The ITI Scholarship program at the University of Geneva is a joint venture between the Department of Prosthodontics (Dr. Urs Belser) and the Department of Stomatology and Oral Surgery (Dr. Jean-Pierre Bernard). Our institution has been involved in implant dentistry since 1988, and more than 5500 implants have been inserted in both partially edentulous and edentulous patients, and documented as part of a multicenter study. The scholarship program comprises the following elements:
• Access to all didactic programs (lectures, seminars, practical/clinical courses) offered by the two departments at an undergraduate level, as well as to any continuing education courses/programs organized
• Weekly multidisciplinary implant consultations
• Weekly literature seminars/reviews
• Weekly treatment planning seminars/case presentations/discussions
• Comprehensive treatment of selected implant patients (under supervision), including treatment
planning, preparation of surgical interventions, actual implant placement (initially as an assistant, later with assistance of an experienced surgeon) as well as the accompanying step-by-step prosthetic rehabilitation
• Participation in ongoing implant-related research projects of the two departments
• Participation in the Straumann Education Week, organized once a year at the University of Berne (Speakers: Dr. Daniel Buser, Dr. Niklaus Lang, Dr. Urs Belser et al.), and tour of the Straumann production plant in Villeret (Switzerland)
Important: Authorization for "independent" implant surgery and comprehensive treatment of implant patients of varying degrees of complexity will depend on the professional and personal competencies of the individual ITI Scholar, which will be assessed during the initial period of the ITI Scholarship program.
The University of Geneva belongs to the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Applicants must provide proof of ability to communicate proficiently in French to B2 level as a prerequisite for the work permit necessary in order to treat patients. For candidates who do not have French, fluent English is a prerequisite for application, but they will not be able to treat patients.
University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Chair: Prof. Dr. J.P. Bernard. Department of Stomatology & Oral Surgery
Postal address: University of Geneva, School of Dental Medicine,
19 Rue Barthélemy-Menn, CH-1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland