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9:00am - 12:00pm

CE Points:



Online via ZOOM

Speakers and Topics

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Dr. Sorin Boeriu

DDS, MsD, PhD Dip Perio, FRCD(C)

9:00am - 10:30am

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Dr. Sammy Noumbissi


10:30am - 12:00pm

Dr. Sorin Boeriu
9:00am - 10:30am


Contemporary Technique for Minimally Invasive Root Coverage Procedure without Palatal Harvest

AGD Subject Code: 490


Biomaterials have progressively gained popularity in periodontics due to their advantages compared with autogenous grafts, such as unrestricted availability, avoidance of a secondary surgical site, reduction of the surgical time, and patient’s preference.

Extracellular-based scaffolding technologies are effective in soft tissue augmentation at periodontal and peri-implant sites. The reduced surgical time and morbidity compared with autogenous grafts are some of the main advantages of these materials as patient preferences indicate. Acellular dermal matrix (ADM) is a soft tissue graft obtained from human skin that has undergone a decellularization process. Currently, the ADM is more routinely used for root coverage procedures and soft tissue augmentation at tooth or implant sites , particularly when avoiding a second surgical site and minimizing patient morbidity is the primary concern. According to recent systematic reviews and metanalysis , ADM is considered to be the graft substitute with the most similar outcomes to the connective tissue graft. This practical theoretical course coordinated and directed by Dr. Boeriu will be directly applicable to daily clinical practice.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Sorin Boeriu completed the Periodontal Graduate Program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and a PhD in medical sciences at the University of Medicine, Science and Technology of Targu Mures, Romania. Dr. Boeriu maintains a private practice limited to implant and periodontal surgery. He has published articles with emphasise on soft tissue grafting and periodontal/ restorative treatment of carious and non-carious cervical lesion. He is an international author & speaker. And he is a Fellow of the RCDCW, Diplomate of the International Congress of Implantologists, Member of the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Boeriu is the author of a two textbooks : 

  1. Periodontics in the Tradition of Bissada : Complete works as an educator, researcher and clinical practice 

  2. Clinical Periodontology and Implant Surgery : Translating fundamental questions into clinical practice 

Contact : sib2@case. edu

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Dr. Sammy Noumbissi
10:30am - 12:00pm


Ceramic Implants: A New Era in Implant Dentistry or Just a Fad?

AGD Subject Code: 690


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 period of twelve years 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.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Noumbissi obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Howard University in Washington

DC. He applied and was selected to attend the prestigious Loma Linda University full-time

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 in Implant Surgery. He is a clinical and experimental researcher, author and has

published book chapters and articles in implant dentistry with a focus on ceramic implants in

peer reviewed dental journals.

He is a visiting professor at the University of Milan, adjunct professor the University of Chiety-

Pescara in Italy and a visiting researcher in the ceramic materials department at INSA Lyon in

France. Dr. Noumbissi is the founder and current president of the International Academy of

Ceramic Implantology which is ani ndependent association focused on metal free and

bioceramics in dental 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. He has extensive experience with ceramic implants and his opinions and expertise are

often sought both by clinicians and manufacturers. His practice is located in Silver Spring,

Maryland USA.


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Toronto Implant Academy (TIA)

Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 9-1-2022 to 8-31-2025.
Provider ID# 355116

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