Enhancing Bone Regeneration with the Use of Blood Concentrates

February 5, 2020
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Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS

Course Objectives

1 CE Credit

In the field of implant dentistry, clinicians are always looking for ways to provide faster and more predictable hard- and soft-tissue healing. The most commonly used blood concentrate, platelet-rich fibrin, has been shown to be advantageous in a full array of implant procedures. Whether using PRF as a membrane or integrating it into the particulate bone graft, a favorable physiologic support system is achieved, which allows for an enhanced and more predictable healing process.

This article summarizes a simple, clinically proven protocol for the use of blood concentrates for bone regeneration procedures that may be easily integrated into the general dentist’s practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of integrating growth factors into the surgical protocol to enhance the healing process.
  • Recognize the bone growth factors released by platelets.
  • Identify the differences between platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF)
  • Learn the clinical uses of PRFand integrate into general dental practice.

Recognition & Approval

ADA CERP Recognition

Glidewell Education Center is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Pace Approval

Glidewell Education Center
Nationally Approved PACE Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. 3/1/2021 to 2/29/2024.
Provider ID# 216789

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Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS

Dr. Randolph Resnik graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and has earned specialty certificates in prosthodontics and oral implantology, as well as a Master of Dental Science. He was chief of staff and surgical director of the Misch-Resnik Implant Institute for over 15 years, and is currently the institute’s director and primary lecturer. Dr. Resnik lectures in the U.S. and internationally, and has authored several definitive textbooks on oral implantology.


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