Meetings and Events

2023 66th Annual Meeting Synopsis and Learning Objectives

FRIDAY February 24, 2023

New Trends in PRF Therapy

Presented by Richard J Miron, DDS, MSc, PhD
(Speaker sponsored by Stellalife)

Program 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. 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 fibrin clot formation and faster wound healing. This talk aims to highlight the recent advancements made with respect to the newest formulations of platelet concentrates including recent developments in horizontal centrifugation. Thereafter, the Bio-Heat technology will be presented with an ability to extend the working properties of PRF from 2-3 weeks to 4-6 months. Lastly, new clinical applications and uses of PRF will be presented in periodontology and facial esthetics.

Program Objectives:

  • Optimization of protocols for any centrifugation device
  • Update on Bio-Heat technology and the ability to extend the working properties of PRF from 2-3 weeks to 4-6 months
  • Launch of the Bio-Cool technology
  •  New uses of PRF in Periodontology and Facial Esthetics

 

Hands-on Workshop: New Trends in PRF therapy

Presented by Richard J Miron, DDS, MSc, PhD

This hands-on course will cover all the new advancements made with respect to the newest formulations of platelet concentrates. These will cover how to make custom-shaped PRF grafts, how to better concentrate liquid-PRF and will provide a better understanding for optimization of the protocols utilized in every day dental practice.

Thereafter, the Bio-Heat technology will be presented. This will cover the heating steps necessary to extend the working properties of PRF from a fast-resorbing 2-3 week membrane towards a membrane that lasts 4-6 months. Various protocols will be demonstrated whereby clinicians will learn how to make an extended-PRF membrane that lasts 4-6 months, as well as how to make a novel sticky bone that contains an outer e-PRF membrane that may be utilized for ridge augmentation procedures.

Program Objectives:

  • Optimization of protocols for any centrifugation device
  • Update on Bio-Heat technology and the ability to extend the working properties of PRF from 2-3 weeks to 4-6 months
  • Improve cell and growth  factor release using concentrated-PRF (C-PRF) protocols when compared to traditional injectable-PRF (i-PRF) on any centrifugation device
  • Launch of the Bio-Cool technology
  • Importance of PRF tubes for the fabrication of PRF

Richard J Miron, DDS, MSc, PhD

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 300 peer-reviewed articles and lectures internationally on many topics relating to growth factors, bone biomaterials and guided bone regeneration. For the past 5 years, Dr. Miron has been recognized by Dentistry Today as being one of the top 100 CE providers in the country and the youngest to ever make the list. He is also the top ranked researcher on Platelet-Rich Fibrin therapy as per Expertscape independent review. 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 as well as the IADR Socransky Research award in the field of Periodontology (2020). He has written 8 textbooks widely distributed in regenerative dentistry including his best-seller in 2019 titled: “Next Generation Biomaterials for Bone and Periodontal Regeneration” and “Understanding Platelet Rich Fibrin” in 2021

 

 

Saturday February 25, 2023

25 Years of Anterior Implant Esthetics: What we know, What we think we know and What we do not know?

Presented by Joseph Kan DDS MS
(Speaker sponsored by Nobel Biocare)

Program Description
Anterior implant esthetics is always challenging. To create implant restorations with harmonious gingival contour that

emulate nature is a fusion of science and art. Understanding biologic and physiologic limitations of soft and hard tissue will facilitate predictability in simple to complex esthetic situations.

This 1-Day presentation will encompass Orthodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics which focus on current implant treatment philosophies and methodologies for replacing currently missing teeth and management of

patients who will be losing a tooth or teeth in the esthetic zone.

Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis and treatment planning, surgical and prosthetic

management of soft and hard tissue as well as complication management. Long term outcome assessment of various esthetic procedures (immediate tooth replacement, bone regeneration, root shield. etc) will be presented.

