Course & Training: Advanced Dental Imaging And 3D Diagnosis When Treatment Planning Dental Implants.


This two-day course is designed to provide implantologists of all levels the ability to confidently integrate three dimensional diagnosis and treatment planning in their daily practice.  The program will consist of lectures and case presentations, over-the-shoulder hands-on computer software training, practical hands-on exercises and a live-surgery demonstration during which use of the computer generated surgical guide and accessories will be demonstrated. In addition, anatomical interpretation and sequential diagnostic protocols for implant planning and placement will be taught and explained. On the second day simulated surgical implant placement will be practiced on computer generated models from the scans submitted by attendees. In the afternoon there will be a live surgery demonstration during which a computer generated surgical guide and accessories will be demonstrated.


Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the importance and advantages of cone-beam imaging.
  • Assess implant recipient site anatomy three-dimensionally.
  • Differentiate abnormal findings versus artifacts.
  • Identify vital structures and tagging them on a CBCT study.
  • Utilizing software tools to enhance visualization and diagnostics.
  • When to refer to an ENT for further evaluation.
  • Identify the prosthetic need for site preparation and/or preservation.
  • Cone beam CT evaluation using a sequential diagnostic protocol.
  • Perform interactive treatment planning on your own computer.
  • Utilize CBCT and virtual implant planning software to increase case success.
  • Know how to order and customize surgical guide design for each case.
  • Understand the workflow from obtaining a scan, to ordering surgical guides.
  • Utilize the In Vivo surgical guide drill handle kit.
  • Decision making when purchasing a CBCT unit.
  • Medico-legal ramifications of CBCT.



  1. Submission of a basic dental implant case you plan to treat in your practice after attending the course.
  2. A laptop computer with enough processing power to download and utilize the InVivo software during and after the course.
  3. All participants to this course will receive a free 60-day fully functional version of InVivo 5 implant planning software installed on their laptop computer.

Please contact Charles Banh for more information on the above listed items at 408-885-1474 or by email at



7:30 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00 am CBCT Technology
9:30 am Patient case review (Scanning to surgery)
10:30 am Live surgery demonstration
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Treatment planning (Clinical, Radiographic, Adv planning methods)
2:30 pm Implant selection
4:00 pm Temporization techniques –case review



8:00 am Interactive treatment planning (on your computer)
9:30 am Actual cases planning (case submitted by attendee)
10:30 am Simulation order of a surgical guide
1:30 pm Lunch (provided)
2:30 pm Hands-on implant placement with surgical guide and 3D model
4:30 pm End of Course


This 3D diagnosis and treatment planning program will be held at Miles of Smiles Implant Dentistry located at 801 Wayne Ave, Suite #G200 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Sessions on both days will start at 8 a.m. and end around 4 p.m. Lodging information will be sent upon receipt of your registration.


Full refunds may be granted only if notification is received no later than May 20, 2013. Cancellation after this time will result in a $350 processing fee. We cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participant travel arrangements.


This is a two-day course, 12 CE (continued education) credits will be awarded and full tuition for both days is $599. International Academy of Ceramic Implantology Members (IAOCI) save $100.

           Full Tuition: $599.00

           IAOCI Member: $499.00

           First-time IAOCI Members: $199.00 (Must sign up by May 17, 2013)

If you are not yet a member of the IAOCI you can sign up for a one year membership ($395.00) at All IAOCI memberships will be verified before you are enrolled in the course.

This course has limited space and only ten (10) doctors will be able to attend this session.


Multidimensional Medicine And Metal Free Implant Dentistry February 21 & 22, 2013


The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), states that “Integrative Medicine combines mainstream medical therapies and complimentary and alternative medical therapies for which there is some high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness.” An alternative medicine that is used in conjunction with a conventional one is known as a “complementary” medicine. An example of such practice is when patients undergoing chemotherapy use natural ginger syrup to prevent nausea. In 2007 a comprehensive National Health Interview Survey was conducted on the use by American adults of complementary alternative medicine which is also known as CAM. The results showed that approximately 38 percent of adults surveyed use CAM.  In dentistry dental implants are  a “conventional” or a mainstream dental therapy and currently the vast majority of implant dentists  use conventional medical therapies such as  surgery, synthetic drugs and titanium implants to manage healing and achieve bone integration and effectively replace teeth.

