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Mucosa Management using the Buccal Pedicle Flap technique

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  • Mucosa management around implants
  • The buccal pedicle flap technique


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[9] Giorgio Tabanella and Peter Schupbach. “A Peri-Implant Soft Tissue Biopsy Technique to Analyze the Peri-Implant Tissue Sealing: A Non Invasive Approach for Human Histologies”. EC Dental Science 16.2 (2017): 93-99.

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Additional resources



Re-treatment of failures: from prevention to advanced guided bone regeneration on ailing dental implants

In the first part of his 2-part lecture, Dr. Giorgio Tabanella reviews the definitions of mucositis vs peri-implantitis, and the influence of the mucosa.


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