About the Scholarship Center
The Center for Implant Dentistry at the University of Florida College of Dentistry has been involved in the ITI Scholarship Program since it was established in 1999. The Center offers a unique interdisciplinary environment for ITI Scholars as its mission includes education, research and service.
Although a significant volume of simple edentulous and partially dentate patients are treated, the Center has become a referral resource for patients with complex esthetic needs and has a growing association with treatment of a range of genetic disorders. Many patients receive augmentation procedures that are performed as part of a comprehensive, crown-down planning and treatment philosophy. In addition, the Center continues to develop research standing associated with loading protocols, implant components and patient health. Many of the research initiatives are designed in cooperation with faculty both within the College of Dentistry and the surrounding Health Science Center Colleges.
Overview of clinical activities during the Scholarship year
The ITI Scholar will participate in the following clinical activities:
The Scholar's time will be allocated to the activities below as follows (estimate):
80% patient care
The Scholarship program is directed towards specialists in the field of dentistry who want to build upon the foundation of implant dentistry that was established in their respective specialty training programs (prosthodontic training required). The program requires participation in the clinical sessions located in the Center for Implant Dentistry on Mondays – Fridays as well as scheduled didactic sessions with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Prosthodontic Residents.
During the program, ITI Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in the daily implant center clinical practice activities including consultations, treatment planning, surgical and restorative procedures, in addition to limited laboratory time including template and provisional fabrication. When patients are treated in an operating room setting (hospital), Scholars will have the opportunity to observe OMFS faculty and residents as well as accompany the residents on hospital rounds.
Attire: Scholars may wear Implant Center or OMFS approved scrubs while in the OMFS/Implant Center clinic. Hospital scrubs are required in the Operating Room. Proper hygiene must be maintained during the year program.
At the conclusion of this scholarship, participants should be able to:
Special requirements for this Scholarship Center
The State of Florida may provide limited permits for appropriately credentialed candidates, allowing for the provision of clinical patient care services under faculty supervision. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon the receipt of appropriate visa and immigration status. The right to provide patient care under supervision is regulated by the Board of Dentistry, State of Florida. Proficiency in English is required, TOEFL or IELTS certificate may be used as proof of proficiency.
University of Florida (USA)
Chairman: Dr. William Martin
Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
PO Box 100416
32610 Gainesville, FL, USA
ITI International Team for Implantology
Peter Merian-Strasse 88
Phone +41 61 270 83 83
Fax +41 61 270 83 84
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