Welcome to the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology

Dr. Norbert Cionca, DDS

Dr. Norbert Cionca, DDS

Lecture Topic:
The influence of the material on the peri-implant tissues


Dentistry is a field in constant evolution. With implantology at the center of modern practice, titanium implants have repeatedly risen to every challenge. Yet despite their renowned success, the presence of metallic elements in a biological system can induce a variety of physiologic responses disturbing its natural equilibrium. Thanks to their physico-chemical properties, zirconia implants offer an interesting alternative. 

This lecture will compare the different characteristics of both materials. The inflammatory state of the peri-implant tissues will be discussed. Could corrosion affect the implant stability? Could the prevention of peri-implantitis start with the choice of the appropriate implant material?

About Dr. Norbert Cionca (D.D.S.) :

Norbert Cionca is senior lecturer, Division of Periodontology and Oral Physiopathology at the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine. He works in this department since 2005.

Norbert Cionca graduated from the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine. He worked at a private practice and at the Maxillo-Facial Department at the Geneva Hospital during one year.  He has a Swiss Federal diploma in dentistry (D.D.S), a Doctorate in dentistry (Dr. med. dent.), a Privat Docent (PD) in dentistry and is a Swiss board certified periodontist. He is a consultant at Geneva School of Hygienist. He is member of the Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP) and member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

He was involved in clinical trials evaluating new antimicrobial protocols to optimize the treatment of periodontal and peri-implant infections. He is also involved in clinical studies to investigate the surgical and prosthetic phases of a two-piece zirconia dental implant.

He is an international lecturer in different congresses and participates to continuing education in the Periodontology Department.

Education :

  • 2018 Privat Docent Doctorate, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
  • 2014 Histological techniques in oral tissue regeneration, Osteology Research Academy
  • Good Research Practice and Essentials of Research Methodology ,Osteology Research Academy
  • 2011 Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science
  • Réseau des animaleries lémaniques, EPFL et Université de Lausanne
  • 2011 Qualified Clinical Investigator, Swissmedic accredited training, Clinical
  • Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
  • 2010 Certificate ASC Leadership 1 + Management, Lausanne
  • 2009 Board Certified Periodontist, Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP)
  • 2009 Doctorate in Dentistry (Dr. med. dent.), Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
  • Supervisor : Professor Mombelli Andrea
  • Thesis n° 674 : «Amoxicillin and metronidazole as an adjunct to full-mouth scaling and root planing of chronic periodontitis.»
  • 2003 Swiss Federal Diploma in Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, University of Geneva

Teaching activities :

University of Geneva

  • Program director and principal clinical supervisor of the Implantology and Periodontal Surgery clinical postgraduate program
  • Senior resident of the pre-graduate periodontology clinic
  • Responsible for both pre-graduate and post-graduate formation
  • Senior guest lecturer, school of dental hygienists, Geneva

University of Bern

  • Senior guest lecturer, Implantology and Periodontal Surgery clinical postgraduate program

University of Malmö

  • Senior guest lecturer, Implantology and Periodontal Surgery clinical postgraduate program


  • Active founding member of the « SwissPerio IQ » Society, organizing annual continuous education courses and workshops in Switzerland