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Live Webinar: Zirconia bioceramics in dental implantology: rationale, clinical outcomes and applications

Speaker(s): Dr. Sammy Noumbissi

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Zirconia bioceramics in dental implantology: rationale, clinical outcomes and applications

Dr. Sammy Noumbissi

Metal Free Ceramic Dental Implants

Ceramics have been able to adapt and keep up with the ever changing needs in dentistry and like many other materials and technologies they have been adopted from engineering and modified to solve clinical challenges. However the inherent brittleness, low flexural strength, fracture toughness of conventional glass and alumina ceramics have been the main obstacle for their extensive use. The discovery of ceramic oxides broadened the range of application of ceramics in dentistry and dental implantology in particular. The last decade has been one where we have witnessed an “explosion” in the use of zirconia in dentistry. Along with this phenomenon the manufacturing protocols and advanced formulas of zirconia have been created which have led to zirconia becoming a stable, biocompatible, bioinert and structurally stable implant material. Today in dental implantology there are two main zirconia ceramic implant biomaterials namely Yttria Stabilized Tetragonal Zirconia (Y-TZP) and Alumina Toughened Zirconia (ATZ).

This presentation will cover zirconia as an implantable bioceramic, the rationale and the indications and benefits of metal free teeth replacement. Clinical cases completed with zirconia dental implants and prosthetics will also be presented.

Tribune Group GmbH is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Tribune Group designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Tribune Group GmbH and Dental Tribune International GmbH.

Release date: 23/09/2015
Expiration date: 23/09/2018


Dr. Sammy Noumbissi

Sammy Noumbissi obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Howard University in Washington DC. He was then selected to attend the prestigious Loma Linda University Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry. There he received three years of formal training in dental implantology which culminated with a certificate in Implant Dentistry and a Master of Science degree in Implant Surgery. He has published abstracts and articles in peer reviewed dental journals namely the Journal of Dental Research, the Journal of Oral Implantology and the Journal of Implant and Clinical Dentistry. He lectures in the United States and internationally across the globe in the field of metal free dental implantology. His areas of research focuses on the bioceramics and their use as regenerative, implant and restorative material in dental implantology. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry and many other international journals. Dr. Noumbissi is the founding president of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology (www.IAOCI.com) and practices metal free implantology in Silver Spring, Maryland USA.

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