Michael A. Pikos, DDS, is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine and a clinical associate professor at the Department of Periodontology and the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He is the author of Bone Augmentation in Implant Dentistry (Quintessence, 2019), serves on the editorial boards of several journals, and has lectured extensively on dental implants in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr Pikos is the founder and CEO of the Pikos Institute and maintains a private practice limited to implant surgery in Trinity, Florida.
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.