What is Platelet Rich Fibrin?
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a second generation platelet concentrate to be utilized as a scaffold containing completely natural growth factors. It follows the logical concept that by improving tissue vascularization to defects, one simultaneously improves tissue regeneration.
PRF is a provisional 3-dimensional matrix made of fibrin that accelerates wound healing. It contains a number of growth factors found in human blood centrifuged to reach supra-physiological doses that assist in tissue regeneration. It significantly decreases the rate of infection up to 10 fold, especially following molar extractions and prior or during implant placement. Patients report less morbidity, swelling and use of analgesics following regeneration with PRF. In many clinical indications, may be used alone to replace the high costs associated with bone grafts, connective tissue grafts, and/or barrier membranes.
Cost-effective and natural ways to regenerate tissues
Save money for your practice and begin using natural PRF in everyday practice as predictable barrier membranes, plugs for extraction sockets, and gingival grafts in periodontology
Accelerates wound healing
Improves bone graft stability
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Predictable soft tissue regeneration
Learn the updated centrifugation protocols and the clinical indications for where and when to utilize PRF effectively from the leading researcher and textbook author of “Understanding Platelet Rich Fibrin”, Dr. Richard Miron!
Dr. Richard Miron, BMSC, MSc, PhD, DDS, is also 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 the field of Implant Dentistry (2015), the Canadian IADR Hatton Award recipient (2015), and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Young Investigator Grant Award (2014).