João Carnio, DDS, MS, is a visiting researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry. Techniques that Carnio has created for the treatment of mucogingival deformities include the modified apically repositioned flap, palatal augmentation and papilla regeneration. He also maintains a private practice in Londrina, Brazil. He can be reached at [email protected]
This study compares the free gingival graft and modified apically repositioned flap techniques in terms of surgical wound area and quantity of anesthetic delivered in patients with bilateral mucogingival deficiencies.
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