Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)

Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)

Improvement in Hard and Soft Tissue Surgeries

In person at UCLA School of Dentistry

Lectures and Hands-on workshop
Course Fee: 
$1,100      30-day early registration: $990           Registration limited
CDE Credits: 

Friday, July 28, 2023     at UCLA Dentistry
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) is an autogenous matrix derived from the concentration of the patient’s blood platelets. A simplified chairside procedure results in the production of a fibrin membrane that is capable of stimulating the release of many important growth factors involved during wound healing processes that take place after surgery. This course will provide lectures and a hands-on laboratory session to become knowledgeable in the use of the L-PRF technology.

Learning Topics

  • Blood draw technique
  • Biological principles of L-PRF
  • Case selection and planning
  • Surgical techniques
  • PRF preparation techniques
  • Management of complications and post-operative care
  • Use and creation of PRF from start to finish

Workshop Exercises

  • Growth Factors in Implant Dentistry
  • Soft tissue management
  • Complications and management
  • Optimizing outcome


Tara Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD
Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, UCLA School of Dentistry

Joan Pi-Anfruns, DMD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Dentistry

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the biological principles of L-PRF
  • Define key aspects of growth factors in Implant Dentistry
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the creation and uses of PRF
  • Understand the key components of soft tissue management
  • Execute proper case selection and planning
  • Be able to do blood draw with proper technique
  • Define key components of PRF preparation techniques
  • Recognize and manage complications and post-operative care

speakers/instructors and topics are subject to change without prior notice

Policies - Cancellation and Refund

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