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Online Dental Continuing Education (CE) Course

Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy

Continuing Education Credits:

1

Course Presenter(s):

Joseph Choukroun, MD

Date Added:

06/06/2012

Course Description:

Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation. Specifically, while successful bone augmentation requires the standard surgical parameters of space maintenance, low pressure on the grafts and tension-free flap closure, optimization of this goal requires management and enhancement of the local biological conditions with growth factors. Towards that end, platelet concentrates through the constant release of growth factors are able to promote and enhance new vascularization, provide plasma protein, normal lipidemia, as well as increased collagen and fibrin activity.

Learning Objectives:

  • learning fundamentals and biology of platelet concentrates
  • Why should we need growth factors
  • Biologic conditions of growth factors efficiency
  • How it works on soft tissue healing: Clinical protocols & Indications.
  • How it works on bone grafting: clinical protocols
  • Manipulation and handling: hands-on

Continuing Education Course Modules
1 Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation. Specifically, while successful bone augmentation requires the standard surgical parameters of space maintenance, low pressure on the grafts and tension-free flap closure, optimization of this goal requires management and enhancement of the local biological conditions with growth factors. Towards that end, platelet concentrates through the constant release of growth factors are able to promote and enhance new vascularization, provide plasma protein, normal lipidemia, as well as increased collagen and fibrin activity.
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