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 is a researcher, author and has published abstracts and articles on ceramic implants in peer reviewed dental journals. He lectures nationally and internationally and is the current and founding president of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology which is an independent association and education provider exclusively focused on metal free and ceramic implantology. Dr. Noumbissi has been practicing and educating dentists on metal free implantology since 2009. His practice and the academy are both located in Silver Spring, Maryland USA.

Zirconia Ceramic Dental Implants: Background, Rationale and Nine Years of Clinical Experience

Modern dental implantology has used titanium and titanium alloys as the materials of choice for dental implants. After more than four decades of success, there is increasing scientific evidence that titanium implant alloys are not as stable and inert as they were once believed to be.  Implanted titanium alloys used for implantation are now known and proven to be prone to corrosion attack over time and ions released in the process to induce immunological responses and other systemic health problems.

Polycrystalline bioceramics such as zirconia ceramic composites thanks to their physical properties, inertness, hypoallergenicity and superior aesthetics have emerged as the materials of choice for metal free dental implantation.

This presentation will present nine years of experience through a wide range of clinical cases and how metal free implants fill a long-standing void in dental implantology.

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