There is a platelet rich plasma training course that is going to be visiting New York for the first time called Dentox, and has been created by Dr Howard Katz, a leading expert in the field of Botox and other cosmetic procedures. For most platelet rich plasma training New York is the preferred location as it is central and is home to so many of the best dental practices, but this course is different: entitled Dentox because it has been purposefully created for the training of dentists and other dental health professionals, it seeks to work from the knowledge that dentists already have, and build up knowledge in the area of platelet rich plasma so that they will be able to offer that treatment to their patients.
Platelet rich plasma was first developed in the 1970s as an experimental treatment initially, but soon found its way to being used in a variety of ways. At its most basic level, what occurs during platelet rich plasma treatment is blood is taken from a patient, and then treated so that it is further enriched with platelets, which are packed with a much higher concentration than normal of growth factors. It also increases the number of cytokines which have been medically proven to stimulate soft tissue growth, as well as support the growth of new cells. This mixture is then injected back into the same patient, which prevents the concern of host rejection, in a particular place in their body that requires the extra stimulation and support of growth.
The first time that platelet rich plasma was used as a treatment in order to help a patient was in Italy way back in 1987, during open heart surgery. It was able to stimulate healthy regrowth of nerves and tissue, which greatly helped the patient to recover from their intense surgery. Over time, of course, there have many other uses found for platelet rich plasma treatment, including more cosmetic procedures that are based on the face, particularly around the eyes and mouth. By injecting platelet rich plasma into these areas, the patient’s skin becomes plumper and healthier, lines and wrinkles are smoothed out, and natural healthy growth of cellulite (which gives that smooth and plush feeling to skin) is encouraged. Platelet rich plasma is such a safe treatment due to the use of the patient’s own blood, and there is no concern about injecting it back into them as the injection site is within the dermal skill layers.
The Dentox training day will offer dentists the chance to be able to offer this platelet rich plasma treatment to their patients in order to help them gain that cosmetic look that they are already working for with veneers, or braces, or teeth whitening. Dr Howard Katz will take all attendees through the proper procedures and potential problems that may occur during platelet rich plasma treatment, and there will even be live patients at the event that it will be possible for attendees to be able to practice on, making this a training day with a difference. So often a medical professional will attend a conference or training, learn how to do something completely new, and then go home, waiting days if not weeks to use those skills – which naturally have become slightly rusty.
Dentox will be coming to New York City for PRP training for one day only, and it will be fascinating to see whether or not platelet rich plasma becomes a standard treatment option that is offered to patients in many of the New York dental practices after this event.
For registration and course dates, see http://dentox.com/botox-training-new-york/