Venipuncture For PRP & PRF (For Dentists)
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) not only promotes wound healing and guides epithelial cell migration, but can also be used as an adjunct for bone and soft tissue regeneration. For dentists, this can be used in myriad ways ranging from use in conjunction with particulate bone grafting and simultaneous improvement of tissue healing.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) plays a key role in post-surgery recovery as it promotes tissue regeneration and wound healing. Packed with growth factors to stimulate cell growth, PRP is usually injected into the surgery site and increasingly used after procedures such as tooth removal, dental implants and bone grafts.
What Will I Learn?
- Confidence in using PRP and PRF where appropriate in dental surgery or treatments
- Explain the benefits of PRP and PRF to patients and improve treatment outcomes
- 20 May 2022
- Dentist registered with SDC on Conditional Registration or above
- Dentist with at least 3 years of clinical experience in dental implant cases
- Introduction to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
- Applications of PRF in Implant Dentistry
- When to use PRF/PRP
- Evidence of success of PRP/PRF in conjunction with biomaterials
- What is the evidence in the literature about the success of osseointegration (if any) of the use of PRP/ PRF in conjunction with implant surfaces
- How to harvest and prepare PRP/ PRF using a centrifuge
- Hands-on session on venipuncture
Dr Samintharaj Kumar graduated in Dentistry (BDS) from Singapore in 2001 and Medicine (MBBS) from London in 2006. During his dental undergraduate period, he was the first South-East Asian recipient for the David B. Scott Research Fellowship Award (International Association for Dental Research). He spent the final year elective of his medical degree in the Craniofacial Unit at The Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, Canada.
During medical school, he received several prizes for excellence in academic merit including the Drummond and Frank Scott Prize for overall performance in preclinical medicine, received awards from the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, The Royal College of Physicians and The Wellcome Trust.
He has also extensive training in Non-Surgical Aesthetic Rejuvenation since 2004. His training has been acquired through courses with providers in the non-surgical industry and has successfully provided such treatments since 2004.
Dr Kumar’s postgraduate training in England includes rotations in: Anaesthesia/Intensive Care, Infectious Diseases, ENT, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Accident & Emergency, Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery in Singapore.