- April 22, 2021 - April 24, 2021
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conventional implant placement techniques often result in laying full thickness flaps. These invasive techniques have results that lead to esthetic and functional deficits. Augmenting the maxillary sinus can lead to not only increased recovery time from the augmentation procedure, but delayed placement of the implant as well as potential complications. Learn how to place implants in a mostly flapless, predictable, and minimally invasive way that can prevent loss of hard and soft tissue, even while augmenting the site. By applying these newly developed techniques, instruments, and materials, you will learn to perform safe and simple placement in environments that were previously thought to be “off limits” anatomically.
To provide the dental practitioner and their clinical team the didactic, tactile and surgical information required to diagnose and treatment plan minimally invasive implant placement in many different implant environments that include narrow ridges, those that encroach upon the maxillary sinus, and those with minimal vertical height availabilities as the maxillary sinus is approached.
This three-day course presents the protocols for diagnosing the implant environment when ideal and less than ideal conditions present themselves. Anatomy, histology, and bone loss patterns will be presented. New technologies in implant design and placement will be thoroughly discussed. A thorough review of case selection will provide attendees the ability to select cases that will provide predictable, minimally invasive results using peripheral bone removal, bone expansion techniques to widen and elevate, and crestal membrane control sinus lift techniques demonstrated in the course. A thorough review of the actual cases that will have surgical placement of implants on day three helps tie all of the concepts together.
Mode of Instruction
Lecture, slides, and video presentations are included in the lecture portion of this program. Additionally, there are live presentations of the techniques learned as well as the “hands on” portion which reinforces those techniques. Bringing Loupes and accompanying illumination is recommended as ambient lighting may not be adequate. Surgical scrubs are recommended for the surgical component as well.
This course qualifies for 21 continuing education credits.
No prior experience is required.