Dentistry as a profession increasingly demands the consolidation of its practices in order to exercise them in accordance with the most modern principles. The purpose of Practical Manual of Periodontal and Peri-implant Surgery is to help dental professionals to do just that. This book, with its many high-quality full-color illustrations, is divided into ten chapters, which provide a comprehensive overview of: ♦ the main types of incisions and flaps used in periodontal and peri-implant surgery; ♦ the different suture techniques; ♦ resection surgery; ♦ the surgical and grafting techniques used for root covering; ♦ plastic surgery as an auxiliary therapy in correcting edentulous alveolar crests; ♦ different procedures associated with vestibuloplasty; ♦ peri-implant plastic surgery as it relates to the esthetic appearance of peri-implant tissues; ♦ surgical modalities for papillae formation; ♦ the main approaches for performing maxillary sinus floor elevation; ♦ the techniques required for alveolar ridge preservation. The information contained in this publication intends to make better clinical practice possible for the qualified professional, thereby ensuring better health and quality of life for those who are the main objective of the profession - the patients. Contents Chapter 01: Incisions and Flaps in Periodontal and Peri-Implant Surgery Chapter 02: Suture Techniques for Periodontal and Peri-Implant Surgery Chapter 03: Resection Surgery Chapter 04: Periodontal Plastic Surgery Use of Grafts for Root Covering Chapter 05: Surgical Techniques for Correction of Edentulous Alveolar Crest Defects Chapter 06: Surgeries for Vestibular Deepening Chapter 07: Preparation of the Peri-Implant Tissues Chapter 08: Surgical Techniques for Reconstruction of Papillae Chapter 09: Maxillary Sinus Lift Chapter 10: Alveolar Ridge Preservation Authors Renata Cimões graduated in Dentistry from the Federal University of Alagoas (1998), obtained Specialization in Periodontics at EAP-ABO-PE (2004) and Doctor of Dentistry and Collective Health from the University of Pernambuco (2004). She serves as Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Coordinator of the Specialization Course in Implant Dentistry, and is a permanent staff member of the Postgraduate Course in Dentistry (both Master's and Doctoral courses), at the same institution. She undertook her Postgraduate studies in Periodontics at Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, England (2010), under the supervision of Professor Nikos Donos. She is also a reviewer for diverse Brazilian and international periodicals and Scientific Editor of the journal IJD - International Journal of Dentistry. Experienced in the field of Dentistry, with emphasis on Periodontics and Implant dentistry, she works mainly in the following areas: Periodontics, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Peri-implant Esthetics, Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment, and Biomaterials. Estela Santos Gusmão Graduating in Dentistry from the Pernambuco Dental School - FOP/UPE (1977); she is a Specialist in Periodontics, from the Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE (1981); Extension Course in Social Periodontics at the University of Illinois - Chicago, USA (1981); Master of Clinical Dentistry (area of focus - Periodontics) from the University of São Paulo - USP (1987); Doctor of Dentistry (Periodontics) from the University of São Paulo - USP (1990). Adjunct and Regent Professor of the Periodontics Course at the Pernambuco Dental School-FOP/UPE; Former Coordinator of Courses of Improvement and Specialization in Periodontics from the School of Professional Improvement - EAP/ABO-PE; Member of the Academic Staff of the Postgraduate Program in Dentistry (both Master's and Doctoral courses) at the Pernambuco Dental School - FOP/UPE and Assistant Professor of the Specialization Course in Periodontics at the Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE, Recife Dental School - FOR and Guararapes Faculty - FG / Potiguar University-UNP; and Consultant/Scientific Reviewer of various Brazilian periodicals. Experienced in the field of Dentistry, she specializes in Periodontics, mainly working on the following topics: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of periodontal disease; and the Clinical Integration of Periodontics into other areas of Dentistry. Nikos Donos Graduating in Dentistry from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1992), he specialized in Periodontics at the Royal Dental College, University of Aarhus, Denmark in 1994; at this time he also completed a Master's degree in Periodontics. In 1998 he received the title of Doctor of Periodontics from the Royal Dental College, Department of Periodontology, University of Aarhus, Denmark. In 1999 he served as Clinical Professor at the Royal Dental College, University of Aarhus, Denmark. In 2000, he then received a scholarship from ITI Straumann and worked in the Department of Periodontics and Fixed Dental Prosthesis, University of Berne, Switzerland. In 2001 he went to work for the Eastman Dental Institute, UCL, London, where he earned the position of Head of Periodontics in 2005. At present he is Director of Research Strategies at UCL, Eastman Dental Institute, Head of the Department of Clinical Research, Head of Periodontics and Director of the Master's Program in Periodontics and Co-director of the Training Program in Implant Dentistry. A member of various high impact periodicals he additionally presents publications of great relevance in the areas of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. He works mainly in the following areas: Guided bone regeneration; Influence of diabetes on periodontal and bone regeneration/healing; Periodontal regeneration with stem cells; Effect of growth factors on bone and periodontal healing; Use of enamel matrix proteins for regenerating periodontal defects; Genetic susceptibility to periodontal diseases; and Association between periodontal disease and chronic diseases.