In this 2 part series, filmed at the IADI conference in San Diego 2016, Dr. Arthur Lyford presents an overview of the use piezo in dental surgical procedures. He provides tips on using piezo for exodontia, for ridge splitting and for sinus lifting.

Piezo surgery, from exo to ridge split to sinus and more. Part 1 - Dr. Arthur Lyford

Aims and objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of how piezo works
  • The applications and benefits of piezo, in surgical and implant dentistry
  • Tips on extractions to reduce trauma to tissues when using piezo
  • Gain knowledge of extractions, with a demonstration of an atraumatic extraction, using piezo, followed by placement of an immediate implant
  • Discussion on the ridge split technique and the use of piezo
  • Understand ridge split vs guided bone regeneration

Piezo surgery, from exo to ridge split to sinus and more. Part 2 - Dr. Arthur Lyford

Aims and objectives:

Through this practical demonstration, understand the use of Piezo, from tooth extraction to sinus lifting, taking into consideration:

  • Overview and care of the Piezo unit to include set up, irrigation tubing, sterilisation, prompts, loading tips, flush and storage
  • Demonstration of use on an egg
  • Tooth extraction
  • Ridge splitting, flap design and elevation, instrumentation, osteotomy preparation, implant placement, bone augmentation, suturing
  • Bone harvesting, cortical, medullary
  • Lateral sinus lift, circulatory support, anatomy, CBCT, flap design and reflection, access window
  • Crestal sinus lift, augmentation technique

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170 mins CPD/CE
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