Sinus Lift Surgery - The Lateral Approach: A Clinical Workshop

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - Continuing Education Course



Date & Time

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

8am-1pm - Lecture

1:30-5pm - Clinical (observation or hands-on work with own patient)


Continuing Education Credits: 7


Location - Columbia University Medical Center

Presbyterian Hospital - 17th Floor

Entrance at 630 West 168th Street

(Between Broadway & Fort Washington Avenue)

New York, NY 10032


Registration Fees 

$325 - Lecture/Observation

$1,300 - Lecture/Hands-on work with your own patient)


James B. Fine, DMD

Periodontics Division, College of Dental Medicine


Khalid Choudhary, DSS

Professor, College of Dental Medicine


John T. Grbic, DMD, MMedSci

Professor, College of Dental Medicine

Course Description

The decision making process for sinus elevation surgery will be reviewed as well as sinus anatomy, surgical techniques, and instrumentation required for sinus surgery. Management of complications will also be discussed.

Option I: AM-Lecture; PM-Clinical Observation ($325)

Option II: AM-Lecture; PM-Clinical hands-on working with your own patient ($1,300, no fee to your patient)

To participate in the hands-on session, you must bring your own patient. The patient will need to have a Dentascan/CTscan performed and sent to us for review prior to the course. Upon approval as a patient, they need to register as a patient with Columbia University on the day of the procedure. Columbia CDM will supply all grafting materials for the course, including surgical equipment. The course will not include implant placement. 

For all observers and participants, you must provide a copy of your dental license, cv/resume, signed medical form showing that you are current with all required professional inoculations, plus sign a patient privacy confidentiality form. 

To participate in the hands-on portion, you must also provide a copy of your COI showing Columbia University as additionaly insured for the day of the procedure.

Course Objectives
This course will enable you to:

  •  learn the proper case selection for patients requiring sinus elevation surgery
  •  become familiar with the step-by-step surgical techniques for sinus elevation surgery
  •  learn how to manage different clinical scenarios that may be encountered during sinus elevation surgery
  •  learn to manage postoperative complications
  •  understand the anatomy of the maxillary sinus

REGISTRATION: The fastest way to register for courses is through our online registration system. You can also submit a completed CE registration form by fax to 212-342-5179 or by mail to: CE Office, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 630 West 168th Street, Box 20, New York NY 10032. Registration may also be done by telephone at 212-305-7124. Please make checks payable to: Columbia University. Early registration is advised to guarantee a place in all courses.

TUITION & FEES: CDM Alumni and all dental hygienists/staff receive a 10% discount on listed tuition for all Continuing Education (CE) courses. Alumni graduating within five (5) years prior to a course receive a 20% discount. CDM faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on listed tuition rates. Retired alumni not requiring CE credits may audit courses at no charge, dependent on space availability.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation of a course will result in a refund or credit. Refunds are granted only if notification is received at least 72 hours prior to the course. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.

CE CREDIT  Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider 11/01/2013-12/31/2017. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Please contact your local licensing authority for CE credit hour guidelines and regulations.

COLLEGE POLICY   Sponsorship of a course by Columbia University College of Dental Medicine does not necessarily reflect the philosophy of the College or endorsement of a procedure or product. We reserve the right to modify course content or faculty at any time.