& CRITICAL BONE GRAFTING TECHINQUES
Maxillary sinus augmentation: lateral and crestal approach
Maxillary sinus elevation surgery has evolved during the last 25 years to a point where it is considered the most successful augmentation procedure performed today and the survival rate of implants placed in these grafts is as high as that of implants placed in the non-grafted posterior maxilla. The sinus elevation procedure is still evolving due to the development of new surgical techniques and new biomimetic technologies; however, there is still no unanimous consensus on when to adopt the lateral or crestal approach. The course will present state of the art step by step surgical procedures and the rationale on when to utilize the lateral approach vs crestal approach. Multiple video presentations will enable participants to realistically experience sinus elevation surgery.
At the completion of the program, the participant will be able to:
- Understand surgical anatomy to prevent complications and achieve optimal results
- Understand the rationale for correct pre-operative planning
- Understand the selection of grafting materials
- Conduct step-by-step surgery techniques
The course is recommended for surgical specialists who would like to acquire a more comprehensive understanding on how to treat the atrophic maxilla.