ICOI is the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the largest association for dental implantology worldwide.
The association consists mainly of dentists who have chosen implants as the focus of their work. ICOI consists of a large number of local associations and is also supported by institutions such as IAI and ADIA.
We specialize in training dentists in various fields of implantology. The tailor-made programs should provide the participants with a better understanding of implantology as well as field-proven knowledge in order to optimize the day-to-day processes of the individual participants and in the practices. As a core part of our work, we attach particular importance to a practice-oriented education with a good level of hands-on.

Ady Palti

Founder and co-Director IAI – training center
Clinical Professor New York University, USA
Former President of ICOI and DGOI
Owner Palti Dental Centers, Baden-Baden and Kraichtal
Visiting Professor, Temple University Philadelphia, USA
ICOI Diplomate, International Ambassador

Clinical Professor/New York University Ady Palti, DMD is a visiting Professor at New York College of Dentistry, clinical Professor at Boston University Center of Implantology and also Temple University, Philadelphia Department for Periodontology and Implantology. He is the past-president of the German Society of Oral Implantology (DGOI) and of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists ICOI. Clinical Professor/New York University.

Ady Palti is the founder of Palti Dental Center in Baden-Baden, Germany and maintains a group practice in Kraichtal, Germany. He is Honorary Professor at the University of Bucharest and past president of the European Academy of Oral Implantology. He completed his postgraduate implant training at the Misch Institute, USA.

Clinical Professor/New York University Ady Palti is involved in experimental and clinical research in the field of implant dentistry with 3D digital guided techniques. His main research fields are immediate implant placement and immediate loading on implants, implant design, bone quantity and density, as well as bone augmentation materials and membranes. He has published numerous articles on this subject and has lectured at various international congresses for more than 10 years.

Elmar Frank

President of the Dental Society for Practice Management and Education (Z.A.P.F.)

German Association for Oral Implantology (DGOI)

Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

Director of the SimPlant Academy  for the German speaking countries

German Society of Dentistry and Oral Medicine (DGZMK)

German Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology (ARö)

German Association of Functional Analysis and Therapy

Association for Fundamental Research in Dentistry

Association for Psychology and Psychosomatic Medicine

German Association for Implantology (DGI)

European Association for Osseointegration (EAO)

German Association for Dental Hypnosis (DGZH)

Dr. Elmar Frank graduated 1989 in Dental Surgery and obtained his PhD from the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen/Germany. He started and currently maintains a general private dental practice in 1991 together with his wife, Dr. Sigrid Frank.

He specialized in dental implantology, prosthetic restorations, CAD/CAM technologies and computer applications in dentistry.  He is an associate professor for computer aided dentistry and e-learning at the DPU in Krems/Austria. Dr. Frank is a pioneer in the development of several dental tools and devices with a special focus on diagnostic, therapeutic and educational areas such as diagnostic software for Manual Functional Analysis and forming an Internet portal for online dental education www.dental-users.com.

He has been member in several advisory boards, alpha- and beta tester groups for market leading dental manufacturers.  One of his main areas of research and activity is the use and application of 3D imaging and manufacturing procedures in dentistry maintaining a competence center for CT-based diagnostics and therapy planning in dental implantology. Dr. Frank is a featured speaker for various organizations, and holds several patents in the field of CT based implant planning, implant placement and CAD/CAM solutions.

Joseph Choukroun

Chief of Staff: Private Pain therapy Center. Nice, FRANCE
Inventor of the PRF® technique. “Platelet Rich Fibrin” 2000
Scientific Board Member of MOA: Medical Oasis Association / Lugano, Switzerland
Lecturer at universities worldwide on Pain Management in Oral Surgery
President and founder of “Syfac”, international symposium: www.syfac.com

