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Venipuncture for L-PRF

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Dr. Stephen E. Lockwood

Date and Time:

Saturday August 20, 2022

8 am- 3 pm PST


 Hilton Garden Inn

 2000 Bridgepointe Circle

 San Mateo, CA 94404

*Space is limited 

CE Credit:

6.0 Units Live (Hands-on)

AGD Course Code: 310


AGD Members: $350

Non-AGD Members: $550

Staff: $100


Course Overview:

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 (licensed dentists) will volunteer to perform venipuncture on attendees and volunteers to allow venipuncture on themselves. An experienced licensed dentist (and local RN) 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 a clinical use. We will discuss best practices for disposal of biological waste, as well.

Learning 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

About the Speaker:

Dr. Stephen E. Lockwood graduated from UC Irvine before attending Oral Roberts University, School of Dentistry. He joined the AGD and ADA as a dental student in 1982. After earning his DMD (’84) he entered a one-year GPR program at Loma Linda VA Hospital. After a three-year associateship he opened his private practice in La Jolla, CA (’89) where he currently practices comprehensive dentistry with an emphasis in Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Implant Dentistry. In 2017, he merged his practice with Dr. Stephen Eskeland where they are now partners of Regents Dental Group. Both doctors have earned their Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Having earned his Fellowship (’88), Mastership (’03), and Lifelong Service & Recognition (LLSR ’11) through the AGD, Dr. Lockwood attended the Implant Maxi-course at LLU and earned his Associate Fellowship with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) the following year (’11). In 2018, he was selected by the American College of Dentists as a Fellow. Dr. Lockwood served as San Diego component (SDAGD) President and California AGD President. He was also the LAC (Local Area Committee) Chairman for the San Diego, 2011 AGD Annual Meeting and as Regional Director (Region 13, California) for AGD from 2012- 2017, and chaired the 2016 AGD Leadership Development Symposium held in Chicago. He is active with his local dental society and has served as a board member (SDCDS) and CDA delegate. He worked with the local foundation (SDDHF) in fund- raising, designing and opening a new dental clinic on the Veteran’s Village of San Diego campus and continues volunteering as a part-time faculty member of the UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Lockwood has written several clinical articles for GP News (CAGD Newsletter) and has lectured locally on topics related to laser dentistry, implant dentistry, and L-PRF grafting. In his spare time he is the principal trumpeter for the Coronado Concert Band which plays five concerts a year for the community.

NCAGD Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Registrations are subject to a $25 non-refundable processing fee. Cancellations made by email seven days prior to the course date will receive a full refund less the $25 processing fee. Cancellations made within the week prior to the course date will receive a 50% refund  less the $25 processing fee. Transfer of a registration to another name will be considered by email request through date of registration. 


The Northern California AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by state of provincial boards of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from (8/1/2021) to (7/31/2025).

Provider ID# 219198

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