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25th ITI Education Week Bern
Evidence-Based Clinical
Concepts in Implant Dentistry
August 24 - 28, 2015


In association with the University of Bern

Course Information

This one-week course was established 14 years ago and was designed for clinicians with experience 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 sessions. A visit to the Straumann production center in Villeret is included.

Course Data

Date: August 24 - 28, 2015
Language: English
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
University of Bern, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Urs Belser
Professor emeritus University of Geneva
Guest professor
University of Bern, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Urs Brägger
Chairman of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
University of Bern, Switzerland

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

The four course directors are supported in their work by a strong faculty that includes Professor Thomas von Arx, Professor Gianni Salvi, Professor Reinhard Gruber, Professor Dieter Bosshardt, Dr. Michael Bornstein, Dr. Vivianne Chappuis, Dr. Simone Janner, Dr. Julia Wittneben and Dr. Tim Joda.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn why a comprehensive preoperative analysis and risk assessment is important to establish the basis for successful long-term outcomes with implant-borne 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


(Changes may be made to the course program)


  • Bone and soft tissue integration of dental implants
  • Medical risk factors for implant therapy
  • Treatment planning/risk assessment from a prosthetic point of view
  • Implants in the periodontally compromised patient
  • Basics of bone cell biology
  • Bone healing in membrane protected defects: Bone grafts, bone substitutes and barrier membranes
  • Oro-facial anatomy related to implant dentistry
  • Case presentation I


  • Discussion case I
  • 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!
  • Prosthetic treatment options in fully edentulous and elderly patients
  • Live surgeries
  • Surgical hands-on I & II


  • Surgical hands-on II & I
  • Live surgeries
  • Diagnosis and treatment of biological complications
  • Case presentation II
  • Visit to the Straumann production center in Villeret


  • Discussion case II
  • Live surgery
  • Risk assessment and surgical aspects for esthetic single tooth replacement
  • Provisional restorations in esthetic implant sites
  • Digital implant dentistry: Is it ready for daily practice?
  • Prosthetic hands-on session I & II


  • Prosthetic hands-on session II & I
  • Prosthetic procedures for single tooth replacement in the esthetic zone
  • Implant placement with GBR
  • Prevalence and handling of technical complications
  • Implant placement with sinus grafting procedures
  • Prosthetic handling of extended edentulous spaces in the anterior maxilla

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, Advanced and Complex

Hotel information will be provided after registration


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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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