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Research

Lee, Ernesto. Subperiosteal Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation Technique (S.M.A.R.T.): A New Standard for Bone Reconstruction of the Jaws. International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. March-April 2017 http://www.drernestolee.com/files/2014/12/IJPRD-Online.pdf

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Dr. Ernesto Lee published the results of his S.M.A.R.T. Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting research in the prestigious International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. This landmark study included 60 sites, 5 clinical applications, and human histology proof of concept.  The 30-month results demonstrate consistently superior outcomes, with fewer complications, pain and swelling. 

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Dr. Ernesto Lee started the work leading to the S.M.A.R.T. method in 2012, and its development continues to this day.  Refinements and innovations in surgical techniques, biomaterials, and associated devices are continuously evolving; having resulted in 3 patent pending applications thus far.  Development of the S.M.A.R.T. Surgical Kit alone required close to 100 prototypes. We want to make S.M.A.R.T. more predictable and efficient, for the benefit of our patients and colleagues alike.