On Thursday and Friday August 2 and 3, 2012 we successfully completed our two-day-summer session zirconia implantology training and certification course. In attendance were seven doctors from five US States and Canada. This course on the Z-Systems one-piece ceramic dental implants was focused on case selection, advanced clinical and radiographic diagnostics, treatment planning and guided surgery. The first day was consisted of lectures on implant prosthetics and surgery planning. We concluded the day with a live surgery demonstration by Dr. Noumbissi on one of his patients.
Friday August 3, we focused on the use of the InVivo implant planning software from Anatomage during the 3D implant placement planning session. The basics of how to plan for and use three-dimensional data to order surgical guides were covered The use of guide handles when placing ceramic dental implants was also taught during this course. One very unique feature of this second session is that we used real patient jaw models generated from the dental CT scan models submitted by the participants. Therefore they were able to practice on a stereolithographic reproduction of their own patient jaw in preparation for the surgery they would perform when they return to their respective offices.
Congratulations to Drs. Lowell Weiner, Robert Johnson, Marylin K. Jones, Robert Clinton, James Lewer, Paul Wilke and Eric Taylor who attended this certification course. Very Much thanks to Z-Systems USA, Anatomage, Northern Virginia Dental Laboratories and Technology4Medicine for their support.
Sammy Noumbissi DDS MS