• Advanced PRF Education

Selecting Appropriate Biomaterials for Bone and Periodontal Regeneration

Majority of biomaterial education provided to clinicians in private practice is conducted by sales representatives. Owing to their limited biomaterial portfolio and knowledge on the topic, often incorrect decisions are made by the treating clinician. PRFEDU's advanced program in Next Generation Biomaterials provides the evidence-base decision making process for those that wish to maximize either bone or periodontal regeneration.



Next Generation Biomaterials Course with Dr. Richard Miron


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 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.


Learn more about the program at www.prfedu.com

Meet Dr. Richard Miron

Dr. Richard Miron, BMSC, MSc, PhD, DDS is the co-author of the best-selling text, Next-Generation Biomaterials for Bone and Periodontal Regeneration. He is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Periodontology at Nova

Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his undergraduate degree in Medical Science and a Masters in Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Bern, Switzerland and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Laval, Canada. He has previously performed numerous short stay post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Wuhan in China in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and has since co-supervised numerous Master and PhD candidates as an external visiting scholar.


His main research interests involve enamel matrix proteins for bone and periodontal regeneration, bioactive growth factors, osteoinductive bone grafting materials and guided bone regeneration in implant dentistry. He has recently been awarded many internationally recognized top young investigators awards including the Andre Schroeder Research Prize from the International Team of Implantology (ITI) (2016), the Robert Frank Award for Basic Research in Dentistry (2015), the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Young investigator of the Year in thefield of Implant Dentistry (2015), the Canadian IADR Hatton Award recipient (2015), and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Young Investigator Grant Award (2014).

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