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ITI CURRICULUM


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About the ITI Curriculum

Philosophy and Concept

The ITI Curriculum is a universally standardized education curriculum aimed at dentists who are relatively new to implant dentistry. Dentists who enroll in courses that follow the ITI Curriculum can be assured of receiving a comprehensive and high standard of dental implant education based on the ITI philosophy and principles for provision of implant therapy.

The 6 structured learning domains

ITI 6 Domains


The ITI Curriculum is designed to be delivered in a blended learning educational format with e-learning, contact On-site courses, hands-on training, case-based collaborative learning and direct patient treatment under supervision. Dedicated ITI learning content is available to support delivery. The ITI Curriculum also offers certification upon successful completion of standardized ITI formative assessments and ITI summative exams.

About the ITI Curriculum

Blended Learning

The ITI Curriculum is a blended learning program. Variable learning formats allow a flexible combination of online and On-site learning.

On-site learning

Hands-on training including instructional videos

Mentoring and patient treatment (Intermediate level)

About the ITI Curriculum

The ITI Academy

The ITI Academy consists of an e-learning platform that consists of modules, theories and principles, learning pathways and assessments which are relevant and made available to the learner. Classrooms specially set up for the courses enable flexible learning.

About the ITI

The International Team for Implantology

The ITI is a global association of professionals in implant dentistry. The objectives of the ITI are the promotion and dissemination of knowledge about implant dentistry and related fields.


Our purpose is to serve dental professionals by fostering learning, networking, discussion and exchange. We provide comprehensive, quality education in implant dentistry and support and facilitate cutting-edge research in this field. Our aim is to be the authoritative resource on current and emerging issues in implant dentistry for dental professionals globally.


The ITI was founded in 1980 by 12 experts planning ahead for the future of their field. Their objective was an alliance of specialists to pursue research and development in an important and as yet untapped medical area on a voluntary and idealistic basis. Today, the ITI has more than 17,000 Fellows and Members. Through its growing number of national Sections, the ITI ensures the exchange of expertise and know-how via a modern, quality-conscious and efficient network. The ITI Curriculum complements the 'educational circle' of ITI’s current educational offerings.

ITI Education Circle

Choose:

Online Participation

  • Foundation level
  • Online participation via the ITI Academy
  • 2 days hands-on program
  • Assessment & certification process

Choose:

ITI On-site Curriculum

with Partner Universities & Institutions



  • Foundation & Intermediate level
  • On-site participation as per curriculum program of provider. Conducted by authorized partner institutions and provides a structured learning approach to building successively on theoretical knowledge towards clinical implementation and first-hand experience to treating patients.
  • Hands-on programs
  • Assessment & certification process

Choose:

Online Participation

  • Foundation level
  • Online participation via the ITI Academy
  • 2 days hands-on program
  • Assessment & certification process

Choose:

ITI On-site Curriculum

with Partner Universities & Institutions



  • Foundation & Intermediate level
  • On-site participation as per curriculum program of provider. Conducted by authorized partner institutions and provides a structured learning approach to building successively on theoretical knowledge towards clinical implementation and first-hand experience to treating patients.
  • Hands-on programs
  • Assessment & certification process

Structure for Online Participation

Foundation level

Prerequisites for participation:

Dentists interested in incorporating implant dentistry into their practices.

Educational Outcomes:

Implant treatment support—monitoring & maintenance of tissue health and the prostheses. Theoretical knowledge to restore straightforward cases.



Structure for Online Participation

Assessment and Certification

Examination & Certification:

Participating dentists who successfully complete all summative domain level and final assessments will be awarded ITI certification.

Structure for Participation On-site

Foundation level

Prerequisites for participation:

Dentists interested in incorporating implant dentistry into their practices.

Educational Outcomes:

Implant treatment support—monitoring & maintenance of tissue health and the prostheses. Theoretical knowledge to restore straightforward cases.



Structure for Participation On-site

Intermediate level

Prerequisites for participation:

Dentists who completed foundation level or prerequisites based on university/institutes.

Educational Outcomes:

Surgically place and restore Straightforward implant cases with the help of a mentor.



Structure for Participation On-site

Foundation level

Prerequisites for participation:

Dentists interested in incorporating implant dentistry into their practices.

Educational Outcomes:

Implant treatment support—monitoring & maintenance of tissue health and the prostheses. Theoretical knowledge to restore straightforward cases.



Structure for Participation On-site

Intermediate level

Prerequisites for participation:

Dentists who completed foundation level or prerequisites based on university/institutes.

Educational Outcomes:

Surgically place and restore Straightforward implant cases with the help of a mentor.



Structure for Participation On-site

Assessment and Certification

Examination & Certification:

Participating dentists who successfully pass a standardized, summative ITI assessment on completion of each of the Foundation and Intermediate levels will be awarded ITI certification.


