Videoscope-assisted minimally invasive periodontal surgery (V-MIS)

Stephen K. Harrel, Celeste M. Abraham, Francisco Rivera-Hidalgo, Jay D. Shulman, Martha E. Nunn

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Aim Small incision surgery has become routine in many areas of medicine but has not been widely accepted in periodontal therapy. A videoscope to assist minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has been developed. The clinical outcomes from MIS performed using this videoscope (V-MIS) are reported. Materials and Methods Patients were evaluated for residual defects following non-surgical therapy consisting of root planing with local anaesthetic. Thirty patients having 110 sites with residual pocket probing depth (PPD) of at least 5 mm, 2 mm loss of clinical attachment level (CAL), and radiographic evidence of bone loss were surgically treated. V-MIS was performed utilizing the videoscope for surgical visualization. Results At re-evaluation 6 months post surgery, there was a statistically significant improvement (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)900-907
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of clinical periodontology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Periodontics


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