Maxillary Sinus Floor Elevation
Hands-on Trainings
08 Nov 2018, 09:00 - 18:00 Dubai | UAE | InterContinental Hotel | DFC Area of interest: General Dentistry

Course Fee: 2,200AED (598.97$)

Course Description

Sinus floor elevation is a predictable procedure when placing implants in the atrophic posterior maxilla. Several techniques were described in order to access the maxillary antrum and safely elevate the sinus mucosa. Piezoelectric bone surgery is currently considered a state of the art tool when performing sinus floor elevations. Because of their accurate micrometric and selective action, piezoelectric inserts perform precise and safe bone cutting of the buccal sinus bone and prevent sinus mucosa perforations.

During this course, we will review surgical anatomy and present radiographic assessment advantages in order to detect anatomic risk factors and rule out pathologic conditions that may jeopardize the final surgical outcome. Latest advances in both lateral and crestal sinus floor elevation surgical techniques will be presented and the importance of new advances and technologies, such as the use of piezosurgery, will be exposed. Management and prevention of complications will be lastly developed and long-term clinical and radiographic follow-up will be explained.

At the end of the theoretical part, participants will have the opportunity to exercise their practical skills on animal models. The efficiency and evolution of piezosurgery inserts will be tested on eggs model. Lateral and crestal sinus floor elevation techniques using new, safe and efficient, piezoelectric inserts will be performed on lamb models.

Course Objectives

  • Choose proper indication for sinus lift technique when placing implants in atrophic posterior maxilla
  • Manipulate piezosurgery units and Assess the efficiency of different piezosurgery inserts.
  • Practical training on step-by-step clinical procedure of both crestal and lateral sinus lift techniques


09:00 - 10:00
Anatomic considerations and radiographic assessment
10:00 - 11:30
Lateral sinus floor elevation:
  • Surgical technique
  • Prevention and management of complications
  • Choice of Biomaterials
  • Clinical and radiographic follow up
11:30 - 12:00
Coffee Break
12:00 - 13:00
Crestal sinus floor elevation:
  • Indications and limitations
  • Surgical technique and new improvements
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 17:00
Hands-on on sheep heads using piezosurgery machines:
  • Assessment of piezosurgery inserts efficiency on eggs
  • Lateral sinus floor elevation hands on (lamb model)
  • Crestal sinus floor elevation hands on (lamb model)
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