Dr. Arun K. Garg, the preeminent authority on bone biology and the co-discoverer of PRP finally sets the record straight with the definitive text on the topic. Platelet-rich plasma treatment, or autologous blood concentrates, the all-natural rejection-free approach to enhanced healing, has been known by many of its derivatives (PRF, CGF, PRFG, etc.) giving rise to professional confusion and uncertainty. In some cases, the confusion has been manufactured in a deliberate attempt to muddle the issue and undermine the topic’s credible pioneers. Dr. Garg’s latest text cuts through the jargon and the marketing spin and sticks to the facts, de-mystifying the terminology and enlightens readers on the steps required to safely and successfully acquire autologous blood concentrates. Well written and extremely comprehensive, the 24-chapter text is loaded with invaluable information and is the authoritative work on the subject – ideal for dentists just beginning to incorporate PRP treatment modalities or for more experienced practitioners, Dr. Garg’s case-by-case methodology adds to the textbooks uniqueness in the medical and dental field.
In 2019 Dr. Garg partnered with Dr. Renato Rossi Jr. to explore more fully the topic of facial cosmetics augmented with PRP derivatives. The culmination of that exciting effort was the release of his latest textbook: Dermal Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation. The co-authored textbook features nine fully illustrated chapters and dozens of high definition case presentations.
As is Dr. Garg’s hallmark, Dermal Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation is thematically organized and written with extreme attention to detail and readability. Considering the growing market value of these cosmetic solutions and the degree to which dentists are rapidly embracing these cutting-edge techniques, this textbook is a must-read practice growth gold mine.
Ideal for dental cosmetic experts or beginners, Dermal Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation will make an excellent addition to your home or office library.
Dr. Robert E. Marx and Dr. Arun K. Garg team up for this groundbreaking work that does an exceptional job walking the reader through the intricacies of platelet-rich plasma. As the co-discoverer of PRP Dr. Garg explains the history of its use, its current applications, and predicts enhanced future use as additional growth factors are researched and applied. The book is extremely well written and organized and should be any dentists’ go-to source for the subject matter. Case studies and high-res. images are featured throughout the text and help augment this superior educational resource.
Thrombocytes, Or Platelets, are small cytoplasmic fragments of the Mega-karyocyte in bone marrow that enter the circulation as anucleated cells. The lack of a nucleus offers them only a limited life span. Platelets live for roughly seven to 10 days, compared to the red blood cell, an anucleated relative, which lives for about 120 days. The typical concentration of platelets in the blood ranges from 145,000 to 370,000/microliter (mcL).
The basics of the platelet lifecycle are described in Table 1, and a representation of the precursor cells and differentiation processes that occur in the blood are depicted in Image. The platelet is ex¬tremely active metabolically and synthesizes growth factors that it secretes in re¬sponse to clotting.
In an article on the topic entitled "Platelets, Inflammation and Tissue Regeneration," author Alan Nurden notes that the role of platelets actually extends beyond arterial thrombosis and, in fact, plays a much wider role in health and disease.
Since its discovery over two decades ago, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and its derivatives have become a mainstay in oral and maxillofacial surgery and, more recently, in other dental specialties as well. As technology continues to allow significant innovation in this field, more and more formulations and products are being discovered and marketed to dentists. In the second edition of this bestselling book, Dr Garg rejects the salesmanship that often swirls around PRP and instead focuses on the science, biology, and clinical applications of this natural biomaterial. Credited as a co-discoverer of PRP, he knows how to break down the science and explain how autologous blood concentrates work to speed healing and promote tissue regeneration. This natural, inexpensive, and safe material has enormous potential in a dental clinic, and Dr Garg wants to make sure every clinician has access to information that is easy to digest and easy to apply. This book is thereby a roadmap to incorporating autologous blood concentrates into clinical practice. The early chapters focus on the biology of what goes on when blood is collected and centrifuged and reintroduced into wound sites as well as how to prepare the different formulations of autologous blood concentrates. The later chapters demonstrate how to use this material in implant surgery, soft and hard tissue healing, facial cosmetics, and other clinical applications to achieve superb outcomes. With a bonus chapter on phlebotomy, this book is the practical manual novices need and experienced clinicians value.
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