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ITI On-Site Curriculum

A comprehensive and high standard of dental implant education based on the ITI philosophy.

The ITI On-Site Curriculum, conducted by authorized partner institutions, addresses both ITI Curriculum levels: Foundation and Intermediate. A structured learning approach provides a broad theoretical basis in implant dentistry and then successively builds on this knowledge to introduce clinical implementation and first-hand experience of treating patients.

ITI certification is awarded after standardized summative examinations have been passed.

Foundation level overview

The Foundation level comprises didactic topics and learning content from all six domains of the ITI Academy e-learing platform as well as collaborative learning exercises and a hands-on program. The aim is to provide proficiency in the basic principles and science of implant dentistry as well as clinical knowledge of assessment, treatment planning and restoration of straightforward cases.

Learning objectives To develop the didactic knowledge and clinical skills required to assess, treatment plan and restore straightforward implant cases as well as provide day-to-day implant monitoring and maintenance
Learning outcomes

On completion of the Foundation level, participants will:

  • Have a sound theoretical foundation-level knowledge of implant dentistry
  • Be able to assess prospective patients and identify straightforward cases according to the SAC classification
  • Be able to restore straightforward, single-tooth spaces
  • Have knowledge of peri-implant tissue health and implant prosthesis maintenance
  • Be able to manage simple complications
Entry criteria None
Course delivery Composed and conducted on-site by authorized partner institutions
Formative online assessments to complement each learning module
Duration Minimum 10 days full-contact hours (determined by partner institution)
Criteria for certification Successful completion of:
  • Hands-on program
  • Final online summative examination

Foundation level didactic topics

Domain 1: Introduction to Implant Dentistry

Modules

Role of Implants in Dentistry

Implant-Supported vs Conventional Fixed Dental Prostheses – Comparison and Outcomes

Tissue Integration of Dental Implants

Implant Designs and Characteristics

Loading Protocols

Healing of the Extraction Socket

Pharmacology with Relevance to Dental Implant Therapy

Domain 2: Practicing Implant Dentisty and Self Directed Learning

Module

Selecting an Implant System

Domain 3: Structured Assessment and Treatment Planning

Modules

Structured Assessment and Treatment Planning

Patient Social Factors

Patient Medical Factors

Patient Dental Factors

Site-Specific Clinical Examination

Basics of Radiographic Assessment in Implant Dentistry

Additional Diagnostic Investigations

The SAC Classification

Treatment Options, Prognosis and Proposal

Domain 4: Prosthodontic Planning and Procedures

Modules

Prosthodontic Planning Principles for Implant Placement

Digital Implant Impression

Transitional Prostheses Used During Implant Therapy

Implant-Supported Provisional Prosthesis

Conventional Implant Impressions for Fixed Dental Prostheses

Abutment Selection for Fixed Dental Prostheses

Dental Materials Selection for Fixed Dental Prostheses

Occlusion on Fixed Dental Prostheses

Design Principles for FDPs

Protocol for Fixed Implant-Supported Prostheses Delivery

Domain 5: Surgical Planning and Procedures

Modules

Flap Closure

Minimally Traumatic Extraction Techniques

Principles of Ridge Preservation

Biological Principles of Bone Grafting

Domain 6: Treatment Outcomes and Continuing Care

Modules

Implant and Prosthesis Survival and Success

Monitoring Peri-Implant Tissue Health

Managing Biological Complications

Principles of Managing Hardware Complications Associated with Fixed Dental Prostheses

Foundation level case-based learning exercises

Curriculum patient assessment cases 1 - 10

Curriculum implant therapy support scenarios 1-6

Foundation level hands-on program

The hands-on program is designed to take learners through a basic step-by-step learning experience to prepare for:

  • Practical clinical skills involved in routine monitoring of existing implants
  • Assessment, treatment planning and restoration of SAC straightforward patient cases

Hands-on exercises are supported by dedicated teaching videos and the topics include:

Routine monitoring Restoration
  • Assessment and Maintenance of Implants and Their Prostheses
  • Refitting of Cement-Retained Implant Prostheses
  • Retrieval of Implant Prostheses
  • Healing Abutment Management
  • Conventional Implant Impressions
  • Abutment Selection
  • Occlusal Registration
  • Fitting Screw-Retained Implant Prostheses

Examination & certification

The Foundation and Intermediate levels are each accompanied by ITI certification on successful completion of the associated examinations.

