University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA School of Dental Medicine

About the Scholarship Center

The ITI Scholarship program at the University of Connecticut encompasses a flexible, scholar-driven program of clinical and didactic education and research in implant dentistry. ITI Scholars share their time between the Divisions of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Prosthodontics. Surgical and prosthodontic experience is provided. 

Overview of clinical activities during the Scholarship year

Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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
    • bone grafting procedures and soft tissue surgery
  • Treating patients alone
    • restoring implants

The Scholar's time will be allocated to the activities below as follows (estimate):
75% patient care
25% research

Division of Prosthodontics

The ITI Scholar will participate in the following clinical activities:

  • Treatment planning sessions
  • Observing clinical patient treatment
  • Assisting in patient treatment
  • Treating patients under supervision
    • placing implants
    • restoring implants
  • Treating patients alone
    • restoring implants

The Scholar's time will be allocated to the activities below as follows (estimate):
65% patient care
35% research

 

ITI Scholars can expect to gain extensive surgical experience, primarily as surgical assistants to OMFS faculty and will gain experience as prosthodontic treatment providers for selected cases, with observation and exposure to a wide variety of prosthodontic and surgical clinical situations. There is an excellent opportunity for potential research participation in ongoing basic science, mechanical, or clinical research projects.

It must be emphasized that the ITI Scholar's program year will reflect the ITI Scholar's personal wish for experience. Those wishing to further their surgical exposure will spend more time with the surgical faculty while those interested in prosthodontics will spend the majority of their time in the prosthodontic clinic. ITI Scholars will participate in case conference and treatment planning seminars as well as other didactic exposure as agreed to between faculty and the ITI Scholar. The key to this Scholarship opportunity is flexibility in surgical and prosthodontic experience. If interested, the Scholar will participate in ongoing research projects within the school.

Special requirements for this Scholarship Center

The right to come to work and study in the United States is determined by U.S. Immigration laws. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon the receipt of appropriate visa and immigration status. The candidate must be able to obtain J-1 visa. 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.

Contact details

University of Connecticut (USA)
School of Dental Medicine
Department of Craniofacial Sciences
Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Chairman: Dr. David M. Shafer
E-mail: dshafer@nso.uchc.edu

Department of Reconstructive Sciences
Division of Prosthodontics
Chairman: Professor Thomas D. Taylor
E-mail: ttaylor@nso.uchc.edu

263 Farmington Avenue, MC-1720
Farmington, CT 06030-1720

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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