Pikos Symposium 2018

Robert E. Marx, DDS, Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 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.

Thursday November 1, 2018

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm Dr. Robert Marx

The Effective Use of PRP, BMP, and Easy to Obtain Stem Cells to Enhance Bone Regeneration

Bone regeneration is an integral part of patient needs for reconstruction and restoration of speech and eating functions. Whether it is needed for socket grafting, ridge augmentations, non-unions or tumor related defects bone regeneration can be unpredictable associated with complications, or incorporates morbidity! Platelet rich plasma imparts an increased concentration of native growth factors and cell adhesion molecules to enhance bone regeneration and healing. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) is a strong signal to local or applied stem cells and osteoprogenitor cells that regenerate bone. New technologies now offer an office based system to safely and quickly harvest stem cells and osteoprogenitor cells to regenerate bone in a hostile tissue environment (i.e. scarred tissue, radiated tissue, deficient tissue). Each method will be reviewed with case samples and outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to select patients who will benefit from the use of growth factor for bone regenerations.
2. Participants will be able to access stem cells and growth factors for their clinical practice.
3. Participants will learn of the correct doses to be used and the timing of implants for growth factor regenerated bone.