ITI Curriculum

Getting in touch

ITI International Team for Implantology

ITI Headquarters
Peter Merian-Strasse 88
4052 Basel
Switzerland

Phone +41 61 270 83 83
E-mail [email protected]

Blended learning options

Foundation level

On-site courses – with an education partner

Country Provider Date More info/contact
Australia Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne - Available soon
China Beijing Citident Dental Implant Technology College (BITC) - Available soon
China College of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Jan. 2019 – Jul. 2019 Available soon
China West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University Starting Jan. 2019 Available soon
Germany ITI Section Germany Nov. 2018 – Dec. 2019 Website
India Inspire Dental, Mumbai Sept. 2018 – Nov. 2018 Available soon
India Rangoonwalla Dental College, Pune Oct. 2018 Available soon
Italy George Eastman Dental Hospital, Rome Starting Jan. 2019 Available soon
United Kingdom ITI Section UK & Ireland Feb. 2019 – Sept. 2019 Website

Foundation level

The 6 Learning Domains

ITI 6 Domains

Foundation level

Learning Modules

1.

Role of Implants in Dentistry

2.

Implant-Supported vs. Conventional Fixed Dental Prostheses - Comparison and Outcomes

3.

Tissue Integration of Dental Implants

4.

Implant Designs and Characteristics

5.

Loading Protocols

6.

Healing of the Extraction Socket

7.

Pharmacology with Relevance to Dental Implant Therapy

8.

Selecting an Implant System

9.

Structured Assessment and Treatment Planning

10.

Patient Social Factors

11.

Patient Medical Factors

12.

Patient Dental Factors

13.

Site-Specific Clinical Examinations

14.

Basics of Radiographic Assessment in Implant Dentistry

15.

Additional Diagnostic Investigations

16.

The SAC Classification

17.

Treatment Options, Prognosis and Proposal

18.

Prosthodontic Planning Principles for Implant Placement

19.

Digital Implant Impression

20.

Transitional Prostheses Used During Implant Therapy

21.

Provisional Implant Prostheses

22.

Conventional Implant Impressions for Fixed Dental Prostheses

23.

Abutment Selection

24.

Dental Material Selection for FDPs

25.

Occlusion on Fixed Implant Prostheses

26.

Design Principles for FDPs

27.

Protocol for Fixed Implant-Supported Protheheses Delivery

28.

Flap Closure

29.

Minimally Traumatic Extraction Techniques

30.

Principles of Ridge Preservation

31.

Biological Principles of Bone Grafting

32.

Implant and Prosthesis Survival and Success

33.

Monitoring Peri-Implant Tissue Health

34.

Managing Biological Complications

35.

Principles of Managing Hardware Complications Associated with Fixed Dental Prostheses

Foundation level

Hands-on Exercises

Routine monitoring

  • Assessment and maintenance of implants and their prostheses
  • Refitting of cement-retained implant prostheses
  • Retrieval of implant prostheses
  • Healing abutment management

Restoration

  • Conventional implant impressions
  • Abutment selection
  • Occlusal registration
  • Fitting screw-retained implant prosthese

Foundation level

ITI Certificate in
Implant Dentistry

Successful completion of the Foundation level curriculum is awarded with an ITI Certificate in Implant Dentistry: Foundation level. The assessments consist of:


Online:

  • Six-domain level assessments
  • Completion of 2-day hands-on program
  • Final summative online assessment

Intermediate level

The 4 Learning Domains

ITI 6 Domains

Intermediate level

Learning Modules

1.

Timing of Implant Placement after Tooth Extraction

2.

General Risk Factors and Contraindications for Implant Therapy

3.

Radiographic and Surgical Templates

4.

Principles of Computer-Aided Implant Planning

5.

Esthetic Planning for Implant-Supported Fixed Dental Prostheses

6.

Pre- and Postoperative Care and Medications for Implant Surgery

7.

Oral Anesthesia and Anxiety Control for Implant Surgery

8.

Anatomy Related to Implant Surgery—The Maxilla

9.

Anatomy Related to Implant Surgery—The Mandible

10.

Flap Design

11.

Suturing Materials and Techniques

12.

Surgical Assessment of the Implant Site

13.

Implant Osteotomies

14.

Surgical Complications and Management

15.

Principles for the Management of Peri-Implant Defects

16.

Principles of Guided Bone Regeneration

17.

Periosteal Releasing Incision (PRI)

18.

Principles of Evaluating Esthetic Outcomes

Intermediate level

Hands-on Exercises

Digital planning

Digital planning exercise including CBCT on cases provided

Fabrication of the surgical template for the cases selected for live surgery


Surgical training

Cognitive simulation with Touch Surgery

Flap and drilling exercises


Prosthodontic training

Workshop on digital implant impressions


Maintenance of peri-implant tissues

Exercices on models for maintenance and surgical management of peri-implantitis

Foundation level

ITI Certificate in
Implant Dentistry

Successful completion of the Foundation level curriculum is awarded with an ITI Certificate in Implant Dentistry: Foundation level. The assessments consist of:


On-site:

  • Completion of 2-day hands-on program
  • Final summative online assessment

Intermediate level

ITI Certificate in
Implant Therapy

Successful completion of the Intermediate level curriculum is awarded with an ITI Certificate in Implant Therapy: Intermediate level. The assessments consist of:


  • Final summative online assessment
  • Live patient treatment (4 cases) under supervision of a mentor
  • Submission of clinical log book

Information Support Page for Online Participants

In keeping with the ITI’s philosophy of patient-centered treatment, our education philosophy also extends to student-centered learning and support. Our team is here to support you through your online learning journey, to enable, empower and engage you in every aspect of your learning experience.

