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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 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.

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.

Are there any design guidelines to follow when creating ITI communications material?

The ITI unites people around the world who all share a common goal: to promote and disseminate specialist knowledge. A uniform brand design expresses the team spirit and cooperation shared by these people. Please follow these guidelines whenever creating ITI communications materials.

What is the Scholarship application portal?

The application portal is the equivalent of an online application form. Once applicants have logged in, they will be guided through the application process.

Do I have to fill in and submit the online application form in one session?

No. As long as the portal is open, the application form can be accessed, edited and saved as many times as required. Applicants may return to their online application profile and make any corrections or additions until the official deadline. It is possible to print out the application before submitting it. The application should only be submitted once all the necessary information has been included. After submission it is no longer possible to make any changes or print out your application.

Can I apply for an ITI Scholarship while I am still a postgraduate?

Postgraduate training must be finished by the time the Scholarship year starts, but applications may be submitted while the applicant is still in training.

Do I need to provide a CV?

No. You cannot and do not need to attach a CV. All the necessary information is requested during the application process.

What is a letter of recommendation?

A letter of recommendation is a letter that is written and signed by an academic in a supervisory position who is familiar with your work and progress. This letter should state why the sender believes that the applicant should be awarded an ITI Scholarship and should demonstrate familiarity with your work, personality and current goals. The recommendation letter should ideally be written by a professor, ITI Fellow or similar. The ITI Leadership Development Committee will only accept letters that were printed and signed by the supporter before being scanned as PDFs - electronic signatures may not be inserted separately. Recommendation letters must be current, i.e. dated from the year of application.

In which format should I provide my attachments?

Please save all your written attachments (BDS, DDS or equivalent diploma, letter of intent, two recommendation letters, language certificate if available) as PDFs and a picture of you as a JPG, so that you have them ready for upload during the online application process. Please make sure that the documents are each less than 5 MB in size.

To whom should my letters of intent and recommendation be addressed?

All the letters should be addressed to the ITI Leadership Development Committee at ITI Headquarters in Basel and must be uploaded as a PDF during the online application process when requested. Do not send any separate attachments via email or conventional mail as these will not be accepted.

Should I send my documentation to ITI Headquarters?

No. Do not send anything to do with an ITI Scholarship application to ITI Headquarters. The online application form includes all the sections that you must fill in to ensure we have the necessary information. Please upload documents and images as requested.

Must all my attachments be in English?

No. Only the letter of intent and the two letters of recommendation must be in English.

Can I find out why I was not accepted for an ITI Scholarship?

As the number of applications received is usually very high and a large number of applications are of a very high standard, competition for the limited number of places is fierce. As a matter of policy the ITI Leadership Development Committee does not go into the reasons for its decision.

What kind of financial support does an ITI Scholar receive?

The ITI awards each ITI Scholar a stipend equivalent to 30,000 Swiss Francs for the entire year paid in two installments: at the beginning of the Scholarship year – as soon as the ITI Scholarship Center Chair has confirmed the ITI Scholar's start – and after 6 months, once the Scholar's intermediate report has been sent to ITI Headquarters and approved by the ITI Leadership Development Committee Chair. The stipend is paid in a predefined currency and is calculated in line with purchasing-power parity. This means that the stipend has the same buying power in the Scholarship Center country as 30,000 Swiss Francs in Switzerland.

What costs should the stipend cover?

The stipend is intended to contribute towards the living costs of the ITI Scholar during the Scholarship year.

Do all ITI Scholars receive the same amount of money?

Each stipend is equivalent to 30,000 Swiss Francs and is paid in a predefined currency. The amount received is calculated in line with purchasing-power parity and thus has the same buying power in the Scholarship Center country as 30,000 Swiss Francs in Switzerland. This approach eliminates the inequities associated with fluctuating currency rates and takes into consideration the cost of living in each country.

In which currencies are stipends paid?

Payments are made in six currencies:

  • Austria, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, Sweden: Euros (EUR)
  • Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, USA: US Dollars (USD)
  • Canada: Canadian Dollar (CAD)
  • Japan: Japanese Yen (JPY)
  • Switzerland: Swiss Francs (CHF)
  • UK: Pounds Sterling (GBP)

Which bank account will the stipend be transferred to?

We recommend you open a bank account in the country in which you will be spending the Scholarship year in order to avoid any financial loss that may occur due to fluctuating currency exchange rates and fees. Opening a bank account is normally subject to local regulations that require documentation, such as residence permit or social security number.

Do I have to pay taxes on the ITI Scholarship stipend?

As this may vary depending on the Scholar’s host country, it is the responsibility of the ITI Scholar to check with the authorities in the country in which the funds are deposited and find out if any taxes or other charges are due.

Who covers travel costs to and from the ITI Scholarship Center country?

The ITI Scholar is responsible for organizing and paying their travel costs. The ITI Scholarship stipend is transferred only once the ITI Scholar has officially started the ITI Scholarship year.

Can my partner accompany me on my Scholarship year?

This decision is up to the Scholar, but the stipend is intended to contribute towards the living costs of the Scholar only. The ITI makes no additional contributions beyond the stipend itself. The ITI Scholar is also responsible for organizing any additional requirements such as visa, health insurance, and work/practice permits.

Do I need health insurance during the Scholarship year?

The ITI does not organize or provide advice on health insurance. Each ITI Scholar is responsible for organizing his or her own health insurance for the ITI Scholarship year. If no reciprocal arrangement is available between the home country and ITI Scholarship Center country, the ITI Scholar should take out additional health cover.

What is required of the ITI Scholars after the Scholarship year?

The ITI anticipates that ITI Scholars will remain involved in the ITI after their Scholarship year ended.

I am only interested in one Scholarship Center, do I have to put down two?

Yes. Since allocation to your first choice ITI Scholarship Center cannot be guaranteed, only applications that specify two different ITI Scholarship Centers will be evaluated by the ITI Leadership Development Committee.

Will I definitely be allocated to one of the two ITI Scholarship Centers that I enter in my Scholarship application?

The ITI Leadership Development Committee tries to allocate the applicant to one of the two ITI Scholarship Centers listed by the applicant, but it is not always possible. The applicant may be allocated to another ITI Scholarship Center if someone else has already been allocated to the preferred Centers. With several hundred applicants and only limited places, the competition for each ITI Scholarship Center place is high.

Is a language certificate necessary for non-native speakers when applying for a specific ITI Scholarship Center?

No language certificate is required at the time of application. However, some ITI Scholarship Centers may request a certificate before the start of the Scholarship year. Details of requirements can be found in the description of each ITI Scholarship Center.

