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
06.26.24 Implant Dentistry Sammy Noumbissi Ceramic Implants: A New Era in Implant Dentistry, Rationale and Clinical Applications
Ceramic Implants: A New Era in Implant Dentistry, Rationale and Clinical Applications

Ceramic Implants: A New Era in Implant Dentistry, Rationale and Clinical Applications

Location: Online

Functional and aesthetic replacement of dentition has long been a challenge. Dental implants have been very successful in that regard and titanium continues to be the material of choice in dental implantology. However, after more than five decades of success, there is convincing scientific and clinical evidence that titanium and its alloys are not as stable and inert in the oral environment as they were once believed to be.

After Overcoming early manufacturing challenges, design flaws and ceramic materials physical limitations, load bearing bioceramics have made significant strides and inroads in dental implantology. These ceramics are made from zirconia composites (ATZ, ZTA etc.) which have been commercially available and in clinical use for the last twenty years. They are highly biocompatible, hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and corrosion-free alternative to titanium and titanium alloys.

This presentation will cover zirconia as an implantable bioceramic material, the rationale, indications, and benefits of metal free teeth replacement. Clinical cases completed over a decade with different commercially available zirconia dental implants systems and prosthetics solutions will be presented.

-Understand zirconia as a bioceramic material.
-Understand and appreciate zirconia’s behavior in bone and the oral environment.
-The difference between biotolerance and biocompatibility.
-Understand the role of implant materials in peri-implant health.
-Understand the limitations of ceramic implants.

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free