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- The biological background and scientific rationale for why platelet concentrates speed wound healing
- The advanced made in PRF from low speed centrifugation concept (LSCC) towards horizontal centrifugation
- The critical importance of tubes and the drastic negative impact of incorporating silica/silicone into PRF tubes
- The use of PRF for facial esthetics
- Key areas into future uses of PRF for everyday dental practice
The use of platelet concentrates has had a long-history of use in various fields of medicine as an autologous source of growth factors fabricated utilizing centrifugation of blood under various conditions. While platelet rich plasma (PRP) was proposed as a first-generation platelet concentrate over 3 decades ago, over the past 10 years, platelet rich fibrin (PRF) has seen a steady increase in utilization for a variety of medical procedures due to its lack of anti-coagulation factors favoring fibrin clot formation and faster wound healing. More recently, further research has demonstrated that shorter and slower centrifugation spin cycles ('the low speed concept') additionally favors wound healing by incorporating higher populations of white blood cells and progenitor cells within the PRF fibrin matrix leading to higher growth factor release within the local micro-environment. Parallel to these findings, the development of a liquid PRF provides a new formulation of liquid PRF without using anti-coagulation factors that may specifically be combined with currently available bone biomaterials favoring particle stability, angiogenesis and tissue integration. This course aims to highlight the recent advancements made with respect to the newest formulations of platelet concentrates and systematically presents when, where and why specific platelet concentrates may be utilized to further speed wound healing and tissue regeneration for various clinical indications faced in routine daily dental practice.
Lead educator and researcher at Advanced PRF Education and an Adjunct Visiting Faculty in the department of Periodontology in Bern, Switzerland.
Has written 2 best-selling textbooks widely distributed in regenerative dentistry including his most recent in 2019 titled: “Next Generation Biomaterials for Bone and Periodontal Regeneration” and a 2nd in 2017 titled: “Platelet Rich Fibrin in Regenerative Dentistry: From Biological Background to Clinical Indications”.
Has currently published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and lectures internationally on many topics relating to growth factors, bone biomaterials and guided bone regeneration.
Top 100 CE providers in North America.
He has recently been awarded many recent international prizes in dentistry and is widely considered as one of the top contributors to implant dentistry having won the ITI Andre Schroeder Prize.