Videoscope-Assisted Minimally Invasive Periodontal Surgery: One-Year Outcome and Patient Morbidity. Academic Article uri icon


  • The aim of this study was to report the 1-year clinical outcomes from videoscope-assisted minimally invasive surgery (V-MIS). A sample of 18 patients having sites with residual pocket probing depth (PPD) of at least 5 mm and 2 mm loss in clinical attachment level (CAL) following initial nonsurgical therapy were treated with V-MIS. At 12 months postsurgery, there was a statistically significant improvement (P < .001) in mean PPD (4.11 0.98 mm) and CAL (4.58 1.19 mm) in all surgical sites. A mean improvement in soft tissue height (0.48 0.65 mm, P = .006) was also observed. In most cases, patients reported no postoperative discomfort. The improvements associated with V-MIS appear to be favorable when compared with previously reported results of periodontal regenerative surgery. The lack of postsurgical recession following V-MIS has not been reported with traditional regenerative surgery.

published proceedings

  • Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent

author list (cited authors)

  • Harrel, S. K., Abraham, C. M., Rivera-Hidalgo, F., Shulman, J. D., & Nunn, M. E.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • January 2016