11th ITI Education Week Hong Kong
Comprehensive Care with Dental Implants
August 18 - 23, 2019


In association with the University of Hong Kong  


Course Information

This six-day Education Week addresses the general dental practitioner as well as the specialist and postgraduate student in his/her last year of training with an interest in comprehensive dental care. Combining daily seminars with hands-on training, live surgeries and daily case presentations and discussions in working groups, the goal of this intensive program is to merge theory and practice and allow participants to master comprehensive treatment planning with dental implants.

Great emphasis is placed on the planning of surgical and restorative interventions, as well as patient maintenance and mastering biological and technical complications. Aspects of treatment planning, surgical and restorative procedures will be approached from a theoretical and practical perspective, while a day will be devoted to the prevention, diagnosis and management of complications as well as the identification of the interactions between technical and biological factors that lead to failures.

Besides approximately 20 lectures that cover the most up-to-date aspects of the clinical practice, an evidence-based treatment philosophy is offered. Hands-on exercises in the newly established SIM laboratory of the Faculty of Dentistry round off the course in order to provide the necessary skills for advanced restorative and surgical procedures in implant dentistry and related fields (guided bone regeneration, piezoelectric surgery, immediate implant placement with immediate temporary restorations). Bone augmentation and sinus floor elevation using modern materials will also be practiced in the SIM Lab. Two live surgery sessions will allow participants to see the complete procedure and interact with the surgeons in real time. The course will include three hands-on sim-lab and two live surgery sessions.

To promote friendship and collegial discussions, most of the late afternoons and evenings will be spent together in the proximity of Prince Philip Dental Hospital exploring the beauty and culinary specialties of Hong Kong. Visit at Victoria Peak, an evening on Lamma Island and a trip to the famous Stanley market accompanied by a meal will serve to create fine memories of this lively and vibrant city. Spouses and partners are welcome to these social events, which will leave them free to experience the unlimited shopping facilities of Hong Kong during the day.



Course Data

Date: August 18-23, 2019
Language: English
Venue: The University of Hong Kong, Prince Philip Dental Hospital, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong SAR, PR China




Course director
Dr. Nikos Mattheos
Associate Professor
Faculty of Dentistry
The University of Hong Kong

Prof. NP Lang (Hong Kong/ Bern)
Ass. Prof. German Gallucci (Boston)
Prof. Michael Bornstein (Hong Kong)
Prof. Tomas Flemmig (Hong Kong)
Prof. Lijian Jin (Hong Kong)
Prof. Yukka Matinlinna (Hong Kong)
Ass. Prof Chatchai Kunavisarut (Bangkok)
Ass. Prof Edmond Pow (Hong Kong)
Ass. Prof Nikos Mattheos (Hong Kong)
Ass. Prof George Fokas (Hong Kong)


Learning Objectives

  • Be competent to perform patient assessment and design restorative-driven, evidence-based and comprehensive treatment plans for complex cases addressing biological, esthetic and functional patient needs
  • Have a profound understanding of the Digital Technology aids for the planning and execution of Implant Surgery as well as the Digital Workflow for restorative procedures
  • Have a profound understanding of the restorative treatment pathways using dental implants as well as of the available complex surgical interventions, such as guided bone regeneration and sinus floor elevation required for optimal implant placement in compromised cases
  • Have a profound understanding of the biological and technical aspects of complications of implant treatments, and be competent in the prevention and management of the most commonly encountered problems



Treatment planning and decision-making

  • Comprehensive treatment planning and treatment strategies
  • Patient selection and comprehensive risk assessment
  • Systemic diseases and periodontal conditions
  • Decision making for reconstructions in the esthetic zone
  • The Digital Technology and Workflow for patient assessment and treatment planning


Modern surgical aspects of implant dentistry

  • Clinical decision-making
  • Guided tissue regeneration and application of enamel matrix proteins
  • Implant placement in the area of esthetic priority
  • Immediate implant installation
  • The posterior maxilla and sinus floor elevation
  • Computer Guided Surgery


Modern prosthetic aspects of implant dentistry

  • Evidence-based decision-making in reconstructive dentistry
  • Principles of restorative-driven treatment planning
  • Predictability of implant-supported reconstructions
  • Immediate provisional restorations
  • Implant restorations in the esthetic zone
  • Conditioning of the soft tissues through temporary implant restorations
  • Management of the fully edentulous arch
  • The Digital Workflow of implant restorations


Maintenance, prevention and management of complications

  • Comprehensive maintenance strategies for implant patients
  • Continuous risk assessment
  • Bio-technical basis of implant complications
  • Prevention and management of technical complications
  • Prevention and treatment of peri-implant diseases


Practical modules

  • Four case presentations with treatment planning exercises and discussions
  • Two live surgeries
  • Five hands-on exercises in the sim lab of the Faculty of Dentistry, including
    - Regenerative surgery with the use of Emdogain
    - Implant placement with guided bone regeneration / block graft harvesting with the use
      of piezoelectric surgery,
    - Immediate implant placement in fresh extraction socket
    - Impressions in the esthetic zone
    - Immediate provisional implant restorations


Course Fee / General Information

Non-ITI Member: HK$ 30,000*
ITI Fellow/ITI Member: HK$ 26,000*
Full-time graduate student:  HK$ 18,000* (written confirmation by program director required)

* including course materials, coffee breaks, lunches, visits to Stanley (incl. dinner), Lamma Island (incl. dinner) and Victoria Peak

No of participants
max. 40

CE Credit
40 hours

Difficulty Level
Straightforward, Advanced and Complex


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Fax +41 61 270 83 84

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

Phone +41 61 270 83 83
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