Understanding Platelet-Rich Fibrin
This book gathers over 50 authors and 15 editors into one of the most up-to-date and comprehensive reviews of PRF therapy.
Understanding PRF includes roughly 400 pages, over 1000 clinical diagrams and greater than 65 videos that facilitate the reader through all applications and uses of PRF in generative dentistry.
It is written by the world's number 1 ranked researcher on the topic, Dr. Richard Miron.
Most notably, the past 5 years have seen a tremendous increase in publications on PRF, with over 200 scientific peer-reviewed papers being published each and every year. During this span, a marked increase in our understanding of PRF therapy has been made with respect to selection of appropriate horizontal centrifugation devices, impact of tube chemistry on clotting, the optimization of protocols to better concentrate PRF, and even the ability to extend the working properties of PRF from 2–3 weeks toward 4–6 months using a simple heating process. Collectively, we continue to gather new knowledge, and as a result, PRF therapy has been one of the fastest-growing therapeutic options in dentistry. Thousands of users have now benefited from this technology, and this number is only expected to continue to increase.
This book is very different from others in its concept design. More than a dozen expert researchers and clinicians alike were gathered as editors across their different fields of expertise. As section editors, these true experts of their respective disciplines were able to produce a much higher overall quality of this textbook. I am grateful for their encouraging team spirit, their effort in bringing this book to an entirely new level, and their level of professionalism and mindset that ultimately led to this comprehensive textbook. I am also grateful to the numerous clinicians who have provided videos to better educate/demonstrate surgical techniques and concepts with PRF, which will greatly enhance the learning experience of the reader.
The book is divided into four primary sections, including (1) biology of PRF, (2) periodontology, (3) implant dentistry, and (4) additional dental and medical applications. The books aims to take the reader from a basic biologic understanding of PRF through explanations of the various protocols utilized followed by application of these concepts in numerous clinical scenarios.
Fabrice Baudot, Luis Bessa, Mark Bishara, Thomas Boas, Luigi Canullo, Marco Antonio Castro Pinto, Raluca Cosgarea, Catherine Davies, Massimo Del Fabbro, Scott Delboccio, Anika Dham, Jonathan Du Toit, Meizi Eliezer, Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Maria Elisa Galarraga-Vinueza, Arun K. Garg, Stefan Gerber, Ezio Gheno, Alfonso Gil, Howard Gluckman, Reinhard Gruber, Thomas Lau Hansen, Tommy Hardon, David Lee Hill, Søren Jepsen, Valerie Kanter, Dwayne Karateew, Tomoyuki Kawase, Johan Lenz, Marius Leretter, Victoria Lima, Richard J. Martin, Yuriy May, Brian Mealey, Jacob Coakley Meyer, Richard J. Miron, Omid Moghaddas, Naheed Mohamed, Vittorio Moraschini, Michael A. Pikos, Nikola Saulacic, Benoit Schaller, Anton Sculean, Senthil Selvan, Samer Shaltoni, Yoshinori Shirakata, Robert Talac, Mustafa Tunali, Delia Tuttle, Hom-Lay Wang, Hudi Xu, Yufeng Zhang