Primum nihil nocere

First and foremost, do no harm.

The modern dentist/surgeon can meet this medical requirement, which was coined by Hippocrates, with the help of ultrasonic surgery. Firmly anchored in oral surgery for decades, oral ultrasound surgery meets the patient’s demand for the highest degree of minimally invasive surgery. For the practitioner, working with ultrasound-based instruments means maximum safety, even in sensitive anatomical regions, with the greatest possible protection of soft tissue and adjacent structures. With minimally invasive ultrasound surgery, the practitioner can benefit from more patients, a better reputation and higher turnover. For the patient, it means more safety, less to no pain and postoperative swelling. A patient who is doing very well after a surgical procedure and can participate in professional and social life again is a happy patient who brings in other patients to the dental clinic. Modern, minimally invasive ultrasound surgery is not a fashion trend, but rather meets the patients’ demands for gentle surgery. Good for the dental clinic, better for the patient!


Minimally invasive ultrasonic surgery
(Marcel Wainwright)

  • Atraumatic tooth implant extraction (Flapless)
  • Atraumatic wisdom tooth surgery
  • Surgical crown extension
  • Rapid Orthodontic Treatment (ROT) using piezosurgical corticotomy
  • Nerve Lateralization
  • WSR
  • Block graft removal
  • Bonesplit
  • IntraliftTM (Hydrodynamic Ultrasound Based Krestal Sinus Lift)
  • Lateral sinus lift
  • Bone harvesting using the scraping technique
  • Finishing of tooth preparations
  • FDOK operations (fatty degenerated jaw osteolyses)
  • Pilot hole drilling for implantations

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Minimally invasive ultrasonic surgery in oral surgery

