POSTPONED - Dental Implant Therapy: Sinus and Ridge Augmentation

UCSF Parnassus Campus

Dental implant technology is now state-of-the-art in tooth replacement. With the increasing application of the technology, there has also been an increase in the recognition of challenges such as ridge deficiency to successful implantation. Meeting these challenges requires an understanding of the techniques most likely to assure a successful outcome..

Dr. Sun will be discussing how ridge deficiency can be prevented, or, if present, how it can be recognized and overcome in order to help assure successful implantation.

During this course, literature will be presented and discussed that supports the rationale for using preventative measures such as specific methods of atraumatic exodontia and techniques of ridge preservation. When a pneumatized sinus or atrophic ridge is present, the knowledge of and implementation of various sinus and ridge augmentation techniques can help assure a successful outcome.

Course Benefits:

  • Learn how implementation of the appropriate techniques in ridge grafting improves the predictability of dental implant therapy and provides a better dental environment should subsequent implants be needed
  • Discuss ridge grafting and how it can facilitate successful dental implantation

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand the rationale and techniques of atraumatic extraction and ridge preservation
  • Learn the surgical principles of sinus and ridge augmentation surgery
  • Familiarize themselves with the properties and indications of the biomaterials commonly used in ridge grafting procedures

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for endodontists, general dentists, and the entire dental team.


Stanley Sun, DDS

Dr. Stanley Sun graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) and completed his post-graduate training in periodontics at Rutgers University.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.  He is currently in private practice while continuing to teach as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).


UCSF Parnassus Campus

CDE Coursework Units:

7 Category I Units


Dentist - $299
Auxiliary - $229
For UCSF faculty/staff/students, please contact our office at 415-514-0778.

Tuition includes continental breakfast, electronic course materials (if available), and parking.

Tuition refund, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued only for cancellations received in writing at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds will be issued for late cancellations or no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments. Please be aware that UCSF School of Dentistry CDE is not responsible for reimbursement of nonrefundable airline tickets or any other travel expenses in the event that a course is cancelled