10:00 am CST
In this webinar, Dr Miron will introduce his new title, Understanding Platelet-Rich Fibrin, and explain the different protocols for preparing platelet-rich fibrin formulations and their various clinical applications.
Platelet concentrates have been used in medicine for over 20 years now, but the last 5 years have witnessed an explosion in research on platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) because of its ability to promote healing of both bone and soft tissue. This has led to a marked increase in our understanding of PRF therapy with respect to selection of appropriate centrifugation devices, impact of tube chemistry on clotting, the optimization of protocols to better concentrate PRF, and even the ability to extend the working properties of PRF from 2–3 weeks to 4–6 months using a simple heating process.
Richard J. Miron, DDS, BMSc, MSc, PhD, Dr med dent, is currently the lead educator and researcher at Advanced PRF Education and is Adjunct Visiting Faculty in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Bern, Switzerland, where he completed his PhD studies. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and lectures internationally on many topics relating to growth factors, bone biomaterials, and guided bone regeneration. Widely considered to be one of the top contributors to research in dentistry, Dr Miron was recognized as the top-ranked researcher on PRF therapy in 2020 according to Expertscape independent review. He also recently won the ITI André Schroeder Prize, the IADR Young Investigator of the Year in the field of implant dentistry, as well as the IADR Socransky Research Award in the field of periodontology. Dr Miron has written five textbooks on regenerative dentistry, and he’s just getting started.