Introduction to Metal-Free Dental Implantology: Wichita KS August 24 & 25, 2012
With the support of Wichita State University AEGD Program, its Director Dr. Dexter Woods and Mr. James Francis President of Z-systems USA, Dr. Noumbissi just completed the first ever metal-free dental implantology course in Kansas at Wichita State University. Eight residents, four faculty members and five private practice dentists attended. The two-day program started by introducing the participants to zirconium dioxide (zirconia) as a dental implant material. The properties, characteristics and benefits of zirconium which is a bioceramic were presented and discussed. Through multiple real case scenario presentations and discussions the participants were allowed to learn and practice how to identify, select and treatment plan patients who need to have their teeth replaced with ceramic dental implants. On the second day we had a live surgery demonstration on a patient which was performed by Dr. Noumbissi. During the live demonstration most of the concepts, techniques and considerations discussed prior were demonstrated in real time.