The University of Michigan Scholarship Center program is housed primarily at the Michigan Center for Oral Health Research with its state-of-the-art dental clinic. ITI Scholars will also have the opportunity to spend time in the clinics at the School of Dentistry. A great deal of experience has been gathered on dental implants, along with a wide variety of unique craniofacial with post-traumatic defects at the University of Michigan. The Michigan Center for Oral Health Research and School of Dentistry foster interdisciplinary care through close collaboration between the disciplines of prosthodontics, orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial Surgery. This is one major reason for the success of the dental implant programs at this center.
ITI Scholarship Program
ITI Scholars will participate in all phases of surgical and prosthodontic care from the initial consultation and treatment planning through post restoration maintenance and care within the framework of multidisciplinary care. ITI Scholars will also be expected to become actively involved in all areas of care and research related to the field of implant dentistry and bone regeneration. Scholars will be expected to complete a clinical or laboratory based research project during their time at the Scholarship Center. The University of Michigan has particular expertise in the areas of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.
The ITI Scholar will interface with specialists of the School of Dentistry and work closely together with the Graduate Students and Fellows in prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery. This unique interdisciplinary experience will further enhance the ITI Scholar's skills.
Legal & Scholarship Center requirements
The right to come to work and study in the United States is determined by U.S. Immigration laws. The right to provide the full range of supervised treatment and care to the patients, including surgical and prosthodontic care, is regulated by the licensing authority, the State of Michigan Board of Dentistry. Once accepted by the ITI with proof of funding, the successful ITI Scholar must apply for an appropriate visa for the United States. For further information in regard to the visa application, please contact the University of Michigan, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, directly.
The Scholarship Center requires a minimal level of implant surgical placement experience. Applicants must hold a TOEFL or IELTS certificate as proof of proficiency in English for non-native-English speakers by the beginning of the ITI Scholarship program as this is a prerequisite for obtaining the limited license necessary to work with patients. The language certificate must be valid (no older than two years) at the time of application for the limited license. The ITI Scholar is responsible for organizing and providing the required language certificate.
University of Michigan
Michigan Center for Oral Health Research (MCOHR)
Chair: Dr. William Giannobile
1011 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078 USA