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Who we are

The ITI is a global association of professionals in implant dentistry. The objectives of the ITI are the promotion and dissemination of knowledge about implant dentistry and related fields.

The ITI has more than 18,000 Fellows and Members worldwide. Through its growing number of national Sections, the ITI ensures the global exchange of expertise and know-how via a modern and efficient network.

Our Purpose

To engage and inspire the global dental profession to strive for excellence in implant dentistry for the benefit of the patient.

Our Mission

To serve the dental profession by providing a growing global network for life-long learning in implant dentistry through comprehensive quality education and innovative research for the benefit of the patient.

Our Vision

To be the world’s leading interdisciplinary community in implant dentistry.

Our Values

Integrity

We conduct ourselves honestly, ethically and transparently, and are accountable to the dental community we serve.

Excellence

We aim for the highest standards in everything we undertake – evidence-based science for the ultimate benefit of the patient is our benchmark.

Collaboration

We build and maintain a global community that collaborates in a selfless way based on trust and friendship, embracing diversity and inclusion.

Social Responsibility

We are driven by a sense of responsibility towards society, our patients and our colleagues. Through our actions we protect and promote their interests.

Good Stewardship

We apply and aspire to modern stewardship that takes into consideration sustainable economic, social and environmental objectives while balancing competing interests among involved parties.

Agility

We believe in innovation. We are curious and open to change to leverage the opportunities of an ever-evolving, fast-paced environment.

Fellows and Members

The ITI's aims and objectives are championed by its Fellows and Members. To accommodate the needs of its growing organization, the ITI has two membership categories: Fellows and Members.

To find out more about ITI membership categories click here.
 

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Fellows

ITI Fellows form the core of the organization by contributing their time, energy and skills – they are driven by a strong sense of responsibility and idealism. ITI fellowship is by nomination only.

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Members

General membership is open to all professionals in implant dentistry who wish to participate in the ITI and abide by its principles.

Our focus areas

Education

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.

Research

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.

Membership

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.

Leadership

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.

Our background

The ITI was founded in 1980 as an alliance of interdisciplinary specialists.

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:

  1. Straumann provides funding, expertise and support to the ITI
  2. 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.