PRF // hands-on experience
This course is designed for specialists and general practitioners interested in enhancing their bone grafting technique, especially for dental implant cases.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF®) is derived from a small sample of the patient’s blood, taken at the point of care, and processed to develop a fibrin clot. The fibrin clot is prepared into a membrane rich in platelets, growth factors, and cytokines necessary to produce rapid healing and efficient regeneration.
This biomaterial is resilient, strong, and pliable, making it easy to manipulate and receptive to suturing. It can be cut to size and is supple enough to adapt to many anatomical areas. It is adhesive in nature, making it an ideal carrier for bone graft material. Uses for the material include bulking graft material (sticky bone), replacing graft material, using it as a barrier membrane, placing it in extraction sites for increased healing, and using it in guided tissue regeneration procedures. It is also ideal for extraction/immediate placement cases.
In this course, you will learn the science behind PRF and how to incorporate it into your clinical practice. The hands-on training portion will teach you how to create the PRF membrane/plugs, and a live surgical procedure will demonstrate how PRF is easily incorporated into everyday practice.
- Develop an understanding of the role of autologous biologics
- Fabricate PRF membranes and socket plugs
- Understand the clinical applications of PRF in all of the surgical specialties
- Phlebotomy (blood draw technique)
- breakfast & registration: 8am
- lecture: 9am to 12pm
- lunch: 12pm
- hands-on: 1pm to 4pm