Published on Friday, January 1, 2016

Crestal Approaches for Implant Placement & Sinus Augmentation

Event date: 9/10/2019 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM Export event


SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 

4:30pm-5:00pm Registration 

5:00pm-9:00pm Lecture & Hands-on 

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa 

111 North Post Oak Ln. 

Houston, TX 77024 

4 CE Credit Hours 

Clinician Tuition: $195 

Auxiliary Tuition: $95 


or contact 205.986.7989 

Use code CRESTAL during registration and get $50 off the $195 tuition rate.

At this course the attendees will be given a step by step description of how to handle sinus augmentations, from a crestal approach, for sinus floor thicknesses that are less than 3 mm, 4 to 6 mm, and greater than 7 mm. The lecture will include patient selection criteria, preoperative planning, a thorough description of the use of drills with stops, navigation systems, and the use of crestal window approaches. Video of the techniques will be shown to illustrate the relatively simple and minimally invasive technique. In addition, the techniques for simultaneous sinus augmentation with implant placement will be shown. The use of Leukocyte- and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) to hydrate the grafts and enhance initial healing will be discussed and included in a hands-on training portion. The evidence for the use of this material will also be presented.

This approach minimizes the need for lateral window approaches, which can result in patient post-operative conditions that limit their ability to return to work. The crestal approach patients usually use non-narcotic pain medication and return to work the next day.

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Author: Shannon Cook

Categories: Continuing Education



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