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ADJUNCT COURSES

July 2024

NEXT GENERATION PRF + BIOMATERIALS:
An Advanced Course on Selecting Appropriate Biomaterials for Bone and Periodontal Regeneration using PRF

With Richard Miron, DDS, BMSC, MSc, PhD

Dr. Richard Miron

“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!!

This Advanced Course in PRF and Biomaterials taught by Dr. Richard Miron, one of Dentistry Today's Top 25 Leaders in Continuing Education and the International Association of Dental Research's (IADR) Young Investigator of the Year in Implant Dentistry (2015) is designed to provide clinicians with thorough knowledge on when to utilize which biomaterials in clinical practice.

Dates: July 11-12, 2024

9am - 5pm

Location: YM Dental Lab

14100 Park Meadow Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151

Course Fee:

Doctor:     $1,495

Assistant: $795  

16 CE Credit Hours

Includes Didactic Scientific Learning

and Hands-on Practical Training    

Dr. Miron hands on lecture
Advanced Program in PRF + Biomaterials

​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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