American Society of Ceramic Implantology 2019
Ceramic Implants: What You Need To Know
Restoring form, function and aesthetics have been the pillars of dentistry. The search for viable means of teeth replacement and preservation has been an ongoing quest in human history and dental implants have had a profound impact on fixed and removable prosthodontics. The materials utilized over millennia to replace teeth have evolved from basic materials such as bamboo pegs, wooden wedges, seashells, ivory to various metal alloys and composite materials.
Despite the undisputable success of titanium and titanium alloy implants, the quest for alternative implant materials has never stopped. As a matter of fact it has intensified with the pursuit of higher aesthetics, in response to increased reports of metal sensitivity and mounting evidence that titanium and titanium alloys are not as biologically stable and inert as initially thought.
Since the early 2000’s implantable ceramic materials have matured to the point where it was now possible to have ceramic composites with good aesthetics, similar or better physical properties and superior biological properties than their metal alloy counterparts. During the last ten years we have seen ceramic implants claiming their place in dental implantology. At the same time patients have increasingly taken ownership of their wellbeing and the type of healthcare they choose to receive; they have been asking for biologic and biocompatible materials and less invasive treatment modalities in medicine and dentistry.
The medical and dental device industry have responded well so much so that the top implant manufacturers now have ceramic implants in their portfolio; some have simply resorted to OEM manufacturing in order to fast track their presence in the ceramic implant market. We invite you to this unique event which objective is to inform and educate the North American dentist on how ceramic implants have become a viable alternative in implant dentistry and reliable enough to be used in a broad range of clinical situations.
DR. SAMMY NOUMBISSI
We are observing today great changes in healthcare. Dentistry and dental implantology are not to be left behind. The advances in technology and materials science have made materials and technologies not originally suitable for dentistry a reality in modern dental implantology. The changes and evolution are not only driven by dentists but mainly by consumers, our patients whose mindset is rapidly shifting from the established model of healthcare to a new concept of WellCare™. We increasingly see patients requesting minimally invasive, natural, metal free, holistic etc. solutions to their general health and dental problems. In the case of dental implants, patients come along with a wide array of needs and challenges. Fortunately, implantable and implant prosthetic materials have evolved and contrary to popular belief the can be used in complex clinical situations and perform as well as the proven metal and metal alloys available. Furthermore it is now well proven and documented that titanium alloys undergo corrosion in the bone over time and that as a result ions are released posing immunological and other systemic health challenges. This presentation will cover nine years of clinical experience presenting a wide range of clinical cases where metal free zirconia implants are utilized.
- Understand zirconia as an implantable dental material.
- Evaluating and identifying patients best suited for ceramic implants.
- Understand biotolerance as opposed to biocompatibility.
- Appreciate the versatility and viability of ceramic implants.
- Understand zirconia as a bioceramic material
About Dr. NOUMBISSI, DDS MS
Dentist with wide experience in implantology, DMD -Sammy Noumbissi, DDS MS has been a ceramic implant specialist for over ten years. He received his DDS from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC in 1998. He also has earned both a certificate in Implant Dentistry and a Masters of Science in Implant Surgery. He strives to stay on top of the most recent advances in implant surgeries and dental treatments as well as staying ahead of the curve with the technological advances surrounding his field of expertise. His continued efforts to perfect his skills in implant dentistry truly set him apart from other dentists not only in Maryland but in the nation.
Education: Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington DC, 1994-1998: Doctor of Dental Surgery, June 1998, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda CA, Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry 1999-2002, Certificate in Implant Dentistry, March 2002, Masters of Science in Implant Dentistry, September 2005. Publications: 10 articles in peer reviewed international dental journals, 5 articles in national dental journals. Miscellaneous: Member editorial Board: Journal of Implant and Clinical Dentistry JIACD, Member editorial board: Oral Implantology Section Oro-Facial Chronicle, Member editorial board: Dentistry and Medical Research Open Access Online Journal, Reviewer: Journal of Oral Implantology, American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
DR. ALEXANDER VOLCHONOK
DR. MARJORIE BAPTISTE
DR. REBEKKA HUEBER (ORAL SURGEON), GERMANY
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Registration and Exhibits
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Break and Exhibits
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Exhibits
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Five (5) hours of continuing education credit will be provided.
The IAOCI is a recognized ADA CERP Provider.
Dentists (IAOCI Members)
Hygienists / Assistants & Office Staff
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