Written by DTC Miami
Imagine you sit your patient down, draw blood, and from that blood create gummy tissue to restore the bone in their dental gums. L-PRF stands for leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin. L-PRF is the most regenerative concept in medicine to facilitate osseo-integration with implants. According to POSEIDO and other publications, it is one of the 4 families of platelet concentrates for surgical use and is widely used in oral and maxillofacial regenerative therapies(1). Your standard of care is top-tier when you offer this regenerative and holistic form of healing. It is crucial that your dental staff understand the concepts of L-PRF for the flourishing of your practice. Not only is offering L-PRF as a form of healing important for the practice’s standard of care, but also because your patients will have questions and all your staff should be equipt to answer them. According to a study from POSEIDO, there are 4 different centrifuges, only one is FDA cleared and approved. Dentists and dental assistants need to learn the concepts of L-PRF as well as how to safely use the technology associated with it.
At DTC Miami, we want our participants to learn and understand the L-PRF concepts as well as experience hands-on and live interaction. Our instructors teach L-PRF by discussing clinical case presentations, so that participants can easily grasp concepts through real-life examples. DTC Miami provides participants materials for our courses. Participants get first hand experience using the FDA approved centrifuge. General dentists and dental assistants can attend this course. We offer courses specific to Florida licensed dentists and courses specific to dental assistants because each course is different. Dental assistants are taught to understand the protocols associated with L-PRF and how to produce the different by-products from blood such as membranes and plugs. The dentist-only course will teach all applications of L-PRF, the different bio-products, and surgical procedures associated with it. Dentists will learn about how it can be used in every single case for the benefit of the patient.
(1) The impact of the centrifuge characteristics and centrifugation protocols on the cells, growth factors and fibrin architecture of a Leukocyte- and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) clot and membrane. Part 1: evaluation of the vibration shocks of 4 models of table centrifuges for L-PRF. David M. Dohan Ehrenfest, Byung-Soo Kang, Marco Del Corso, Mauricio Nally, Marc Quirynen, Hom-Lay Want, and Nelson R. Pinto.
POSEIDO, Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2014, Pages 129-39.