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Newport Study Club - 27 September 2016

Sinus Elevation Techniques

Presented by: Nicholas Claydon
Exhibitor: Megagen, Osstem UK, Nobel Biocare
Date: 27 September 2016
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, South Wales, NP18 1HQ

One of the most challenging areas for the placement of implants is the posterior maxilla, particularly when it is atrophic. This lecture will consider the anatomy, physiology and effects of surgery on the maxillary sinus. This will be followed by a systematic review of sinus floor augmentation techniques together with the presentation of a simplified sinus lift procedure (Crestal Sinus Lift). Consideration will be given to the biomaterials used in tissue regeneration and in particular PRGF techniques will be discussed.

As an outcome, participants will be able to appreciate how the atrophic maxilla can be modified to make it a suitable site for implant placement and subsequent restoration.


Nick Claydon is a graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine (Cardiff, 1986) and is registered to the General Dental Council. He attained his MScD in Periodontal research at the University of Wales and his PhD from the University of Bristol entitled, Development and Application of Methods to Study Plaque Control by Dental Health Products. He was accredited as a specialist in Periodontics by the General Dental Council in 2000. Nick is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, is a Faculty member of the British Society of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is currently a Clinical Research Fellow and Lecturer at Bristol Dental School and in addition, is a Clinical Lecturer in Implantology at Cardiff Dental School.

His research interests include developing research methodologies, periodontal conditions, bone augmentation and peri-implant lesions, the scientific evaluation of oral health care products, tooth wear, dentine hypersensitivity and tooth whitening. He has conducted more than 70 clinical research studies and has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals in these fields of interest. Nick lectures in the national and international forum and is a reviewer for high impact dental journals. Nick founded a thriving dental practice in Cardiff in 1997. In 2010, he established his state of the art dental practice at The Pines in Whitchurch, Cardiff. He has developed a national reputation for aesthetic treatment of complex restorative cases involving periodontal, implant and prosthodontic treatment. Nick’s innovative approach to dentistry has lead to the adoption and implementation of the cutting edge technologies. Nick lectures widely on his research and practice concepts.

He contributes to the periodontology, bone augmentation and peri- implantitis programmes in the Bristol and Cardiff Dental School Masters degrees for Periodontology and Implantology, as well as lecturing on the undergraduate dental program in Restorative Dentistry. He attends the Specialist Advisory Committee for Restorative Dentistry for the Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as being an active member of the British Society of Periodontology, the Association of Dental Implantology, a member of the International Team of Implantology. Nick utilises his valuable teaching experience as mentor both within and external to the Practice Group, managing complex restorative, periodontal and implant cases for dentists.

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