Participating dentists who successfully pass a standardized, summative ITI online examination on completion of each of the Foundation and Intermediate levels will be awarded ITI certification:

  • ITI Certificate in Implant Dentistry: Foundation Level
  • ITI Certificate in Implant Dentistry: Intermediate Level

Applying for the ITI On-Site Curriculum

On-Site Foundation level courses – with an education partner

The following institutions are authorized partners of the ITI and should be contacted for more information and registration for the ITI On-Site Foundation Curricula:

Country Provider Date More info/contact
Australia

University of Melbourne Dental School, Melbourne

CPD 08 Principles of Implant Dentistry

May - Oct. 2020

Website

Email

Canada

ITI Section Canada

Location: Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Inc.
North York, ON

Jan. - Apr. 2020

Registration

Email

Germany ITI Section Germany Annually in autumn Website
Greece ITI Section Greece & Cyprus, Athens  

Website

Email

India A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, NITTE, Deemed to be University, Mangalore Oct. 2019 - Jan. 2020

Website

Email

India Rajan Dental LLC, Chennai Starts Jan. 2020 Website
Poland ITI Poland, Warsaw Jan. 1 - March 31, 2020

Website

Email

United Kingdom ITI Section UK & Ireland, Crawley Feb. 2019 – Sep. 2019 Email

Intermediate level overview

The Intermediate level builds on the knowledge acquired in the Foundation level, applying it in surgical placement and live patient treatment with the help of a mentor. The Intermediate level is taught largely on-site, with certain theoretical aspects that can be carried out online.

Learning objectives To apply the knowledge attained at Foundation level in the treatment of straightforward patient cases, including performing assessments, planning, surgical placement and restorations
Learning outcomes

On completion of the Intermediate level, participants will:

  • Be competent in the assessment, planning and performance of the surgery and prosthodontic treatment required for straightforward and minimally advanced cases according to the SAC classification
Entry criteria Successful completion of Foundation level
Course delivery
  • Taught largely on-site with an authorized partner institution supported by online learning modules
  • Formative online assessments to complement each learning module
  • Surgical implant placement simulations with Touch Surgery app to be completed on mobile devices
  • Formative Touch Surgery implant placement simulation tests
  • Live patient treatment of four patient cases to be completed on-site or under mentored clinical supervision
Duration Between 11 days and 6 months (determined by partner institution)
Criteria for certification
  • Submission of case presentations of four patient treatment cases (completed under supervision of and signed of by mentor)
  • Final online summative examination

Intermediate level didactic topics

Domain 1: Introduction to Implant Dentistry

Modules

Timing of Implant Placement

General Risk Factors and Contraindicatons for Implant Therapy

Domain 4: Prosthodontic Planning and Procedures

Modules

Radiographic and Surgical Templates

Principles of Computer-Aided Implant Planning

Esthetic Planning for Implant-Supported Fixed Dental Prostheses

Domain 5: Surgical Planning and Procedures

Modules

Pre- and Post-Operative Medications for Implant Surgery

Oral Anesthesia and Anxiety Control for Implant Surgery

Anatomy Related to Implant Surgery – Maxilla (working title)

Anatomy Related to Implant Surgery – Mandible (working title)

Flap Design

Suturing Materials and Techniques

Flap Closure

Surgical Assessment of the Implant Site

Implant Osteotomies

Surgical Complications and Management

Principles for the Management of Peri-Implant Defects

Principles of Guided Bone Regeneration

Periosteal Releasing Incision (PRI)

Domain 6: Treatment Outcomes and Continuing Care

Modules

Principles of Evaluating Esthetic Outcomes

Lecture topics

Continuing Care

  • Maintenance Care
  • Managing Complications

Intermediate level hands-on program

Digital planning

Digital planning exercise including CBCT on cases provided

Fabrication of the surgical template for the cases selected for live surgery

Surgical training

Cognitive simulation with Touch Surgery

Flap and drilling exercises

Prosthodontic training

Workshop on digital implant impressions

Maintenance of peri-implant tissues

Exercises on models for maintenance, and surgical management of peri-implantitis

Intermediate level patient treatment

Case work-up

Participants each present their cases including risk assessment and treatment plan

Group discussion of each participant case

Live treatment

On-site: Participants pair up to assist in live treatment of four cases each

In own or mentor’s practice: Each participant treats four patients

Completed cases

Each participant submits four patient case presentations to designated supervisor for sign off

Applying for the ITI On-Site Curriculum

On-Site Intermediate level courses – with an education partner

The following institutions are authorized partners of the ITI and should be contacted for more information and registration for the ITI On-Site Intermediate Curricula:

Country Provider Date More info/contact
Australia ADA NSW, Sydney   Email
Australia

University of Melbourne Dental School, Melbourne

Principles of Surgical and Restorative Implant Dentistry

Jul. 2020 – May 2021 Website
Greece ITI Section Greece & Cyprus Oct. 2019 – May 2020

Website

Email

India MA Rangoonwalla College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Pune Course 1 starts Nov. 8, 2019
Course 2 starts Nov. 23, 2019
Email
India Rajan Dental LLC, Chennai Starts immediately after Foundation level course Website