Pikos Symposium 2022 – Dr. Robert Marx

Straight Forward Harvesting and Applications of Stem Cells for Bone Regeneration and Soft Tissue Healing 

Predictable bone regeneration and rapid soft tissue healing is needed for ridge augmentation, sinus augmentation, cystic defects, and tumor or trauma defect reconstructions.  Today’s use of PRP and bone marrow derived stem cells in both the office setting and the operating room has become common place.  Using a series of representative cases for these applications, identifying specific doses, harvesting, and placement techniques as well as outcome assessments will show the true value of todays in-situ tissue engineering.

Outcome data underscoring the safety, time saving, cost saving, and the functionality of the results will complement the clinical approach and the result presented in the sample cases.

Learning Objectives:
• The attendee will be able to understand the techniques used to harvest a high yield of stem cells in either the office setting or operating room
• The attendee will be able to better decide as to their choice of PRP or a bone marrow aspirate and why
• The attendee will know of the correct dose of rhBMP-2/ACS as well as the required platelet counts in PRP when using each
• The attendee will know of the range of allogeneic bone particle sizes which yields the best bone regeneration

Dr. Robert Marx is Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and is well known as an educator, researcher, and innovative surgeon.  He has pioneered new concepts and treatments for pathologies of the oral and maxillofacial area as well as new techniques in reconstructive surgery.

His many prestigious awards, including the Harry S. Archer Award, the William J. Giles Award, the Paul Bert Award, the Donald B. Osbon Award, and the Daniel Laskin Award, attest to his dedication and commitment to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

His textbook “Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology:  A Rationale for Diagnosis and Treatment” has also won the American Medical Writers Associations Prestigious Book of the year Award and his other textbooks “Platelet Rich Plasma: Dental and Craniofacial Applications”, “Tissue Engineering”, “Oral and Intravenous Bisphosphonates Induced Osteonecrosis”, and an “Atlas of Bone Harvesting” have been best sellers.  He is a section editor of Oral and Craniofacial Tissue Engineering and serves as a reviewer to many journals.

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