Teamwork is an essential aspect of good prosthodontics clinical practice, clinical governance, and ensuring optimal patient care. An effective patient pathway involves interaction with a number of different members of the dental team, all aimed at providing the best possible outcome for the patient. Each member of the team has an influential role to play in making the care pathway as efficient and as smooth as possible, not only for the patient but also for the dental team. Poor teamwork can lead to a breakdown in communication and deterioration in working relationships, ultimately leading to sub-standard patient care and a loss of patient trust and confidence. In order to have more predictable outcomes for our patients and simultaneously keep our postgraduates abreast with the latest protocols we at our department stress on meticulous treatment planning, baseline investigations Viz, blood & radiographic examination before proceeding for definitive treatment. Once the course of treatment is decided and if the need arises, we move on to the next level of investigations like CBCT (cone beam computed tomography). Utilizing the information from these tests mock surgeries are performed digitally & on models. The entire team responsible for a case that is inclusive of a faculty member, 2 PG students & dental operatory assistants, make sure that all the necessary armamentarium, the implant sizes, graft material & the operatory are set up on the day of surgery.
With Covid-19 coming in the protocols for dental treatment have changed with the RT- PCR becoming mandatory and thereby increasing the underlying cost of the treatments especially dental implants. We need to have certain promising cost-effective regenerative alternatives. One such alternative is the use of Platelet Rich Plasma which has proven to be a boon to dentistry since its advent. Along with its excellent regenerative potential, the major advantage is that it's derived from the patient's own blood so there are no chances of cross-infection.
Platelet Rich Plasma: A New Age Regenerative Therapy
The use of platelet-rich- plasma (PRP) is a promising biologic therapy, which offers various applications in dentistry. As an alternative source of growth factors for several types of dental procedures, PRP has become an increasingly popular clinical tool. These growth factors are described as promoters of tissue repair mechanisms and remodeling. Sinus grafting, periodontal soft and hard tissue surgical procedures, dental implant osseous-integration, ridge augmentation, etc is what is included in the application of PRP. A relatively new concept of biotechnology is represented by the use of PRP that is becoming an inseparable part of tissue engineering and cellular therapy today.
What is PRP?
PRP is the acronym for Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a technological procedure. It involves the formulation and use of the patient’s own blood plasma. It refers to the blood plasma which contains various growth factors that stimulate healing and regeneration in the human body. The PRP is 100% biocompatible and safe to use.
How the PRP Serum is Created?
Not take more than 30 to 45 minutes is taken in a typical session of PRP. And, since it has no side effects or after effects, you won’t need any downtime. Here’s how the PRP preparation process works:
What is PRP Used For?
Other Benefits of PRP Therapy
There is a wide range of medical and aesthetic issues in which PRP therapy can be helpful.
PRP therapy is being adopted in high-profile arenas by well-known personalities, researchers are studying the modality in detail in the past 10 years. More and more uses of the PRP serum are being discovered and finding better methods to develop and perfect it further.
To deliver high-quality prosthodontic care there has been a paradigm shift towards a patient-centered approach. As a function of this, the patient-care pathway should be supportive, engaging, and informed at all points of the journey. The Principles of the dental team working that a good team includes the following components:
As the roles and responsibilities of team members continue to evolve, the overlap of each team member’s duties become wider, and this should allow us to create a more comprehensive care network.