Module 2: Posterior Maxilla Management

This module elaborates on various options for posterior maxilla management including sinus augmentation surgeries. Techniques discussed will feature placement of implants in maxillae with deficient bone due to atrophic sinuses. Both lateral window and crestal approach techniques will be discussed including single stage and two stage variations. Minimally invasive techniques that can be employed in routine dental practices will be presented.

This module runs for 4 days with three days dedicated to didactics and the last day dedicated to surgeries by program participants. Hands-on exercises and live patient demo are included as part of the module. Didactics will cover proper diagnosis & treatment planning protocols, guidelines & management of complications.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify & diagnose sinus pathology and deficiencies with appropriate treatment methodologies
  • Perform sinus augmentation surgeries with proper selection of armamentarium
  • Accurately document and chart the cases for record keeping


  • Sinus Anatomy and Sinus Membrane Pathology
  • Clinical diagnosis and treatment planning with guidelines and strategies
  • Radiological principles: Panoromic and 3D interactive diagnosis with Cone Beam CT
  • Principles and parameters that influence sinus healing
  • Introduction to Piezosurgery
  • Sinus membrane repair
  • Post-operative follow up and interpretation of bone density variations
  • Discussion on complications and management with an emphasis on prevention protocols


  • Perform one crestal/lateral approach sinus augmentation surgery
  • Perform at least 1 surgery in clinic with learnings from module 2 and discuss