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. 

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 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.

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.

Are there different event types?

Yes. If you are looking for a specific type of event, use the categories filter. All checked event types will be displayed.

Who has access to the Study Club presentations and videos?

The lecture templates are provided to ITI Study Club Directors and Speakers for use in ITI Study Clubs.

What can you do with the Study Club presentations and videos?

The ITI Study Club presentations and videos are intended for use at ITI Study Club meetings.

Is it allowed to change the content of the Study Club presentations?

The presenter is free to modify the format and duration of the presentation to suit the educational requirements of the audience. To ensure a relatively uniform distribution of information throughout the ITI community, however, the content and principles contained within the presentation should not be altered in any substantial way.

Is there a difference between the Keynote Presentation and the PowerPoint Presentation?

The only difference between the Keynote Presentation (Mac/iOS) and the PowerPoint Presentation is the file type.

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.

Is it necessary to be an ITI Member to apply for an ITI Scholarship?

No, ITI membership is not a prerequisite. Any young dentist who fulfills the ITI Scholarship application requirements can apply for an ITI Scholarship.

Is it possible to participate in an event as a guest?

Within the event details you have the possibility to Request guest participation. This is only possible for events where you have the right to participate as a guest. The guest participation needs to be accepted by the event owner.

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.

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 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.

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.

How can I narrow down the events displayed?

To narrow down the events displayed, you can specify a category or a country. Based on the country selection you can specify a state/province.

Do I need to become an ITI Member prior to applying for a research grant?

No, ITI research grants are also open to non-members.

Do I need to be an ITI Member to apply for an ITI Scholarship?

No, ITI Scholarships are also open to non-members.

Can I become an ITI Member without being a Straumann user?

Yes, the ITI's two fundamental principles are scientific independence and non-profit-oriented thinking. At the heart of the ITI lie science and concern for the welfare of patients. This is not directly associated with any products. 

Is there an alternative to payment by credit card?

Yes, we offer alternative payment methods such as bank transfer. Here are our bank details:

CHF account

  • Bank: Credit Suisse AG, Aeschenvorstadt, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account holder: ITI International Team for Implantology, Peter Merian-Strasse 88, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account/IBAN number: CH34 0483 5091 2807 5100 0
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A
  • Payment reference: *** name, first name ***

EUR account

  • Bank: Credit Suisse AG, Aeschenvorstadt, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account holder: ITI International Team for Implantology, Peter Merian-Strasse 88, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account/IBAN number: CH97 0483 5091 2807 5200 0
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A
  • Payment reference: *** name, first name ***

USD account

  • Bank: Credit Suisse AG, Aeschenvorstadt, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account holder: ITI International Team for Implantology, Peter Merian-Strasse 88, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account/IBAN number: CH70 0483 5091 2807 5200 1
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A
  • Payment reference: *** name, first name ***

You will get a payment receipt as soon as we receive the payment. For more payment options or other finance-related questions, please contact our finance department

I have a problem with credit card payment. My credit card has been refused by your payment partner Saferpay. Can you fix this?

Our payment partner Saferpay does not provide details about why a specific credit card was rejected. In many cases (e.g. temporary outages or your bank information could not be retrieved) the solution is simply to try again.

If the card payment continues to fail, please check with your bank to see if there is an issue with the card being used for international payments via the internet.

Because of security Problems, most banks have implemented very strict credit card restrictions in recent years.

Another reason could be that the “valid to” date of the credit card has almost been reached, in which case our partner Saferpay rejects the credit card.

Can I join more than one ITI Study Club?

As a Member or Fellow of the ITI you are free to choose which Study Club you wish to join. However, you can only be a member of one Study Club at a time. You may also attend any other Study Club as a guest.

What do I need to make sure of before uploading any patient data to the Case Cloud?

While we protect your data against unauthorized access by others, you must make sure that you have obtained permission from your patient to enter it on our systems. Depending on local legal regulations (for example, in the European Union), you may need explicit written consent from your patient before you can share their data on a third party system. The ITI does not assume any responsibility for the data you upload to your Case Cloud.

Who owns the rights to a Case I document in the Case Cloud?

The ownership of the data will always remain with you (on behalf of the patient who is the data origin).  The ITI will never claim any rights or ownership pertaining to this data. We only host the data for you.

What happens to the information I upload to the Case Cloud?

The data (text and images) that you provide are stored in your Case Cloud case. The data are transmitted via a secure connection and remain protected, which means only you have access unless you share the case with someone else or change the access permission settings.

Are the Case Cloud data safe in your system?

We regularly update and patch our systems to ensure their compliance with current security standards. The data you enter/upload are stored on our own servers and can only be accessed through tunneled sessions via your user account. If you do not forward your account details to others, your data are safe with us.

What happens if I share one of my cases with another user?

When you share a case with another user, the user is granted read permission to your case. This means that they can access your case through their personal Case Cloud in the area “Cases shared with me”. You can discontinue their access at any time by removing them from the list of users with whom you share your case.

Who has access to my Case Cloud data?

Only you have access to the data unless you share the case with someone else. Before making your case data available to others, make sure that you have obtained your patient’s permission to do so. In some countries (for example in the European Union) explicit patient consent is required before any data can be shared.

What happens when I delete a case?

When you delete a case, you will erase all records of the case.  The case will be permanently removed from our system and become irretrievable.

Who has access to the images & tables in the tools area?

All ITI Fellows, Speakers and Study Club Directors have access to this area. We would like to encourage you to take advantage of the materials provided here and let others know that it is available to them.

How can I use the images & tables provided?

You can use the materials provided here in any Speaker activity you carry out for the ITI. If you use the files in another context or for another purpose, clearly indicate their source. If you want to use images or tables in this repository for any print publication issued by a third-party publisher, you need to obtain explicit written consent from the ITI to do so. Such inquiries should be sent to ITI Headquarters.

Can I submit my own material for addition to this image database?

If you have interesting materials to share, please send them to us. When doing so, you need to assert that you own the full rights to this material and that it does not infringe on the rights of potential third parties. We will evaluate your content after receiving it. All contributions are welcome but there is no guarantee that your material will be included.

Can I request that material be added to this database?

If you think that something useful is missing from this database and you would like to see it added, get in touch with us. We are constantly working to improve this collection of Speaker materials and any support to make it better is appreciated.

Where can I obtain a copy of the GOMI book?

The print version of the GOMI is no longer available for purchase and is out of print. An electronic version of the book is still available. Visit the Quintessence Publishing website for more information and to inquire about potential future availability of the printed version.