There is an overuse of synthetic drugs to manage patients recovery after implant surgery and this has led to many surgeons and other practitioners to underestimate their patients ability to self heal. This can only happen if they are detoxed and their immune system properly restored and empowered. Today an increasing number of people are choosing healthier lifestyles, alternative medicine and are more and more reluctant to accept metals to be implanted in their bodies. They also increasingly resist the idea of synthetic drugs-only options to treat or prevent health problems. Dental and medical research show there is increasing evidence that medical and dental metal implants will corrode and trigger various types of health problems in some individuals including metal sensitivity, metal toxicity, delayed healing after implant surgery,  and even delayed implant failure many years after implantation.


Miles of Smiles Implant Dentistry is presenting this unique two-day course where multidimensional medicine and holistic dental implantology intersect. This program is designed to demonstrate the intimate correlation between multidimensional medicine and successful zirconia (ceramic) implant surgery. The first goal of this course is to enable the participants to understand and appreciate the critical interrelationship that exists between a clean body, a boosted immune system and optimal recovery from implant surgery. As such during consultation the doctor will be taught how to obtain relevant information from the patient and determine what type of pre and post surgical detoxification and immune boosting protocols to request from the multidimensional physician. Protocols as simple as timely IV administration of targeted vitamins and minerals make a significant difference in patient recovery allowing for optimal, fast healing and ultimate success of dental implants. The second objective of this program is also to present  top to bottom natural, drug free protocols and methods of metal-free tooth replacement with ceramic implants.

This course will enable participants to:

  • Obtain proper medical history.
  • Order the right pre and post surgery immune boosting and repair protocols.
  • Understand the importance of detoxification prior to implant surgery.
  • Understand the rationale behind the use of zirconia as a dental implant material.
  • Recognize indications for successful placement and integration of zirconia dental implants.
  • Proper and predictable selection of temporization techniques for one-piece zirconia implants.
  • Appropriate selection of permanent restorative materials.
  • Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible.
  • Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body’s innate healing response after implant surgery.


Dr. Sakiliba M. Mines, MD is an Integrative Family Physician. She has been a pioneer in Integrative Medicine, practicing for over 30 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry -Nutrition at Spellman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and her Medical Doctorate from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She completed her specialty as a Family Physician at Howard University Hospital and currently holds a Doctorate of Integrative Medicine. She is a member and instructor with the International Association of Colon Hydrotherapist, and a member of the American Holistic Medical Association. Dr. Mines is the medical director and founder of The Institute of Multidimensional Medicine and Medical Spa. Dr. Mines utilizes extensive medical diagnostic testing, quantum physics assessments, genetic testing and detoxification  and has developed natural and holistic protocols to optimize patients healing and recovery from medical and oral surgery procedures. Dr. Mines is a researcher who presents the newest information to her patients. Dr. Mines teaches at seminars and lectures  nationally and internationally to educate the community and her colleagues.

Dr. Sammy Noumbissi, DDS MS obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Howard University College of Dentistry. After obtaining his DDS, he received formal training in Implant Dentistry at the three-year Graduate Dental Implantology Residency program at Loma Linda University in California. Dr. Noumbissi is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry and a reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology and he is active in clinical research and in areas that further the science of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Noumbissi is also a published author and has published abstracts and articles in peer reviewed dental journals.                                           Dr. Noumbissi is founder of Miles of Smiles Institute for Dental Implantology; he lectures extensively and trains dentists nationally and internationally on topics relating to diagnosis and treatment planning and the multiple applications of implants and ceramic dental implants in oral rehabilitation.

Continued education hours: Twelve (12) CEU will be awarded.

Course fee: $599 before February 10, 2013.

Registration: Please call Ms. Ronetta Jones at 301-588-0768

Lodging: Lodging information will be provided upon completion of registration.

Ceramic Dental Implants Are Now Available In Silver Spring, Maryland


Thursday, May 10, 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland — Ceramic implant dentist, Dr. Sammy Noumbissi, offers patients from the Washington DC and Maryland area metal-free, ceramic (zirconia or zirconium oxide) dental implants at his CeraRoot and Z-Systems certified dental practice.

Ceramic, metal-free dental implants are a natural and biological solution to dental implants. They provide natural looking, comfortable, permanent, and attractive replacements for natural teeth, eliminating the need for painful and unattractive dentures and partials.

