Dear Colleagues, Friends and Patients,
On Monday June 16, 2014, Drs. Sammy Noumbissi and Ralf Luettmann of Hamburg Germany conducted a full day Workshop in Advanced Implantology at the 36th Annual APDC meeting. There was a combination of lectures and hands on where all 12 attendees were able to perform placement of Zirconia dental implants in artificial jaw models. This program was the first of its kind at the APDC and in the Middle-East.
Dr. Noumbissi an alumni of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Graduate Implant Program was invited to and spoke at the Implant Dentistry Alumni Symposium on Monday, June 9, 2014.
A great professor and mentor Dr. Alejandro Kleinman is retiring from Loma Linda University’s Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry. Prof. Kleinman was instrumental in Dr. Noumbissi’s decision and selection to attend the program in 1999. In his honor the Robert A. James Society of Implant Dentistry is hosting an Implant Dentistry Alumni Symposium that will take place at Loma Linda University in the Randall’s Visitor Center on Monday June 9, 2014. Dr. Noumbissi was invited and accepted to speak at this event along with other graduates of the program.
Functional, safe and aesthetic replacement of dentition has long been a challenge for dentistry. The lectures objectives were to provide the delegates and specialty residents with a high-level and comprehensive overview of the fastest growing addition to dental implantology; Metal free zirconia dental implants. Zirconia has been, and continues to be, widely used in restorative dentistry.
Today, manufacturing processes have been developed making high performing, quality all-zirconia implants for use in single unit, multi-unit and edentulous treatment plans. Zirconia is an inert bioceramic which has excellent biomechanical properties, does not conduct heat, retains no plaque and unlike titanium it is not susceptible to galvanic activity or corrosion in the oral environment.
Dr. Noumbissi was invited to be a keynote speaker at the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Dental and Oral health. This conference was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from April 21 to 23, 2014. The theme of Dr. Noumbissi presentation was “All Ceramic Implantology with Zirconia Dental Implants: Rationale and Clinical outcomes”. On April 22, 2014 Dr. Noumbissi introduced ceramic implants to the Dubai School of Dental Medicine. In attendance were thirty residents and faculty from the oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics and endodontics specialty departments. The topic presented was “Zirconia Dental Implants: A Viable Alternative to Titanium Implants”
On April 21, 2014, Dr. Noumbissi will be a Key Note speaker at the 2nd annual Dental & Oral Health conference in Dubai. He will be lecturing about zirconia as ceramic dental implants.
All Ceramic Implantology with Zirconia Dental Implants: Rationale, Case Selection, Treatment Planning and Clinical outcomes.
Following in the footsteps of medical orthopedics, the last decade has seen zirconia the tetragonal crystal phase of zirconium become an acceptable and proven material of choice in dentistry. Zirconia abutments on metal implants have been widely used especially when aesthetics are of concern and mainly because of the exceptional soft tissue response. Research is increasingly proving that not all patients are physiologically able to accept or tolerate metal implants as such the search for an alternative to titanium and titanium alloy implants has been active for over twenty years. Bioceramics such as Y-TZP Zirconia have emerged as the alternative of choice in dental implantology. Zirconia is an inert bioceramic which has excellent biomechanical properties, does not conduct heat, retains no plaque and it is not susceptible to galvanic activity or corrosion in the oral environment. Most ceramic implants today are one-piece therefore case planning, surgical technique, post-surgical monitoring, restorative options and materials are critical for long term case success. This presentation will first cover zirconia as an implant material and the reasons why and instances when it should be the material of choice for implantation. Second through clinical case presentations decision trees on case selection, treatment planning and surgical protocol will be presented
With great pride and honor, we want to announce that on January 23, 2014, Dr. Noumbissi and Miles of Smiles Implant Dentistry were invited and accepted to join the highly select group of implant dentists and dental implantology practices called Leading Implant Centers. Members are implantologists and centers that have achieved the highest education and certification level in dental implantology. Members are selected based on their education, training and contribution to dental implantology.