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Dr. Maria Geisinger
Birmingham, AL
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  • Board-Certified Periodontist
  • Editorial and Editorial Advisory Boards, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Inside Dental Hygiene, and Clinical Advances in Periodontics
  • Professor, Scientist, Speaker focused on putting the "FUN" back in FUNdamental periodontology

Sa7031 - Oral Regeneration Can Be a Sticky Situation and L-PRF Can Help!
Date/Time: 3/23/2024   8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Type: Lectures   Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Students

After injury or surgical intervention, platelets are natural reservoirs of growth factors and cytokines that play a critical role in healing through the formation, maturation, and repair of soft and hard tissues. Platelet concentrates have been used to improve such healing in multiple applications throughout medicine and dentistry since the 1940s. This course will review the underlying mechanisms of action of leukocyte-rich platelet rich fibrin (L-PRF) and the step-by-step protocols for L-PRF preparation from venipuncture through placement into patients.