Joseph CHOUKROUN received his MD diploma in 1979 at Montpellier, France

Specialist in Anesthesiology in 1981, University of Montpellier

Fellowship of Pain Clinic , University of Strasbourg

Chief of staff of the Private Pain Clinic , Nice

President and creator of the SYFAC, international symposium on growth factors,

Nice Inventor of the PRF technique

Author of several scientific and clinical papers for scientific journals

International speaker

Roland Török, DMD

Researcher ID O-2864-2013

Dr. Roland Török ist the founder of „Implant Institute Török“. It was developed in 2008 to provide quality continuing education on the subject of dental implants and bone management. Since 2003 he is lecturing in Germany and many other countries (Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Swiss, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Makedonia, Portugal, Italy, France, Israel, Taiwan, Dubai, Hungary, Turkey, Cyprus, US, Russia, Thailand) about implants and bone regeneration, he is working in the development for augmentation materials and implant design with different companies.
DMD. Török is dentist and dental technician, he was the youngest specialist in implantology in “Who is who“, maintains a private practice for general dentistry with focus on implants and prostodontics in Nuernberg/Germany.

He teaches Implantology in the Curriculum Implantology ICOI Europe (Germany), PSI (Polnish society for implantology) and in the University „Carol Davila“ in Bucharest/Romania in the department for Maxillo Facial Surgery, and published articles about augmentation, he serves on the editorial bord in the Journal for Maxillo Facial Surgery (Romania) and POSEIDO

He is organizing meetings and live surgery courses in his institute.
Active member in numerous societies such as: President ICOI Europe for Germany, Ambassador ICOI, Diplomate ICOI, BDIZ, EDI (The European Association of Dental Implantologists), SRCOMF (Romanian Association for Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery), Director of the „Titanium Club“, Program coordinator and editor „Poseido“, Councilor of the SEUCC (South european union counter cancer) /SEHNOS (South european head and neck oncology society).

    Prof. Dr. med. dent. Fouad Khoury, Olsberg / Münster

    Researcher ID O-2864-2013

    Born in Lebanon, Dentistry studies at St. Joseph University, Beirut / Lebanon.
    Oral surgical training at the Universities of Freiburg and Münster.
    1986-1994: Senior physician at the Clinic and Polyclinic for Maxillofacial Surgery of the University of Münster.
    Habilitation: 1988.
    Since 1994 professor at the University of Münster and at the same time head physician of the Private Clinic Schloss Schellenstein in Olsberg.
    Advisory Board member of several journals. Several patents and prices i.a. Pioneers in Dentistry 2016 the AUB and W.Laney Award 2017 of the AO, over 118 publications and book contributions, 3 textbooks and more than 1000 lectures / courses.

      Dr. Thomas Hanser

      Private Clinic Schloss Schellenstein

      International Dental Implant, Periodontology and Oral Surgery Center

      Am Schellenstein 1

      59939 Olsberg


      EMail: dr.hanser@gmx.de

      Tel. +49(0)296297190

      Oral Surgeon


      Master of Oral Medicine in Implantology (University of Muenster, Germany)

      Master of Science in Periodontology

      Master of Science in Implantology and Dental Surgery

      Supervisor in Implant Dentistry (German Society of Implant Dentistry and German Society of Dental, Oral & Craniomandibular Science)

      Instructor in Oral Surgery (German Dental Association)

      Expert in Implant Dentistry (DGI, BDIZ EDI, BDO, DGMKG, DGZI)


      Partnership and Senior Surgeon at Private Clinic Schloss Schellenstein International Dental Implant, Periodontology and Oral Surgery Center (Chairman: Prof. Dr. F. Khoury), Olsberg, Germany

      Lecturer at Postgraduate Academic Program Master of Science in Oral Implantology, University of Frankfurt, Germany

      Lecturer at Postgraduate Academic Program Master of Science in Periodontology, German Society of Periodontology, University of Dresden, Germany

      Lecturer at Postgraduate Academic Program Master of Science in Implantology and Dental Surgery, University of Muenster, Germany

      2012 Lecturer at Department of Periodontology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, USA


      Fields of work

          • Periodontology
          • Esthetic Hard and Soft Tissue Management in Implant Dentistry
          • Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting and Reconstructive Techniques
          • Lateral and Vertical Tissue Reconstructions
          • Implant Prosthetic Treatment

      Numerous publications, national and international lectures and courses in Europe, USA and Asia.

