Title: Predictable Clinical Assessment of Ceramic Implant Stability Prior to Restoration.Abstract: Assessing implant integration and readiness for restoration can be challenging and often relies on two-dimensional X-rays, subjective clinical tests and time that has elapsed after placement of the implants. However the same rules and methods cannot always be applied to ceramic implants given their surface design, topography and the fact that most ceramic implants are placed in a one-stage protocol. This presentation will cover clinical non-invasive methods and techniques available to assess and confirm the stability of monobloc zirconia implants. Biography — Sammy S. Noumbissi DDS, MS: Sammy Noumbissi obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington DC. After obtaining his DDS, he received three years of formal training in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry. There he earned a certificate in Dental Implantology and a Master of Science degree in Implant Surgery. He has published abstracts and articles in peer reviewed dental journals namely the Journal of Dental Research, the Journal of Oral Implantology and the Journal of Implant and Clinical Dentistry. Dr. Noumbissi is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry, a reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology and the founding president of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology (IAOCI). He lectures extensively nationally and internationally on diagnosis, treatment planning and the multiple applications of ceramic dental implants in oral rehabilitation. Dr Noumbissi practices in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Title: Successful Implantation of Laser Modified Surface Zirconia Implants when Immediately Loading and Without ProtectionAbstract: The hypothesis of the present study was that the immediate loading of implant supported restorations could be a successful procedure. Between 2011 to 2012, 35 patients, ranging in age from 36 to 80 years, presented for the placement of 84 immediately loaded Z-Systems SLM monobloc ceramic dental implants intended to support all ceramic restorations. The implants were placed into fresh extraction sites and healed sites without selection of bone quality. Temporary chairside acrylic crowns and bridges were made, adjusted and delivered immediately. At second-stage surgery (3 to 6 months after implantation), the implants were restored with all ceramic prostheses, survival rates were 95,52 %Biography: Dr. Ralf Luettmann was born in 1962 and completed his dental education both in Hamburg, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland. In 1991 he obtained his certificate in dental implantology under the able guidance of Prof. Branemark in Gothenborg, Sweden. Since 1992 Dr. Luettmann has been a partner of L Dental Clinic for metal free dentistry. His focus is on bioesthetic holistic dentistry, periodontology, CMD and orthodontics. His experience with ceramic implants started in 1998 under the tutelage of Prof. Sami Sandhaus in Lausanne, Switzerland and Dr. Ernst Thomke Head of R&D Z-Systems AG, Switzerland. Dr. Luettmann is an international speaker on metalfree dentistry and ceramic implantology. He is a member of the following organizations: ICCMO, DGZI, ICI, DGZMK and GZM.
Title: Are Ceramic Implants a Good Solution for My Patients’ Problems?Abstract: This presentation provides an historical perspective of ceramic dental implants in that it describes the beginnings as well as the evolution of ceramic implantology over time and across various implant systems. Long term clinical findings and observations will be presented comparatively for different zirconia implant designs and configurations.Biography: Dr Bobbie Beckman graduated from the University of Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet in 1971. He is a biologic dentist and since then he has dedicated most of his time and practice to avoiding the use of mercury and other heavy metals in dentistry. He has developed and pioneered methods and solutions that avoid metals and toxic materials in dentistry. In 1999, Dr. Beckman started placing ceramic implants made of zirconium-dioxide. Since then, between four different ceramic implant systems with a success rate above 90%, he has placed more than four hundred zirconia dental implants. In 2003 he was instrumental in launching the first Biological Dentistry Congress in Italy. Dr Beckman is a lecturer and an author, he has lectured across Europe and the United States on metal free dentistry and ceramic implantology. He has also published articles on zirconia implants in peer reviewed journals in Swedish and Italian. He has been a member of the IAOMT and practises in scenic Bassano del Grappa, Italy.
Title: Zirconium Dioxide Implants: Not Just an Alternative.Abstract: This presentation will consist of how to use zirconium dioxide implants as part of a whole body approach to diagnosing and treatment planning. Case studies will include fully edentulous, implant supported dentures; partially edentulous implant supported ceramic crowns and how zirconia implants can be used to help stabilize compromised jaw joint conditions.Biography: Judson B. Wall, DDS graduated in 2000 from West Virginia University, spent 4 years in the US Air Force honing specialized skills without becoming a specialist. He has achieved Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, Distinguished Fellowship in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and is an Accredited member of the IAOMT. Dr. Wall runs a holistic dental practice in Bountiful Utah, treating nutritional deficiencies, dental poisoning, structural abnormalities, and edentulism.
Registration:This is a three-hour symposium, three (3) CE credits will be awarded. Seating is limited, the first twenty (20) IAOMT members to register for this symposium will be given complimentary attendance. Attendance fees are as follows:
Full Tuition: $200.00
IAOCI Member: $100.00
First-time IAOCI Members: $75.00 (Must sign up with the IAOCI by August 20, 2013)
If you are not yet a member of the IAOCI you can sign up for a one year membership ($395.00) at www.IAOCI.com/join. All IAOCI memberships will be verified before you are enrolled in the symposium.