Dr. Anthony J. Reganato shares the surgical technique he uses as the foundation for a minimally invasive ridge augmentation.

Richard Nejat, DDS

Computer-guided dental implant surgery: evolving, efficient, esthetic

Dr. Richard Nejat gives a brief overview of the history of computed tomography in dentistry, explains how surgical templates are used, and presents a case example of the benefits of CAD/CAM computer-generated surgical guides.

Maureen Tsokris, RDH, EdD

Dental implant maintenance: a team effort

As more and more implants are placed, the dental team will encounter great variations in patient needs and potential complications. Maureen Tsokris, RDH, EdD, explains how imperative it is that all dental team members are equipped to provide proper assessment and maintenance of dental implants to ensure long-term success.

Mark Schlesinger DDS

8 realistic uses for lasers in surgical therapy

Despite a plethora of educational resources at our disposal, laser dentistry continues to be largely misunderstood by the dental profession. Dr. Mark Schlesinger gives a brief overview of some of the benefits of using an Erbium all-tissue laser for surgical therapy and demonstrates realistic clinical benefits of laser treatment.


How to set up an implant surgical room: a checklist

Periodontist Scott Froum and dental assistant Theresa Tolsdorf explain the room setup for implant surgery, offer a suggested armamentarium and materials list, and cover the steps involved in the room breakdown.