Is the GOMI available in languages other than English?

The ITI provides the GOMI database in English only. Print and electronic versions of the GOMI are also available in German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese and can be ordered from Quintessence Publishing, depending on availability.

If I disagree with definitions I find in this database, who do I report them to?

If you think that GOMI definitions are inaccurate or outdated, you can contact Quintessence Publishing via their website.

How can I suggest additional terms and definitions to be included in a future update of the GOMI?

Any feedback regarding the GOMI and potential corrections or additions should be sent directly to the publisher. You can contact Quintessence Publishing via their website.

What is the SAC Classification?

SAC stands for S(traightforward), A(dvanced) and C(omplex). The SAC framework was developed by the ITI to help practitioners assess the risks and complexity of clinical cases by providing normative classification guidelines based on scientific high-level evidence.

What is meant by “normative” classification?

No classification can adequately address cases or outcomes that deviate significantly from the norm. In this context, "normative" relates to the classification that conforms to the norm, or standard, for a given clinical situation in implant dentistry and thus to the most likely classification of a case based on contextual assumptions (e.g. patients' medical conditions are not compromised or are appropriately addressed, the clinician and the implant team are adequately skilled, recommended protocols are followed etc.)

What happens to the case information I submit for assessment?

None of the data you enter in our system to classify your cases is permanently stored if you make a standalone case assessment. If you use the SAC Assessment Tool as part of the Case Cloud, the system will automatically add the information you provide to your case documentation.

Is it possible to carry out combined Surgical/Prosthodontic assessments?

The SAC framework as established in the 2009 Quintessence publication looks at surgical and prosthodontic case assessments separately. It is not currently possible to make combined assessments.

What is the impact of the “Additional Complexity and Risk” section of the assessment?

Although the modifier values used to determine the additional complexity and risk do not have a direct impact on the basic normative case classification, some of them can have a considerable influence on the overall demands and risks of a case. If the system indicates that there is an elevated risk based on the combined additional modifier values you have entered, you need to factor this into the overall interpretation of the assessment result.

What kind of information is available in the My ITI Overview?

You can find information about the Free Item of the Month, your messages and your tasks. You will also find the Community Feed, all your Upcoming Events and the Active Forum Threads, along with your Classrooms and your Recently Accessed Learning Content.

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

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

Can I do the entire Foundation level online?

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

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.

Who can start a new thread or add a comment to an existing thread?

Every ITI Fellow and Member can start a new thread or post a comment in an existing thread.

What should I write in my letter of intent and how long should it be?

The letter of intent is a letter from you to the ITI Leadership Development Committee that summarizes the reasons why you believe you should receive an ITI Scholarship and how you would benefit from the experience in the long term. This includes your professional intentions for the future and whether they include teaching in any form. The letter of intent should be no longer than 2 pages. Please upload the letter of intent on the application portal as a single PDF. For more details please click here.

Where can I edit the Study Club name, description and default venue?

Go to the Settings page of the Study Club. There you can change the <<name>>, <<description>> and <<default venue>>. The default venue is the default location for the Study Club events. Do not forget to Save your changes.

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.

What are University Campuses?

University Campuses are closed/private Learning Management Systems (LMS) that are independently administered by the affiliate university.

The learning environment and ITI Academy content is provided at no cost to universities and their students participating in full time undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

What are the main features of University Campuses?

Campuses can contain any number of Classrooms. These are set up to reflect individual course structures represented by a sequence of activities and are aimed at individual learner groups.

  • Classroom administrators manage activities, classroom resources (ITI Academy content, custom content, shared Case Cloud cases, weblinks), and the student cohorts. 
  • There's a discussion forum in every Classroom. 
  • Faculty and administration can track Classroom statistics.

How can my university apply for an ITI University Campus?

Applying universities fill out an evaluation form that is then going through the Chair of the ITI Education Committee and the local ITI Leadership Team. Upon approval, the university signs a Licence and Usage Agreement and designates at least one local Campus Administrator that will be onboarded by ITI HQ.

For more information, contact us.

Where can I see my upcoming events?

Go to your My Events page to see your upcoming events.

Are there any suggested events?

You can find suggested events on your My Events page. These are events near your location (based on your IP).

What is the Community Feed?

The Community Feed provides an overview of the activities of your ITI friends.

What is an ITI friend?

An ITI friend is someone who has given you access to information about his or her activities on the ITI website. In order to be on someone's friend list, you first need to send a friend request.

What is My Academy?

My Academy is your personal ITI Academy media library. You can add items by bookmarking or purchasing them.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

What are medals and how can I get them?

Medals are awarded for roles and functions in the ITI Academy and the ITI. They remain hidden until you receive them.

What are ITI Study Clubs?

ITI Study Clubs represent a local channel of communication that allows for the dissemination of the latest developments in implant dentistry as well as discussion of clinical questions and an exchange of expertise in the local language of each country. ITI Study Clubs also provide a valuable networking opportunity.

How often do ITI Study Clubs meet?

Each ITI Study Club offers three to four meetings per year and the groups remain small. This allows for interactive discussion of aspects of treatment planning, procedures, handling of complications and aspects of practice management and practice building. The ITI Study Clubs are a great place to tap the collective knowledge and opinion of the members in a trusted environment and informal atmosphere.

How much does it cost to participate in an ITI Study Club?

ITI Members participate free of charge while non-ITI Members can attend up to two meetings as guests. Guests are then invited to sign up for ITI membership in order to continue attending ITI Study Club meetings and also benefit from a variety of additional ITI membership benefits.

How many ITI Study Clubs are there around the world?

Since their introduction in 2010, well over 650 ITI Study Clubs have been established around the world. 

What are actions per visit?

These are the average number of actions (page views, site searches, downloads or outlinks) that were performed during each visit.

What is Avg. time (s)?

The average duration of a visit in seconds.

What is the bounce rate?

This is the percentage of visits that only had a single page view. This means that the visitor left the website directly from the entrance page.

What counts as a visit?

If a visitor comes to iti.org for the first time or if they visit a page more than 30 minutes after their last page view, this will be recorded as a new visit.

Can I use the ITI website offline?

You must be connected to the Internet to use the ITI website. Offline access is not possible.

Can I use the ITI website on all devices?

The ITI website works on all devices (PCs, tablets, smartphones) capable of running a fully HMTL5-compatible browser. The platform is designed to adapt to different screen sizes and resolutions. Please note that certain limitations may apply to devices with small screens (e.g. smartphones).

