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The ITI's Board of Directors and four Committees are made up of Fellows from various disciplines and countries.

The Fellows who sit on the Board and the four Committees volunteer their time and expertise towards defining and achieving the goals of the ITI. As the ITI's industry partner, Straumann has up to two seats on the Board and each of the Committees.

These five bodies answer to the General Assembly that comprises all ITI Fellows and meets once a year for the ITI Annual General Meeting.

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Leadership - Organigram

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The ITI Board of Directors oversees the mid- and long term goals and provides the strategic direction for the organization. It also oversees the ITI's finances and allocates funds to the Committees.

Charlotte Stilwell, London, United KingdomPresident
Stephen Chen, Balwyn, Melbourne, AustraliaPast President
Tara Aghaloo, Los Angeles, USAMember at large
Bilal Al-Nawas, Mainz, GermanyChair, ITI Research Committee
Eiji Funakoshi, Fukuoka, JapanMember at large
Nikos Mattheos, Hong Kong, China SARMember at large
Mario Roccuzzo, Turin, ItalyChair, Leadership Development Committee
Daniel Wismeijer, Amsterdam, NetherlandsChair, ITI Education Committee
Gilbert Achermann, Basel, Switzerland 
Guillaume Daniellot, Basel, Switzerland 

Education Committee

Education Committee

Education represents the core of the ITI's mission. The ITI develops, conducts and supports educational activities and projects for professionals in implant dentistry.

Daniel Wismeijer, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Chair)
Merete Aaboe, Vedbæk, Denmark
Michael Bornstein, Basel, Switzerland
Vivianne Chappuis, Bern, Switzerland
Anthony Dawson, Deakin, Australia
Tabea Flügge, Berlin, Germany
German Gallucci, Boston, USA
Chatchai Kunavisarut, Bangkok, Thailand
Alejandro Lanis, Santiago, Chile
Nikos Mattheos, Hong Kong, China SAR
Irena Sailer, Geneva, Switzerland
Daniela Felipucci, Basel, Switzerland

Research Committee

Research Committee

With an allocation of USD 2 million annually, the ITI finances research projects in implant dentistry and related fields. The Committee meets twice a year to review and decide on grant applications.

Bilal Al-Nawas, Mainz, Germany (Chair)
Tara Aghaloo, Los Angeles, USA
Juan Blanco Carrión, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Urs Brägger, Bern, Switzerland
Reinhard Gruber, Vienna, Austria
Ronald Jung, Zurich, Switzerland
Johannes Kleinheinz, Munster, Germany
France Lambert, Liège, Belgium
Martin Schimmel, Bern, Switzerland
Michel Mallaun, Basel, Switzerland
Benjamin Pippenger, Basel, Switzerland

Conflict of interest statements - Accordion (Research Committee)

Conflict of interest statements

In order to clarify any potential conflicts of interest, the ITI Research Committee members have submitted the statements below.

Lisa Heitz-Mayfield, West Perth, Australia (Chair)
Dr. Heitz-Mayfield reports during the previous 3 years: research grants from the International Team for Implantology and the Osteology Foundation. Member of the Board of Directors of the International Team for Implantology and the Osteology Foundation; Honorarium received as Editor-In-Chief of Clinical Oral Implants Research. Speaker fees received from the International Team for Implantology and the Osteology Foundation.

Tara Aghaloo, Los Angeles, USA
Professor Dr. Aghaloo reports during the previous 3 years: receiving grant support from Straumann for a clinical trial and has received lecturing fees from Straumann, Biohorizons, Geistly and Dentsply Sirona.

Bilal Al-Nawas, Mainz, Germany
Professor Dr. Dr. Al-Nawas reports during the previous 3 years: lecturing fees from mectron, dentsply, Straumann, Camlog and Geistlich. He also receives fees for his work as an Editor for Deutscher Aerzteverlag. His Department receives research grants from Camlog, Dentsply, Straumann, Nobel Biocare, Zimmer and Geistlich. He is further active in the Osteology Expert Council, PEERS Germany and Oral Reconstruction Foundation. Beside his activity as ITI Board Member, he is Secretary General of the DGI (German Society of Implantology), Spokesman of the Section „Infection Prevention and Quality Management“ of the DGMKG (German Society of OMS), Past President of the IFDAS (International Federation of Dental Anaestelsiology Societies), Treasurer of the German Cleft Lip an Palate Association.

Reinhard Gruber, Wien, Austria
Professor Dr. Gruber reports during the previous 3 years: receiving grant support from the ITI Foundation and the Osteology Foundation as well as lecturing fees from the ITI.

Juan Blanco-Carrion, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Professor Dr. Blanco-Carrion reports during the previous 3 years: lecturing fees from Straumann as well as research support from ITI, Straumann, Ticare and Intra-lock for research projects at the university.

Urs Brägger, Bern, Switzerland
Professor Dr. Brägger reports during the previous 3 years: lecturing fees from Straumann and the ITI as well as research support from ITI for his department at the University.

Steven Eckert, Byron, USA
Professor Dr. Eckert reports during the previous 3 years: financial interest in RODO and sits on their Advisory Board. He also sits on the Advisory Board of Ivoclar, in which he has no financial interest, and receives a travel grant from the company for attending an annual meeting. He lectures periodically for Straumann and for Osstell and is participating in research with the Osstell. In addition, Dr. Eckert is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants for which he receives an honorarium.

Ronald Jung, Zurich, Switzerland
Professor Dr. Jung reports during the previous 3 years: receiving grants and consulting fees from Straumann, Geistlich Biomaterials, Vita Zahnfabrik, and Karr Dental. He also received funds for a clinical and a preclinical study from Henry Schein.

Johannes Kleinheinz, Munster, Germany

Prof. Dr. Dr. Johannes Kleinheinz reports during the previous 3 years: receiving research support from International Team for Implantology, Straumann Company, Medartis Company. Further he receives honorarium for his roles as Chairman of the German Leadership Team of the ITI, Member of the Research Committee of the ITI, German Board for OMFS and Medartis Company. Speaker fees are received from Straumann, ITI, IBRA, Stoma and Medartis.

Michel Mallaun, Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Mallaun reports that he is an employee of Institut Straumann AG.

Benjamin Pippenger, Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Pippenger reports that he is an employee of Institut Straumann AG.

Leadership Development Committee

Leadership Development Committee

The ITI fosters leadership by supporting clinicians in furthering their training in implant dentistry and related fields through its one-year Scholarship program.

Mario Roccuzzo, Turin, Italy (Chair)
Gary Finelle, Paris, France
Georges Gebran, Beirut, Lebanon
Luiz Gonzaga, Gainesville, USA
Oscar González Martín, Madrid, Spain
Martina Stefanini, Bologna, Italy
Holger Haderer, Basel, Switzerland


ITI Presidents

The ITI President guides the strategic development of the organization and is elected for a four-year term of office by the General Assembly of Fellows.

  • Charlotte Stilwell

    London, UK

    Since 2021

  • Stephen Chen

    Melbourne, Australia

    2017 - 2021

  • David Cochran

    San Antonio, USA

    2013 - 2017

  • Daniel Buser

    Bern, Switzerland

    2009 - 2013

  • Dieter Weingart

    Stuttgart, Germany

    2005 - 2009

  • Thomas D. Taylor

    Farmington CT, USA


  • Niklaus P. Lang

    Bern, Switzerland


  • Wilfried Schilli

    Freiburg, Germany


  • André Schroeder

    Bern, Switzerland