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ITI Online Curriculum Foundation level

Join a flexible and self-paced online course in implant dentistry and gain CE hours

Learn to assess, treatment plan and restore straightforward implant cases with confidence, and to carry out day-to-day implant monitoring and maintenance with our internationally standardized curriculum. The online Foundation level provides a solid theoretical basis in implant dentistry and its structured learning approach includes a practical hands-on introduction to essential clinical skills.

Overview

Gain proficiency in the basic principles and science of implant dentistry as well as clinical knowledge of assessment, treatment planning and restoration of straightforward cases.

Optional continuation onto the Intermediate level on-site course then builds on this knowledge to introduce clinical implementation and first-hand experience of treating patients.

Topics

The structure of the Foundation level online course is based on the six domains of the ITI Academy e-learning platform. The topics include learning content from all six domains.

Hands-on

The online course is supplemented by an additional hands-on program (approx. 1-2 days).

Assessments and certification

A sequence of formative assessments ensures that learning objectives are achieved for each domain before participants can move on to the next. ITI certification is awarded after a standardized final examination has been passed.

Learning objectives To develop the 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

The online option can be completed at your own pace using blended learning tools and learning formats

The hands-on program is regularly available in different locations

Duration Depending on individual learning pace – between 3 and 18 months (recommendation)
Criteria for certification Successful completion of:
  • 6 formative curriculum domain assessments
  • Hands-on program (approx. 2 days)
  • Final online summative examination


N.B.: As the amount of content in each domain varies, this is reflected in the number of questions in each domain assessment.

Course topics

The structure of the Online Foundation level course is based on the following six domains:

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

Hands-on program

The online course is supplemented by an additional hands-on program (approx. 1-2 days) that is regularly available in different locations and is designed to prepare you 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

 

In order to arrange your hands-on training based on your location, please contact [email protected].

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Assessments & certification

A sequence of assessments ensures that learning objectives are achieved for each domain before participants can move on to the next. ITI certification is awarded after a final standardized examination has been passed.

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.

Fees & program package

The fee for the ITI Online Curriculum Foundation level with hands-on program is USD 3,500 (excl. VAT) for Non-ITI Members and USD 3,000 (excl. VAT) for current ITI Fellows and Members.

The package includes:

  • 6 structured learning domains, each containing all the required e-learning modules
  • An assessment at the end of each e-learning module (unlimited attempts)
  • An assessment at the end of each domain (60% pass rate required to unlock next domain)
  • A final examination after completion of all 6 domains, incl. feedback
  • Hands-on program (approx. 1-2 days) at location previously selected by the participant, incl. materials (travel and accommodation not included)
  • Access to 8 videos in preparation for the hands-on program

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