Pikos Symposium 2022 – Dr. Richard Miron

Selecting Biomaterials for Predictable Bone and Periodontal Regeneration 

New and innovative biomaterials are being discovered or created at an unprecedented rate, but many of them remain entirely foreign to practicing clinicians. This talk addresses this gap in knowledge by summarizing some of the groundbreaking research performed to date on this topic and providing case examples of these biomaterials at work.

The talk will begin by reviewing standard bone grafting materials utilized for extraction site management, sinus grafting, guided bone regeneration, contour grafting and intrabony/furcation regeneration. The principles of guided tissue/bone regeneration will be covered in detail including many recent advancements in barrier membrane technologies as well as use of platelet-rich fibrin and various recombinant growth factors.

Lastly, a sneak-peek at upcoming biomaterials that have been in development over the last 2 years, not yet clinical available, will be presented. The final section of the lecture is designed to help clinicians select appropriate biomaterials for each specific clinical section protocol. This talk aims to educate clinicians on the how and why to utilize biomaterials in an appropriate, predictable, and evidence-based manner.

Learning Objectives:
• Classification of bone grafting materials. Current uses and percentages utilized materials in North America
• When to use autogenous, when allografts, when xenografts and when alloplasts
• Updates following 3 years of clinical use of Tetranite: A novel bone adhesive inspired by underwater marine proteins
• Introduction to Graft-Oss: Simplified bone grafting for implant dentistry

Dr. Richard Miron is currently lead educator and researcher at Advanced PRF Education and an Adjunct Visiting Faculty in the department of Periodontology in Bern, Switzerland where he completed his PhD studies since 2009.

He has currently published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and lectures internationally on many topics relating to growth factors, bone biomaterials and guided bone regeneration. For the past 5 years, Dr. Miron has been recognized by Dentistry Today as being one of the top 100 CE providers in the country and the youngest to ever make the list. He is also the top ranked researcher on Platelet-Rich Fibrin therapy as per Expertscape independent review.

He has recently been awarded many recent international prizes in dentistry and is widely considered as one of the top contributors to implant dentistry having won the ITI Andre Schroeder Prize, the IADR Young Investigator of the Year in the field of Implant Dentistry as well as the IADR Socransky Research award in the field of Periodontology (2020).

He has written 8 textbooks widely distributed in regenerative dentistry including his best-seller in 2019 titled: “Next Generation Biomaterials for Bone and Periodontal Regeneration” and “Understanding Platelet Rich Fibrin” in 2021.

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