American Society of Ceramic Implantology 2019

Ceramic Implants: What You Need To Know

Restoring form, function and aesthetics have been the pillars of dentistry. The search for viable means of teeth replacement and preservation has been an ongoing quest in human history and dental implants have had a profound impact on fixed and removable prosthodontics. The materials utilized over millennia to replace teeth have evolved from basic materials such as bamboo pegs, wooden wedges, seashells, ivory to various metal alloys and composite materials.

Despite the undisputable success of titanium and titanium alloy implants, the quest for alternative implant materials has never stopped. As a matter of fact it has intensified with the pursuit of higher aesthetics, in response to increased reports of metal sensitivity and mounting evidence that titanium and titanium alloys are not as biologically stable and inert as initially thought.

Since the early 2000’s implantable ceramic materials have matured to the point where it was now possible to have ceramic composites with good aesthetics, similar or better physical properties and superior biological properties than their metal alloy counterparts. During the last ten years we have seen ceramic implants claiming their place in dental implantology. At the same time patients have increasingly taken ownership of their wellbeing and the type of healthcare they choose to receive; they have been asking for biologic and biocompatible materials and less invasive treatment modalities in medicine and dentistry.

The medical and dental device industry have responded well so much so that the top implant manufacturers now have ceramic implants in their portfolio; some have simply resorted to OEM manufacturing in order to fast track their presence in the ceramic implant market. We invite you to this unique event which objective is to inform and educate the North American dentist on how ceramic implants have become a viable alternative in implant dentistry and reliable enough to be used in a broad range of clinical situations.

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Dr. Sammy Noumbissi

Dr. Sammy Noumbissi

Zirconia Ceramic Implants for Metal-Free Teeth Replacement: From Single Teeth to Full Mouth Rehabilitation.

Course Description:

We are observing today great changes in healthcare. Dentistry and dental implantology are not to be left behind. The advances in technology and materials science have made materials and technologies not originally suitable for dentistry a reality in modern dental implantology. The changes and evolution are not only driven by dentists but mainly by consumers, our patients whose mindset is rapidly shifting from the established model of healthcare to a new concept of WellCare™. We increasingly see patients requesting minimally invasive, natural, metal free, holistic etc. solutions to their general health and dental problems. In the case of dental implants, patients come along with a wide array of needs and challenges. Fortunately, implantable and implant prosthetic materials have evolved and contrary to popular belief the can be used in complex clinical situations and perform as well as the proven metal and metal alloys available. Furthermore it is now well proven and documented that titanium alloys undergo corrosion in the bone over time and that as a result ions are released posing immunological and other systemic health challenges. This presentation will cover nine years of clinical experience presenting a wide range of clinical cases where metal free zirconia implants are utilized.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand zirconia as an implantable dental material.
  • Evaluating and identifying patients best suited for ceramic implants.
  • Understand biotolerance as opposed to biocompatibility.
  • Appreciate the versatility and viability of ceramic implants.
  • Understand zirconia as a bioceramic material


Dentist with wide experience in implantology, DMD -Sammy Noumbissi, DDS MS has been a ceramic implant specialist for over ten years. He received his DDS from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC in 1998. He also has earned both a certificate in Implant Dentistry and a Masters of Science in Implant Surgery. He strives to stay on top of the most recent advances in implant surgeries and dental treatments as well as staying ahead of the curve with the technological advances surrounding his field of expertise. His continued efforts to perfect his skills in implant dentistry truly set him apart from other dentists not only in Maryland but in the nation.

Education: 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. Publications: 10 articles in peer reviewed international dental journals, 5 articles in national dental journals. Miscellaneous: 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)

Alexander Volchonok DMD MS FICOI FIALD

Dr. Alexander Volchonok

Achieving Greater Biological Compatibility with Zirconia Implants

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the evolution of Ceramic Dental Implants.
  • Understanding the biological responses of both soft and hard tissues to zirconia implants.
  • Learn about the unique surgical and restorative capabilities with the most advanced two-piece zirconia implant.



Dr. Alexander Volchonok obtained his dental education at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania and specialization in Periodontics at Columbia University. He is a dual Ivy-League trained board certified periodontist. He maintains a progressive private practice dedicated to minimally invasive periodontics and biologic implant dentistry in both Manhattan, NY and Greenwich, CT.

