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International Academy of Ceramic Implantology

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Ronetta Jones and Gary Lockhart cuddles for a photo at the reception.
Dr Jens Tartsch is all smiles with his wife, Andrea.
Dr Rafael Andreiuolo, with his wife, Luciana, and daughter, Giovanna.
Robert Dayse (left) of Chevy Chase and Dr Emerson Henry.
Warren Edwards and his wife, Judy, at a welcome cocktail reception for delegates who attended the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology.
From left: Britt Raudall, Dr Darryl Azouz, Dr Marcel Wainwright and Nicole Volz at a cocktail reception for delegates who attended the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology at the Hilton Rose Hall in Montego Bay.
From left: Grant Bullis, Gordon Stojanovic and Jae Kim.


Days after the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology (IAOCI) conference ended in Montego Bay, it is being touted as captivating and out-of-the-box.

With speakers from eight countries - Spain, Belgium, the United States, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Turkey and Sweden - converging at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in the tourism capital, the man behind the event, Dr Sammy Noumbissi, has described it as a success.

Noumbissi, whose mother is Jamaican and who was born in Cameroon, operates the Miles for Smiles dendrite in Maryland, USA, and had over 95 persons attending the conference.

The participants came from 18 countries, including Jamaica, France and Canada, and the testimonial from Bridget Rhodes, dental surgeon in Washington, DC, will go a long way in selling the event next year.

"In my 25 years of practice, I have never attended such a captivating, out-of-the-box-conference. This was an eye-opener for me, I will return next year," she said.



Rhodes took advantage of the topics, the advantages of bioceramics versus titanium; long-term effects of implanted metals on a person's health; principles of biological surgery, using one's own blood cells to enhance and accelerate healing after implant surgery, and the superior aesthetics of ceramic implants.

The IAOCI conference was supported by Switzerland's Straumann Pure Ceramic Implants, Z-systems, Caribbean Implant Institute and Dental Point Ceramex Implants.

Outlook Magazine brings you highlights of the event.