You may have heard the buzz about PRP or PRF in regards to joint surgery alternatives, cosmetic enhancements, or perhaps your vet is using it in therapy for your dog. Doctors in every field are embracing this technique. What’s amazing is it was originally ‘discovered’ by people in the dental field. We’ve trained under one of the co-founders of PRP. So what is it exactly, and how is it useful for a dental procedure? First off, the terms we use create confusion. There’s PRP, PRF, a-PRF, etc etc. It’s all more or less the same, with minor tweaks to the technique so new people can stake claim as inventors of a brand spanking new invention. The original, PRP, stands for platelet rich plasma. What we do is collect some of your blood, spin it to separate it into different parts, and use those parts, which are rich in healing and growth factors, to facilitate faster, better wound healing. It’s like using your own body to create a mega-bandaid. You can expect faster recovery from sinus lifts, implant placement, and socket grafting.