Dr. Noumbissi in San Francisco and Seattle: Zirconia Implant Certification Course, May 18 and 19, 2012
On Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19, 2012 Dr. Noumbissi was one of two lecturers/instructors at two zirconia implantology certification courses in San Francisco and Seattle respectively. Both courses were under the patronage of the the American Institute of Implant Dentistry(A.I.I.D) and supported by Z-systems USA.
A total of sixteen dentists participated and were certified in treatment planning and placement of zirconia dental implants. The physical, aesthetic and biologic properties of zirconia as a dental material were presented and discussed. Among many other important topics presented was the superior stability of zirconia implants in the oral environment and their ability to resist corrosion.Advanced treatment planning methods utilizing 3D dental imaging and interactive treatment planning software were presented with particular emphasis on the placement of Zirconia/ceramic dental implants.
Clinical cases were presented and discussed in a variety of clinical scenarios ranging from the replacement of single teeth to multiple teeth and full arch reconstruction. Each session ended with two hours of hands-on training with the placement of actual zirconia implants on artificial jaws.