The 35th Annual Midwest Implant Institute Fellows® Symposium. October 21-22, 2022
Day 1 Program: Next Generation Biomaterials for Bone and Periodontal Regeneration
New and innovative biomaterials are being discovered or created in laboratories at an unprecedented rate, but many of them remain entirely foreign to practicing clinicians. This conference aims to address this gap in knowledge by summarizing some of the groundbreaking research performed to date on this topic and providing case examples of these biomaterials at work. Unfortunately, the majority of biomaterial knowledge in most dental offices are gained through affiliations and communication with sales representatives from various companies. Naturally, their primary purpose is to sell biomaterials within their portfolio which may not necessary fit the ideal situations to maximize bone and/or periodontal regeneration. This full day program will provide in an evidence-based manner what biomaterials should be utilized for each clinical procedure. It will begin with a review of the basic biologic background and clinical applications of each bone grafting material utilized in dentistry. The principles of guided tissue and bone regeneration are covered in detail, including many recent advancements in barrier membrane technologies as well as use of platelet-rich fibrin and various growth factors. By day’s end, the clinician will understand how to select appropriate biomaterials for each specific regenerative protocol in dentistry. Discussion over what biomaterials (bone grafts, membranes, and/or growth factors) to use for extraction sockets, bone augmentation procedures, periodontal regenerative procedures, sinus grafting, GBR procedures, contour augmentation techniques as well as others will be presented and discussed in much detail. Much like one implant size and shape cannot be utilized for every indication in implant dentistry, one bone grafting material, barrier membrane, or growth factor cannot maximize regenerative outcomes in all clinical situations either. This course teaches clinicians how to utilize biomaterials in an appropriate, predictable, and evidence-based manner.
• Introduce the available options for bone grafts and their uses.
• Learn when to utilize each of the four types of bone grafting material appropriately. • Understand the objective use of barrier membranes and PRF.
• Discuss why growth factors are the future of bone and periodontal regeneration.
Day 2 Program: Understanding Platelet Rich Fibrin in Regenerative Dentistry and Facial Esthetics Course
Description: The use of platelet concentrates has had a long-history of use in various fields of medicine as an autologous source of growth factors fabricated utilizing centrifugation of blood under various conditions. While platelet rich plasma (PRP) was proposed as a first-generation platelet concentrate over 3 decades ago, over the past 10 years, platelet rich fibrin (PRF) has seen a steady increase in utilization for a variety of medical procedures due to its lack of anti-coagulation factors favoring faster wound healing. More recently, the development of a liquid PRF provides a new formulation of liquid PRF without using anti-coagulation factors that may specifically be combined with currently available bone biomaterials favoring particle stability, angiogenesis and tissue integration. This talk aims to highlight the recent advancements made with respect to the newest formulations of platelet concentrates including recent developments in horizontal centrifugation (Bio-PRF) and liquid concentrated-PRF (C-PRF) to further speed wound healing and tissue regeneration for various clinical indications faced in routine daily dental practice. This half day course will cover the topic of PRF in great detail from one of the leading clinical researchers and textbook author with the aim of covering 1) use of PRF in regenerative dentistry with some discussion of its use in facial esthetics.
• Provide the biological background and scientific rationale for why platelet concentrates speed wound healing.
• Introduce new protocols using the Bio-PRF horizontal centrifugation system
• Provide clinical indications when, where and why to use PRF (membranes and liquid) in regenerative dentistry and facial esthetics
Hands-On: Understanding Platelet Rich Fibrin in Regenerative Dentistry and Facial Esthetics
Description: Come and learn the clinical application of PRF specifically in the field of facial esthetics with Dr. Richard Miron within his own office in Naples, Florida. Come and spend half a day within his facility getting hands-on training on the uses of PRF in facial esthetics. Each participant will have the ability to participate in a hands-on training session using PRF in facial esthetics with microneedling (DermaPen). Learn the indications for when and where to use PRF therapy during mesotherapy, and micro-needling. An overview of actual procedures utilizing the new Bio-PRF centrifugation protocols for facial aesthetics will be presented. Furthermore, live demonstrations on patients will be provided utilizing advanced Laser therapy protocols with the Fotona Lightwalker. Learn these 100% natural regenerative modalities to reduce forehead wrinkles, eyebrow furrows, erase crow’s feet, restore volume to the cheeks, re-contour nasolabial folds, fill smoker’s lines, soften marionette lines, plump thinning lips, improve chin/jawline definition and hair restoration in this half day program.
Keynote Lecturer: Dr. Richard Miron
Dr. Richard Miron is currently lead educator and researcher at Advanced PRF Education and an Adjunct Visiting Faculty in the department of Periodontology in Bern, Switzerland where he completed his PhD studies since 2009. He has currently published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and lectures internationally on many topics relating to growth factors, bone biomaterials and guided bone regeneration. He has recently been awarded many recent international prizes in dentistry and is widely considered as one of the top contributors to implant dentistry having won the ITI Andre Schroeder Prize, the IADR Young Investigator of the Year in the field of Implant Dentistry. He has written 2 best-selling textbooks widely distributed in regenerative dentistry including his most recent in 2019 titled: “Next Generation Biomaterials for Bone and Periodontal Regeneration” and a 2nd in 2017 titled: “Platelet Rich Fibrin in Regenerative Dentistry: From Biological Background to Clinical Indications”.
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