Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), Department of Oral Function, Section of Oral Implantology and Prosthetic Dentistry

About the Scholarship Center

The ITI Scholarship program is carried out at the Department of Oral Implantology and Prosthetic Dentistry of the ACTA. This university institute has been involved in implant dentistry since 1986.  The department places special emphasis on 3D planning for implant surgery as well as on prosthetic planning and the manufacture of restorations.

The oral implantology section has a 3-year postgraduate program in Oral Implantology which trains dentists in all the surgical and prosthetic aspects of this field. Very complex bone augmentation cases are treated together with the oral and maxillofacial surgery department.

The Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam is a joint faculty of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Free University (VU).

Overview of clinical activities during the Scholarship year

The ITI Scholar will participate in the following clinical activities:

  • Treatment planning sessions
  • Observing clinical patient treatment
  • Assisting in patient treatment
  • Carrying out oral hygiene procedures
  • Treating patients under supervision
    • placing implants
    • restoring implants
  • Treating patients alone
    • placing implants
    • restoring implants

The Scholar's time will be allocated to the activities below as follows (estimate):
60% patient care
40% research

The ITI Scholarship program comprises the following elements:
• access to all weekly literature seminars and reviews
• access to patient consultations
• access to the weekly patient treatment planning/discussions
• access to continuing education programs organized by the department
• participation in ongoing research projects
• participation in surgical and prosthetic treatment of patients by direct observation and assistance.

Authorization for the independent treatment of implant patients depends on the professional and personal competencies of the individual ITI Scholar, which will be assessed during the program. Treatment of patients will otherwise be carried out by the ITI Scholar under staff supervision.

Special requirements for this Scholarship Center

Applicants must present a TOEFL or IELTS certificate as proof of proficiency in English for non-native English Speakers by the beginning of the ITI Scholarship program. They must be able to communicate with patients; if they do not speak Dutch or the patient does not speak English, they will not be able to treat patients. In order to treat patients, applicants must hold a European dental diploma or have their diploma registered with the Dutch BIG office.

Contact details

Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA)
Section for Oral Implantology and Prosthetic Dentistry
Chairman: Prof. Dr. D. Wismeijer
Gustav Mahlerlaan 3004
1081 LA Amsterdam, NL
E-mail address: d.wismeijer@acta.nl

ITI International Team for Implantology
ITI Headquarters
Peter Merian-Strasse 88
4052 Basel
Switzerland

Phone +41 61 270 83 83
Fax +41 61 270 83 84
E-Mail headquarters@iti.org 

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