California Institute of Dental Education


California Institute of Dental Education
California Institute of Dental Education 3585 Telegraph Road, Suite B Ventura CA 93003 Tel: (805) 676-1063


May 30 2020

Ceramic implantology: Current trends and limitations

The “Ceramic implantology: Current trends and limitations” is a workshop that entails 8 CE hours. It consists of lecturing, LIVE patient demonstration, and hands-on practice on PIG JAWS. The course is a highly evidence-based workshop co-presented by Dr. Noumbissi, President of the International Association of Ceramic Implantology, and Dr. Proussaefs, prosthodontist,Associate Professor at Loma Linda University.


Date 1:
May 30th, 2020 

Date 2:
October 10th, 2020


California Institute of Dental Education
3585 Telegraph Road, Suite B
Ventura CA 93003
Tel: (805) 676-1063 


Dr. Sammy Noumbissi

Dr. Nombissi is the President of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology. He earned a certificate in Implant Dentistry in 2002 and a Masters of Science in Implant Surgery in 2005. He is a published author and has been on the Editorial Board on many scientific journals as well. Dr. Noumbissi has been lecturing Nationally and Internationally on topics related to ceramic implantology. He is considered one of the ambassadors and world leaders in ceramic implantology.

Dr. Periklis Proussaefs DDS, MS

Dr. Proussaefs is a prosthodontist and Associate Professor at Loma Linda University. He is the founder of the California Institute of Dental Education. He has published over 55 peer-reviewed articles related to implant and prosthetic dentistry. Dr Proussaefs has been editorial board member in several scientific journals with high impact factor. His seminars have an evidence-based approach enriched with his 20+ years of experience in advanced implant dentistry.

Course objectives

  • Get Familiar with ceramic Implantology 
  • Understand the rationale for using zirconia as an implant material
  • Review current literature on ceramic implantology
  • Know the advantages and limitations of using ceramic implants
  • Review restorative options and treatment solutions when using ceramic implants
  • Discuss ceramic implantology with Dr. Noumbissi, the founder and president of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology
  • Obtain HANDS-ON experience by placing CERAMIC IMPLANTS ON PIG JAWS.
  • Observe placement of ceramic implants on LIVE PATIENT DEMONSTRATION
  • Obtain insight on selecting patient candidates for ceramic implant placement


8.15 AM - 9.45 AM
Theory/lecture on ceramic implants. Evolution and rationale
9.45 AM – 10.00 AM
10.00 AM – 11.00 AM
Theory/lecture: Ceramic implants on the market, recent studies/recent lit review.
11.00 AM – 12.00 PM
Theory/lecture: Workflow and clinical cases.
12.00 PM – 1.00 PM
1.00 PM – 2.30 PM
LIVE PATIENT surgical demonstration
2.30 PM – 2.45 PM
Break/Post surgery discussion
2.45 PM – 4.30 PM
HANDS-ON practice; place ceramic implants on PIG JAWS
4.30 PM – 5.00 PM
Discussion, Q&A



ZERAMEX®XT has a tapered design allowing optimal primary stability. The internal connection has been specifically engineered to maximize the strength of rigid zirconia and eliminate any lateral forces on zirconia.  

The precise fitting components offer variable placement close to bone level for enhanced restorative margin. The heart of the connection is the VICARBO® screw. Comprised of many individual threads of carbon fiber that run vertically, uncut down the length of the screw to durably absorb the tensile forces and give the VICARBO® screw its exceptionally high strength.

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