  1. Troedhan A., Kurrek A., Wainwright M., Jank S.: Hydrodynamic Ultrasonic Sinus Floor Elevation – An Experimental Study in Sheep, J Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol. 68, No. 5, 1125-1130, 2010
  2. Jank S, Kurrek A, Wainwright M, Bek VE, Troedhan A: Rupture length of the sinus membrane after 1.2 mm puncture and surgical sinus elevation: an experimental animal cadaver study. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod, Volume 112, Issue 5, November 2011, Pages 568-572
  3. Troedhan A, Kurrek A, Wainwright M: Ultrasonic piezotome surgery: is it a benefit for our patients and does it extend surgery time? A retrospective comparative study on the removal of 100 impacted mandibular 3rd molars, Open J Stomatol, 2011, 1, 179-184
  4. Velázquez-Cayón R, Romero-Ruiz MM, Torres-Lagares D, Pérez- Dorao B, Wainwright M, Abalos-Labruzzi C, Gutiérrez-Pérez JL. Hydrodynamic ultrasonic maxillary sinus lift: review of a new technique and presentation of a clinical case. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal; 2012 Mar;17(2):e271-5.
  5. Troedhan, A., Kurrek, A., Wainwright, M., Schlichting, I., Fischak- Treitl, B., Ladentrog, M. The Transcrestal Hydrodynamic UltrasonicCavitational Sinuslift: Results of a 2 Year Prospective Multicenter Study on 404 Patients, 446 Sinuslift Sites and 637 Inserted Implants. Open J Stomatol 2013, 3:471-485
  6. Troedhan A, Kurrek A, Wainwright M, Jank S (2014). Schneiderian Membrane Detachment Using transcrestal Hydrodynamic Ultrasonic Cavitational Sinuslift: A Human Cadaver Head Study and Histology Analysis. J Oral Maxillofac Surg doi:10.1016/j.joms. 2014.02.021, e1- e10
  7. Troedhan A, Schlichting I, Kurrek A, Wainwright M. Primary implant stability in augmented sinuslift-sites after completed bone regeneration: a randomized controlled clinical study comparing four subantrally inserted biomaterials. 2014 Sci Rep. Jul 30;4:5877. Doi:10.1038/srep05877.
  8. Troedhan A, Wainwright M, Kurrek A, Schlichting I: Biomechanical stability of dental implants in augmented maxillary sites: results of a randomized clinical study with four different biomaterials and PRF and a biological view on guided bone regeneration. BioMed Research International Vol. 2015, Art. ID 850340.
  9. Wainwright M, Torres-Lagares D, Pérez-Dorao B, Serrera-Figallo M, Gutierrez-Perez J, Troedhan A, Kurrek A:Histological and histomorphometric study using an ultrasonic crestal sinus grafting procedure. A multicenter case study. Med oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 2015
  10. Troedhan, A., Kurrek, A., Wainwright, M., & Schlichting, I. Flapless Piezotome Enhanced Vertical Alveolar Crest-Split and Horizontal Distraction of Alveolar Crests (FPeCSWT) of Less than 2 mm Width: Results of a Prospective Comparative 3-Year Clinical Multicenter-Study with 239 Patients, 261 Crest-Split Sites and 488 Inserted Dental Implants. 2015 Open Journal of Stomatology, 5(07), 159
  11. Troedhan A, Mahmoud ZT, Wainwright M, Khamis MM Cutting bone with drills, burs, lasers and piezotomes: A comprehensive systematic review and recommendations for the clinician. 2017 Int J Oral Craniofac Sci 3(2): 020-033.
  12. Troedhan A, Mahmoud ZT, Wainwright M. Transcrestal hydrodynamic ultrasonic cavitational sinuslift: results of randomized clinical study. 2017 Clin Oral Impl Res, 28:S14, 15 doi:10.1111/clr.14_13040.
  13. Castellanos-Cosano L, Rodriguez-Perez A, Spinato S, Wainwright M, Machuca Portillo G, Serrera-Figallo MA, Torres-Lagares D. Descriptive retrospective study analyzing relevant factors related to dental implant failure. 2019 Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. Pii:23082. 10.44317/medoral 23082 (Epub ahead of print).
  14. Wainwright M, Trödhan A: Cavitational Osteonecrosis of the Jawbone – Myth or Reality? Dent Impl und Parodontologie (2019); 4:240-44
  15. Trödhan A, Schlichting I, Wainwright M, Kurrek A: Piezosurgery: The new platin standard in the oral surgery and implantology? Dent Impl und Parodontologie (2013), 6:434-445
  16. Wainwright M, Trödhan A, Kurrek A: 2 year follow up of a minimal invasive bilateral sinus augmentation with less than 1 mm remaining bone height. Dent Impl und Parodontologie (2013), 3: 170-176
  17. Wainwright M: Minimal Invasive Crown Lenthtening as an alternative to implant treatment. Arab Dental (2013) 25: 30-33
  18. Wainwright M: Minimally invasive crown lenghtening as an alternative to implant treatment. Roots Int Mag Endodontology (2011) 4:6-8.
  19. Wainwright M: Efficacy of the ergonomic root dissection following the Kaiserswerth Algorithm. Oralchirurgie Journal (2011) 2:22-24.
  20. Wainwright M, Trödhan A, Kurrek A: Intralift: a minimal invasive ultrasonic minimal invasive technique for sinus floor elevation. Impl Tribune Italian Edition (2008) 2:10-13.
  21. Trödhan A, Kurrek A, Wainwright M: The ultrasonic based subperiostal tunnel technique. Dentale Implantologie und Parodontologie (2010) 6:376-381.
  22. Wainwright M: Trends from the implantological practice. Implantologie Journal (2009) 12-16.
  23. Trödhan A, Wainwright M, Kurrek A: Intralift: a new atraumatic sinuslift procedure with no limits in volume. Zahnkrone (Austria) (2009) 7: 30-32.
  24. Wainwright M: One Step implant with internal, minimal-invasive sinus lift. Australasian Dental Practice (2008) 2:178-180.
  25. Wainwright M: Bonesplitting for immediate implant with the Piezotome. DZW Oral Implantology (2007) 3: 25-27
  26. Wainwright M: Methods of vertical maxillar augmentation under consideration of the antral room. Implantologie Journal (2006) 4:24-28

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