Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting for Optimal Implant Reconstruction

Dr. Nelson Pinto

Pikos Symposium 2018

Dr. Pinto is Professor, Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of the Andes, UANDES, Santiago, Chile.

Visiting Professor Department of Oral Health Sciences / Periodontology, University Hospitals, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium.

Founder and Chairman of the Research Center for Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, Concepcion, Chile.

Leading expert on clinical applications of L-PRF in soft & hard tissue regeneration and wound healing.

Active Private Practice specializing in advance Implant Dentistry.

National and International Lecturer in Implant Dentistry and Tissue Regeneration  ( + 300 conferences & courses ).

Several Awards in Clinical Oral Research Presentations.

Developer of the Natural Guided Regeneration Therapy for the Management of Chronics Wounds with L-PRF.

Best Oral Research Presentation: 4th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies Yokohama, Japan, September 2- 6 – 2012.

Finalist of the JWC-WUWHS AWARD 2016, 2nd place, Best Contribution to Clinical Research years 2012 to 2016. 5th Congress of World Union of Wound Healing Societies, September  25 – 29, 2016, Florence, Italy.


Friday November 2, 2018

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm Dr. Nelson Pinto

L-PRF: A Human Living Tissue Graft to Enhance Soft and Hard Tissue Regeneration

Favorable wound healing has always been a major quest in dental and medical surgery. It is a concern in healthy as well as compromised patients. In an effort to improve and accelerate healing of both hard and soft tissues, substitutes including growth factors, biomaterials and membranes have been traditionally used. Recent research clearly indicates that L-PRF (Leukocyte -Platelet Rich Fibrin) significantly enhances wound healing in both soft and hard tissues. Evidence now supports the assertion that this has the potential to replace the above-mentioned substitutes in many situations.

The greatest strength of any new therapy or technique lies in four fundamental pillars: availability, affordability, accessibility and reproducibility. The Natural Guided Regeneration therapy based on L-PRF has surpassed the test of these four pillars.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the science based evidence for the application of L-PRF.
2. Understand the philosophy of Natural Guided Regeneration- “How to regenerate more with less”.
3. Understand the indications and guidelines for predictable clinical applications of L-PRF in daily practice.