A peer-reviewed course written by Jennifer H. Doobrow, DMD, and Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS
The aim of this course is to review the available evidence regarding the efficacy of platelet concentrates in enhancing soft and hard tissue healing in periodontal therapy and establish best protocols for their implementation in dental practices.
At the conclusion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Identify the different platelet concentrate products available, preparation technique and protocols, and different types of resultant concentrates obtained.
- Discuss the effect of platelet concentrates on the different cells involved in periodontal regeneration.
- Select the appropriate preparation protocol to achieve good and predictable results with platelet concentrates in periodontal regeneration.
- Determine which specific cases are appropriate to achieve good and predictable results with platelet concentrates in periodontal regeneration.
- Discern differences in outcomes between using platelet concentrates alone or as an adjunct with available biomaterials.
Jennifer Hirsch Doobrow, DMD, FACD, FICD, is a board-certified periodontist and owner and CEO of Periodontal and Implant Associates, Inc., located in Cullman, AL. She earned her DMD at the Medical University of South Carolina and received her certification in periodontics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She serves as a faculty member for the Pikos Institute, chair of the Alabama Dental Association Council on Budget and Auditing, and is a UAB Alumni Executive Council district representative. Dr. Doobrow is the secretary-treasurer for the Southern Academy of Periodontology and sits on several committees for the American Academy of Periodontology. She holds past-president positions in the Alabama Society of Periodontists and the Wilson Chenault Dental Study Club and is a director for a Seattle Study Club located in Cullman, AL. In 2012, Dr. Doobrow was recognized as one of the University of Georgia’s prestigious 40 Under 40. Most recently, Dr. Doobrow was selected as one of the Top 10 Young Educators in America for 2017 by the Seattle Study Club and was inducted as a fellow of the International College of Dentists, as well as a fellow of the American College of Dentists. She was also awarded the MUSC School of Dentistry Young Alumnus Award, the UAB School of Dentistry Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, and was featured on Lifetime Network’s The Balancing Act as well as on the Dentistry Uncensored podcast. She has authored numerous publications and lectures extensively throughout the United States on dental implants and periodontal regenerative therapies.
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