Dental and Craniofacial Applications of Platelet-Rich Plasma

Marx and Garg (both: oral and maxillofacial surgery, Miller School of Medicine, U. of Miami) describe the science, technology and clinical applications of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a composite of growth factors use in wound healing and reconstruction.



Co-written by the researcher who first explained the scientific mechanism of PRP and a clinician with expertise on its use, this authoritative handbook presents clear and easy-to-follow guidelines for routinely incorporating PRP into a broad spectrum of dental and craniofacial procedures in order to obtain its documented benefits of enhanced healing and improved outcomes. The authors explain PRP’s biologic mechanism of action, the in-office procedure for developing PRP, and most importantly, its application and expected benefits in procedures such as implant placement, periodontal bone and soft tissue surgery, sinus lifts, jaw reconstructions, soft tissue facial augmentations, and facial cosmetic surgeries.

Our understanding of the scientific mechanism of growth factors remains in its infancy. Primitively established in 1965 by the discovery of bone morphogenetic protein, the field of growth factor technology made stellar advances for many years despite a total lack of clinical applications. Beginning in 1998, however, the clinical science of growth factors grew exponentially, primarily as a result of studies involving the composite of growth factors known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Over the next 7 years, a large body of excellent clinical studies was gradually amassed to define PRP as a legitimate tool in wound healing and essentially the first set of autologous human growth factors directly available to clinical surgeons. PRP is a catalyst for success in routine as well as major reconstructive surgeries and is a critical factor in the healing of compromised wounds. However, it is only an adjunct to healing; it cannot replace the basic principles of sterility, blood supply, and the careful handling of tissues.

This book describes the science, technology, and clinical applications of PRP within several disciplines of dentistry and facial surgery. It shows definitive outcomes and scientific proof of its efficacy as well as the proper techniques necessary to obtain PRP’s greatest benefits. This book also answers controversies with scientific data and experience to reassure the reader of the safety of all growth factor applications in addition to those involving PRP. It provides practical information for the reader who wishes to learn phlebotomy techniques, as well as a consent form for harvesting autologous blood, both of which are essential to the clinical application of PRP.

We sincerely hope this book will serve as a useful fund of knowledge as well as a reference, both for newcomers to the field of growth factor technology and for experienced clinical surgeons who wish to expand their use of PRP.
I. The Science of Platelet-Rich Plasma 1. The Biology of Platelets and the Mechanism of Platelet-Rich Plasma • 2. Development of Platelet-Rich Plasma and Its Clinical Importance II. Dental Applications of Platelet-Rich Plasma • 3. Bone Regeneration • Sinus Lift Grafting • Ridge Augmentation Grafting • Third Molar Sockets • Periodontal Defects • Ridge Preservation Techniques 4. Soft Tissue Regeneration • Periosteal and Connective Tissue Flaps • Free Connective Tissue and Gingival Grafts • Controlling Soft Tissue Healing and Tissue Maturity • Root Coverage Procedures III. Craniofacial Applications of Platelet-Rich Plasma • 5. Reconstruction of Major Tumor and Trauma Defects • Mandibular Reconstruction • Maxillary and Midface • Reconstruction • Alveolar Cleft Grafting • Reconstruction of the Severely Resorbed Mandible • 6. Facial Soft Tissue Reconstruction and Cosmetic Procedures • Rhytidectomy and Blepharoplasty Procedures • Dermal Fat Grafts • Appendix: Phlebotomy Technique/PRP Consent Form
Hardcover: 200 pages (February 2005)
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Co Ltd
Language: English
ISBN: 0867154322

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 11.2 × 8.7 × 0.6 in