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NEW THIS YEAR! All Hands-on Workshops will be presented during Annual Meeting

Members: $500 – Non-Members: $600

Participants do not need to register for the Annual Meeting to enroll in the Hands-on Workshops.

Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited. Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will not be permitted.

8:00 am – noon

Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: Lateral Approach

Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS

Maxillary sinus elevation has become an indispensable part of implant surgery and procedures have evolved during the last 25 years to a point where sinus grafting surgery is considered one of the most predictable augmentation methods performed today and the survival rate of implants placed in these grafts is proving to be as successful as implants placed in non-grafted posterior maxilla. Sinus elevation surgical procedures are still evolving and the Simplified Antrostomy Design (S.A.D.) is one of the steps marking the evolution of surgical techniques. The S.A.D. technique decreases intra-op complications like perforations, speeds up all the procedures and makes sinus membrane elevation easier. During the workshop anatomic models will be utilized to give participants a hands-on introduction to the lateral approach. Didactic models have been manufactured starting from real patient DICOM images combining in the same model two different clinical scenarios: an easy sinus, and a difficult one. A planning session with dedicated software of the scanned models will allow the participants to evaluate the difficulty of the case utilizing “The Maxillary Sinus Elevation Difficulty Score (MSEDscore)”. The workshop will include only the piezosurgical approach, the traditional technique with rotary instruments will be only shown on videos.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain how knowledge of surgical anatomy can prevent complications and achieve optimal results; 2) discuss the rationale for correct pre-operative planning and utilize “The Maxillary Sinus Elevation Difficulty Score” (MSEDscore); and 3) conduct step-by-step surgical techniques for the lateral approach.