Which browsers are supported?

To maximize compatibility across platforms and devices the ITI website is fully HTML5-based. Due to the sophisticated technology used and to avoid technical difficulties you are required to use one of the following browsers when accessing the ITI website:

  • Safari
  • Chrome
  • Firefox

I do not receive any emails from the ITI website. What's wrong?

Please check the following points:

  1. Are your email settings in your personal profile up to date? Please check if the email address in your account is up to date and is spelled correctly.
  2. Did you receive ITI emails lately? If not, please change your email address in your profile settings. Some domain providers are blacklisted. Our provider blocks emails to these providers to protect us from spam replies or malware. Contact your internet service provider to solve this.
  3. Are ITI emails in your spam folder?
  4. Is your local computer blocking the emails due to strict firewall/virus scan settings or other safety measures. Please check your security settings or contact your local IT service.
  5. Did you accidentally unsubscribe from a newsletter you received from ITI.ORG, using the link at the bottom of a newsletter? If you wish to join the mailing list again, contact ITI Headquarters: [email protected].

I receive emails from the ITI website very irregularly. What's wrong?

If you only receive our newsletters and invitations on an irregular basis, your email provider is most likely temporarily blocking our emails. We send our emails over a management system with an excellent global reputation to avoid such problems as far as possible.

Today most emails are auto-scanned for possible spam content. For example, simple keywords like "tobacco" can trigger the classification of the sending domain as a spam domain and block it for a limited time. In such cases, you will receive emails from the ITI but sometimes they are blocked.

Unfortunately we can not track our emails after they are sent out to your provider's domain. We advise you to contact your provider for more information.

I need a new password but cannot receive emails because I also changed my email address. I cannot open my old email account. What can I do?

Ask your Section Administrator or Study Club Director to contact us. If they can prove that you are an ITI Member and known to them, we will change your email address and send a password reset link to your new email.

Alternatively you can also send us your last membership certificate or payment confirmation.

Is there a basic ITI account and what can I do with it?

With an Affiliate account you can already use a wide variety of content and tools, like Assessments, the Consensus Database, etc. Plus, you have permanent access to all the content you have purchased, including free periodic updates to your Learning Modules that reflect the current state of research and scientific evidence.

What counts as an action?

Actions can be page views, internal site searches, downloads or outlinks.

What happens if I unsubscribe from News subscriptions?

You can opt out of receiving promotional or marketing communications from us at any time by using the unsubscribe link in the email communications we send, or adjusting the preferences in your account settings (restriction of processing).

If you have an account for our services, we may still send you non-promotional transactional communications, like service or membership-related emails.

Where can people see my author profile information?

As an ITI Academy author you have a public profile, on which author information as well as a statement on financial relationships and conflict of interests are displayed.

Where can I see my leadership group(s)?

You can see your leadership group(s) on your My Leadership page.

What is a task?

A task refers to steps that still need to be completed for which you receive a system-generated reminder.

Where can I see my open tasks?

You can see your open tasks on your My Messages & Tasks page.

How can I create an event?

Click on + Create event. Enter the event name and select the event type. Click on Create event.

To publish your event take the steps listed:

  1. Set a date
  2. Enter your venue
  3. Select scopes
  4. Update communication settings

Where can I see an overview of the status of all events?

There are three different workflow status of events:

  1. Published: List of all upcoming events
  2. Draft: List of created events that have not been published yet
  3. Cancelled: List of events that were published but have been cancelled

If you want to see past events in a category, click on Show past events.

What is the invitation type of an event and how can I change it?

There are three invitation types for events:

  1. Send nothing: The event is published in the event calendar without any notification and without an accept/decline
  2. Send notification only: All participants receive an email notification without an accept/decline option
  3. Send invitation: All participants receive an email invitation and can accept/decline

The event invitation type can not be changed anymore after the event was published.

Who can be a Guest Speaker?

ITI Members or users who do not have an ITI Membership. They will be displayed in the event invitations and on the events page after the event is published.

Can I upload a list of participants for an event?

To make the guest invitation easier you can upload a list with the title, first name, last name, email address and country of the guest. The system automatically allocates the new participants to the correct participant group based on the email address. Existing users in the system receive an event invitation email. Not existing users in the system first receive an email with the information that their contact data was stored.

Who is in the Scope of an event?

All permanent members of the selected user group(s). New Members and Fellows in the system will be added to the participant scope dynamically.

Please note: Scopes will not be changeable after the event publication.

Who is an ITI Guest? Who is an Non-ITI Guest?

There are two types of Guests:

  • ITI Guests: ITI Members who are not member of your Section.
  • Non-ITI Guests: Users who do not have an ITI Membership. They can participate in two ITI Study Club events. After that, they need to become ITI Members in order to be able to participate in another event.

How can I edit draft events?

Compared to the option to edit a published event, draft events cannot be "cancelled" and you cannot send reminders for events that are not published yet either. Instead, you can publish the event and delete the draft event completely.

Where can I find the certificates of a member?

  1. Search the member and click on the member tile.
  2. Go to Certificates.
  3. Download the membership certificate or the Study Club certificate.

Who has access to the Guidelines & Templates area?

Access to this area is limited to specific functions within the ITI.

I can't find the person, I am looking for. What can I do?

You can find a person by name, ID or email address. 

Where can I see the event participation status?

You can see the event participation status of each participant on the Participants page. The status is also included in the participant list download.

Possible participation status are:

  1. Accepted = the invitation was accepted.
  2. Declined = the invitation was declined.
  3. Unanswered = the invitation was delivered but the participant did not answer until now.
  4. None = the invitation was not delivered until now. For example when the send invitation date is not reached yet or the event is still in draft or cancel status.

Is it possible to see an event invitation status?

There are three possible event invitation status corresponding to your settings in the event communication:

  1. Disabled: Invitation type Send nothing was selected
  2. Date displayed in green: Invitation was sent at this date
  3. Date displayed in red: Invitation date is set in the future

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 can I add a Speaker?

Find the person your are looking for and click on the tile to go to the details of the person.

You can activate/deactivate the Speaker status on the Speaker Profile page.

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.

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 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 can I start an Assessment?

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

Can I improve my Assessment scores?

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

When and how will I find out whether I have been awarded an ITI Scholarship?

All submitted applications go to the ITI Leadership Development Committee for evaluation. This process has several stages and takes a number of months. Applicants will be informed via email whether they have been awarded an ITI Scholarship or not at the very latest by the end of March of the year following the application.

When does the ITI Scholarship year start?

