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VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 1 ( January-June, 2016 ) > List of Articles


Zucchelli's Technique With Collagen and Platelet Rich Fibrin: A Strategic Approach In Multiple Gingival Recession Management

Raja Rajeswari S, Triveni M. Gowda, Tarun A.B. Kumar, Dhoom S. Mehta, M. Rekha

Keywords : Gingival Recession, collagen membrane, platelet rich fibrin

Citation Information : S RR, Gowda TM, Kumar TA, Mehta DS, MR. Zucchelli's Technique With Collagen and Platelet Rich Fibrin: A Strategic Approach In Multiple Gingival Recession Management. 2016; 6 (1):40-44.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-6-1-40

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Multiple gingival recession defects in esthetic zone demands aconcurrent correction of all the involved teeth in a single surgery. Wound healing is a complex phenomenon and the concurrent use of collagen membrane and Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) will greatly enhance the process. Thus the aim of this case report is to evaluate the effectiveness of Zucchelli's technique (ZT) with collagen and PRF in the management of multiple gingival recession management. There was 90% mean root coverage and good patient esthetic satisfaction. Thus ZT with collagen and PRF is an effective treatment modality in the management of multiple gingival recession.

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