Platelet Rich Firbin
What is Platelet Rich Fibrin? - PRF
- PRF is a provisional 3-dimensional matrix made of fibrin that accelerates wound healing
- It contains a number of growth factors found in human blood centrifuged to reach supra-physiological doses that assist in tissue regeneration
- It significantly decreases the rate of infection up to 10 fold, especially following molar extractions and prior/during implant placement
- Patients report less morbidity, swelling and use of analgesics following regeneration with PRF
- In many clinical indications, may be used alone to replace the high costs associated with bone grafts, connective tissue grafts, and/or barrier membranes
- Improved patient satisfaction
Platelet Rich Fibrin in Regenerative Dentistry: Biological Background and Clinical Indications Full Day Workshop
Come Learn the New Trends in PRF Therapy in this 1-day Hands-on Workshop
This hands-on course will cover all the new advancements made with respect to the newest formulations of platelet concentrates. These will cover how to make custom-shaped PRF grafts, how to better concentrate liquid-PRF and will provide a better understanding for optimization of the protocols utilized in everyday dental practice.
Thereafter, the Bio-Heat technology will be presented. This will cover the heating steps necessary to extend the working properties of PRF from a fast-resorbing 2-3 week membrane towards a membrane that lasts 4-6 months. Various protocols will be demonstrated whereby clinicians will learn how to make an extended-PRF membrane that lasts 4-6 months, as well as how to make a novel sticky bone that contains an outer e-PRF membrane that may be utilized for ridge augmentation procedures.
Optimization of protocols for any centrifugation device
– Update on Bio-Heat technology and the ability to extend the working properties of PRF from 2-3 weeks to 4-6 months
– Improve cell and growth factor release using concentrated-PRF (C-PRF) protocols when compared to traditional injectable-PRF (i-PRF) on any centrifugation device
– Launch of the Bio-Cool technology
– Importance of PRF tubes for the fabrication of PRF
– Coupon code for Free access to an online 8CE program at www.prf-edu.com
Course time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Advanced PRF Education
- Live Demos
- Phlebotomy training
- Part 1 (8:30am-10:45am): Biology of Wound Healing. Understand the importance of vascularization for both soft and hard tissues.
- Break (10:45am-11:00am)
- Part 2 (11:00am-12:15pm): Learn the history of PRF, its first use and the improvements made over the years.
- Lunch (12:15pm-1:00pm)
- Part 3 (1:00pm-2:45pm): Biological background of PRF. Understand how lower centrifugation speeds (g-force) and time results in a superior fibrin scaffold with more leukocytes. Understand growth factor release and optimization of the PRF centrifuge to improve regeneration.
- Break (2:45pm-3:00pm)
- Part 4 (3:00pm-4:00pm): Clinical indications of PRF in dentistry. Discussion over its potential use in Extraction Socket Grafting, Sinus Augmentation Procedures, Gingival Recessions, Intrabony/Furcation Defect Regeneration, Implant Dentistry and Soft Tissue Management.
- Part 5 (4:00pm-5:00pm) Phlebotomy Training & Live Demonstrations
You will receive an email with course location & details a few weeks before course start date. Please direct questions to email@example.com
About Dr. Richard Miron
Dr. Richard Miron, BMSC, MSc, PhD, DDS, is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Periodontology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his undergraduate degree in Medical Science and a Masters in Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Bern, Switzerland and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Laval, Canada. He has previously performed numerous short stay post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Wuhan in China in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and has since co-supervised numerous Master and PhD candidates as an external visiting scholar. His main research interests involve enamel matrix proteins for bone and periodontal regeneration, bioactive growth factors, osteoinductive bone grafting materials and guided bone regeneration in implant dentistry. He has recently been awarded many internationally recognized top young investigators awards including the Andre Schroeder Research Prize from the International Team of Implantology (ITI) (2016), the Robert Frank Award for Basic Research in Dentistry (2015), the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Young investigator of the Year in the field of Implant Dentistry (2015), the Canadian IADR Hatton Award recipient (2015), and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Young Investigator Grant Award (2014).