Dental Education
Online Dental Education Dental education lectures and videos Online dental ce Dental education articles Expert dental educators Dental products education Dental Community
 
Dental Publication / Article Details

Introducing Choukroun’s Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) to the Reconstructive Surgery Milieu Introducing Choukroun’s Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) to the Reconstructive Surgery Milieu

Author(s):

Michael Toffler, DDS;Dan Holtzclaw, DDS, MS;Nicholas Toscano, DDS, MS;Marco Del Corso, DDS, DIU ; David Dohan Ehrenfest, DDS, MS, PhD

Date Added:

2/10/2010


Summary:

Reconstructive dental surgeons are constantly looking for an “edge” that jump starts the healing process to maximize predictability as well as the volume of regenerated bone. Is it bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), recombinant platelet derived growth factor-BB (rhPDGF-BB), platelet rich plasma (PRP), plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF), or a combination of all four? Let me say from the outset, “I don’t know” and this report will not provide the answer, but it will serve to introduce a second generation platelet concentrate, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). PRF is easy to obtain, less costly, and a possibly very beneficial ingredient to add to the “regenerative mix.”

Related Articles
Communicating Digitally with the Laboratory: Design, Impressions, Shade, and the Digital Laboratory Slip

Communicating Digitally with the Laboratory: Design, Impressions, Shade, and the Digital Laboratory Slip
This article will review and explore some of the digital opportunities and rationales for digital communication of all forms of clinical information from the dentist to the laboratory.

Author(s): Edward A. McLaren, DDS, MDC
View Article>>
Exceptional Master Impressions

Exceptional Master Impressions
Advanced soft- and hard-tissue management is essential when it comes to making esthetic dental restorations.

Author(s): Robert A. Lowe, DDS
View Article>>
CAD/CAM Anterior Esthetic Implant Restorations: The BellaTek Encode Healing Abutment and CAD-Block Ceramics

CAD/CAM Anterior Esthetic Implant Restorations: The BellaTek Encode Healing Abutment and CAD-Block Ceramics
Digital design software programs for teeth and implant restorations have evolved over the past 5 years. Using CBCT scans and digital preoperative scans, the clinician can properly plan the placement of implant fixtures. Various software programs and intraoral scanners offer analysis of proper implant position, angle of implant placement, and depth of tissue and occlusal clearance. The utilization of coded healing abutments (BellaTek®, Encode®, Biomet 3i) may also add to the precision of design and calibration of all tissue contacting points of the emerging abutment. This article will introduce and describe a current model for fabrication of ideal abutments, and fabrication of CAD/ CAM restorations for the anterior esthetic zone.

Author(s): Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
View Article>>
Related Videos
The Digital Dental System: Intra-Oral Scanning and Design Premium Member Content

The Digital Dental System: Intra-Oral Scanning and Design
This webinar is designed for the clinician who desires to learn and use digital acquisition scanners. This is the future of any dental practice and it all starts by sitting at the computer and designing your crowns and veneers. This course will help the beginner and advanced digital clinician. The aspects of preparation design, aesthetics and occlusion will be demonstrated. If you own a digital scanner or thought of purchasing one, this is the course that will show you the real utilization of this million dollar technology and increase your bottom line for your practice.

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Modern Occlusal Concepts in Esthetic & Implant Dentistry

Modern Occlusal Concepts in Esthetic & Implant Dentistry
Occlusion is probably not one of the most popular topics in dental meetings and conferences nowadays especially if compared to implants and esthetics. Indeed it was considered in dentistry much more important just a few years ago than it is now. There is growing distance between the evolution of scientific research in the field, including available recent literature and several popular clinical approaches. It seems even difficult to have universal definitions related to this topic: the term “occlusion” itself is often associated with different adjectives to define it and many other terms are used with quite often differences in meaning, each of us gives a different meaning to the same terms, according to differences in treatment philosophies or in different specialties.

Presented By:: Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Aesthetic Practice - Part 3: The Impossible Possibility Premium Member Content

The Aesthetic Practice - Part 3: The Impossible Possibility
Dr. Larry Rosenthal demonstrates the extraordinary possibilities that are achievable in aesthetic therapy.

Presented By:: Larry Rosenthal, DDS, PC
Presentation Style: Lecture
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Related Courses
From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone
This webinar will highlight surgical and restorative techniques to accomplish predictable outcomes in the esthetic zone with implant therapy. Treatment modalities will be demonstrated with high quality photography and case series discussion. Surgical modalities presented will include ridge preservation, the current evidence on the use of growth factors such as PRP and hr-PDGF bb. Also timing of implant placement as well as soft and hard tissue augmentation will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on immediate provisionalization of implants to accomplish optimal peri-implant mucosa architecture. Techniques to transfer provisional emergence profile to the final restoration will be presented.

Presented By:: Thanos Ntounis, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
Watch Now>>
Tissue Management as a Key to Esthetics Success Premium Member Content

Tissue Management as a Key to Esthetics Success
This webinar will look at techniques for tissue management that support producing exquisite esthetic results.

Presented By:: Lee Ann Brady, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Digital Smile Design and 3D Printing of Treatment Provisionals in Modern Dental Practice Premium Member Content

Digital Smile Design and 3D Printing of Treatment Provisionals in Modern Dental Practice
DSD protocol is special in that it fosters True “Team Synergy” between the Restorative Dentist to Laboratory and Specialist. This results in more predictable treatment outcomes from simple Smile Cases to Full Mouth Rehabilitations involving natural teeth to dental implants. Finally, by learning DSD’s unique connection to the Emotional component of Dentistry, you will gain skills on how to Consult, Present, and Gain High Levels of Case Acceptance.

Presented By:: John Heimke, DMD, MPH, FAGD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Download Now

Important!

To view this dental publication or article, you must be a registered user of Dental XP. If you are already a member, click here to login.

Registration is free and only takes several minutes. Dental XP will never spam you, or sell your information.

Join For Free





Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
©2019

Preferred Language: English Flag
Contact Us · Login ·