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PRF Course

Next Generation PRF + Biomaterials Course Washington, DC, July 11-12, 2024

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.


This course is in affiliation with the Washington DC (Mid-Atlantic) MaxiCourse.


Predictable Use of Biomaterials and Platelet Rich Fibrin for Bone and Periodontal Regeneration


New and innovative biomaterials are being discovered or created 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 biologic 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

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


You will receive an email with course location & details a few weeks before course start date.


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Next Generation PRF + Biomaterials Course Washington, DC, July 11-12, 2024

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