Rationale for Esthetic Incisions and Atraumatic Flap Management in Microsurgery
CE Hours: 1.0
Description: The goal of modern endodontic microsurgery is a predictable elimination of the periapical pathosis in a minimally invasive way both for the hard and soft tissues.
When we do an endodontic surgery we may solve the endodontic problem, but we may create an aesthetic problem for the patient.
Knowledge of essential anatomical landmarks, soft tissue vasculature and wound healing are mandatory in order to obtain an excellent healing outcome after a microsurgical procedure. This presentation will address incisions and flap designs for all tooth locations, as well as criteria for proper flap design selection.
At the same time, atraumatic flap manipulation and suturing techniques under the microscope can enhance the clinician’s surgical skills and will be thoroughly discussed throughout this presentation.
- Describe indications of different flap designs in endodontic surgery.
- Explain atraumatic manipulation, proper handling and predictable suturing of the mucosal tissues under the microscope.
- Apply learned skills in muco-gingival surgical procedures.
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Spyros Floratos, DMD
Dr Floratos received his DMD from the University of Thessaloniki School of Dentistry in Greece in 2001. He received a Certificate in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2009. Since 2009, he holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment at the Endodontic Department of University of Pennsylvania. He is a retired Commander of the Greek Navy and former Director of the Endodontic Department of the Athens Naval Hospital in Greece. Dr Floratos is the author of three chapters in Professor Kim & Kratchman’s textbook ‘Microsurgery in Endodontics’ published in 2017 and one chapter in Professor Tsesis’ ‘Endodontic – Periodontal Lesions’ textbook published in 2019. He has presented in endodontic meetings in USA and Europe and has published in national and international endodontic journals.
I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.