Long-term results of a minimally invasive approach for bone grafting

Stephen K. Harrel, Martha E. Nunn, Claire M. Belling

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A retrospective analysis of the results obtained from regenerative surgery performed utilizing a minimally invasive surgical approach was performed. Bone grafting procedures were performed at 194 sites in 87 patients using small incisions and minimal flap reflection. There were 44 females with a mean age of 52.7 years and 43 males with a mean age of 54.9 years. The mean healing time at which data were collected was 21.7 months. Postsurgical data were collected at the time of routinely scheduled supportive periodontal therapy (SPT) appointments by 2 evaluators. Mean changes in probing depth and attachment levels were evaluated utilizing a Wilcoxon sign rank test. Mean improvement in probing depth was 4.58 mm (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1558-1563
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of periodontology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Periodontics


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