- PM PRESENTERS: Dr. I. Stephen Brown & Dr. Nipul Tanna
- TIME: 1:45 PM-4:45 PM
- AUDIENCE: Dentist, RDH, DA, EFDA
- CE UNITS: 3.0
- LECTURE #: 029
- AGD CODE: 490
- MODERATORS: Dr. Barry Cohen & Dr. Gulia Omene
Minimally invasive surgery has become more and more common in Medicine. These procedures, including arthroscopic and microscopic methods, are performed through tiny incisions instead of one large opening. Because the incisions are small, patients tend to have quicker recovery times and less discomfort than with conventional surgery — with the same favorable outcomes.
However, in dentistry, substantial controversy still surrounds the use of alternatives to traditional methods for the management of mucogingival defects and other common conditions.
With the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, the surgeon uses a needle to make a small “pinhole” in the gum tissue. Specialized instruments loosen the gum tissue to permit careful repositioning of the gums to cover exposed roots. The procedure is scalpel free, suture free, and does not traumatize palatal tissue.
- No scalpels/No stitches
- Less discomfort following the procedure
- Faster healing time
- No need to remove tissue from other areas of the mouth
- Long lasting results with a natural looking gum line
Diagnosis and evaluation of the dentoalveolar periodontal supporting structures in 3D prior to treatment planning and initiating orthodontic treatment is critical. Evaluation of the hard and soft tissue parameters to identify underlying risk factors that may predispose patients to attachment loss either during or post treatment will be reviewed. The biotype, quantity and quality of the supporting structures, as well as the direction of tooth movement, can have a significant impact on the final outcome. Prophylactic intervention utilizing soft and hard tissue augmentation techniques to minimize the risks of an unfavorable result will be presented.Go to: SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY FOR Dr. Nipul Tanna Go to: AM PERIO SYMPOSIUM #027
- Second District Members - FREE
- ADA Members Outside of Second District - $150
- Non-ADA Members - $250
- Staff - $90
Dr. I. Stephen Brown, a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry, earned specialty certification in Periodontics and Adult Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and was the first dentist in the US to acquire this rare double specialty. Dr. Brown serves as Professor of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Professor of Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University School of Dentistry, and Director of the Dental Implant Center at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has recently been selected as an Examiner for the American Board of Periodontology.Go to: BROWN PM PERIO SYMPOSIUM
Dr. Nipul Tanna has dual specialty training in Orthodontics and Periodontics. He received his DMD from The University of Pennsylvania in 1990. After completing an AEGD, he became a full-time faculty member and engaged in clinical practice, clinical teaching, research and administration. He is dual boarded and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics as well as the American Board of Orthodontics Dr. Tanna currently engages in clinical practice, clinical teaching and research. He is the Program Director of the combined Orthodontics/Periodontics program at The University of Pennsylvania.Go to: Tanna PM PERIO SYMPOSIUM