IAOCI 2016 Board of Directors

President IAOCI

Sammy Noumbissi DDS MS

Dr. Sammy Noumbissi

President IAOCI

Miles of Smiles Implant Dentistry

Sammy Noumbissi DDS MS earned his DDS from Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington DC. He furthered his dental training by attending the full time three-year Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University in California. His advanced studies culminated with a certificate in Implant Dentistry and a Masters of Science in Implant Surgery.


Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington DC
1994-1998: Doctor of Dental Surgery, June 1998

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda CA
Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry 1999-2002
Certificate in Implant Dentistry, March 2002
Masters of Science in Implant Dentistry, September 2005


10 articles in peer reviewed international dental journals

5 articles in national dental journals


Member  editorial Board: Journal of Implant and Clinical Dentistry JIACD

Member editorial board: Oral Implantology Section Oro-Facial Chronicle

Member editorial board: Dentistry and Medical Research Open Access Online Journal

Reviewer: Journal of Oral Implantology, American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)

Board Member

Jens Tartsch DDS, Dr.med.dent.

Dr. Tartsch
Dr. Jens Tartsch

Dr. Jens Tartsch is speaker and expert for ceramic implantology in Switzerland. He graduated in 1992 at the „Free University of Berlin/Germany“ and placed his first implants in 1993 during his post graduate education at Prof. M. Lang, former president of the German Society for Dental Implantology. Today Dr. Tartsch is working in his own private clinic in Zürich/Switzerland. His main emphasis is in ceramic implantology, the immunological aspects in dentistry, material incompatibilities and the treatment of patients with chronic diseases. He is an active investigator and coordinator on clinical trials evaluating periimplantitis caused by titanium and a    variety of other clinical trials. Dr. Tartsch is a board member of the Swiss Society for Anti Aging Medicine and Prevention (SSAAMP), President of the Swiss Society for environmental Dental Medicine (SGUZ) and acts as clinical advisor to the Seegarten Clinic in Zürich.


Studied Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Free University of Berlin , Exam 1992

own dental clinic near Zürich /Switzerland

Training consultant and author

Coordination clinical studies zirconia implant

Focus on evironmental dental medicine, oral immunology, implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and prevention

Member SSO, SGI, SSAAMP, Deguz, SMSH

Corrado Piconi MSc

Dr. Corrado Piconi
Prof. Corrado Piconi

Catholic  University of Sacred Heart School of Medicine Rome, Italy

After completing his studies in Rome, Prof. Piconi joined the Ceramics Technology Laboratory of the National Committee for Nuclear Energy (Casaccia Research Center) where he performed research on the thermophysical properties of Uranium and Plutonium dioxides. In 1989, due to a moratorium on nuclear reactor development in Italy, he transferred the expertise of his research group to the development of ceramics for medical applications, with special emphasis on zirconia and calcium phosphates. From 2000 to 2005 he was R&D Project Manager at Tecnobiomedica SpA where he has been Scientific Coordinator and expert evaluator of R&D Research Project funded by the European Union and by National Research Council (CNR). During that time period he was faculty in the medical school at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. From 2007 to 2014 he was Scientific Coordinator of the Brindisi Laboratory of GHIMAS SpA, performing research on ceramic scaffolds for tissue regeneration. Currently he is a Lecturer in applied physics at the Institute of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, where he has been teaching since 1999. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for New Materials and Prosthetic Technologies in Tor Vergata University. He is consultant of several Italian and EU companies manufacturing medical devices. Prof. Piconi has authored of more than 100 papers on biomaterials and written a book on zirconia in dentistry.

Dr. Curd Bollen DDS Ph.D Msc

Mondcentrum dr. Bollen – The Netherlands
Periodontology – Implantology – Halitosis

Curd Bollen graduated as dentist from the Catholic University in Leuven (Belgium). Immediately afterwards, he started a combined program: a PhD (Full-mouth disinfection and hard surface smoothening reduce the subgingival microbial load) and a MSc periodontology under supervision of Prof. dr. D. van Steenberghe. Besides his private practice, he worked part-time at different periodontology departments in Belgium (Leuven & Liège), The Netherlands (Nijmegen) and Germany (Bonn & Düsseldorf). At the latter university he was clinical assistant professor from 2010 till 2012.


Catholic University Leuven, Belgium

1987-1992: DDS
1992-1996: PhD
1992-1997: MSc periodontology

University of the Pacific, Stockton, US
2015-2016: Clinical Master Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry

25 articles in peer reviewed international dental journals
20 articles in national dental journals
10 chapters in dental books

Editor in chief of the Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders & Therapy
Consultant DYNA dental engineering

Memberships – International:

Professional Interests:
CBCT, ceramic implants, smile design, full-jaw rehabilitation on implants, halitosis



MUTLU ÖZCAN Prof. Dr.med.dent., Ph.D

Mutlu Özcan has earned her Licenciate in Dentistry in 1993 in Istanbul, Turkey, Dr.med.dent. degree in 1999 in Cologne, Germany and Doctorate in Medical Sciences (Ph.D) in 2003 in Groningen, The Netherlands. She received full professorship for Clinical Dental Biomaterials at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands in 2007. Since 2009, she is the Director of Dental Materials Division at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She also holds Honorary Professorship positions at various universities some of which are São Paolo State University (Brazil), University of Madrid (Spain), University of Florida (USA) and University of Hong Kong (China). She has authored more than 400 original scientific and clinical publications, is a well-sought lecturer and receiver of several international awards. Her clinical expertise is on reconstructive dentistry and her scientific work focuses on translational research.


European Prosthodontic Association (EPA)-recognized Specialist in Prosthodontics
Honorary Secretary of the EPA
Past-President of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) / Dental Materials Group (DMG)
Fellow of Academy of Dental Materials (FADM)
Fellow of International College of Dentistry (FICD)
Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, FDS RCPS (Glasgow)



Dr.Saurabh Gupta BDS, MDS

Global Education and Training Manager, IAOCI

Dr.Saurabh Gupta holds Masters Degree in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also trained in multiple allied surgical disciplines including Implantology and Laser dentistry (Manipal University). He is also an academic writer and has published his papers in various national and international journals and magazines like Dentistry today, Dentaltown etc. He has presented many national and international lectures on Implantology. He has also contributed a chapter on “ Smile design with Dental Implants” for JB publishers, Poland. He is also a freelancer Medical Academic writer & Research Scientist since 2010. He has a great interest in ceramic implantology and is actively involved in research and publication of ceramic implants.


Editorial Board Member:

  1. OMICS International “Dental Implants and Dentures”
  2. Bioaccent Onine Publishing
  3. Symbiosis Online Publishing – JDODT
  4. Openventio Publishers
  5. Mathews Open Access Journals
  6. Scientia Ricerca – “Oral Health and Dentistry”
  7. SciFed Dental & Oral Research Journal
  8. Clinical and Medical Investigations

Associate Editor:

  1. Medcrave – JDHODT                                                                  
  2. OMICS International “Pediartic Dental Care”

Member of IAOCI and ALD.

Contact: Saurabh@iaoci.com

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