Pr. Nabil Barakat is an Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeon from Loyola Dental School Chicago.

He was the Founder and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery at the Lebanese Dental School from 1982 until 2006.

He is the President of the Lebanese Association of Osseointegration.

He occupied many positions, among them, President of the International College of Dentists Middle East Section, President of the East Mediterranean Association of Osseointegration, and Coordinator of the Post Graduate programs of the Lebanese University.

Examiner for the DGZI German board of implantology and the expert board.

He is the pioneer of Implant Dentistry in the Middle East and an International Lecturer.

Both Nabil and Nadim contributed in the book of John Beumer: Fundamentals of Implant Dentistry: Prosthetic Principles

Is sinus lift an absolute necessity?

In the surgical management of the atrophic posterior maxilla, the external sinus lift procedure is considered to be the gold standard.

With the advent of the new millennium, the patients required faster, less traumatic and less costly treatments.  Hence the “Kiss Concept” has evolved where alternative approaches to the external sinus lift were developed mainly the internal sinus lift, nasal lift, placement of implants in the palatal bone, tuberosity and pterygoid region.

These techniques have simplified the surgical management of this problem.  We will pass in review the applied anatomy and radiology of the posterior maxilla and present clinical cases.

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