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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-26

The use of platelet-rich fibrin concentrate in tissue healing and regeneration in dentistry

1 Department of Dental Clinic, School of Dentistry, Fluminense Federal University, Niteroi, Brazil
2 Department of Oral Surgery, Dental Clinical Research Center, School of Dentistry, Iguaçu University, Itaperuna, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Marcelo José Pinheiro Guedes De Uzeda
Rua Coronel Moreira Cesar 229/1120 - Niteroi, Rio De Janeiro
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/GFSC.GFSC_5_18

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Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) concentrate was developed in France in 2001 by Choukroun et al. Initially known in its platelet gel form, it can also be used as a membrane, being widely used to accelerate the healing of soft and hard tissues. The aims of this study are to report the applicability of platelet-rich fibrin in dental practice, seeking evidences of benefits in the regeneration and healing process of both soft and hard tissue. For this, a bibliographic survey of articles published between 2007 and 2017 was carried out using the descriptors: “Platelet-rich fibrin,” “oral surgery,” “fibrin” and “growth factors,” during the month of December 2017 resulting in nine selected articles according to the preestablished inclusion criteria. The results of the studies either showed that PRF presents effective and safe use when used in combination with biomaterials or isolated, in addition to presenting low risk associated with satisfactory clinical results.

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