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Introduction to Sinus Lifting & Contemporary Solutions for Implant Supported Reconstructions of the Posterior Maxilla

Saturday, 2nd March 2019

Hall – B (Ruby and Jade)


In contemporary dental implantology, sinus lift operations became the golden standard of care for cases with a limited amount of vertical height in the posterior maxilla. Varioussurgical techniques for sinus lifting are continuously demonstrated and published in the literature, but of those, direct (lateral window approach) and indirect (internal sinus lifting / crestal approach using osteotomes) lifting techniques are the most commonly used techniques so far. There are various modifications to each technique such as the “balloon technique” for the sinus elevation with the crestal approach. With the advances in the biomaterials’ science, numerous biomaterials and bone grafts are recommended in the literature to augment the maxillary sinus prior to placing implants.

This lecture and hands-on course will focus on the science and most commonly used surgical application techniques of the sinus lift operations with emphasis on correct diagnosis and treatment planning, surgical instrumentation for the procedure, commonly encountered difficulties, and management of complications. Prior to the hands-on session of the course using the maxillary models, several previously performed cases, some with simultaneous placement of Dentium implants, will be presented, for the audience to better visualize the key points of this operation. At the end of the day, participants will have adequate theoretical knowledge on the sinus lifting operation, understand the basic principles of the procedure and be able to implement the procedure, knowing which biomaterial would be better to use for which case and why. They will also be able to know how to manage complications associated with this procedure.

Firat Selvi DDS, PhD
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Istanbul University, School of Dentistry
Dept. Of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Istanbul, Turkey