Objectives

  • Identify implant esthetics prognostic variables
  • Papilla management for single and multiple implants
  • Delay vs. Immediate implant concepts
  • Immediate tooth replacement: 25 years outcome assessment
  • Management of different type of extraction sockets
  • Root Shield; 13 years outcome assessment
  • Hard and Soft tissue regeneration; 15 years outcome assessment
  • Complications managements
  • Phenotype conversion with connective tissue grafts: 18 years outcome assessment
  • Prosthetic emergence: Is it a surgical or prosthetic issue?

 

Joseph Kan DDS MS
Dr. Kan completed Prosthodontics from Loma Linda University. He is a Professor and maintains a private practice.

 

sunday February 26, 2023

Periodontal and Systemic Diseases – Connecting and Disconnecting the Dots

Presented by Satish S. Kumar, DMD, MDSc, MS

Program Description:

Research evidence linking periodontal and systemic diseases continue to grow exponentially. Making clinical interpretations and applications of these associations is challenging given the varied strengths and pitfalls in the available evidence.

The first part of this presentation will bring to light the growing evidence linking periodontal and systemic diseases followed by an explanation of the difference between association and causality and the role of confounding factors. Discussion on ideal study designs and correct interpretation of results of published studies, will be followed by practical suggestions on applying the evidence linking periodontal and systemic diseases in clinical practice.

The second part of this presentation will focus on periodontal manifestations of systemic diseases and developmental and acquired conditions. Evidence from the consensus report of the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions will be reviewed. Specifically, systemic disorders influencing periodontal inflammation thereby leading to the loss of periodontal tissue and systemic disorders resulting in loss of periodontal tissue independent of periodontitis, will be reviewed addressing answers to common clinical questions in practice related to diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, among others.

Objectives

  • Describe periodontal and systemic disease connections.
  • Differentiate association versus causality.
  • Recognize role of confounding factors.
  • Review study designs and interpret results.
  • Apply evidence linking periodontal and systemic diseases in clinical practice.
  • Describe periodontal manifestations of systemic diseases and developmental and acquired conditions.
  • Review evidence from the consensus report on periodontal manifestations of systemic diseases.
  • Recognize systemic disorders influencing periodontal inflammation and systemic disorders resulting in periodontal tissue destruction independent of periodontitis.
  • Evaluate available evidence to clinical questions in daily dental practice related to diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, among others.

 

Satish S. Kumar, DMD, MDSc, MS

Dr. Kumar’s educational background includes advanced specialty training in periodontics, oral medicine, temporomandibular disorders, and orofacial pain, all at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kumar is a board-certified specialist and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the American Board of Oral Medicine, and the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Kumar’s research training includes basic science research to understand oral carcinogenesis, clinical research design and management, and evidence-based health care. Dr. Kumar currently serves as a Professor and Director of Periodontics at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH), A. T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Dr Kumar is a 2022-23 American Dental Education Association’s (ADEA) Leadership Institute Fellow. He provides direct patient care in Periodontics, Dental Implant Surgery and Oral Medicine at ASDOH. Prior to joining ASDOH, Dr. Kumar taught and provided patient care at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California and at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kumar is a certified evidence reviewer by the American Dental Association (ADA) Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry where he also teaches the practice of applying best available clinical research evidence to patient care and serves as a consultant to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs. He is an invited lecturer and provides continuing education courses in his areas of clinical expertise throughout the country. He has won several awards for his efforts in education as well as research including American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation’s Educator Scholarship, AAP’s Balint Orban Memorial Award for Clinical Research and American Academy of Oral Medicine’s Lester Burket Memorial Award. Dr. Kumar has published about 70 original articles, reviews, critical summaries, and book chapters. Dr. Kumar is a peer reviewer for several scientific journals in dentistry and is an editorial contributor to Practice Update Clinical Dentistry, an online resource for evidence summaries from latest published research in dental journals.

Contact Information:
Satish S. Kumar, DMD, MDSc, MS
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
Diplomate, American Board of Oral Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain
Professor & Director, Periodontics
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ, USA
satishkumar@atsu.edu