At Miles of Smiles Implant Dentistry, Dr. Noumbissi believes in a holistic and biologic approach to dentistry as a whole and more specifically dental implantology. Maintaining the integrity and health of your mouth and teeth is increasingly proven to be paramount to your overall health; today more than ever the mouth-to-body connection is well established and having all your teeth allows for better nutrition and health. As such, missing teeth should be replaced. The best option?

“Dental implants,” says Dr. Noumbissi. “However, the only option in the United States up until January 2011 were titanium implants. We are now offering ceramic metal-free dental implants; these biocompatible dental implants have been the tooth replacement of choice in Europe for several years. They are made of a natural ceramic material called zirconia and, by virtue of its superior biocompatibility, it has a higher bone integration rate than the widely used titanium implants.”

Zirconia is one of the hardest substances known to man — harder even than titanium. Also, because it is white it allows for natural and superior esthetic results. Therefore, ceramic implants eliminate the gray metal lines that often show through gums with traditional titanium implants.

For patients who are sensitive or allergic to many materials, ceramic dental implants can be a terrific option. There is no known allergy to zirconia and, unlike titanium, implants they will not corrode.

Patients now have the choice of a material that is esthetic, strong, pure, biocompatible and capable of being used for single teeth, long span dental bridgework and even for a full mouth of teeth replacement.

Call now to receive more information: (301) 588- 0768 or visit

About Dr. Noumbissi:
Dr. Noumbissi is a certified dental implantologist for both CeraRoot and Z-Systems dental implants — the only FDA approved ceramic implants in the United States. His office provides Maryland and Washington DC residents with safe, effective, lasting dental implants. For more information about Dr. Noumbissi please call 301-588-0768 or visit online:

Dr. Sammy Noumbissi

Bone Reconstruction Prior To Implant Placement

Today there is an increasing amount of people who choose to have their teeth replaced with dental implants. In some cases the replacement is immediate meaning that once teeth are removed, during the same surgery implants are placed to replace those previous teeth. The advantage of replacing a tooth with an implant at the time of extraction is that the amount of bone loss at the site of extraction is greatly minimized.  However for most people the decision or option to have their teeth replaced comes long after their teeth were lost, and after years of wearing removable partials, dentures or having fixed bridges anchored to adjacent teeth. The problem often encountered in  such cases is that the bone in the area where the teeth have been missing shrinks and there is significant loss of volume and height making it challenging to place implants . A bone augmentation or reconstruction procedure is then necessary and occasionally must be done prior to and in preparation for implant placement, this is what is commonly called a bone graft.

When situations of bone loss or long term absence of teeth present themselves the first step is to obtain the proper information for accurate diagnosis. A clinical and ultra low radiation 3D X-ray is taken of the jaw to be treated, the x-ray unit we use in our practice is called a Cone Beam CT Scan (CBCT) and it provides an accurate view and analysis of the problem. The slide show below shows how by means of clinical pictures and  dental CT scan we are able not only to plan the volume of bone that needs to be augmented but also with a second scan assess the success of the bone graft.

Dental Cyst Assessment Using Three Dimensional (3D) Dental Imaging

Conventional regular two-dimensional X-rays (2D) are not always sufficient to determine the extent and nature of a bone lesion or a lesion of the jaw associated with a tooth. In some cases the very presence of a lesion is only verifiable with 3D imaging because often 2D imaging superimposes neighboring structures and the actual lesion becomes blurred or less visible.

The situation presented here is one where there was no pain or any other symptoms at all. The patient actually came in for an implant consultation and this cyst was discovered. The patient was immediately referred out for biopsy and treatment. The lesion was found to be benign, it was cleaned out and bone grafting done to correct the defect.

Using Cone Beam CT (CBCT) Technology To Plan Complex Implant Placement In The Maxilla

This is a case report published in Prexion3D’s December 2011 newsletter.  All phases of this case were completed by Dr. Noumbissi. A patient had a missing tooth in the anterior maxilla, 3D dental imaging technology (CBCT) and software (InVivo5) were utilized to adequately and accurately plan the placement and temporization of a metal free zirconia dental implant.

The  CBCT radiation from the Prexion is extremely low compared to medical CT scanners. The InVivo 5  software was used to perform virtual implant placement prior to surgery. From the  implant placement simulation a surgical guide was generated using CAD/CAM technology.  The surgical guide was then utilized to place the implant in a precise manner allowing for much safer and more predictable implant placement.
Sammy Noumbissi DDS MS

Using Cone Beam CT (CBCT) Technology to Plan Zirconia Implant Placement in a Bone Deficient Site.