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Next Generation PRF + Biomaterials

An Advanced Course on Selecting Appropriate Biomaterials for

Bone and Periodontal Regeneration using PRF

with Dr. Richard Miron and Quintessence International

Advanced Course in Biomaterials

In affiliation with the Washington DC (Mid-Atlantic) MaxiCourse

New Date

July 11-12, 2024, Washington, DC

(Fly into Dulles Airport which is a 10-15 minute drive from the hotel and the venue)

Course Location: YM Dental Lab

14100 Park Meadow Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151


Hotel Information: 

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles

14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, Virginia, USA, 20151

Tel: +1 703-818-0300

Reserve Your Room for Advanced Course in Biomaterials at Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles

Enter "B9037" into the corp/promo code to avail of the corporate rate.

The Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, a full service hotel with restaurant, is a 5-minute drive to the facility.

Hyatt Place Chantilly/Dulles Airport-South

4994 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 20151

Tel: +1 703 961 8160

Reserve Your Room for Advanced Course in Biomaterials at Hyatt Place Chantilly/Dulles Airport-South

Enter Corporate Rate number "193170"

The Hyatt Place is a 3-minute drive to the facility.

“This is our most Advanced Program in PRF + Biomaterials and was designed to provide clinicians with thorough knowledge on when to utilize which biomaterials in clinical practice.”

Its content is derived from Dr. Richard Miron's best-selling textbook!!

Course Description


New and innovative biomaterials are being discovered or created in laboratories at an unprecedented rate, but many of them remain entirely foreign to practicing clinicians. This course addresses this gap in knowledge by summarizing some of the groundbreaking research performed to date on this topic and providing case examples of these biomaterials at work. The course begins with a review of the biological background and applications of bone grafting materials utilized in dentistry. The principles of guided tissue and bone regeneration are covered in detail, including many recent advancements in barrier membrane technologies as well as use of platelet-rich fibrin and various growth factors, and many next-generation materials that will optimize future bone and periodontal regeneration are presented. The final section of the course is designed to help clinicians select appropriate biomaterials for each specific regenerative protocol. Much like one implant size and shape cannot be utilized for every indication in implant dentistry, one bone grafting material, barrier membrane, or growth factor cannot maximize regenerative outcomes in all clinical situations. This course teaches clinicians how to utilize biomaterials in an appropriate, predictable, and evidence-based manner. The final day of this 2-day lecture will include Hands-on blood draws to learn PRF technology and ability to make sticky bone and PRF membranes for routine implant dentistry cases.


Specific Aims

  • Classification of bone grafting materials. Current uses and percentages utilized materials in North America

  • When autogenous, when allografts, when xenografts and when alloplasts?

  • Understanding Platelet Rich Fibrin, its use in soft and hard tissue regeneration

Unfortunately the majority of biomaterial education provided to clinicians in private practice is conducted by sales reps. Owing to their limited biomaterial portfolio and knowledge on the topic, often incorrect decisions are made by the treating clinician. This course provides the evidence-base decision making process for those that wish to maximize either bone or periodontal regeneration.

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Course Outline

Day 1 Objectives

Understand the different available options for bone grafts and their uses. Understand when to utilize each class of bone grafting material appropriately


9:00-10:30: Biomaterials and their effect on immune health and tissue integration. How to optimize regenerative strategies by minimizing immune responses. How to supplement patients with antioxidants, vitamin D and other vitamins to minimize graft/implant failure.


10:30-10:45: Coffee break


10:45-11:15: Classification of bone grafting materials. Current uses and percentages of bone grafting materials in North America. Why do we use autografts versus allografts, versus xenografts versus synthetic materials.


11:15-12:00 Autogenous bone, the gold standard of bone regeneration. Importance of harvesting techniques. When block graft, when particles. The bone scraper and its simplistic use in implantology. Introduction to the concept of bone conditioned media (BCM).


12:00-1:00: Lunch break


1:00-2:00: Allografts, the standard replacement material. Differences between freeze-dried bone allograft (FDBA) and demineralized freeze-dried bone allografts (DFDBA). Clinical uses of FDBA versus DFDBA. When to use DFDBA versus FDBA? Understanding that processing technique of bone allografts is extremely important for bone-inducing potential and that not all allografts are the same.


2:00-2:45: Xenografts – why are they so heavily utilized in North America? What are their advantages and disadvantages. Clinical cases presented with their relative indications.


2:45-3:00: Break


3:00-3:45: Synthetic materials – uses and limitations. Osopia, the next generation and first osteoinductive synthetic bone graft.


3:45-4:15: Tetranite, a novel bone adhesive that adheres dental implants directly to bone giving optimal primary stability of dental implants. Discussion on the future of 3D printed bone grafts


 4:15-5:00: Barrier membranes, when non-cross-linked, when cross-linked? When non-resorbable? When titanium? Expert discussion with case presentations from the leaders in the field.



Day 2 Morning Objectives

Understanding Platelet Rich Fibrin.


9:00-12:00: Advanced concepts in platelet rich fibrin (PRF). What you don’t know about PRF that you probably should know. Updates from the Miron Research Lab.


12:00-1:00: Lunch


1:00-1:30: Clinical recommendations and guidelines for selecting appropriate biomaterials for bone and periodontal regeneration in an appropriate, predictable, and evidence-based manner. Evidence discussing what biomaterials to use for extraction sockets, sinus augmentations, GBR procedures, around implants, periodontal regeneration, and recession coverage.


1:30-5:00 HANDS-ON Blood Draws and Clinical Uses of PRF

The course usually concludes at 5:00 pm.

“This Advanced Program in Next Generation Biomaterials was designed to provide clinicians with thorough knowledge on when to utilize which biomaterials in clinical practice.”

This Advanced Course in Biomaterials is in affiliation with the Washington DC (Mid-Atlantic) MaxiCourse

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