Hydraulic sinus condensing (HSC) is today’s premiere technique for sinus augmentation. Less invasive than prior sinus augmentation techniques, HSC uses water and air pressure to prevent membrane perforation, with condensers to gently build up the sinus floor. This presentation will demonstrate how to perform HSC in any situation, including cases with a severely atrophic maxilla, a septum presence, and a steeply sloping sinus floor. In addition, HSC with immediate implant placement and platform switching for initial stabilization will be discussed.
Leon Chen, DDS, MS, is founder of the Dental Implant Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, and an inventor of several implant and surgical instruments associated with the surgical procedure he developed for vertical and horizontal ridge augmentation. He is also a visiting clinical instructor for the Implant Department of the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. Dr Chen serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Oral Implantology and recently received the Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney “Keeping America Strong” award. He lectures both nationally and internationally.