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Ridge Preservation Techniques and Platelet Products

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

$96.00 – $995.00
Dr. LeRoy Horton


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Oral Surgery Hands-on Workshop

Speaker: Dr. LeRoy Horton DDS, DICOI
Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Location: Washington AGD Global Learning Center, 19415 International, Blvd, #410, SeaTac, WA 98188
Subject Code: Oral Surgery (310)
Participation Credit Hours: 8

Tuition (Lecture & Hands-On):

  • AGD Member Dentists: $795
  • Non-AGD Member Dentists: $995
  • AGD Member Dental Students: $96

Outline – Morning Program

Title: Strategies for Success in Extraction and Ridge Preservation


Replacement of lost teeth is one of the most common problems providers are tasked with solving. Implants have become the ideal method for doing so, however, it is not as simple as every empty space can get one. One of the most predictable treatment modalities to help ensure that an implant will be possible is Ridge Preservation.

Over the last 4 decades, tremendous gains in knowledge, materials, and technology have garnered endless scientific justification for what we do and how we do it. In this part of the course, participants will learn the biologic rationales, the scientific research behind them, modern materials, and basic surgical technique. The content is packaged in such a way that providers of all levels will have an opportunity to learn and fine-tune their current practice for the patients’ benefit as well that of the practice.

Lecture Objectives:

  • Discuss common systemic conditions and risk assessment
  • Planning of extraction cases and strategies
  • Basic ridge preservation techniques
  • Case presentation of flap design, sectioning of multi-rooted teeth, membrane adaptation, platelet aggregates, and suturing

Hands-On: Ridge preservation exercise on models

*Models will be provided by Dr. Horton with edentulous socket for participants to reflect flaps, place graft, adapt and position membrane, and place sutures. Particulate material, instruments, and sutures will also be provided.

Outline – Afternoon Program

Title: Platelet Rich Fibrin – The ideal way to maximize grafting results and wound healing


The world of biologics in oral surgery has exploded since the 1990s. Concurrently so has the world of natural medicine. Where these two worlds meet, autologous platelet products offer a natural boost to the body’s natural healing capacity. Surgery relies on tried and tested protocols, and natural biologics have a wealth of literature support as well as clinical applications. From improved healing to enhanced materials handling, there is no reason not to incorporate platelet products as we are constantly seeking for ways to increase our odds of success.

We will cover the biology, literature support, and different uses of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) as an adjunct to the concepts covered in the first lecture.

Lecture Objectives:

  • Centrifuge concepts
  • Review the history of platelet aggregates
  • Discuss the biology of platelet aggregates
  • Common uses
  • Demonstrate the process of creating platelet products
  • Clinical case examples

Workshop: Live PRF and sticky bone demonstration. Dr. Horton will provide centrifuge and PRF supplies.

Meet Your Speaker:

Dr. LeRoy Horton

LeRoy Horton


Dr. LeRoy Horton completed his bachelor’s degree in biology from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State in 2003 then attained his DDS degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2007. Having always been fascinated with dental implants, Dr. Horton pursued advanced training over the years attaining an implant fellowship through NYU as well as completing Master’s courses. After years of placing and documenting implant procedures, he earned his board certification as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. After placing and restoring thousands of implants in his private practices for over 12 years, he decided to return to school and is in his second year of a graduate periodontics residency at OHSU while still practicing in the greater Seattle area. Dr. Horton serves our profession as a nationally recognized AGD instructor #389294.


September 15
8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
$96.00 – $995.00


Washington Academy of General Dentistry
(206) 212-4969
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Washington AGD Global Educational Center
19415 International Blvd, #410
SeaTac, WA 98188 United States
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19415 International Blvd Ste 410
SeaTac, WA 98188-5366
AGD Provider ID # 219331
(206) 212-4969

Nationally Approved From 6/1/2018 – 5/31/2024
Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.

The Washington AGD Continuing Dental Education Committee gratefully acknowledges corporate partners of our programs for their generous support. CE program providers and instructors will disclose to participants any monetary or other special interest the program provider may have with any corporate partners products they are discussing in CE activities. Disclosure will be made in publicity materials and at the beginning of the presentation itself in accordance with our PACE Commerical Support Guidelines.