All participants will be surgically trained to perform sinus lifts/bone grafting on actual patients to achieve “real life” training. Following the course, you will be ready Monday morning to start performing these procedures in your own office on your own patients. Over the 2 day period the attendee will perform lateral sinus augmentation procedures in 3 surgical sessions.

Didactic Course topics:

  • Anatomy of the Maxillary Sinus
  • Understanding Grafting material Choices
  • PRF vs PRP for the sinus
  • Utilizing Piezo Technology
  • Treatment Planning Pneumatized Sinuses

Course objectives

  • Give participants the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to implement sinus augmentation as a daily procedure
  • Teach different approaches for the surgical procedure
  • Learn how to perform and complete lateral windows as well crestal approach sinus lift.
  • Present different grafting materials, autologous growth factors, bio-modifiers, and barriers
  • Introduce equipment to make the procedure as easy and safe as possible

Course applicant requirements

Applicants should be licensed, insured, and have a current full-privileged dental license from any US state. A Colorado-issued temporary license shall be obtained through Star Dental Implant Training and the Department of Regulated Agencies (DORA) Colorado. Star Dental Institute shall provide the patients, assistants to work with each doctor, physical plant, and consumables. Drs. Gary and Kevin Moore will follow all patients for post-operative issues.

Course Schedule

Day 1

7:00 am Registration/Breakfast
7:30 am – 12:00 pm   Maxillary Sinus Anatomy
                  CBCT interpretation of the Maxillary Sinus
                   Principles of Sinus Augmentation
                   Hands-on Lab
1:00 pm Treatment Planning followed by LIVE SURGERY
5:00 pm Q & A

Day 2

7:00 am Meet/Greet/Breakfast
8:00 am Treatment Planning followed by LIVE SURGERY
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Working Lunch & treatment planning
4:00 pm  Post op considerations & Complication management
5:00 pm Q & A.



March 11th & 12th, 2021


Our training facility is located at
600 South 21st Street, #120
Colorado Springs, CO 80904  


Cost: $11,000


20 credit hours (10 hours each day)


Stuart McGuiggan
Star Dental Institute