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Cutting Edge Dental Aesthetics in Marina Del Rey – Dr. Douglas B. Sam, D.D.S.

Along with an emphasis on trust between Doctor and Patient, Dockside dental is on the forefront of dental aesthetics, with a wide variety of painless treatment options for fearful patients, custom athletic mouthguards for professional athletes, invisible braces and injectables for therapeutics / corrective smile aesthetics. Dr. Doug was trained directly by Dr. Katz (the inventor named on the patent applications for Botox) in the expert applications of Botox.

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Services provided by Dr. Doug at Docside:

  • Botox (Therapeutic & Aesthetics)
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Tooth colored fillings
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Root Canals
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Dental Implant restoration
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Fillings
  • Extractions

We interviewed Dr. Doug, who is surprisingly down to earth / personable, and wanted to speak the most about the need to be an ethical dentist. He feels compelled to take the time to do things right for his patients over increasing the bottom line. Dr. Sam is heavily involved in the community, offering Education and dental services to elementary schools. He has been a dental board examiner for over 13 years, audits other Dental Offices to ensure proper care for patients, and serves on peer review panels to settle patient conflicts.

To make an appointment at Dockside Dental, call (310) 821-5288 or e-mail customerservice@docksidedental.com.

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Master Botox/Fillers/PRP Injectibles – Course Dates Announced for LA & NYC

Learn to master injectables from Dr. Katz, inventor named on the patent application for Botulinum Toxis (Botox, Dysport, etc). All therapeutic and aesthetic treatments are covered, as well as the newest injectables applications of PRP & PPP to reduce material costs to a fraction of what they would be using hyaluronic acids (like Restylane, Juvederm etc).


Now available in LA September 9th (Details for the Los Angeles program), and NYC September 16th (Details for the New York program).

Consider your training when offering Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma facial injectionOne of the most fantastic things about platelet rich plasma as a medical therapy is that almost every single person on the planet is a suitable candidate for the treatment. This is unlike any other type of treatment that you can see in a medical center, and as the power within each microliter exceeds almost anything else recorded, it is possible to use platelet rich plasma as a treatment option for many different health problems, from acute joint injuries, arthritis, degenerative diseases, joint pain, ligamentous laxity, torn meniscus sciatica . . . and many others. You even find some people receiving it as a treatment for slipped discs and other joint problems.

This is why so many medical professionals are considering whether or not to offer platelet rich plasma treatments to their patients for both healing and for cosmetic reasons, and there are many areas of the health profession who could support their patients using this: orthopaedics, ophthalmology, cosmetic enhancement, wood healing, and sports medicine. As there is almost no risk of rejection as the platelet rich plasma is constructed from the patient’s own blood, you could call it a universal healing agent, and one that you should be able to use on absolutely any patient that walks through your door.

But it is a little more complicated than that. Just because something feels like a miracle cure, that does not mean that it is! If you are considering offering platelet rich plasma treatments to your patients, you need to consider a few things first, and almost all of them center around the training that you have received. This is because there are some situations in which platelet rich plasma is not a good idea for the patient, and you need to ensure that your training is absolutely at the highest standard so that you are able to understand when that is. As medical professionals, it is our duty to understand exactly what all of the potential consequences are of each decision that we make, and our patients depend on us to ensure that we have all the correct certifications for the treatments that we offer.

Having platelet rich plasma certification training is something that you should reach ICMS/AMSSM standards that regulate the quality of the offerings that we make available to our patients. Extensive platelet rich plasma training will give you the practical tips and tricks to make sure that you can carry out the application of the treatment for your patients, but the training should go far beyond that. You also need to be able to know how to tell your patients about the different options that are available to them, what is best for them, and at the same time do not pressurize them into one particular choice. You will also need to understand what to do if something goes wrong, and how to quickly heal any problems that occur.

When you are considering whether or not to offer platelet rich plasma for cosmetic purposes, you will also need training and experience on exactly how to craft and contour a positive experience for your patients when it comes to the way that they look. It is part science, and part art, and you need to be able to help your patient achieve the look that they want along with keeping healthy and happy. Managing your patients’ expectations as well as their health can be a tricky business, and one that requires a lot of practice, but the best way to set yourself up is to receive the best training that there is possible.

