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26th ITI Education Week Bern
Evidence-Based Clinical
Concepts in Implant Dentistry
August 22 - 26, 2016


In association with the University of Bern

Course Information

This one-week course was established 15 years ago and was designed for clinicians with an interest in the field of implant dentistry. This basic course presents evidence-based treatment concepts for the rehabilitation of fully and partially edentulous patients. Besides a series of lectures, the participants can watch live surgeries and observe how dental implants are applied in patients. The course also offers the opportunity to participate in treatment planning as well as surgical and prosthetic hands-on workshops. A visit to the Straumann production center in Villeret is included.

Course Data

Date:August 22 - 26, 2016
Venue:Andre Schroeder Auditorium, School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Bern/Switzerland


Course directors
Prof. Dr. Daniel Buser
Chairman of the Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology
School of Dental Medicine zmk bern
University of Bern, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. em Urs C. Belser
Guest Professor
School of Dental Medicine zmk bern
University of Bern, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Urs Brägger
Chairman of the Dept. of Reconstructive Dentistry and Gerodontology
School of Dental Medicine zmk bern
University of Bern, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Anton Sculean
Chairman of the Department of Periodontology
School of Dental Medicine zmk bern
University of Bern, Switzerland


The four course directors are supported in their work by a strong faculty that includes: Prof. D. Bosshardt, Prof. G. Salvi, Prof. M. Schimmel, Prof. T. von Arx, Dr. V. Chappuis, Dr. S. Janner, Dr. T. Joda and Dr. J. Wittneben.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn why a comprehensive preoperative analysis and risk assessment is important to establish the basis for successful long-term outcomes with implant supported restorations
  • Understand the basics of restoration-driven implant placement and the concept of contour augmentation using GBR to optimize esthetic outcomes
  • Know the indications and clinical step-by-step procedures for screw-retained and cemented implant restorations
  • Learn how to maintain dental implant longterm and how to treat and prevent complications with implants and implant restorations


  • Current trends in implant dentistry
  • Oro-facial anatomy related to implant dentistry
  • Medical risk factors for implant therapy
  • Bone and soft tissue integration of dental implants
  • The periodontal risk patient, implants in the periodontally compromised patient
  • Treatment planning/risk assessment in partially edentulous patients: The prosthetic view point
  • Treatment options in fully edentulous patients
  • Two surgical hands-on sessions
  • Basic surgical principles in implant dentistry, surgical procedures in posterior sites without and with bone defects
  • Prosthetic procedures in posterior sites: Keep it simple and safe!
  • Removable prothetics in fully edentulous patients
  • Two case presentations and discussions
  • Supportive maintenance care of implant patients
  • Risk assessment and surgical aspects for esthetic single tooth replacement
  • Bone regeneration with GBR
  • Implant placement with GBR, Implant placement postextraction
  • New options with digital technology in implant restorations
  • Provisional restorations in esthetic implant sites
  • Prosthetic procedures for single tooth replacement in the esthetic zone
  • Two Prosthetic hands-on sessions
  • Prevalence, prevention and handling of biologic complications
  • Prevalence and handling of hardware complications
  • Soft tissue corrections at dental implants
  • Prosthetic handling of extended edentulous spaces in the anterior maxilla
  • Implant placement with sinus grafting procedures
  • 5–6 Live surgeries
  • 2 social evening events

Course Fee / General Information

Non-ITI Member: CHF 4,500*
ITI Fellow/ITI Member: CHF 4,000*
Postgraduate student: CHF 2,000*

* including course materials, coffee breaks, lunches, a dinner and all course documentation on a USB memory stick incl. PDF handouts

No. of participants
max. 60

CE Credit
40 hours

Difficulty Level
Straightforward and Advanced

Hotel information will be provided after registration


ITI International Team for Implantology
Peter Merian-Strasse 88 
CH-4052 Basel/Switzerland
Phone +41 61 270 83 85
Fax +41 61 270 83 84

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