The Principles of Soft Tissue Surgery
PFA Fellow Lee Silverstein has just published an outstanding procedure guide on the step-by-step process of soft tissue surgery. The well-illustrated text demonstrates how to incorporate a sound surgical approach in a variety of clinical situations. The author notes that the realm of surgical dentistry is continuing to evolve rapidly, but the fundamentals of most procedures remain the same. So, this presentation is not going to be out-of-date anytime soon. In his text, Dr. Silverstein presents a most complete in-depth sequence of surgical procedures and the appropriate armamentarium necessary to perform such surgical procedures. The book presents sound surgical procedures in a step-by-step, page-by-page, well-diagrammed format that makes such procedures idiot-proof. It is a most complete text to jump off performing the standard procedures, with room for individual detail changes as necessary. This manual is an excellent preparation to review before performing such surgery, a chairside guide, and an outline for postoperative additions. Individual techniques are effectively demonstrated so that the clinician can interface the appropriate procedure with a specific clinical scenario. This text is an indispensable resource for any dentist who does oral surgery even sometimes. Perhaps it is more so necessary for a sometime surgeon as a reminder of the procedures. A person could not find a more complete work in this field.
Dr. Silverstein is an Associate Clinical Professor of Periodontics at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. He lectures both nationally and internationally on the topics of periodontal plastic surgery, dental implantology, hard tissue and soft tissue regenerative surgical techniques, and oral medicine. He has contributed extensively to the literature, authored over 100 scientific articles, as well as his highly acclaimed textbook Principles of Dental Suturing: A Complete Guide to Surgical Closure. He is a Fellow in PFA, ICD, ACD, and in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Silverstein maintains a periodontal practice in Marietta, Georgia.
Co-author Dr. Peter Shatz is also a PFA Fellow and also a periodontist practicing in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. David Kurtzman also is a co-author. Dominic Doyle has beautifully rendered the illustrations, perfect except for the absence of blood, so no one needs those 2x2's to clear the view.