In our office, we use a technique that helps to accelerate the healing of bone and tissue. This is especially important when removing teeth or placing dental implants. In our office, we call it plasma, but it’s also known as PRF. PRF stands for plasma rich fibrin. In the blood, there’s a clotting factor called fibrin.

Now, the blood carries all of our nutrients, oxygen and healing properties throughout our system. For example, when you get a cut, at first a clear liquid appears, and that’s fibrin. With fibrin also comes the healing proteins. We separate the fibrin and the healing proteins out of your blood and use it when you get oral surgery done with us.

In the first step, our phlebotomist draws your blood, and then we process it in our lab here in office. There’s a fibrin layer that we extract from the blood, and from it we get a membrane in a liquid serum. We then take the membrane and the serum and we reintroduce it back into the extraction site or the implant site. The membrane allows healing to be accelerated, and it also helps a lot with postoperative discomfort and pain, as well as swelling.

In my experience, using PRF accelerates healing time for your bone and the extraction socket. It decreases postoperative pain and swelling, and it gives you a better result for your dental treatment. What’s amazing about PRF is that we’re able to take some things from your body, your blood, and we’re able to use it to heal your own body.

If you or someone you love recently had a tooth removed, meet with Dr. E. Ahono Gildersleeve to learn about what L-PRF is and how it can help speed up the healing process in a homeopathic way.

The Mini Dental Implant Advantage

Immediate Results

Because they are less invasive, and don’t require the lengthy healing time of traditional implants, they can typically be loaded with crowns, bridges and dentures immediately.

Less Healing Time & Fewer Visits

Because mini implants are much smaller, placing them is a less invasive procedure—requiring less healing time and discomfort, and fewer visits.

No More Decay

Mini implants are made out of titanium—the same type of material that is used on artificial joints, and they are not subject to decay or periodontal disease.

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Meet Donald Brockley, DMD

Dr. Brockley earned his doctorate degree in Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine in 1972. He is a second generation dentist and a legacy of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine where his father, Dr. Charles R. Brockley earned his doctorate in general dentistry in the year 1927. While attending the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, he held the office of Class Secretary for his graduating class.

Following dental school, he chose to do his residency training at Wilmington Medical Center in Wilmington, Delaware, with a focus on research.  Upon completing his residency, Dr. Brockley enlisted in the Navy during the Vietnam War Era as a Naval Officer.

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Meet E. E. Ahono Gildersleeve, DDS

Dr. E. Ahono Gildersleeve firmly believes that everyone deserves a stunning smile, and it’s this passion that has driven their career in dentistry. Combining expertise, a friendly demeanor, and a relatable approach, Dr. Gildersleeve is dedicated to helping patients achieve the smile they’ve always dreamed of. Having graduated with a BS in Biology from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, Dr. Gildersleeve went on to pursue her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Touro College of Dental Medicine in Hawthorne, NY. To further expand her knowledge and skills, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at NYU Langone, with specialized training at Shatkin Dental Health in Buffalo, NY. Being a second-generation dentist trained by the esteemed Dr. Todd Shatkin on Mini Dental Implants, Dr. Gildersleeve brings a wealth of expertise and a unique perspective to the field of dentistry. In July 2021, she joined her father’s practice, a Mini Dental Implant Center of America, in the greater Pittsburgh area after completing her residency, proudly carrying on the family tradition as a third-generation dentist.

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