Ceramic implantology summit at the second JCCI

On 14 and 15 October, the second Joint Congress for Ceramic Implantology (JCCI) was held in Kreuzlingen in Switzerland and continued the success of the event premiere. For the year’s event, recognised scientists and more than 160 ceramic implantologists from 17 nations and five continents came together to jointly discuss the latest trends, innovations and findings in the field.

Dr Amerian D. Sones, president of the Academy of Osseointegration, opened the congress followed by two exciting live surgeries presented by Straumann (Drs Markus and Mathias Sperlich) and SDS Swiss Dental Solutions (Dr Josephine Phillips) in the affiliated SWISS BIOHEALTH CLINIC. Renowned international implantologists and scientists, such as Prof. Tomas Albrektsson or Prof. James Rutkowski and Prof. Etyenne Schnurr presented their latest findings in implant dentistry.

On the Saturday, JCCI Congress Director and President of the International Society of Metal Free Implantology (ISMI) Dr Karl Ulrich Volz explained the most important findings on ceramic implants and biology. Prof. Jörg Neugebauer presented his impressive 15 years of experience in ceramic implantology and a digital workflow. Followed by Prof. Georgios E. Romanos and Prof. Florian Beuer, Prof. Shahram Ghanaati and Prof. Wael Att. All presentations were interpreted simultaneously into both German and English and livestreamed to online attendees on all continents.

 Professional setting for a high-level congress

The SWISS BIOHEALTH EDUCATION CENTER provided the appropriate setting for the congress. This year, well-known heavyweights of the innovative market segment participated in the congress: Straumann, CeramTec/Dentalpoint, SDS Swiss Dental Solutions, the CleanImplant Foundation, mectron and CaviTAU. Between the lectures, the congress breaks offered ample opportunity for exchange and visits to the industry exhibition.

The JCCI stands for professionalism, smooth procedures and cordiality and offers a platform for discussion and exchange and promotes new ways to achieve the goal of metal-free implantology. This holistic approach was very well received by the audience this year again. Many praised the compelling atmosphere as well as the lively professional discussions.

In a breakout session, pioneers and scientists sat down with Dr Schnurr to discuss and agree on the next steps for studies on ceramic implants. Terminologies, patient-reported outcome measures and oral health impact profiles were also defined, and these will include the improved quality of life of patients as a result of rehabilitation with ceramic implants. In the future, this consensus on studies on ceramic implants will ensure that all studies conducted on ceramic implants will be classified as relevant and be comparable with each other. This will enable us to obtain quality data on ceramic implantology in the next five to ten years, which is one of the main goals of Dr Volz as president of the International Society of Metal Free Implantology.

The entertainment too was extraordinary. At WHITE NIGHT many highlights whisked visitors away to another world and created an extraordinary atmosphere on the dance floor. Dr Volz concluded enthusiastically, “Anyone who knows us knows that we always want to go one better. I think we have succeeded once again, and we are already working on the third JCCI to achieve this goal again next year!”

The third JCCI will take place on 13 and 14 October 2023 at the Bodenseeforum in Constance in Germany. For more information please visit www.joint-congress.com

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