The ITI Scholarship year starts on September 1 of the year following application and ends on August 31 of the subsequent year. There are a couple of exceptions to this schedule and these are highlighted in the Scholarship Center description.

How do the Assessments work?

For every Learning Module, there is a corresponding Assessment. It consists of 20 questions that are randomly picked from a bigger question pool. You will see a new set of questions every time you take an Assessment. Upon finishing the Assessment, you can review your answers one by one and compare them with the correct solution for each question. You need to answer 60% of the questions correctly to pass.

You can check your scores, review your answers and complete Assessments you have not yet finished under My Academy at any time.

Where can I find treatment examples in the Academy?

Clinical Applications comprises Clinical Cases and Clinical Videos on a broad range of clinical case types and demonstrates their management in clinical practice.

Where can I find an overview of the course program of the ITI Education Weeks?

You can find an overview here.

Is there an electronic version of the Glossary of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants available?

ITI Fellows and Members can look up all the terms found in the book in the GOMI tool.

What can be found under Theory & Principles?

Theory & Principles covers the two content formats Learning Module and Congress Lecture, providing the theoretical foundation for success in clinical practice.

I want to become an ITI Member and join a Study Club. What do I need to do?

Register for membership, go to Study Clubs and choose a Study Club in your area. Before registration, you can view upcoming Study Club events in the Events search.

Why did I not receive the verification email?

Click Resend Verification Email. Please also check your spam/junk email folder. Make sure your firewall or virus scanner is not blocking the email. Contact your email provider. If you still cannot receive emails from the ITI Website, use a different email address to register.

I registered for membership but cannot log in to the ITI website. The system tells me my email is in use but I have no access. What can I do?

When a new registration is received, the ITI website sends out an email with an activation link. Check your inbox (as well as spam and junk folders) for this email and click on the activation link. Your account has now been activated and you can log in to the ITI website.

You can use this link once only. If you need another activation link, click Resend Verification Email

What are the benefits of an ITI membership?

There are various membership benefits. The ITI’s mission is to serve the dental profession by providing a growing global network for life-long learning in implant dentistry through comprehensive quality education and innovative research to the benefit of the patient. Members benefit from discounts or free access to this network.

Who qualifies for postgraduate membership?

To qualify for a postgraduate membership, the applicant must be:

  • no older than 35 years at the time of registration
  • currently enrolled in a full-time postgraduate course at a university or an educational institution offering postgraduate programs leading to a dental specialization

Only the form available here may be used to confirm your status as a postgraduate. Please download the form, fill in and upload a scanned copy as required during the registration process.

What are the professional requirements to become a Fellow?

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high level of activity in at least one of the following areas: Education, Research and/or Leadership in a professional dental organization. Please also check the Articles of the ITI.

Can I update my membership data?

Yes, you only need to log in and then you can change all personal data including the email address in your Settings area.

Where do I get the payment confirmation for my membership fee?

You need to log in, go to the Settings page, and switch to the Membership, Certificates & Billing page. Under Invoices & payment confirmations you can download all payment confirmations of all previously paid periods (back till 2016) by clicking Get payment confirmation.

How can I access my ITI partner account?

New accounts must use the "forgot Password" function here to set a password.

How will I receive payment confirmation and my membership certificate?

For every membership payment made, the ITI website automatically sends payment confirmation and a membership certificate to the registered email address. It is also possible to download these documents from the ITI website. Go to your Settings page and then to Membership, Certificates & Billing.

How can I join an ITI Study Club?

Logged-in ITI Fellows and Members can join a Study Club in their area here. Non-Members should contact the Study Club Director and he or she will issue an invitation to a Study Club meeting as a guest.

Is it possible to participate in an ITI Study Club meeting as a guest?

Non-Members should go to the Events search page where they can browse a list of all "Study Club Meetings" around the world to find one in their area. To receive an email invitation to a meeting of your choice, just click on Attend as guest and fill out the information under Request guest participation.

Is there a video that will tell me more about ITI Study Clubs?

You can find the YouTube video here

Where can I find the ITI Study Clubs in my Section?

To see a list of Study Clubs in your Section/Region, go to the list of ITI Study Clubs and apply the country filter.

How can I leave or change my ITI Study Club?

If you want to change your ITI Study Club, the first step is to leave your current ITI Study Club. To leave your ITI Study Club, click on Leave Study Club on your My Community page.

The ITI Study Club Director of your current ITI Study Club will be informed by email that you have left the ITI Study Club.

You can now choose your new ITI Study Club here.

How can I change my registered email address?

Locate the Login area. Log in and go to the Settings page. There you can change your registered email address.

How do I log in to my ITI account?

Locate the Login area. Enter your email address and password and click on the Log in button.

I forgot my password. What can I do?

Do not contact us to retrieve your password. We cannot see any of our users' passwords in the system. Please request a password reset link here and follow the instructions.

How can I log out?

Click on Logout to log out.

How can I add an ITI friend?

Find the person in our Directory of ITI Fellows and Members and click on + add friend. You can also go to the internal profile page of the person and click on Send friend request.

If you see Friend requested, your request is still pending. The person you requested to become your friend can accept or ignore your request. You will not be informed if your request is ignored.

If your request is accepted, you will see the person's activities in your Community Feed and you can send them messages.

What are Forum subscriptions?

If you subscribe to a forum in a given language, you will receive an email if a new post is uploaded to this forum. You will also see the newest forum threads from this forum on your My Community page. 

I am an ITI Academy author. Is my ITI profile public?

Yes, your profile is public because of your role as an ITI Academy author. You can change the information shown in your profile in Settings at any time.

Who can see my public profile?

If you make your public profile accessible to the public, every website visitor can see your profile.

It will show your name, your profile picture, your public address, public profile email, website and phone number, as well as your CV. You can change any and all of the information that is displayed by going to your public profile settings.

How can I find an event?

The Events Search page offers an overview of all upcoming ITI events and courses. It includes Section and Study Club events as well as Education Courses.

Where can I find more information on running an ITI Section ?

In Documents and Guidelines, ITI Headquarters maintains the Section Handbook, which provides detailed information on how Sections are supposed to be run. The handbook complements the ITI Articles.

How often is the Section Handbook updated?

ITI Headquarters updates the Section Handbook twice a year. Changes to the ITI Articles, which are the basis for the Section Handbook, must be approved by the General Assembly during the spring meeting.

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.

What does it mean if I see “email address already in use” when registering?

You already have a valid membership associated with this email address. The email address is a unique identifier for each membership. It cannot be used twice.

What is the ITI’s connection to Straumann?

The ITI enjoys a unique relationship with Straumann, a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry. Both organizations share the goal of developing optimal treatment solutions to the benefit of patients. This partnership dates back almost 40 years and is guided by the following statements:

  1. Straumann provides funding, expertise and support to the ITI
  2. Decisions are made in the mutual interest of both parties

Can I participate in Study Clubs in other countries, e.g. during holidays?

Yes, ITI Members can participate in any Study Club. Please notify the Study Club Director about your participation to help facilitate his planning (room, AV, catering).

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I changed someone's data but the changes haven't been saved. What do I need to do?

If you change a person's data, save the changes using the button on the right-hand side of the page.

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FAQ | People | Addresses

FAQ | People | Phone Numbers

FAQ | People | Payment Information

FAQ | People | Roles & Fuctions

FAQ | People | Publications

FAQ | People | Scholarship

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How can I become a Fellow?

You need to be nominated by an ITI Fellow with at least 4 years of seniority. Your nomination has to be supported by 2 other ITI Fellows. The Section Leadership Team also has to consent to your nomination. Please also check the Articles of the ITI. If you are interested in becoming an ITI Fellow please get in touch with your local section leadership. If you are from a region, please contact ITI Headquarters. 

What documents are required for fellowship nomination?

A current CV including information about education and positions as well as lectures given (if applicable), published articles in the field of  implant dentistry (if  applicable) and/or mentoring activities in the past 5 years. 

How can I become a Senior Fellow?

In order to become a Senior Fellow you need to be nominated by your Section Leadership Team. It is also possible for ITI Members or Fellows to propose individuals to their Section Leadership Team. If the nominee is from an ROW country, the nominator should get in touch with ITI Headquarters.

Do ITI Members get a discount on ITI Treatment Guides?

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, the ITI offers Fellows and Members a discount on all ITI Treatment Guides when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

I am an ITI Member. Do I have to pay full price for print copies of the ITI Treatment Guide series?

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, we offer our Fellows and Members a discount on all ITI Treatment Guide volumes when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

How do I get print copies 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 discount on all ITI Treatment Guide volumes when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page to get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

How can I purchase Academy items?

Items can be purchased using Academy Coins if there are enough left in your account. An option to buy content directly using your credit card will be available soon. On the detail page of the learning item, click on + Purchase item

Can I earn Academy Coins through badges?

Every badge comes with a few Academy Coins that you can use to purchase ITI Academy content.

How can I obtain ITI Academy awards?

You can obtain ITI Academy awards in many ways, for example by improving your Assessment results, by documenting and classifying your cases in your Case Cloud, or by rating learning content that you have purchased. Click on the different icons under 'My Awards' in your personal navigation to find out what they are awarded for.

What are badges and how can I get them?

You can earn badges by fulfilling different user tasks like e.g. adding Learning Pathways to My Academy or by documenting your cases using the Case Cloud. Most badges are awarded in three tiers (bronze, silver and gold) and they also add Academy Coins to your account.

Is the ITI Academy content for free?

All ITI Academy e-learning content, publications and tools can be accessed for free by all ITI Members. A few contents and tools can be used for free even by non-ITI Members, e.g. Assessments and the Consensus Database.

Where can I find the comprehensive collection of all the proceedings of past ITI Consensus Conferences?

The full texts of the latest ITI Consensus Conferences can be accessed in the Academy area of the iti.org website in the subsection Publications. To access individual statements and clinical recommendations of ITI Consensus Conferences from 2013 until today, go to the ITI Academy's Consensus Database.

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

Check that your membership is valid at this point and that you are using an updated browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox recommended).

How do I set up my course structure?

Click on 'Course' in the navigation of your Classroom administration. 'Blocks' will represent the events, modules, days, etc. that your course curriculum consists of. You can add as many blocks as you want by clicking the 'Add block' button. You can then assign Academy- or Custom resources to your blocks. 

I changed someone's data but the changes haven't been saved. What do I need to do?

If you change a person's data, save the changes using the button on the right-hand side of the page.

Where can I get technical support for my Campus/Classroom?

Please check these FAQs  first. If you cannot find the relevant information, send an email to [email protected]. Please include all the relevant information in your support request, like which Campus/Classroom the request is about, detailed description of the problem (when and in which context did it occur?), information about the internet browser type and version you are using, screenshots or error reports, the file(s) you tried to upload, etc.
Most issues occur with systems that are not compliant with our system requirements. We recommend using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Can I pay my fees in installments?

No, the fee amount has to be paid in full at the time of registration.

How do I get a subscription to Forum Implantologicum?

As of 2021, Forum Implantologicum is published exclusively in digital format.

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

 

How do I become a Campus or Classroom Administrator?

Campus Administrator: This role can only be assigned by ITI Headquarters. Campus Admins have full administrative access to the Campus and all its Classrooms. Main tasks: Adding/managing Classrooms, assigning Classroom Admins, providing support to Classroom Admins and Faculty. 
Classroom Administrator: This role is assigned by the Campus Admin or an already existing Classroom Admin in the relevant classroom. 

What user roles exist in a Classroom and what are their permissions?

There are three user roles in a Classroom that are characterized by different objectives and permissions: Classroom Administrator, Classroom Faculty and Classroom Participant.

  • Classroom Administrators have full access to all administrative features of their Classroom and provide general technical support. They are assigned to the Classroom by the Campus Administrator or an already existing Classroom Admin in the relevant classroom. They have full access to all ITI Academy e-learning content. Their main tasks are: Managing the Classroom Participants and their roles, managing the course structure and resources, managing the forum, tracking Classroom usage statistics and assessment performance. The Classroom Administrator role is optional if Faculty can cover its tasks.
  • Faculty is mainly an educational role. They have full access to all ITI Academy e-learning content to prepare the course and to all the administrative features of their Classroom. Faculty is assigned to the Classroom by the Classroom Administrator and defines the course structure and the learning material to be used. They can also manage the forum and track Classroom access, usage statistics and assessment performance.
  • Classroom Participants have no administrative privileges in the Classrooms. They are assigned to the Classroom by the Classroom Administrator, have viewing access to all Classroom resources, can download custom resources, can start threads and post on the Classroom forum. They can also share their Case Cloud Cases with the Classroom.

How can I add people to my Classroom?

