Lecture + Hands on hammerless sinus course. Lateral and Crestal approach Osseodensification techniques

  • Date: 11/5/2021 08:00 AM - 11/12/2021 12:00 PM
  • Location UNLV (Map)


Posterior maxillary dental implant reconstruction for advanced alveolar ridge atrophy has become possible through bone grafting procedures involving the maxillary sinus. This procedure involves augmentation of either the internal or external aspects of the sinus, or both. Bone grafting of the external aspect is performed with guided bone regeneration, using allogenic, autogenous, cortical, or corticocancellous grafts, as well as growth factors such as PRF as onlays with immediate or delayed implant placement. With the advent of new surgical techniques and equipment including Osseodensification, sinus augmentation has become a predictable and efficient treatment. This presentation will focus on the internal (crestal) approach, utilizing sinus kits and Densah burs for a hammerless solution.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will:
• Identify the basics of sinus anatomy
• Differentiate and determine cases requiring lateral vs. crestal approach • Comprehend the tools best suited to an ideal crestal approach