Implant Dentistry: Maxillary Sinus Augmentation

  • 13 hours
  • 2 days
  • 07 May 2019


This two-day hands-on course will give you a comprehensive overview of managing atrophic posterior maxilla.

The course will cover assessment, treatment planning and surgical approaches to lateral sinus augmentation

It’s delivered through lectures, hands-on workshops and live patient surgeries

All course tutors are GDC-registered specialists with substantial implant experience.

The course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London. 

Course aims

This course will cover:

  • treatment planning of the posterior maxilla
  • surgical techniques for bone augmentation to the maxillary sinus
  • the assessment and treatment planning of patients with missing maxillary posterior teeth

There will be demonstrations of the techniques involved in the surgical bone-grafting of the maxillary sinus using animal models and live patient surgeries.

Structure and assessment

Each day will run from approximately 9:30 to 5pm.

Day one

The morning lectures will cover assessment and treatment planning, before giving you an overview of surgical techniques and biomaterials that are used in maxillary sinus augmentation.

The afternoon will involve hands-on workshops involving animal models and simulating sinus grafting using the lateral window approach.

Day two

This day involves live patient surgeries. There'll be two surgeries – one using traditional instrumentation and techniques, and one with more contemporary instrumentation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you should understand the:

  • assessment and treatment planning of missing maxillary posterior teeth
  • anatomical considerations and surgical approaches to the maxillary sinus
  • selection and application of graft materials for the maxillary sinus
  • staging of maxillary sinus bone-grafting

Who this course is for

This short course is for dentists who are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC). You should have some experience in Implant Dentistry and wish to develop your skills in more advanced techniques.

CPD points and certificate

You'll gain 13 hours of verifiable CPD and a certificate of attendance on completing the course.

Quality controls

All Eastman teachers are experienced professionals. You’ll be asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.


Please read the Eastman's refunds policy before booking.

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Course team

Dr Dev Patel

Dr Patel is Programme Director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. His expertise is in teaching postgraduates in the field of dental implants and prosthodontics, on both short CPD courses and longer UCL courses.

Dr Rishi Patel

Rishi graduated from the University of Bristol Dental School in 2002.
Following a year in general practice, he completed Senior House Officer posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative dentistry at St. George’s Hospital in London and the University of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Following this, he undertook his graduate Prosthodontic training at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California. He completed a 3 year full-time training program focusing on all aspects of fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics and obtained a Master of Science (MS) degree in Prosthodontics in 2008. He then completed a one year Surgical Fellowship in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda.

Rishi is recognised as a Specialist in Prosthodontics by the General Dental Council. His practice interests are focused on aesthetic, prosthodontic and implant dentistry. He is an Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University College London, Eastman Dental Institute and is actively involved in teaching postgraduate students and general dentists and pursuing ongoing research interests.

Course information last modified: 21 Sep 2018, 11:10