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PRF: Techniques and Applications for Dental Implant Cases

Apr. 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Bart Silverman, DMD
Subject: 690 Implants
Credits: 1.5
Thursday, April 30: 7:30–9 p.m. CDT
Audience: Dentists
Fee: Free


Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is derived from the patient’s blood and produces a fibrin clot that is rich in platelets, growth factors and cytokines necessary to produce rapid healing and efficient regeneration. It is quickly becoming a standard of care for many clinicians. This lecture is designed for general practitioners and specialists who are placing dental implants and are interested in enhancing their bone-grafting technique. This biomaterial is resilient, strong and pliable, making it easy to manipulate and very receptive to suturing. It can be cut to size and supple enough to adapt to many anatomical areas. It is adhesive in nature, making it an ideal carrier for bone graft material. Uses for this material include bulking graft material, replacing graft material, using it as a barrier membrane, placing it into extraction sites for increased healing, and using it in guided tissue regeneration procedures. It is also ideal for extractions/immediate implant cases. Participants will learn the science behind PRF and how to incorporate it into their clinical practices.

Learning Objectives

Learn about wound healing and how this technology can help accelerate it.
Discuss the components and uses of L-PRF.
Know how to integrate this technology into a dental practice.

Speaker Biography

Bart Silverman, DMD, graduated summa cum laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1982 and received his DMD in 1986 from Fairleigh Dickinson Jr. School of Dentistry, where he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. He completed his oral and maxillofacial residency at Westchester County Medical Center in 1989 and was chief resident in his final year. He is in private practice limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery in New City, N.Y., and is a diplomate of both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Oral Implantology. He has been lecturing in the field of implant dentistry for over 25 years. Silverman is an attending physician at the Westchester County Medical Center Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a clinical associate professor at New York Medical College, adjunct clinical associate professor at the New York University School of Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and surgical director of the NYU Post-Grad Continuing Education Dental Implant Program. He is also an adjunct clinical associate professor at the Roseman School of Dentistry and director of the Roseman University Maxicourse in implant dentistry.