Maxillary sinus elevation, followed by placement of a wide variety of grafting materials, has been the generally accepted surgical protocol for the development of bone in the sinus cavity. Over the years, various techniques have been proposed for maxillary sinus elevation, which differ in surgical approach, bone graft materials, and advanced technology application for hard tissue and soft tissue management.
Dr. Kao and a team of experts begin by discussing anatomy, radiographic image applications and limitations, and then provide step–by–step clinical procedures for the lateral window technique, including piezosurgery, and the trans–alveolar methods, including balloon and controlled hydostatic sinus elevation. Also included are chapters on post–operative care and complication management.
- A decision tree for sinus elevation surgery
- Color photographs showing the steps of each procedure
- Survey of implant success and survival rates
- Chapters written by leaders in bone grafting and implantology
Chapter 1 Anatomy and Physiology of the Maxillary Sinus 1Harold A. DeHaven, Jr.
Chapter 2 The Applications and Limitations of Conventional Radiographic Imaging Techniques 9Hua–Hong Chien and Curtis S.K. Chen
Chapter 3 The Applications and Limitations of Advanced (3–Dimensional) Radiographic Imaging Techniques 31Chih–Jaan Tai, Dimitris N. Tatakis, and Hua–Hong Chien
Chapter 4 Conventional Instruments Preparation and Preclinical Training of the Lateral Window Technique 57Daniel W.K. Kao
Chapter 5 Clinical Procedures of the Lateral Window Technique 67Daniel W.K. Kao
Chapter 6 Avoiding and Managing Complications for the Lateral Window Technique 79Paul A. Levi and Eduardo Marcuschamer
Chapter 7 Advanced Techniques of the Lateral Window Technique 105Daniel W.K. Kao and Mana K. Nejadi
Chapter 8 Basic Instruments and Materials of the Transalveolar Approach: Osteotome Technique 113Daniel W.K. Kao and Elana E. Walker
Chapter 9 Clinical Procedures of the Transalveolar Osteotome Approach 117Daniel W.K. Kao
Chapter 10 Postoperation Management of the Transalveolar Osteotome Approach 127Gail G. Childers
Chapter 11 Advanced Techniques of the Transalveolar Approach 135Daniel W.K. Kao
Chapter 12 Decision Tree for Maxillary Sinus Elevation Options 149David Minjoon Kim and Daniel Kuan–te Ho
Chapter 13 Choices of Bone Graft Materials 157David Minjoon Kim and Daniel Kuan–te Ho
Chapter 14 Review of Dental Implant Success and Survival Rates 165Wai S. Cheung
Dr. Daniel W.K. Kao is the CEO of Washington Dental Group and also a clinical assistant professor of periodontics at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kao is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. His research interests include the clinical applications of growth factors (BMP, PDGFs), the relationship of systemic disease and periodontal disease, and dental implant studies. Dr. Kao lectures at dentistry conferences both nationally and internationally.