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Nicholas Claydon
A simplified sinus lift procedure

A bone augmentation procedure is described to lift the sinus floor in a compromised site, providing good bone height for subsequent implant placement. The posterior edentulous region is considered a challenging region to place implants, particularly where the sinus enlarges following extraction, leaving little depth to the alveolar bone. This reduced height often precludes simple alveolar implant placement, hindering management. The technique presented is considered a simple alternative to the more complex lateral window approach, turning a compromised site with inadequate bone depth, into a pristine site to allow implant placement using a standard approach.

Nick Claydon
Nick Claydon qualified in 1986 from Cardiff Dental School and established a thriving dental practice in Rhibwina, Cardiff following completion of his foundation training to registrar-level. He attained his MScD by research at the University of Wales and his PhD from the University of Bristol. He was accredited as a specialist in periodontics by the General Dental Council in 2000.

Nick has established a reputation for aesthetic treatment of complex restorative cases involving periodontal, implant and prosthodontic treatment. He is a researcher and lecturer at the Bristol Dental School, utilising his skills as mentor for dentists managing implant cases. He is a reviewer for international research journals and conducts clinical studies, which are published in peer-reviewed journals. In 2009 Nick established his state of the art specialist dental practice at the Pines in Whitchurch.

Qualifications: BDS MScD PhD