For education program registration, hands-on support, assessments and questions regarding content or certification, please contact the Curriculum support listed at the bottom of this page. For technical inquiries regarding access, performance and compatibility issues, please use the technical support contact option also listed at the bottom of this page.

What prerequisites are necessary to register for the Curriculum?

You should be a dental practitioner with the relevant degrees and certificates from your country of operation, a post-graduate or undergraduate student of dental sciences.

How and when do I have to register for the hands-on program?

We advise you to enroll as early as possible for the hands-on program. Contact Curriculum support to learn about the options available.

How much time do I need to complete the online course for the Foundation level?

The Foundation level course can be completed at your own pace. We recommend you do not take more than 18 months to complete it, including all the assessments.

What is the duration of the hands-on program at Foundation level?

The hands-on program takes 2 days.

Do I have access to a course tutor?

No. This program is designed for self-learning and provides all the tools necessary to monitor your progress.

Who do I contact if I have problems accessing the online course content?

If you experience access or compatibility issues with the learning content, please contact our technical support.

Who do I contact if I need help/explanations regarding the online course content?

Contact the Curriculum support if you have questions about the course content.

Can I place implants after I complete the Foundation level course?

No. The Foundation level course provides you with a clear theoretical framework in preparation for the clinical and surgical aspects of implant dentistry, which can then be studied at the Intermediate and the Advanced levels of the Curriculum.

Can I do the entire Foundation level online?

Yes, with the exception of the 2-day hands-on program.

Can I do the entire Intermediate level online?

The Intermediate level program must be taken with one of the partner institutions or universities listed on our website.

I am an ITI Member. Do I still have to pay to do the ITI Curriculum?

Yes, your membership fee covers the standard membership benefits. The ITI Curriculum fee covers all the Curriculum content, assessments, exams, and certification.

Can I pay my fees in installments?

We would consider monthly installments, for example USD 1,000 per month, with full payment within 3 months of registration.

Is there an Advanced level of the Curriculum?

Yes, the Advanced level course is in the process of being developed and will soon be available.

I am already an implant dentist and have placed numerous implants throughout my career. Is this Curriculum for me?

Yes. You will benefit from a structured learning program at your own pace and the Curriculum offers three levels. At the Foundation level, you can consolidate your theoretical basic knowledge and clinical skills. At the Intermediate and Advanced levels, you will plan, place and restore implants in straightforward and advanced indications, respectively, according to ITI principles and protocols.

What is the duration of the final online exam?

The summative examination lasts 90 minutes.

How will I receive my certificate on successful completion?

As an online participant, you will receive your certificate by mail. Participants who do a program with a partner institution on-site will have their ITI certificate sent to that institution.

What do I do if I cannot find a hands-on workshop in my location?

You should contact ITI HQ at [email protected]

Do I have to complete the final exam in one session?

Yes, a timer starts running at the start of the summative examination. You have the option to pause the examination 3 times (the same happens if there is a disconnect for technical reasons) for a total of 90 minutes. It is not possible to browse forward through the questions – they must be taken in strict sequential order. If you interrupt a summative examination for the 4th time for any reason, it will be marked as “not passed”. The summative examination ends when all the questions have been answered, the timer runs out or after 4 interruptions.

How do I best prepare for the final exam?

By attempting and successfully completing all the formative assessments at the end of every module. The final exam will consist of 60 questions in the multiple choice format that need to be answered in 90 minutes.

Why does the Curriculum include formative assessments?

The Curriculum includes formative assessments to give participants a clear indication and understanding of their knowledge gaps. It also allows participants to manage their learning plan better.

What is the difference between a summative examination and a formative assessment?

A summative examination is a final exam which counts towards certification. A formative assessment is a learning tool to assist and measure your learning progress.

How many times can I retake the formative assessments?

As many times as you wish until you are confident that you have done well and understood the content of the module.

How many times can I retake the summative examination?

As many times as necessary in order to pass and successfully complete the certification level. You will need to pay a fee of USD 250 each time you retake the exam.

Why is the course divided into domains?

The use of domains provides a structured approach with which you can better manage your learning journey through the program.

Do I have to complete all the domains and modules before I can take the final exam?

Yes, access to the final summative examination is only given once you have completed all 6 domain level assessments.

Do I have to complete a domain before I can move onto the next one?

Yes.