To add people to your Classroom, click on 'Participants' in the navigation and then on the 'Import People' button. If you are importing people into this Classroom for the first time, download the Excel template by clicking the 'Download template' button. Open the template, read the instructions and enter all the necessary information. You can also add people later. All the fields are mandatory. If a row contains an empty field, the user will not be imported. The information in the 'Country*' column must match one of the countries exactly as it is listed in the template. Email addresses must be valid.
When adding users who are ITI Members, make sure to use the email address associated with their ITI membership to avoid duplicate accounts. The same goes for users who already have a free ITI Affiliate account. It is not possible to delete users. If you have added a user by mistake, please click the 'Deactivate' button for this user. Imported Participants have to confirm their email address to gain access to the system. Save the Excel file on your computer. In your 'Add Participants' dialog, click the 'Select list of participants...' button, choose the Excel file you have saved to your computer and click the 'OK' button. If you want to prevent the system from sending out email notifications informing people that they have been added to the classroom, then untick the corresponding check box. Important: Do not deactivate the notification unless all participants to be added are already active in other Classrooms on this Campus.

What is in the email that newly added participants receive?

Participants receive the following welcome email:

Dear [name of participant]

Welcome to the [name of Campus or ITI Section].

The Classroom administrator of the [name of Classroom] Classroom has added your email address to the list of participants.

Follow the steps below to access your Classroom in the ITI Academy:

1. Click on this link [link to confirmation/password setup] to confirm your email address and set your password (you can skip this step if you already have a valid ITI login)

2. Bookmark the Classroom [link to Classroom]

Alternatively, you can find your Classroom by choosing "My Academy" in your personal navigation (profile icon in the top-right corner) on www.iti.org.

You now have full access to all resources and features of the [name of Classroom] Classroom.

If you have any questions about your access, please contact the Classroom Administrator [opens Email to Classroom Administrator].

How can I add people to my Classroom?

Add people to the classroom by entering them in the existing Excel list and uploading it again. The system will not import the same users twice. If you change a user’s email address in the list and upload it again, the system will create an additional account for this user or, if the new email address is already in the system, it will add the user to the classroom again with the existing account. Please make sure to deactivate the redundant account. If participants have not responded to the email verification message, you can resend the message to all unverified users by clicking on the 'Resend Verification Emails' button. 

How can I manage classroom participants and assign Administrator/Faculty roles?

Click on 'Participants' in the navigation to display the list of current participants in your classroom. You can switch between the lists of 'Active' and 'Deactivated' participants at the top of the page. You can assign/un-assign specific roles to/from individual users by checking/unchecking the following options: 
Faculty: User will be listed under 'Faculty & Admin.' and has permission to manage the Classroom using the functions described in these FAQs
Administration: User will be listed under 'Faculty & Admin.'  and has permission to manage the Classroom using the functions described in these FAQs 
Deactivated: User is removed from the Classroom but is still displayed under “Deactivated” 
No option chosen: User is an active Participant/Student and is listed in the corresponding section  
The color code indicates the status of your users at a glance: 
Green indicates that the user has validated the account by clicking the corresponding link in the confirmation email or that the user already had a valid account prior to being assigned to the classroom. He or she is therefore able to log into the Classroom. 
Red indicates that the user account has been created by the system but the user has not yet clicked on the confirmation link in the email he or she received. The user cannot log into the Classroom. 

How do I manage my course blocks?

Click on 'Course' in the navigation. After adding a block using the  'Add block' button, enter the title (mandatory) and a description for it, e.g. its date, time and duration. Save your entries by clicking the 'Save' button in the top right corner of the page. In the 'blocks' list underneath the save button, you can change the sort order of your blocks using drag & drop or jump directly to a specific block in the administration to edit it. 
You can change the title, description or sort order of your course blocks anytime. If you want to delete a block, click the '-' icon on the right side of the title. Don't forget to save your changes by clicking the 'Save' button in the top right corner of the page.

What kind of resources can I add to the Classroom?

There are three types of resources that you can add:

  • Academy resources: E-Learning material from the ITI Academy
  • Custom resources: Your own files that you want to share with the Classroom participants
  • Weblink resources: Links to external sources, websites, file servers, etc. Recommended for, for example, large video files.

Case Cloud Cases cannot be assigned through the Classroom administration. They have to be shared with the Classroom by the author of the Case using the Case Cloud. Only members of a Classroom can share their Cases with it.

Where can I get payment confirmation for previous periods?

You can download payment confirmation for a previous period on the Settings page. Go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status, click on Show past invoices to access the Get payment confirmation link.

Can I generate a report for the assessments I carry out with the tool?

You can generate a PDF report of your case assessments at the end of the assessment process when the final case classification is displayed. Valid ITI membership is required to make use of this feature. Please log in before starting your assessment.

What are the benefits of participating in an ITI Education Weeks?

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

What is the maximum number of participants per Education Week?

The maximum capacity of each ITI Education Week varies. Please check the course description for your Education Week of choice on our website.

Are there any ITI Education Week discounts?

There is a discount of approximately 20% for ITI Fellows and Members. Most Education Weeks also offer a discount for postgraduate students who provide written confirmation of their status. Please check the course page for each ITI Education Week.

Do I have to book my own accommodation?

Yes, you will have to book your own accommodation, which is not included in the registration fee.

How do I pay the registration fee?

Registration fees must be paid by credit card at the end of the registration process.

Where do the ITI Education Weeks take place?

  • Bangkok, Thailand: Mahidol University, Faculty of Dentistry
  • Belgrade, Serbia: University of Belgrade, School of Dental Medicine
  • Bern, Switzerland: University of Bern, School of Dental Medicine
  • Boston, MA, USA: Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Hong Kong: Center of Dental Education
  • London, UK: Queen Mary University of London, Institute of Dentistry, Centre for Oral Clinical Research
  • Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne, Melbourne Dental School
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: State University of Rio de Janeiro, School of Dentistry
  • Toronto, Canada: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital/University 
     

What is a “Sort by Proximity”?

A “Sort by Proximity”  shows search results near your location based on your IP address.

What is the format of the final exam?

The final examination consists of 80 multiple choice questions to be completed in 90 minutes. Candidates need to answer at least 60% of the questions correctly in order to pass the exam and get ITI certification.

Do I have to anonymize patient data?

All diagnostic and clinical data (e.g. texts, images, videos) uploaded or submitted to our website are voluntary and any personal information relating to patients must be anonymized unless documented informed consent has previously been obtained from the patient (any recipient of health care services). You can find more information in the Terms of Use.

How can I cancel an event without informing the participants?

Search for the event you want to cancel and click on the event title.

You can cancel a published event by clicking on Cancel event. No notifications will be sent out.

If you want to inform the participants of the cancellation, first check the Send notifications box.

How can I edit published events?