To learn the applications of PRP for your medical practice, call 858-550-9533

Platelet Rich Plasma the hottest treatment for 2018

Some of the great innovations in medicine and science are not completely understand when they are first released, because there is a natural amount of scepticism and distrust about something that has previously been considered unnecessary. After all, we lived without it before, right? But what so many people do not think about is that just because we did live without a particular medical treatment, that does not mean that we have to – we didn’t say no to television because we had never had it before, so why should we do the same for excellent new understandings for our bodies and what medicines they need?

preparing PRP platelet rich plasmaOne of the most impressive developments that will almost certainly be one of the hottest treatment in 2018 is platelet rich plasma treatment. If you have never heard of it before, that is not much of a surprise: many in the medical world are a little confused about what it actually does, so there is no reason why a member of the public would know exactly what it does. Put simply, it is the only known treatment in the world that allows our bodies to harness their own natural healing power, utilising mechanisms buried deep within our own DNA, to quickly and simply supercharge our natural healing process. There is no magic within the platelet rich plasma treatment, just the impressive power that our own bodies possess.

Although considered one of the most exciting developments of modern medicine in decades, the actual treatment for platelet rich plasma is rather simple. All that needs to occur is for a sample of the patient’s blood to be taken and then spun around to isolate the platelet rich plasma. This plasma is then re-injected back into the area of the body that requires the extra healing support, such as the site of an operation, or a part of the body that is aging. There simply isn’t another treatment option out there in the world that can offer such strong benefits without utilising anything complicated – and there are no side effects, because the platelet rich plasma is made from the patient’s own blood.

Although many people consider platelet rich plasma to only be useful for recovery for major surgeries, there are actually several different uses for the treatment method, and the one that is likely to become the most popular is for dermatological care. Our skin is our largest organ, after all, and the better that we are able to look after it, the healthier and happier we will be for longer. Using platelet rich plasma for skin care is not a huge leap when you consider that it rejuvenates the body from the inside out. Most of the time the only reason that our skin does not look so good is because it is not possible for our bodies to revitalize itself. It doesn’t have the building blocks it needs, and even though we have previously learned to use dermal fillers to try and fill those gaps, they only last for a short amount of time.

On the other hand, platelet rich plasma treatments are much better than dermal fillers as they do not force unnatural chemicals into the body, but rather support the body in creating its own natural materials. Dermal fillers cost individuals around the country hundreds of dollars and do not actually help the body itself, whereas platelet rich plasma heals the body itself. We predict that platelet rich plasma is going to become increasingly popular so that by 2018, it will become a standard practice to support patients as a replacement for dermal fillers.

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Could Platelet-Rich Plasma be better than Hyaluronic Acid?

Anyone who is already living and working within the field of treatments for symptomatic OA has seen the dramatic rise of platelet rich plasma as something that has shot waves across the scientific community, and this latest development has come as no surprise to many of us who have watched the journey of this new treatment with interest. Hyaluronic acid has been the accepted treatment option for many years, and while there is nothing specifically wrong with it, it has been surprising to see such a brilliant alternative come to market so quickly, and with so few side effects whatsoever. Now that another study that pitched it against platelet rich plasma has declared the latter the winner, it is hard to see how anyone can continue to demand the former.

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The study was undertaken by Brian Cole of Rush University Medical Center, an institution that has been ranked number four in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In his position as associate chairman and professor of the Department of Orthopedics, as well as chairman of the Department of Surgery at Rush (ignoring his role as the Chairman of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital), he is the author of over a thousand articles and tens of textbooks in regenerative medicine. The study took 111 patients who had symptomatic unilateral knee problems, and observed them for one year as half of them were given platelet rich plasma as their treatment method, and the other have were given hyaluronic acid. There were five treatments given of each method over the year, and no one knew exactly what treatment type they were receiving.

After the year was up, all of the patients were tested for IKDC, and the scores for the platelet rich plasma group were significantly higher than the other. In fact, the paper’s reports states that, ‘significant improvements were seen in other patient-reported outcome measures’, which suggests that platelet rich plasma’s natural anti-inflammatory properties made themselves known to the patients! These findings are truly remarkable when you consider that hyaluronic acid is itself a critical substance that the body requires for permitting the bones in our bodies to glide naturally past one another. When there is not enough of this hyaluronic acid within the body, stiffness and pain is experienced by the patient, and this develops into osteoarthritis.

Our medical understanding until now has been that the only method of treatment that is likely to enjoy any success is the obvious one: to inject further amounts of hyaluronic acid into the body in order to increase the amount. Yet it is clearly not that simple. Although our naturally occurring hyaluronic acid offers our bodies these traits, it appears that bioengineered hyaluronic acid simply does not. There is something missing in our understanding of it which means that it does not create the same benefits that you would expect.

That is why many experts are now believing that the $13 billion dollar hyaluronic acid industry may be about to completely collapse in on itself. After all, now that more and more people are proving through demonstrable studies that platelet rich plasma offers a much better patient treatment rate – and better general experience – why would anyone choose to have anything else? Anyone who has osteoarthritis could see their quality of life dramatically improved by the choice of platelet rich plasma, and no more unnecessary money will be spent on a treatment that does not seem to work anything like as well. Medical professionals are now being advised to offer their patients platelet rich plasma.

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