Short courses


Implant Dentistry: Maxillary Sinus Augmentation

  • 13 hours
  • 2 days


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.


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.


    This course costs £1,750.

    You can book both this course and the two-day Implant Dentistry: Bone Grafting using the Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) Technique for a combined price of £3,000.

    Reduced fee for colleagues taking the Suture Removal course

    If you work with a dental nurse, hygienist or therapist who books on the Postoperative Care: Suture Removal for Dental Nurses, Hygienists and Therapists course, they will be eligible for a £65 reduction on the standard £165 course fee. (So they will only pay £100.)

    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.

    Course team

    Dr Dev Patel

    Dr Dev Patel

    Dr Dev Patel is the programme director of implant programmes and a principal teaching fellow at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London.

    Dev graduated from King’s College School of Dentistry, London, in 1991. He worked as an Oral Surgeon at St Georges Hospital, London, Kings College Dental School and Luton and Dunstable Hospital Trust. His interests in implantology led him to Prosthodontic training at the Eastman Dental Institute where he was accepted as one of the first specialist trainees in the field of Prosthodontics in the UK. After 3 years of training, he received the Masters in Clinical Dentistry in the field of Prosthodontics with distinction and became one of the first dentists to have dual specialist registration in both Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery.

    Dev was appointed clinical lecturer in 2000 in the department of Implantology led by Professor Sindet Pedersen. He was promoted to Implant Programme Coordinator in 2003 and subsequently Programme Director of Implant Programmes in 2005. Dev developed and introduced the Diploma in Implant Dentistry which he has been running since 2007.

    His active interests are in teaching and education in implant dentistry and he lectures in both the surgical and prosthodontic aspects of implant dentistry on local, national and international levels. He was promoted to Principal Teaching Fellow at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London in 2014 and has continued to develop implant training programmes for dentists in the UK and abroad.

    Dev’s practice interests are focused on aesthetics, prosthodontics and implant dentistry and he is a partner of the Dentalrooms which is a multidisciplinary specialist practice based in Wimbledon, London.

    Dr Rishi Patel

    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: 29 Oct 2021, 09:13