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Assessments

Where can I see my previous Assessment scores?

Go to My Academy and Recently accessed to see an overview of all the Assessments you have started or completed. Here, you can also check your scores, review your answers and complete Assessments you have not yet finished.

What can I do with the Academy Coins I am awarded for completing Assessments?

You can use Academy Coins to purchase learning content in the ITI Academy, e.g. Learning Modules, Congress Lectures or Clinical Cases.

Can I improve my Assessment scores?

Yes. You can retake Assessments as many times as you like.

Is the range of Assessments provided complete?

The range of Assessments provided is not complete and will be continuously expanded as the content scope of the ITI Academy grows.

Are there any knowledge requirements to finish an Assessment?

Some of the Assessments contain questions that require specific knowledge of reference frameworks such as the ITI SAC classification system.

Is there a record of the Assessments I recently accessed?

Go to your My Academy page and Recently Accessed Learning Content. Click on Review to check your answers against the correct responses. Click on Continue to go back into an Assessment you have not completed.

Are there any prerequisites for taking an Assessment?

The Assessments in the ITI Academy are available to you at no charge and anytime – without having to complete a Learning Module first.

How long does it take to complete an Assessment?

On the detail page of each Assessment you can see its estimated completion time alongside the Assessment’s global statistics.

How can I start an Assessment?

Go to the details page of an Assessment and click on Start.

What question types do the Assessments comprise?

The wide range of question types includes multiple choice, multi-select, "true or false", matching, sequencing and "fill in the blank" questions.

Is the amount of Academy Coins I can earn fixed for each Assessment?

After answering all 20 questions of an Assessment, you are shown your result and the Academy Coins you have been awarded. The better you perform, the more coins you earn!

Clinical Applications

I am an ITI Member but I cannot open Academy videos. What is the problem?

Check that you either have a digital membership or the required amount of Academy Coins to purchase the item in question.

What is the ‘Free preview’ feature that is displayed on certain learning items?

If you are not logged in or do not have the right to access a learning item, you can still watch a preview of it that will tell you what to expect in terms of content. E.g., you see the introductory slides of a learning module, including the learning objectives.

Coins

What can I do with the Academy Coins I am awarded for completing Assessments?

You can use Academy Coins to purchase learning content in the ITI Academy, e.g. Learning Modules, Congress Lectures or Clinical Cases.

Is the amount of Academy Coins I can earn fixed for each Assessment?

After answering all 20 questions of an Assessment, you are shown your result and the Academy Coins you have been awarded. The better you perform, the more coins you earn!

What are Academy Coins?

Academy Coins offer an easy and flexible way to purchase the full spectrum of learning materials in the ITI Academy. They are the currency of the ITI Academy.

How can I earn Academy Coins?

Earn Academy Coins by completing or retaking any of the free assessments and by improving your assessment scores. Earn more Coins by carrying out various other activities on the platform such as rating content, commenting on content or using the Case Cloud to document your clinical cases.

Where can I see the current balance of my Academy Coins?

Your current balance of Academy Coins is displayed on your My Academy page.

How can I purchase Academy items?

Items can be purchased using Academy Coins. On the detail page of the item, click on + Purchase item. The system will offer you the option to buy Academy Coins if you do not have enough in your account to purchase this item.

Can I earn Academy Coins through badges?

Every badge comes with Academy Coins that you can use to purchase certain ITI Academy content at no cost.

I am an ITI Member but I cannot open Academy videos. What is the problem?

Check that you either have a digital membership or the required amount of Academy Coins to purchase the item in question.

Consensus Database

What kind of information is available in in the Consensus Database?

The Consensus Database contains all currently relevant and valid Consensus Statements and Clinical Recommendations from past ITI Consensus Conferences.

What is an ITI Consensus Conference?

ITI Consensus Conferences take place every 5 years. Preceded by extensive literature research, focus groups of experienced ITI Fellows come together to discuss and agree on the current scientific evidence that forms the basis for the Consensus Statements.

What are Consensus Statements?

All Consensus Statements are concise summaries of the current evidence about various topics relevant to implant dentistry. The evidence is produced based on a comprehensive investigation of the literature available and expert group consensus.

What are the search strategies employed to identify the relevant evidence?

