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The ITI strives to ensure the highest possible standards of continuing education within the field of implant dentistry and to provide a broader public with access to ITI treatment philosophies and guidelines. It does so by coordinating educational products, tools and activities and developing educational concepts and curricula with the overall aim of educating everyone with an interest in implant dentistry.
The ITI provides grants for research into implant dentistry. By proactively defining relevant areas of investigation and identifying gaps in current knowledge, it promotes groundbreaking research and supports publication and dissemination of the results.
The ITI fosters networking among its membership and strives to continuously increase value for its Fellows and Members to sustain ongoing growth. It actively addresses continuity within its national Sections with a special focus on increasing the representation of young and female professionals.
The ITI seeks to identify leaders in implant dentistry and in the ITI organization with the goal of developing and promoting the next generation of leadership at the local, national and international level.
The organization's aim was to pursue research and development in the then newly developing medical area of implant dentistry on a voluntary and idealistic basis.
The principal architects of the ITI were Professor André Schroeder from Bern, and Dr. h.c. Fritz Straumann from Waldenburg. According to Professor Schroeder, "Medical research needs independence, open space and opportunities for discussion." These three components are cornerstones of the ITI and have contributed significantly to the rapid development and success of implant dentistry.
The ITI has built a reputation for scientific rigor coupled with a strong patient focus. The organization supports the premise of well documented treatment guidelines backed by extensive clinical testing and long-term results.
Frequently asked questions
What is the ITI’s connection to Straumann?
The ITI enjoys a unique relationship with Straumann, a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry. Both organizations share the goal of developing optimal treatment solutions to the benefit of patients. This partnership dates back almost 40 years and is guided by the following statements:
- Straumann provides funding, expertise and support to the ITI
- Decisions are made in the mutual interest of both parties
If the ITI is independent, who finances it?
The ITI generates its own revenues through membership fees, events and industry exhibitions. Its partner Straumann also contributes financially with funding and expertise in the various countries where the ITI is active.