Venipuncture Technique for L-PRF Grafting – Hands-on Workshop

January 15, 2022

Location: 2700 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

WHEN: January 15, 2022
LOCATION: 2700 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Includes light breakfast, networking lunch, and coffee bar refreshed throughout the day.
CEUs: 7
Subject code: 690 Implant Site Preparation

AGD Members: $365
Non-Members: $550
Staff: $125 (Cannot be DDS or DMD)


Course Description:

The art and science of autologous socket grafting is becoming more popular in dentistry as dentists become better educated and trained in this procedure. The simplicity of using readily available blood derivatives of centrifuged venous blood has enhanced the clinical outcomes of regenerating tissues while reducing the need for costly biologics such as allograft and membrane materials.

In this course, we will review the science, clinical applications, and handling techniques/preparation of the Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) towards various clinical uses, primarily socket regeneration. Venipuncture technique will be presented and demonstrated during the lecture in preparation for the hands-on portion, where attendees (FL licensed dentists) will volunteer to perform venipuncture on attendees and volunteer to allow venipuncture on themselves. A Licensed RN and experienced licensed  FL dentists will assist with such procedures. The samples of blood will be collected in vials for use with centrifugation followed by handling techniques to simulate the clinical preparation just prior to clinical use. We will discuss best practices for the disposal of biological waste as well.

Audience: Dentist, Staff

Materials required: Eye protection and masks
Course objectives: 

  • Understand the science of blood derivatives involved with clinical applications in dentistry
  • Understand the process of venipuncture and centrifugation of blood
  • Understand patient management of related procedures
  • ​Experience and demonstrate venipuncture
  • Learn the techniques in handling blood samples and the fibrin manipulation
  • ​Learn the safe handling of biological waste

Dr. Stephen Lockwood has been practicing dentistry in La Jolla since 1985.  He is currently a partner with Dr. Stephen Eskeland at Regents Dental Group where he performs implant and restorative dentistry as well as orthodontics.  He is a part-time faculty member of UCSD School of Medicine- Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, where he serves as a dentist volunteer at the UCSD Free Dental Clinics at Veterans Village of San Diego.

Dr. Lockwood graduated from the University Of California, Irvine in 1980.  He received his D.M.D. (Doctor of Medical Dentistry) Degree from Oral Roberts University, School of Dentistry, in Tulsa, OK in 1984. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Lockwood completed a General Practice Residency at Loma Linda University Veterans Hospital, in Loma Linda, CA.  During his residency, he received extensive training in surgical procedures as well as training in treating medically compromised individuals.  Dr. Lockwood has had additional training in Implant Dentistry completing LLU Implant Dentistry Maxi-Course and has earned Associate-Fellow status with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).  He is an involved life-long learner with AGD having earned his Mastership through the AGD.In his spare time, Dr. Lockwood is the principal trumpeter for the Coronado Concert Band and is also the trumpeter at Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church in San Diego. He has three adult children who have all graduated from college.

Dr. Lockwood is a member of the following Professional Organizations:
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
San Diego County Dental Society
Academy of General Dentistry - Master
American Academy of Implant Dentistry- Assoc. Fellow American College of Dentists- Fellow