Creating a New Standard

205This innovative technology, developed by Dr. Shanelec is creating a new standard in the profession for aesthetic results with dental implants and periodontal plastic surgery.

These microsurgical techniques bring a level of precision that makes it possible to comfortable replace teeth, smiles and confidence, without the trauma of the major incisions involved with most surgical procedures.

Utilizing a surgical microscope, Dr. Shanelec is able to easily view the intricacies of the soft tissue and bone, without incisions or tissue removal for visibility, thus allowing him to use gentle surgical techniques that cause very little trauma to the tissues.

The benefits of microsurgery for patients include:

  • Superior aesthetic results
  • Less discomfort during and after surgery
  • Reduced healing time

mtiToday, Santa Barbara is the center of the world of dental implant and periodontal microsurgery. In addition to providing microsurgical procedures for patients at the Santa Barbara Center for Aesthetic Dental Implants and Periodontics, Dr. Shanelec also directs the Microsurgery Training Institute, which he founded in 1994 and is now considered the premier training center for microsurgery.

The Microsurgery Training Institute attracts the best and brightest periodontists and implant surgeons to learn microsurgery. Dr. Shanelec has trained hundreds of doctors from around the world in periodontal and dental implant microsurgery. Many have subsequently become teachers of minimally invasive microsurgery and have presented numerous lectures, articles, and scientific papers.


We invite you to visit our affiliated website for more information about Dr. Shanelec’s teaching and research.

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