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The ITI Curriculum

Implant dentistry from theory to practice: The ITI's universally standardized education curriculum.

Dental professionals who are relatively new to implant dentistry can gain a comprehensive and high standard of implant dentistry education through the ITI Curriculum. This universally standardized education curriculum is based on the ITI philosophy and principles.

A structured learning approach

Optimal flexibility through blended learning along a two-level learning pathway

The ITI Curriculum offers two levels: Foundation and Intermediate. In this structured learning approach the Foundation level provides a broad theoretical basis in implant dentistry. The Intermediate level then builds on this knowledge to introduce clinical implementation and first-hand experience of treating patients.

The ITI Curriculum is designed to provide participants with optimal flexibility. It involves a blend of e-learning, contact classroom courses, hands-on training, case-based collaborative learning and direct patient treatment under supervision. Dedicated ITI Academy online learning content is available to support these learning formats. The ITI Curriculum also offers certification upon successful completion of standardized ITI formative assessments and ITI summative exams.

Two delivery options are available for the Foundation level: Either online or face to face within a on-site format. The Intermediate level must be taken as an on-site course.


ITI Online Curriculum

Face to face

ITI On-Site Curriculum

Frequently asked questions

What is the duration of the hands-on program at Foundation level?

The hands-on program takes approximately 1 - 2 days.

How do I successfully complete the final exam?

The final examination is a multiple choice online exam, consisting of 80 questions to be completed in 90 minutes. The pass rate for this exam is 60% and must be completed successfully for certification.

Where can I find the ITI Online Curriculum Foundation level classroom?

After registration for the ITI Online Curriculum Foundation level, you can find the ITI Online Curriculum Foundation level classroom in your My Academy.

How many times can I take a domain-level assessment?

As many times as required until you completed successfully and the next domain unlocks for you.

Do I have to complete one domain before I can move onto the next?

Yes. The next domain will only unlock once you have successfully completed the previous domain. If you fail the domain-level assessment, the system will advise you go back and review all the modules within the domain.

Do I have to complete all the domains and modules before I can take the final exam?

Yes, access to the final summative examination is only given once you have completed all 6 domain level assessments.

Why is the course divided into domains?

The use of domains provides a structured approach with which you can better manage your learning journey through the program.

How many times can I retake the summative examination?

As many times as necessary in order to pass and successfully complete the certification level. You will need to pay a fee of USD 250 each time you retake the exam.

How many times can I retake the formative assessments?

As many times as you wish until you are confident that you have done well and understood the content of the module.

What is the difference between a summative examination and a formative assessment?

A summative examination is a final exam which counts towards certification. A formative assessment is a learning tool to assist and measure your learning progress.

Why does the Curriculum include formative assessments?

The Curriculum includes formative assessments to give participants a clear indication and understanding of their knowledge gaps. It also allows participants to manage their learning plan better.

How do I best prepare for the final exam?

By attempting and successfully completing all the formative assessments at the end of every module. The final exam will consist of 60 questions in the multiple-choice format that need to be answered in 90 minutes.

Do I have to complete the final exam in one session?

Yes, a timer starts running at the start of the summative examination. You have the option to pause the examination 3 times (the same happens if there is a disconnect for technical reasons) for a total of 90 minutes.

What do I do if I cannot find a hands-on workshop in my location?

You should contact ITI HQ at [email protected].

How will I receive my certificate on successful completion?

As an online participant, you will receive your certificate by mail. Participants who do a program with a partner institution on-site will have their ITI certificate sent to that institution.

What is the duration of the final online exam?

The summative examination lasts 90 minutes.

I am already an implant dentist and have placed numerous implants throughout my career. Is this Curriculum for me?

Yes. You will benefit from a structured learning program at your own pace and the Curriculum offers three levels. At the Foundation level, you can consolidate your theoretical basic knowledge and clinical skills. At the Intermediate and Advanced levels, you will plan, place and restore implants in straightforward and advanced indications, respectively, according to ITI principles and protocols.

Is there an Advanced level of the Curriculum?

Yes, the Advanced level course is in the process of being developed and will soon be available.

Can I pay my fees in installments?

No, the fee amount has to be paid in full at the time of registration. In exceptional circumstances, we would consider monthly installments, for example USD 1,000 per month, with full payment within 3 months of registration.

I am an ITI Member. Do I still have to pay to do the ITI Curriculum?

Yes, your membership fee covers the standard membership benefits. The ITI Curriculum fee covers all the Curriculum content, assessments, exams, and certification.

Can I do the entire Intermediate level online?

The Intermediate level program must be taken with one of the partner institutions or universities listed on our website.

Can I do the entire Foundation level online?

Yes, with the exception of the hands-on program.

Can I place implants after I complete the Foundation level course?

No. The Foundation level course provides you with a clear theoretical framework in preparation for the clinical and surgical aspects of implant dentistry, which can then be studied at the Intermediate and the Advanced levels of the Curriculum.

Who do I contact if I need help/explanations regarding the online course content?

Contact the Curriculum support at [email protected] if you have questions about the course content.

Who do I contact if I have problems accessing the online course content?

If you experience access or compatibility issues with the learning content, please contact our technical support at [email protected].

Do I have access to a course tutor?

No. This program is designed for self-learning and provides all the tools necessary to monitor your progress.

How much time do I need to complete the online course for the Foundation level?

The Foundation level course can be completed at your own pace. We recommend you do not take more than 18 months to complete it, including all the assessments.

How and when do I have to register for the hands-on program?

We advise you to enroll as early as possible for the hands-on program. Contact Curriculum support to learn about the options available.

What prerequisites are necessary to register for the Curriculum?

You should be a dental practitioner with the relevant degrees and certificates from your country of operation, a post-graduate or undergraduate student of dental sciences.

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  • Jini Heller

    Chief Education Development Officer