A systematic and comprehensive search of the literature is conducted. Electronic databases are searched using key terms. Relevant journals are hand-searched to identify additional articles. Additionally, the bibliographies of selected papers and published review articles on the topic are also scanned for relevant publications.

What are the selection criteria for scientific evidence?

All levels of evidence except for expert opinion are considered to provide a comprehensive search of the literature. Screening of the records is performed independently by the authors of each review paper. Any disagreement between the reviewers is resolved by discussion.

How is the evidence quality of publications assessed?

A quality assessment of each included publication is undertaken. For randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials, the Cochrane Collaboration’s tool for assessing risk of bias is utilized. Nonrandomized controlled studies are assessed for quality using the Newcastle-Ottawa Quality Assessment Scale for Observational Studies.

Can I copy and/or re-use the information provided in the Consensus Database?

You can freely use the information contained in this Database if you correctly cite its source.

Does the Consensus Database contain all Consensus Statements ever made?

No, this database only contains a selection of Consensus Statements that are regarded as current and valid. Outdated and superseded Consensus Statements are not included.

Curriculum

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.

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.

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.

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

The hands-on program takes approximately 2 days.

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.

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].

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.

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.

Can I do the entire Foundation level online?

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

What is the duration of the final online exam?

The summative examination lasts 90 minutes.

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

You should contact ITI HQ at [email protected].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Education Weeks

What is the aim of the ITI Education Weeks?

ITI Education Weeks aim at enhancing implant education worldwide through an international network of selected educational institutions.

What do the ITI Education Weeks offer?

ITI Education Weeks offer high quality continuing education courses in implant dentistry aligned to the ITI philosophy of evidence-based treatment approaches. They give practitioners the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in implant-related treatment.

What are the benefits of the ITI Education Weeks for participants?

Participants benefit from:

  • Lecture and discussion sessions
  • Participation in treatment planning
  • Surgical and prosthetic hands-on sessions
  • Live surgical and prosthetic sessions
  • University-based continuing education (CE) credits

How can I sign up for the ITI Education Weeks?

You can find a link to sign up for each Education Week at the end of the respective course description.

When can I register for ITI Education Weeks that are taking place next year?

As soon as an ITI Education Week finishes we start to prepare for the following year. The registration link will be published on the website as soon as registration opens.

What is the maximum number of course participants at an ITI Education Week?

Each ITI Education Week allows a maximum number of participants. Please check the maximum number of participants attending the course on our website for each ITI Education Week individually.

Are there any discounts for the ITI Education Week?

There is a discount for ITI Fellows and Members as well as for postgraduate students. Please check the course page for each ITI Education Week. Written confirmation in English from the postgraduate's institution is required to take advantage of a postgraduate discount. 

Do I have to take care of my accommodation myself?

Yes, you will have to take care of your own accommodation, which is not included in the registration fee. However, the ITI reserves a number of rooms in a hotel that you can book (via link or a registration form). You will be sent the information after you register. You may, of course, book accommodation in a different hotel.

How do I pay the registration fee?

The registration fee may be paid via credit card or bank transfer directly after you register.

Pathways

What is a Learning Pathway?

Learning Pathways are content clusters preselected by our Editors. They explain and illustrate learning topics by combining the theoretical knowledge from the Theory & Principles area with examples from clinical practice taken from the Clinical Applications area. These tailor-made packages are continuously updated to offer a 360° view of all topics in implant dentistry.

How can I find the Learning Pathway I'm looking for?

Enter a keyword in the Pathway overview or click through the categories of the Pathway map to narrow down your search.

Publications

How do I get a subscription to Forum Implantologicum?

ITI Members and Fellows with a classic membership package automatically receive a copy of every upcoming issue of Forum Implantologicum in their selected language from ITI Headquarters upon publication.

All ITI Members and Fellows have access to the online versions of all available issues of Forum Implantologicum.

A print subscription to Forum Implantologicum can also be purchased from Quintessence Publishing Group (English version only).

How do I get access to back issues of Forum Implantologicum?

Print versions of back issues are not available. ITI Members and Fellows have access to the online versions of all available issues of Forum Implantologicum.

Can I submit an article for publication in Forum Implantologicum?

Generally, every issue of Forum Implantologicum is devoted to a main topic agreed upon by the Editorial Board.

