Master Course in GBR and Sinus Floor Elevation Procedures


June 20 - 22, 2018, 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
zmk bern - School of Dental Medicine, André Schroeder Auditorium, Freiburgstrasse 7, 3010 Bern

Prof. Dr. D. Buser, Dept. of Oral Surgery,
zmk bern
, University of Bern

Prof. Dr. D. Bosshardt, Robert K. Schenk Laboratory for Oral Histology,
zmk bern, University of Bern

Prof. Dr. Istvan Urban, Budapest, Hungary

Prof. Dr. Karl Dula, Dept. of Oral Surgery,
zmk bern, University of Bern

Prof. Dr. Th. von Arx, Dept. of Oral Surgery,
zmk bern
, University of Bern

PD. Dr. V. Chappuis, Dept. of Oral Surgery,
zmk bern, University of Bern

Course objectives
In the past 25 years, implant therapy has rapidly expanded in private practice documented by a large number of implant patients every year. This positive deve-lopment is due to various factors, among them a significant progress with bone augmentation procedures. In our department, roughly 60% of implants are placed in conjunction with a bone augmentation procedure today, using either a simulta-neous or a staged approach. The two main surgical techniques for bone augmen-tation are the GBR technique using bone fillers and barrier membranes, and the sinus floor elevation (SFE) procedure using either the lateral window technique  or the transalveolar Osteotome technique. Both augmentation procedures are routinely used in our department for more than 20 years to overcome local bone deficiences. Both techniques provide excellent regenerative outcomes with high predictability as documented by numerous clinical studies.

This interactive 3 day CE course has been established 18 years ago for experienced implant surgeons. The speakers will present the biological basis for current sur- gical procedures in various lectures, and the criteria for the the selection of appro-priate biomaterials. State-of-the-art information will also be provided on 3D preoperative analysis of implants patients with anatomic borderline situations, the different surgical techniques will not only be presented and discussed in various lectures, but also demonstrated with live surgeries. In addition, two hands-on workshops are offered.

SAC-Classification: Class A+C (advanced and complex).

• Welcome and current trends in implant surgery
• Oral anatomy in implant patients
• Bone healing in membrane-protected defects: Barrier membranes and bone fillers
• Hard and soft tissue alterations post extraction
• Implant placement post-extraction: When immediate, when early, when late?
• Intraoral bone harvesting for GBR and sinus floor elevation (SFE)
• SFE with the lateral window technique
• SFE with the Osteotome technique
• GBR procedures in the mandible
• Horizontal and vertical ridge augmentation with GBR: The sausage technique
• GBR procedures in complex cases
• 5–6 Live surgeries with GBR and SFE procedures
• 2 hands-on workshops practicing the GBR and SFE technique

Course type
Theoretical and practical course with live surgeries
(total of 25 CE credit hours)
Language: English

Course fees
Including course material, coffee breaks and a dinner.
PDF handouts of the lectures can be downloaded from a class room
at the day of the presentation

CHF 3200.–
CHF 1800.– for post-doc students
(only with confirmation of the university),