Marjorie Baptiste DMD

Dr. Marjorie Baptiste

Zirconia Implants in the Aesthetic and Non-Aesthetic Region-Clinical Follow up Case Presentations with Supportive Scientific Evidence

Course Description:

Zirconia implants have become the new and alternative treatment options in implant dentistry. They are highly used today due to their tooth-like color, material properties, biological soft tissue response, low plaque adhesion and minimal inflammatory response in the peri-implant soft tissue compared to titanium implants. This lecture will present clinical follow up case presentations that deal with the use of zirconia dental implants in the aesthetic and non-aesthetic areas. Supportive scientific evidence will follow each clinical presentation to validate the use of zirconia implants as a new treatment modality in the current trends of implantology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the benefits of using zirconia implants in the aestheticand non-aesthetic region via clinical follow up case presentations
  • Understand each clinical case presentation with the current scientific evidence on zirconia implants



Dr. Baptiste maintains a private practice in Forest Hills and Midtown in New York. She has earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (D.M.D) at Tufts University in Boston. During her studies, she was honored with receiving the Northeastern Society of Periodontists Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Periodontics, the Colgate Palmolive Scholarship, and the Dean’s Grant. In 2011, she completed her three-year residency program in Periodontology at Tufts School of Dental Medicine, after which she was awarded Diplomate status by the American Academy of Periodontology. From 2012-2015 She was the past Director of the Advanced Program in Periodontics at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York which was officially accredited under her leadership. Her favorite hobby is figure ice skating.

Dr Rebekka Hueber

Dr. Rebekka Hueber (Oral Surgeon), Germany

Ceramic Implants 2.0 – The “All-in-One” Concept

Ceramics are easier – but different. Over 20+ years’ of ceramic implant therapy experience has shown that when incorporating a modified treatment planning and surgical technique approach to your case, can improve your overall success with ceramic implants. This presentation will discuss parts of the Swiss-based “All-in-One” concept approach utilizing enhanced nutritional and vitamin therapy for desired bone healing results and patient overall health, proper implant selection using one and two-piece tapered implant design options incorporating Dynamic threads, replacing traditional osteotomy preparation techniques with those which work by bone class for ideal primary stability, and creating proper immediate restorations for overall predictable results. Along with this, history and case work evidence will be also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about integrating advanced nutritional and vitamin therapy into ceramic implant planning for desired results
  • Understanding dynamic thread design incorporating micro and macro in zirconia implant engineering for increased primary stability
  • Learning about optimal osteotomy preparation techniques utilizing advanced ATZ ceramic instrumentation in different bone density protocols
  • Understand proper immediate restorations for long-term success when using different types of zirconia implants


About Dr. Hueber, DMD

Dr. Rebekka Hueber, born in Rosenheim, Germany, has completed her studies in dentistry at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich with surgical top marks. Shortly thereafter, she obtained her doctorate in the surgical clinic, Klinikum rechts der Isar, at the Technical University in Munich.

With great passion she completed the four-year specialization in well-known oral surgery practices in Munich and Rosenheim, Germany. She was also involved in dental aid in Peru, South America.

Most recently, she successfully led the surgical department of a well-renowned private dental clinic as a specialist in oral surgery and implantology in Germany and implemented the concept of the Swiss Biohealth Clinic as a side department there.

With great enthusiasm and experience in the field of medicine, she devotes herself to biological dentistry and has already been able to deepen her knowledge through numerous advanced training courses. She has completed the educational program of the specialization of the SDS Curriculum and is trained in ceramic implantology, the use of PRF and iPRF, Neural therapy and recovery of heavy metal, prosthetics on SDS implants and the Swiss Biohealth Concept.

Since 01.01.2019 she is an Oral surgeon in Dr. Volz Swiss Biohealth Clinic and scientific researcher, as well as member in the Swiss Biohealth Academy in Kreuzlingen. She has completed the educational program of the SDS Currciulum “Ceramic Implants and Biological Dentistry” and other programs of biological dentistry.


Friday, Nov 1, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration and Exhibits
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Dr. Volchonok
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break and Exhibits     
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dr. Baptiste
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Exhibits    
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Dr. Noumbissi
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Dr. Hueber
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Exhibits

Five (5) hours of continuing education credit will be provided. 

The IAOCI is a recognized ADA CERP Provider.

Package Cost
(IAOCI Members)
Non-Member Dentist $159.00
Hygienists / Assistants & Office Staff $69.00
Full-Time Student $35.00

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