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ITI Online Curriculum with hands-on program

A broad theoretical basis in implant dentistry.

Dental professionals looking for a sound theoretical basis in implant dentistry can now take the ITI Online Curriculum Foundation level. The course’s structured learning approach also provides a hands-on introduction to essential clinical skills. Optional continuation into the Intermediate level on-site course then builds on this knowledge to introduce clinical implementation and first-hand experience of treating patients.

Foundation level overview

The Foundation level provides for proficiency in the basic principles and science of implant dentistry as well as clinical knowledge of assessment, treatment planning and restoration of straightforward cases.

Didactic topics

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


The online didactic course is supplemented by an additional hands-on program (approx. 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 summative examination has been passed.

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

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.

Foundation level didactic structure and topics

Domain 1: Introduction to Implant Dentistry


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


Selecting an Implant System

Domain 3: Structured Assessment and Treatment Planning


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


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


Flap Closure

Minimally Traumatic Extraction Techniques

Principles of Ridge Preservation

Biological Principles of Bone Grafting

Domain 6: Treatment Outcomes and Continuing Care


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 hands-on program

The hands-on program (approx. 2 days) is regularly available in different locations and 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

ITI certification for the Foundation level is awarded on successful completion of the associated examination.

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

ITI Certificate in Implant Dentistry: Foundation Level

Fees & program package

The fee for the ITI Online Foundation Curriculum 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. Depending on the country of residence, the fee will be charged in one of three currencies: US Dollars, Euros or Swiss francs.

The package comprises:

  • 2-year ITI digital membership (Non-ITI Members only)
  • 6 structured learning domains, each containing all the required e-learning modules
  • Formative assessment at the end of each e-learning module (unlimited attempts)
  • Formative assessment at the end of each domain (60% pass rate required to unlock next domain)
  • Summative examination after completion of all 6 domains, incl. feedback
  • Hands-on program (approx. 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
  • ITI Certificate in Implant Dentistry: Foundation level upon successful completion of the Foundation course and summative examination

Hands-on program: Available courses

To find a convenient location for the hands-on program that is required for the online course please consult the list below or send an email to [email protected].

Country Date Location and details Information Contact
Australia   ADA NSW, Sydney   Email
United Kingdom   ITI Education Centre
Course Director:
Dr. Eoin O'Sullivan
USA   East Carolina University
School of Dental Medicine
Greenville, NC
Course Director:
Dr. Acela Martinez
USA Feb. 21 - 22, 2020 University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 

Co-Course Directors:
Jeffory Eaton, DDS
Stanley Sun, DDS, MSc
Maungmaung Thaw DDS, DABOI, AFAAID

USA Feb. 28 - 29, 2020 University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Co-Course Directors:
Jeffory Eaton, DDS
Stanley Sun, DDS, MSc
Maungmaung Thaw DDS, DABOI, AFAAID
USA Mar. 28, 2020 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Luiz H. Gonzaga DDS, MS Website