Videoscope-assisted minimally invasive periodontal surgery for bone regeneration (VMIS)

  • Stephen K. HarrelEmail author
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  1. Periodontics


Following the introduction of minimally invasive surgical techniques for treating periodontal defects, a novel visualization method was essential to allow for the use of smaller incisions and for a lingual access surgical approach. A videoscope has been developed for use in minimally invasive periodontal surgery that facilitates visualization of the periodontal defect and permits access to the defect from the lingual aspect. The minimally invasive surgical technique developed to utilize the benefits of the videoscope is known as videoscope-assisted minimally invasive surgery (VMIS). This article reviews the technique for performing the VMIS procedure for periodontal lesions on natural teeth and for peri-implant lesions on implants.


Periodontal surgery Minimally invasive Videoscope Regeneration 


Further reading

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    Wilson TG Jr (2019) A new minimally invasive approach for treating peri-implantitis. Clin Adv Periodontol 9:59–63CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Texas A&M College of DentistryDallasUSA

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