Sammy Noumbissi



Silver Spring, MD

Sammy Noumbissi

Silver Spring, MD

Dr. Noumbissi obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Howard University in Washington DC. He was then selected to attend the prestigious Loma Linda University Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry. There he received three years of formal training in dental implantology which culminated with a certificate in Implant Dentistry and a Master of Science degree in Implant Surgery. He is a researcher, author and has published book chapters and articles in implant dentistry and ceramic implants in peer reviewed dental journals.

He is a visiting professor at the University of Milan, the University of Chiety-Pescara in Italy and visiting researcher in the materials department at INSA Lyon in France. Dr. Noumbissi is the founder and current president of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology which is an independent association focused on metal free and ceramic implantology.

He is a fellow and Ambassador at the Clean Implant Foundation whose mission is to assess production quality and purity of commercially available dental implant surfaces. Dr. Noumbissi has been practicing and educating dentists on metal free implantology since 2009. His practice is in Silver Spring, Maryland USA.

Upcoming Webinars

Date Category Faculty Member Webinar Title
12.01.21 Implant Dentistry Sammy Noumbissi Zirconia as an Implantable Bioceramic in Dental Implantology
Zirconia as an Implantable Bioceramic in Dental Implantology

Zirconia as an Implantable Bioceramic in Dental Implantology

Location: Online

Ceramics have been able to adapt and keep up with the ever changing needs in dentistry and like many other materials and technologies they have been adopted from engineering and modified to solve clinical challenges. However the inherent brittleness, low flexural strength, fracture toughness of conventional glass and alumina ceramics have been the main obstacle for their extensive use. The discovery of ceramic oxides broadened the range of application of ceramics in dentistry and dental implantology in particular. The last decade has been one where we have witnessed an “explosion” in the use of zirconia in dentistry. Along with this phenomenon the manufacturing protocols and advanced formulas of zirconia have been created which have led to zirconia becoming a stable, biocompatible, bioinert and structurally stable implant material. Today in dental implantology there are two main zirconia ceramic implant biomaterials namely Yttria Stabilized Tetragonal Zirconia (Y-TZP) and Alumina Toughened Zirconia (ATZ).

This presentation will cover zirconia as an implantable bioceramic, the rationale and the indications and benefits of metal free teeth replacement. Clinical cases completed with zirconia dental implants and prosthetics will also be presented.



  • Manufacturing process and designs.
  • Have an understanding of zirconia as an implant material.
  • Zirconia’s performance and behavior in bone and the oral environment.
  • Treatment planning, surgical placement protocols and techniques.
  • Objectively assess implant integration prior to permanent restoration.
  • Restorative materials (primers, luting materials and techniques).
  • Health benefits of zirconia.
  • Case review and discussion.
Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free