Giovan Paolo Pini-Prato

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The purpose of this study was to identify factors which might affect the healing response in intrabony defects treated with guided tissue regeneration. Selected sites presented with deep periodontal lesions with 1, 2, and 3 wall combination intrabony component of 6.1 +/- 2.5 mm. The significance of patient, tooth, and defect characteristics and surgical(More)
This clinical study was designed to determine whether the thickness of the flap can influence root coverage when gingival recessions associated with traumatic toothbrushing are treated using a coronally advanced flap (CAF). Nineteen patients, aged from 25 to 57 years, with high levels of oral hygiene (full-mouth plaque scores <20%) were selected for the(More)
AIM The aim of this long-term study was to compare the clinical outcomes of coronally advanced flap (CAF) alone versus coronally advanced flap plus connective tissue graft (CAF+CTG) in the treatment of multiple gingival recessions using a split-mouth design over 5 years of follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 13 patients (mean age 31.4 years)(More)
This retrospective study examined the effect of cigarette smoking on the healing response following guided tissue regeneration (GTR) in deep infrabony defects. 71 defects in 51 patients underwent GTR with teflon membranes. 20 patients (32 defects) smoked more than 10 cigarettes per day, while 31 patients (39 defects) did not smoke. Clinical measurements(More)
AIM This split-mouth, randomized, clinical trial aimed to evaluate the efficacy of erbium-doped:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Er:YAG) laser application in non-surgical periodontal treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 27 patients underwent four modalities of non-surgical therapy: supragingival debridement; scaling and root planing (SRP)+Er:YAG laser;(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in the inflammatory profile of young (<or=40 years) systemically healthy periodontal patients comparing chronic (CP) versus aggressive periodontitis (AP) in terms of cytokines, chemokines and C-reactive protein levels. METHODS Systemically healthy subjects affected by severe CP or AP were enrolled in(More)
BACKGROUND The literature (1970-2000) on the outcome of surgical root coverage has been revised and summarized in a companion paper. The overall conclusion was that the various procedures are effective, but it was not possible to determine which procedure was best indicated in different clinical conditions. In this study, meta-analysis techniques were used(More)
This clinical study was designed to determine if mechanical instrumentation (root planing) of the exposed root is useful in treating gingival recession caused by traumatic toothbrushing following a coronally advanced flap (CAF). Ten patients with high levels of oral hygiene (full-mouth plaque score <20%), from 25 to 57 years of age, were selected for the(More)
BACKGROUND This long-term 8-year case series study aims at evaluating the results of the outcomes of coronally advanced flap (CAF) procedures performed for the treatment of single gingival recessions (GRs). METHODS Sixty patients with single maxillary GRs ≥ 2 mm, without loss of interproximal soft and hard tissue, treated with the CAF procedure and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this randomized clinical trial (RCT) was to evaluate the adjunctive benefit of Connective Tissue Graft (CTG) to Coronally Advanced Flap (CAF) for the treatment of gingival recession associated with inter-dental clinical attachment loss equal or smaller to the buccal attachment loss (RT2). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 29 patients(More)