Program Track: Periodontal Plastic/Oral Reconstructive Surgery
Moderator: Paul S. Rosen
Speakers: Farhad E. Boltchi, Ziv Mazor, Jeffery R. Thomas, Stephen S. Wallace
Maxillary sinus elevation has been a highly predictable surgical technique for increasing available bone height for implant placement(s) in the deficient posterior maxilla. Encountering intraoperative complications, however, has been a major concern to clinicians, as this may cause the clinician to abort the procedure, or make the post-operative morbidity during healing quite significant. Techniques continually evolve to avoid surgical complications or to enable placements in compromised areas that were deemed impossible to treat. This course will present approaches to sinus and nasal elevations that enable clinicians to approach these technique-sensitive areas of treatment with confidence.