Sinus lift procedures in the daily practice

Speaker: Daniel Rothamel

Originally broadcasted on: 28th April, 2014, 6:00 PM CEST Other time zones

Sinus grafting procedures are an established therapy to gain bone height in the posterior maxilla. Depending on the remaining bone height, they can be performed with simultaneous or two-stage implant placement using osteotomes, a trans-alveolar or lateral-window approach.


Numerous studies have shown predictable results using autogenous bone but also bone substitute materials. However, within the last decade, the role of autogenous bone as the "golden standard" for sinus grafting procedures has been increasingly discussed, since same results can be obtained using bone substitute materials without additional donor-site morbidity and additional stress for the patient.

In the webinar, different approaches of sinus grafting procedures, the selection of different bone substitute materials, clinical and histological results and a sufficient complication management will be discussed.


Daniel Rothamel
Daniel RothamelEducation:
  • 1996 - 2001: Dental School, Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • 2001 - 2007: Medical School, Heinrich-Heine University,Duesseldorf, Germany
  • January 2004: Dr. med. dent., magna cum laude, Thesis: "Establishing a new method for quantification of tooth hypersensitivity"
  • January 2007: Specialization in Oral Surgery
  • October 2008: Dr. med., magna cum laude, Thesis: “Biocompatibility, biodegradation and angiogenetic aspects of native and cross-linked collagen membranes”
Professional Experience:
  • 2002 – 2007: Research Associate, Department of Oral Surgery (Prof. Dr. J. Becker) Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Feb. – Mar. 2005: Volunteer at the Clinic of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Sankhu, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • June – Dec 2007: Post-doc Student at the Department of Oral Pathology and Molecular Research, Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (granted by DAAD)
  • Since 2008: Research Associate, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery (Prof. Dr. Dr. J. Zoeller), University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • 2009: PhD status., Thesis: “Reconstruction of jaw defects using artificial and autogenous bone blocks in combination with growth factors”
Research topics:
  • Guided bone regeneration, implant surfaces, collagen membranes, bone substitute materials, growth factors.

Ask the Expert


  • Svetlana Bogomolova says:

    Thank you for the lecture!
    I could watch it only now completely, so i am late…
    I have a question related to Summers technique: if we perforate a membrane using this technique – what to do?
    Wich hight of bone is minimal to use this technique?

  • Alok Sharma says:

    Hi Daniel,
    I am Alok sharma , my question is, its not exactly question its my fear of rupturing sinus lining despite all the precautions .
    What does your clinical experience says regarding perforations, and if so how conservatively can we manage it.

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