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Venipuncture for L-PRF Hands-On Workshop

October 16, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

$80 – $499


Sunday, October 16, 2022

9:00am – 4 pm PST

Speaker: Dr. Stephen Lockwood DMD, MAGD

Where: Keating Dental Lab, Irvine, CA

In-Person event, no live stream available

Continental breakfast & lunch provided

CE: 6 Hands-On Units

AGD Subject code: 310 (Oral Surgery)



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 volunteer to allow venipuncture on themselves. An experienced licensed dentist (and a 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.


  • 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 E. Lockwood graduated from UC Irvine before attending from 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. Dr. Lockwood has written several clinical articles for GP News (CAGD Newsletter) and has lectured on topics related to laser dentistry, implant dentistry, and venipuncture/L-PRF grafting.   In his spare time, he is the principal trumpeter for the Coronado Concert Band and plays with The Immaculata Church choir on the University of San Diego campus.


If you are NOT an AGD member and register as one, you’ll need to re-register as a Non- Member to get into any California AGD courses. If your AGD Membership has expired, you can renew here: https://www.agd.org/join-agd/online-application

  • Registrations are subject to a $50 non-refundable processing fee.
  • Cancellations made by email prior to 9/25/22 will receive a refund less the $50 processing fee.
  • Cancellations made after 9/25/22 are completely non-refundable.
  • Transfer of a registration to another name will be considered by email request through 10/02/22.

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October 16, 2022
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
$80 – $499
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Keating Dental Lab
16881 Hale Ave.
Irvine, CA 92606 United States
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