Sinus Augmentation Techniques for Dental Implant Patients
A Hands-on Experience

New Course

August 28-29, 2015 session – Cancelled


Course Description

This lecture and hands-on program will introduce participants to specific procedures for augmentation of the maxillary sinus including direct and indirect sinus lifts. Lecture topics for this course will include patient selection, radiographic evaluation, treatment planning, graft material selection, surgical techniques for indirect and direct sinus augmentation procedures and potential complications. Surgical videos and patient presentations will be used to demonstrate the clinical techniques. The hands-on session will utilize models and fresh cadaver specimens that will give the participant the closest possible experience to live surgery.

Course Objectives

  • Participants will have an understanding of the indications for performing a sinus lift
  • Participants will have an understanding of the clinical examination, radiographic techniques and interpretation necessary to treatment plan the patient needing sinus augmentation
  • Participants will have an understanding of the various surgical techniques for performing a sinus augmentation procedure
  • Participants will have an understanding of procedures for augmentation of maxillary height deficiency defects associated with placed implants
  • Participants will have an understanding of the potential complications associated with sinus augmentation procedures

Course Agenda

Friday – August 28, 2015

Lecture Topics: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Anatomy and physiology of the maxillary sinus
  • Clinical examination and radiographic interpretation
  • Treatment planning the sinus augmentation patient
  • Graft material selection
  • Direct sinus lift technique (Caldwell-Luc)
  • Indirect sinus lift techniques (Osteotome, Trephine osteotome)
  • Sinus lift with simultaneous implant placement

Saturday – August 29, 2015

Lecture Topics: 8:00am – 10:00am
  • Managing Complications
  • Group Case Discussion
Break: 10:00am – 10:15am
Hands-on Session: 10:15am – 12:00pm
  • Review of instruments
  • Model exercise
Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Hands-on Session: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Fresh cadaver lab
    • Review of anatomy
    • Direct sinus lift technique (Caldwell-Luc)
    • Indirect sinus lift (Summers lift)
    • Trephine / osteotome technique
    • Suturing


  • Will Martin, D.M.D., M.S. (Faculty Website)
  • James D. Ruskin, D.M.D., M.D., F.A.C.S.


UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610

888-550-4590 (toll-free)

University of Florida

Continuing Education Units

12 CEUs. Participation.

AGD# 690

Hands-on Course Hands-On Workshop

Course Limit

20 Participants


  • Dentist Fee: $2,500 (Early Bird) / $2,800 (Regular Fee)
  • Friday: 1pm – 5pm
  • Saturday: 8am – 5pm
  • Breakfast and Networking lunch on Saturday
Dates Location Course #
August 28-29, 2015 (Fri.-Sat.)Cancelled Gainesville, FL 160050.01


Continuing Education at UFCD wishes to express its appreciation to HuberMedW&H Impex Inc., and Straumann for unrestricted grants, which helped, in part, to make this course possible.  Also, thanks to Exactech, Inc. for exhibitor support.


Standard cancellation policy does not apply to this course.  Refunds, less $500, will be processed for registrants who cancel less than 14 days before the course starting date.  Refunds cannot be given for cancellations on or after course starting date.