As a general rule, the articles in Forum Implantologicum are by invitation only. Nevertheless, individuals can submit articles for review and discussion by the Editorial Board.

Unsolicited articles can be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) via email to the editorial office at ITI Headquarters. They will be reviewed by the Editorial Board at its next meeting in order to determine their appropriateness for publication in one of the upcoming issues. Authors will be notified of the Editorial Board’s decision after the meeting. As a matter of policy, the Editorial Board does not provide any reasons for not accepting submissions for publication.

How do I get a copy of the Glossary of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (GOMI)?

The Glossary of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (ISBN: 978-1-85097-188-7) can be purchased or ordered in selected book stores or directly from the Quintessence Publishing Group.

How do I get a copy of The SAC Classification in Implant Dentistry?

The SAC Classification in Implant Dentistry (ISBN: 978-1-85097-188-7) can be purchased or ordered in selected book stores or directly from the Quintessence Publishing Group.

What’s the registration fee for students and do student members also get Treatment Guides?

Postgraduate students have a 50% discount on the regular membership fee. Postgraduates are eligible for digital memberships only, which come without print media but full viewing access to the Academy. Classic membership is not possible.

Why did I not receive the Treatment Guide this year?

There are several reasons why you might not have received a copy of the ITI Treatment Guide:

  1. You did not have a valid membership at the time the book was published.
  2. You have a digital membership and are therefore not eligible to receive a hard copy of our publications. However, all publications are available online if you log in to your ITI account.
  3. No ITI Treatment Guide was published this year.
  4. Please note that translated versions are published after the English version.

Can I choose any official ITI language for publications irrespective of the country I live in?

Yes, the country is not relevant and you can choose the official ITI language that suits you best.

How do I get a copy of an ITI Treatment Guide?

ITI Fellows and Members with a valid classic membership package receive a copy of every upcoming volume of the ITI Treatment Guide series to the address provided and in the language selected when registering.

If you are not yet an ITI Member, you can register for Membership by clicking here.

The ITI Treatment Guides can also be purchased directly from the Quintessence Publishing Group or in your local bookstore.

Where can I download the ITI Treatment Guides?

We cannot provide electronic versions of the Treatment Guides for download. You can access them here after login.

I have a digital membership. How do I get print copies of the ITI Treatment Guides?

ITI Treatment Guides can be purchased directly from the Quintessence Publishing Group.

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, we are offering our Fellows and Members a 25% discount on all ITI Treatment Guide volumes when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Click here and log in to get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

I am an ITI member. Do I have to pay full price for back volumes of the ITI Treatment Guide series?

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, we are offering our Fellows and Members a 25% discount on all ITI Treatment Guide volumes when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Click here to order your copy or copies in one of the available languages.

How do I get back volumes of the ITI Treatment Guide series?

ITI Treatment Guides can be purchased directly from the Quintessence Publishing Group.

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, we are offering our Fellows and Members a 25% discount on all ITI Treatment Guide volumes when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Click here and log in to get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

Do I get copies of previous Treatment Guides if I register as an ITI Member now?

No, you do not receive any previous copies. However, after registering as an ITI Member you benefit from a 25% discount if you purchase the books from Quintessence. Click here and log in to get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

As a Member, you can also access them digitally through your ITI account.

Do ITI Members get a discount for ITI Treatment Guides?

ITI Fellows and Members with a classic membership package receive a copy of every upcoming volume of the ITI Treatment Guide series in their selected language automatically from ITI Headquarters upon publication.

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, the ITI offers Fellows and Members a 25% discount on all ITI Treatment Guides when purchased online directly from Quintessence (digital and classic memberships are eligible for this discount). Click here and log in to get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

Theory & Principles

How can I get full access to all the e-learning content?

Everyone opting for a digital ITI Membership has free full access to all e-learning content in the ITI Academy.

In addition to that, all Study Club Directors, Section Leadership Team members, ITI Scholars and Classroom Faculty/Administrators have full access as well. 

I am an ITI Member but I cannot open Academy videos. What is the problem?

Check that you either have a digital membership or the required amount of Academy Coins to purchase the item in question.

What is the ‘Free preview’ feature that is displayed on certain learning items?

If you are not logged in or do not have the right to access a learning item, you can still watch a preview of it that will tell you what to expect in terms of content. E.g., you see the introductory slides of a learning module, including the learning objectives.