Dr. Noumbissi Speaks at the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology Symposium (IAOCI) in Las Vegas September 5, 2013.
On September 5, 2013, Dr. Noumbissi moderated and spoke at the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology symposium in Las Vegas. There he presented his preliminary findings of a two-year study he has been conducting on safe and predictable assessment of ceramic implant integration prior to restoration. The protocol involved the use of the Periotest instrument on one hundred ceramic implants. The preliminary findings showed 97% success rate and confirmed that success rates of zirconia ceramic implants are comparable to that of titanium minus the risk of corrosion, metal sensitivity, plaque and bacterial accumulation. Dr. Noumbissi findings suggest in most cases zirconia implants can be restored (crowns and bridges) at approximately four to five months after implant insertion in the jaw bone. This study is currently submitted for review by an international and peer reviewed journal of clinical dental implantology.