Revisiting The Free Gingival Graft Procedure
When it comes to root coverage for mandibular incisors, Dr. Vinay Bhide, a periodontist from Aurora, ON, is a clear advocate for the Free Gingival Graft (FGG). So much so that he has launched something of a social media campaign, sharing many of his case studies with his peers online.
“When I started posting my cases on social media, I created the hashtag #makeFGGsgreatagain. It’s a tongue-in-cheek play on words, but what is interesting is that soon, other people started posting their own cases of FGG under the same hashtag”.
Dr. Bhide’s passion for the subject is clear. And though he acknowledges there are other valid surgical treatment options for root coverage procedures involving a phenotype conversion, he argues that dentists should consider a Free Gingival Graft as a primary treatment in the anterior mandible.
In his excellent online presentation, Revisiting the Free Gingival Graft Procedure, Dr. Bhide walks us through a series of case studies and answers key questions around the benefits of this treatment. He addresses drawbacks and challenges, and outlines the keys to a successful outcome.
So will #makeFGGsgreatagain bring about a resurrection of the Free Gingival Graft?
“If what I am doing makes people reflect on their own experience and make a choice for themselves, then I will have considered what I am doing a very worthwhile endeavor.”
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CDA Oasis Team