VISION

To achieve minimally-invasive, precise and predictable intraoral soft and hard tissue surgical outcomes by promoting periodontal and implant microsurgery by providing education, hands-on trainings, and research to residents, general dentists, and specialists.


FOCUSES

  • Level 1: Fundamental courses on basic periodontal and implant surgical knowledge, principles and skills
  • Level 2: Intermediate courses on use of operating microscope for oral diagnosis, non-surgical and simple surgeries, e.g. probing, scaling/root planing, socket augmentation, single implant placement, etc.
  • Level 3: Advanced courses on use of operating microscope for hard- and soft-tissue regenerative procedures, guided tissue regeneration, guided bone regeneration, sinus augmentation, periodontal plastic surgery, etc.

DIRECTORS

DDS, MS
Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry
Assistant Program Director, Periodontics Graduate Program
DDS, MSD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry

TRAINING TEAM

hsun-liang chan

Hsun-Liang Chan, DDS, MS


TRAINING CONTENTS

2020

  • Level 3 Exclusive to UM periodontal residents: Year-round clinical instruction and patient care with microsurgery on Tues and Wed PMs in UM Graduate Periodontal Clinics
  • Level 1 Exclusive to UM periodontal residents: 5/4 Literature review with UM periodontal residents
  • Level 2 Exclusive to UM periodontal residents and faculty: 6/19 Hands-on training for UM periodontal residents and faculty
  • Level 1 & 2 Limited seats: 8/10-8/14 University of Michigan Continuous Education Course

2021

  • Level 3 Exclusive to UM periodontal residents: Year-round Clinical instruction and patient care with microsurgery on Tues and Wed PMs in UM Graduate Periodontal Clinics Level 1 Exclusive to UM periodontal residents: May Literature review with UM periodontal residents
  • Level 2 Exclusive to UM periodontal residents and faculty: Feb Hands-on training for UM periodontal residents and faculty
  • Level 2 Exclusive to UM periodontal residents and faculty: July Hands-on training for UM periodontal residents and faculty
  • Level 1, 2 & 3: NEW 7/1/2021 to 6/30/2022 PIMA Microsurgery Fellowship (Enrollment open until 12/31/2020)
  • Level 1 & 2: Aug, 2021 Focused seminar with Dr. Rino Burkhardt at Ann Arbor (Details will be announced soon, stay tuned!)

FACILITIES

Graduate Periodontal Clinics at the University of Michigan

A brand new clinic will open in 2020 on the 3rd floor of the Dental School Building. It will have 12 treatment units for non-surgical and minor surgery needs, in addition to 3 surgical suites for major periodontal and implant surgeries. There will be one floor-mounted operating microscope for examinations, diagnosis and non-surgical treatments and one to two wall/ceiling mounted operating microscopes in the surgical suites.

Padbury Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, P.C.

Conveniently located in downtown Jackson, approximately 30 min west of the Dental School, Dr. Padbury’s office is equipped with one wall-mounted Zeiss Pico microscope for performing routine periodontal and implant related procedures. Dr. Chan practices in Dr. Padbury’s office on Thursdays. Fellows will have an opportunity to observe microsurgeries in this office as part of the training requirements.

Padbury Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, P.C. video

Seven Lake Periodontics

Located 40 min north of Ann Arbor, this is where Dr. Velasquez practices microsurgeries on a daily basis. This office is quipped with 2 wall-mounted Zeiss Pico microscope. Fellows will have an opportunity to observe microsurgeries in this office as part of the training requirements.


CLINICAL STRENGTHS

Our clinical strengths are to apply operating microscope to daily periodontal and implant therapy, including socket augmentation, sinus augmentation, guided tissue regeneration, guided bone regeneration and periodontal plastic surgery, etc. Enhanced magnification and illumination allow for a minimally invasive and precise surgical approach. Under microscopy, surgical incision, soft and hard tissue management and suturing can be executed perfectly. Detailed surgical skills translate into higher predictability, better clinical outcomes and reduced patient morbidity.

Socket augmentation

Use of operating microscope can ensure total debridement of the socket and via minimally invasive tissue management maximal wound stability can be achieved.

Lateral sinus augmentation

Operating microscope enables augmented vision during osteotomy and Schneiderian membrane elevation. Minimizing window size could reduce patient morbidity and maximize wound healing for better clinical outcomes.

Vertical sinus augmentation

Under microscopy, the Schneiderian membrane can be seen such that a blind osteotome technique becomes a visible and predictable procedure.

Guide tissue regeneration

Regenerative periodontal surgery was performed with the aid of operating microscope, which enabled precise incision, tissue management calculus/dental plaque removal, and suturing.

Guided bone regeneration

Operating microscope allows for precise incision, flap reflection, flap releasing and wound closure.

Periodontal plastic surgery

Excellent magnification and illumination from operating microscope enhances performances of soft tissue management and surgical outcomes.

Peri-implantitis treatment

Operating microscope can assist visualizing bony defects and Schneiderian membrane. It can facilitate decontamination of implant surface.


RESEARCH

Magnification and microsurgery improved clinical outcomes over non-magnified surgical protocols for recession coverage and treatment of periodontitis, a systematic review with meta-analysis.
Lead author: Riccardo Di Gianfilippo
Co-authors: I-Ching Wang, Larissa Steigmann, Diego Velasquez, Hom-Lay Wang, and Hsun-Liang Chan

Microsurgery for Sinus Augmentation.
Lead author: Benyapha Sirinirund
Co-authors: Diego Velasquez and Hsun-Liang Chan

Interested in supporting the research? Consider donating to the Next Breakthroughs Research Fund.


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