Sinus floor elevation

Author Pascal Valentini

In this module, Prof. Pascal Valentini will give you a detailed insight into the topic of sinus floor elevation. He discusses important aspects of sinus floor elevation including: anatomical and physiological considerations as preparation for surgery, patient selection, diagnostics (CBCT), surgical technique, grafting material and complication management. These aspects are nicely illustrated by a lot of clinical cases and surgical videos.

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Anatomical and physiological considerations as preparation for surgeryNo image foundvideo

Anatomical and physiological considerations as preparation for surgery

Author Pascal Valentini
13 minutes
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Patient selection

Author Pascal Valentini
22 minutes
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Grafting materials and long-term results

Author Pascal Valentini
25 minutes
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Surgical techniques

Author Pascal Valentini
25 minutes
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Intraoperative complications

Author Pascal Valentini
25 minutes
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Prevention and therapy of postoperative complications (Part I)

Author Pascal Valentini
15 minutes
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Prevention and therapy of postoperative complications (Part II)

Author Pascal Valentini
24 minutes
Exams

To earn CE credits a lecture has to be watched completely and the referring exam needs to be passed. An exam is passed if at least 70% of all answers are correct.

After achievement a personal certificate is issued. It is valid 1 year. The certificate is anytime retrievable in the „My certificates“ area on Dental Campus.

The exam can be repeated twice. Each re-examination can be taken after anytime.

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Learning objectives

Learning objectives

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • Know the indications and contra-indications for maxillary sinus grafting
  • Understand which sinus anatomies influence the surgical complication rate
  • Detect peculiarities which could alter healthy sinus physiology post operatively
  • Know the long term implant survival rate after sinus floor augmentation and implant placement
  • Understand the mechanism of bone regeneration within the maxillary sinus
  • Learn surgical techniques and gain knowledge about grafting materials
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of grafting materials and should be able to choose an appropriate grafting material for sinus floor augmentation according to clinical and scientific considerations
  • Detect “at risk” situations, which are likely to induce complications and how to manage them?
  • Diagnose these complications
  • Learn prevention and management of complications during and after sinus floor augmentation


This content has been reviewed by March 2016.


Disclaimer: The content provider of this e-learning module declares no relevant financial relationship related to any commercial product(s) or service(s) discussed in the presentations that create a conflict of interest.