      Co-Author of the Multilanguage Quintessence Textbook: Khoury, F: „Bone Augmentation in Oral Implantology“ (2009)

      Dr. Marius Steigmann

      Dr. Marius Steigmann works in his private practice for implantology and soft tissue management in Neckargemuend.

      Dr. Steigmann graduated in dentistry in Neumarkt / Romania in 1987 and in 2005 he received his doctorate at the University of Neumarkt.

      He is a member of various associations, such as DGOI, FIZ, BDIZ and ICOI and has received an award from the Dental University in Budapest “Semmelweiss”. Dr. Steigmann is founder and scientific director of “Update Implantology Heidelberg” (2002-2011) and founder and director of “Steigmann Institute”.


      • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor University of Michigan Dpt. of Periodontics
      • Adjunct Assistant Professor University of Pennsylvania Dpt. of Endodontics
      • Honorary Professor of the “Carol Davila “university Bucharest, Invited Senior Guest
      • Visiting Professor university of Szeged faculty of dentistry
      • Visiting professor department of Implantology in Temeschburg
      • Steigmann lectures and publishes extensively
      • Member of several associations (such as DGOI, FIZ,BDIZ and ICOI)
      • He is a Diplomate of the ICOI and other European societies
      • Member of the board of the DGOI.
      • Steigmann also received the medal of “Semmelweiss“ Budapest University dental school, dept. of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
      • Steigmann received his PhD from university of Neumarkt 2005.
      • Founder and Scientific chairman of “Update Implantology Heidelberg” 2002-2012.
      • Steigmann served as ICOI Vice President of Germany 2005-2011.
      • Founder and director of the “Steigmann Institute”.

      Priv. Doz. Dr. Paul Martin Weigl

      Priv. Doz. Dr. Paul Martin Weigl
      Date of Birth:
      August 24th, 1963
      Nationality: German
      Adress: ZZMK, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7
      60590 Frankfurt am Main,

      Email: weigl@em.uni-frankfurt.de
      Phone: +49 69 6301 4738
      Fax: +49 69 6301 85728

      1983-1989 Dental Medicine Studies at Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, Germany

      1989 Approbation (License to practice Dental Medicine in Germany)
      1993 Assistant Medical Director at the Department of Prosthetics, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
      1994 Main Lead for research development of implant borne prosthetic therapy concepts at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
      2002 Prosthetics Specialist
      2008 Appointment as Quality Assurance Manager at Goethe University Dental Clinic Frankfurt, Germany
      2012 Appointment as Head of Department of Postgraduate Education at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

      1992 Table-clinic award of Fédération Dentaire Internationale, Berlin
      1998 Best Oral Presentation at the annual Meeting of German Prosthetic Society
      2000 Best Published Article of the German Association of Oral Implantology (DGI)
      2007 Best Teacher Award at Medical Faculty of Goethe University endowed with 25.000 €

        Dr. Friedrich-Wilhelm Pape

        Born in 1959

        State examination at the University of Cologne
        Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Cologne
        Continuing education as a specialist in oral surgery in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the University of Münster and in practice J. Schmidt, Brilon
        since 1995
        Senior physician of the “Private Clinic Schloßstein Castle” in Olsberg
        since 1999
        Branch as specialist dentist for oral surgery in Hagen
        Certified focus “Implantology”
        speakers certification
        Recognition as “Specialist in Prosthetics” of the German Society of Prosthodontics and Materials Science (DGZPW, now DGPro)
        Master of Oral Medicine (MOM) in Implantology
        Conference Award “Best Case Demonstration” of the German Society of Prosthodontics and Materials Science (DGZPW, now DGPro)
        Recognition as “Advanced Assessor for Prosthetics” of the German Society of Prosthodontics and Materials Science (DGZPW, now DGPro)
        Master of Science (MSc) in Implantology and Dental Surgery
        Appointment as a private and legal expert for prosthetics, implantology and dental surgery by the Dental Association Westfalen-Lippe