Stick with it! Platelet concentrates for bone grafting and periodontal regeneration

This course will 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.

3 CE Credits

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.

Educational objectives

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.

Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS, is a professor and director of advanced education in periodontology in the Department of Periodontology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry. Dr. Geisinger received her BS in biology from Duke University, her DDS from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, and her MS and certificate in periodontology and implantology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Geisinger is a diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology. She has served as the president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation and on multiple national and regional organized dentistry committees. She currently serves as chair of the ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs and as a member of the American Academy of Periodontology’s Board of Trustees. She has authored over 45 peer-reviewed publications and her research interests include periodontal and systemic disease interaction, implant dentistry in the periodontally compromised dentition, and novel treatment strategies for oral soft- and hard-tissue growth. She lectures nationally and internationally on topics in periodontology and oral health care.

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Course Includes

  • 13 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate
  • CE credit(s): 3

    Course Type: Written

    Published Date: August 2021

    This continuing education (CE) activity was developed by Endeavor Business Media with no commercial support.

    This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, from novice to skilled.

    Educational methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.

    Provider disclosure: Endeavor Business Media neither has a leadership position nor a commercial interest in any products or services discussed or shared in this educational activity. No manufacturer or third party had any input in the development of the course content.

    Requirements for successful completion: To obtain 3 CE credits for this educational activity, you must pay the required fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation, and obtain an exam score of 70% or higher.

    CE planner disclosure: Laura Winfield, Endeavor Business Media dental group CE coordinator, neither has a leadership nor commercial interest with the products or services discussed in this educational activity. Ms. Winfield can be reached at

    Educational disclaimer: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.

    Image authenticity statement: The images in this educational activity have not been altered.

    Scientific integrity statement: Information shared in this CE course is developed from clinical research and represents the most current information available from evidence-based dentistry.

    Known benefits and limitations of the data: The information presented in this educational activity is derived from the data and information contained in the reference section.

    Registration: The cost of this CE course is $39.00 for 3 CE credits.

    Cancellation and refund policy: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by contacting Endeavor Business Media in writing.

    Provider information:

    Dental Board of California: Provider RP5933. Course registration number CA code: 03-5933-21007. Expires July 2024. “This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 3 units of continuing education.”


    Endeavor Business Media is a nationally approved PACE program provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
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    11/1/2022 to 10/31/2024.
    Provider ID# 320452
    AGD code: 490


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