Since its discovery over two decades ago, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and its derivatives have become a mainstay in oral and maxillofacial surgery and, more recently, in other dental specialties as well. As technology continues to allow significant innovation in this field, more and more formulations and products are being discovered and marketed to dentists. In the second edition of this bestselling book, Dr Garg sheds the salesmanship that often swirls around PRP and instead focuses on the science, biology, and clinical applications of this natural biomaterial. Credited as a co-discoverer of PRP, he knows how to break down the science and explain how autologous blood concentrates work to speed healing and promote tissue regeneration. This natural, inexpensive, and safe material has enormous potential in a dental clinic, and Dr Garg wants to make sure every clinician has access to information that is easy to digest and easy to apply. This book is thereby a roadmap to incorporating autologous blood concentrates into clinical practice. The early chapters focus on the biology of what goes on when blood is collected and centrifuged and reintroduced into wound sites as well as how to prepare the different formulations of autologous blood concentrates. The later chapters demonstrate how to use this material in implant surgery, soft and hard tissue healing, facial cosmetics, and other clinical applications to achieve superb outcomes. With a bonus chapter on phlebotomy, this book is the practical manual novices need and experienced clinicians value.
Chapter 01. Autologous Blood Concentrates: The Science of Natural Wound Healing
Chapter 02. Medical and Surgical Applications of Autologous Blood Concentrates
Chapter 03. Biologic Growth Factors, PRP, and Bone Morphogens in Bone Regeneration Procedures
Chapter 04. Eight Forms of Autologous Blood Concentrate: Preparation and Clinical Applications
Chapter 05. Dental Implants, Osseointegration, and Autologous Blood Concentrates
Chapter 06. Oral Cavity Soft Tissue Healing and Autologous Blood Concentrates
Chapter 07. Oral Cavity Hard Tissue Healing and Autologous Blood Concentrates
Chapter 08. Facial Cosmetics and Autologous Blood Concentrates
Chapter 09. The Future of Autologous Blood Concentrates
Chapter 10. Principles and Practice of Phlebotomy
Arun K. Garg, DMD, is a nationally recognized dental educator and surgeon who for over 20 years served as a full-time Professor of Surgery in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and as Director of Residency Training at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. One of the original discoverers of platelet-rich plasma, he has written and published nine books as well as a dental implant marketing kit, which have been translated into multiple languages and distributed worldwide. He has been a featured speaker at dozens national and international dental association conventions and meetings, including the American Academy of Periodontology, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr Garg is also the founder of Implant Seminars, a leading dental continuing education company that offers a variety of class-based, hands-on, and live patient programs in the United States and abroad. He is most passionate about his Garg Foundation in the Dominican Republic, which offers state-of-the-art dental treatment to the community free of charge.