This year seems to be the year of regenerative medicine, which can involve the application of stem cells and growth factors in order to replace or heal tissues in your body. After being motivated by many lectures, journal articles and hands-on learning experiences, this past week we brought regenerative medicine to reality in our office. During 2 surgical procedures we used a fibrin membrane rich with the patient’s own stem cells and growth factors, in order to accelerate healing. One involved the surgical removal of a tooth and the other involved the placement of a dental implant. Both procedures went very well and we are excited to be involved with this technology.