Search for the event you want to edit and then open it:

  • change the general information
  • change the description
  • change the communication
  • change participants

and click on Save.

Click on Send update notifications if you want to inform the participants about the changes.  

Can I copy/paste text to my course block descriptions?

When pasting text from another application such as MS Word or from PDF files to the block description, you need to ensure that the text is stripped of all formatting information as this may cause the text to be displayed incorrectly. Formatting information can be removed by pasting the text into a plain text editor such as Windows Notepad or TextEdit on Mac. Select the whole text and choose ‘remove/clear all formatting’ before copying it into the block description. You can also use a free online tool for the same purpose (e.g. http://www.striphtml.com/). 

How and when are fellowship nominations approved?

The ITI Board of Directors decides on the  fellowship nominations received twice (Spring/Fall) a year.

What’s the registration fee for students?

Postgraduate students have a 50% discount on the regular membership fee.

Where can I download the ITI Treatment Guides?

We cannot provide electronic versions of the Treatment Guides for download. Log in to read them online in our e-library by clicking here.

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

No, you do not receive any print copies of the ITI Treatment Guide series. However, after registering as an ITI Member you benefit from a discount if you purchase the books from Quintessence. As an ITI Member, you can also access every volume of the Treatment Guide series in digital form in our e-library.

Are there any resources, presentations and tools available for ITI Speakers?

As an ITI Speaker, you have access to the Speaker Tools.

Does an age limit apply for ITI Scholarship applicants?

No, there is no age limit when it comes to applying for an ITI Scholarship.

How can I apply for an ITI Scholarship?

Please follow the link to the application portal (available here from May 31, midnight UTC until June 30, midnight UTC), log in and fill in the required information. ITI Members are requested to enter their login information (email address and password), while non-ITI Members must create a profile by entering their personal details as well as a valid email address and a password. The applicant’s email address and password are the login information, which must be used each time the applicant returns to the online application form.

What is the selection process for ITI Scholarships?

Once the application portal has closed, all submitted applications are forwarded to the ITI Leadership Development Committee for evaluation. The Committee Members evaluate the applications and then meet to discuss them and select the ITI Scholars for the coming year.

As the number of applications received is usually very high, the evaluation process takes a number of months. The Committee's decision is sent out via email to all applicants around 8 months after the application portal closes, around the end of February of the year following the application at the latest. As a matter of policy, the ITI Leadership Development Committee does not go into the reasons for its decisions.

When does the ITI Scholarship online application portal open and close?

The portal for ITI Scholarship applications opens on May 31 at midnight UTC each year until June 30, midnight UTC.

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

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

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.

What profile information is visible to other ITI Members?

ITI Members who log in can see your network profile with your profile picture, title, degree, first name, last name, city, country, membership status (type, Member since), the number of awards earned, your affiliations and functions, your professional summary and detail about the awards earned.

Where can I get my payment confirmation?

You can download your payment confirmation on the Settings page. Please go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status you will find a Get payment confirmation link.

Where can I get my ITI Study Club certificate?

You can download your Study Club certificate on the Settings page. Please go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status you will find a Get Study Club certificate button.

I am an ITI Member. Is my ITI profile public?

No, not automatically. Your network profile is only accessible to ITI Members. You need to go to your public profile settings and check the box near the top of the page to make your profile accessible to the general public. Your public address, public profile email, public profile website, public profile phone number and the CV visible on the public profile will be accessible to the public.

Where can I get my ITI membership certificate?

You can download your ITI membership certificate on the Settings page. Please go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status you will find a Get membership certificate button.

How can I edit my profile?

Go to your Settings page and modify the information as required.

How do I add an ITI Member to my Study Club?

Go to "Add Members" and click on the button to add a person.

What do the icons under each persons data mean?

The first icon shows the membership status. The second icon shows the membership mode. And the last icon shows the modifier of the membership (C = classic membership, D = digital membership, A = Affiliate).

Where can I see what type of membership a person has?

You can see this information under each persons data as an icon (D, C or A).

If I don't want to list a budget of a certain study club in the report, what do I need to do?

You can uncheck the box with "List in report" and then scroll to the end of the page and click on save.

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.

The name and address on my certificate/payment confirmation is not correct, where can I correct this?

You need to log in, go to the Settings page and amend your membership data first. Afterwards, the system automatically changes the pdf that is at the same time your membership certificate and your payment confirmation. You can download them as often as you need (back till 2016).

Can I visit an ITI congress in another country?

Yes, most ITI congresses are simultaneously translated into different languages. Please see the congress details to see the available languages.

What are my benefits as an ITI Fellow?

You are entitled to take on responsibility in ITI Sections and/or on international committees. In addition, you are invited to the Annual General Meeting and may submit motions and vote. You also get the opportunity to broaden your personal network with likeminded professionals as well as opinion leaders.

Where can I find the event details?

Click on the event title to display the event details and to be able to Request guest participation.

After registering, I could not complete the payment process. Who can help me?

Membership administration ([email protected]) will provide the necessary support.

I don’t want to renew my membership, what do I have to do?

Of course, we very much regret that you have decided to leave the ITI. You do not have to act now. After the final payment reminder, your membership lapses automatically.

Can I participate in Study Clubs in other countries, e.g. during holidays?

Yes, ITI Members can participate in any Study Club. Please notify the Study Club Director about your participation to help facilitate his planning (room, AV, catering).

What is the ITI’s connection to Straumann?

The ITI enjoys a unique relationship with Straumann, a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry. Both organizations share the goal of developing optimal treatment solutions to the benefit of patients. This partnership dates back almost 40 years and is guided by the following statements:

  1. Straumann provides funding, expertise and support to the ITI
  2. Decisions are made in the mutual interest of both parties

What does it mean if I see “email address already in use” when registering?

You already have a valid membership associated with this email address. The email address is a unique identifier for each membership. It cannot be used twice.

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.

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 often is the Section Handbook updated?

ITI Headquarters updates the Section Handbook twice a year. Changes to the ITI Articles, which are the basis for the Section Handbook, must be approved by the General Assembly during the spring meeting.

Where can I find more information on running an ITI Section ?

In Documents and Guidelines, ITI Headquarters maintains the Section Handbook, which provides detailed information on how Sections are supposed to be run. The handbook complements the ITI Articles.

How can I find an event?

The Events Search page offers an overview of all upcoming ITI events and courses. It includes Section and Study Club events as well as Education Courses.

Who can see my public profile?

If you make your public profile accessible to the public, every website visitor can see your profile.

It will show your name, your profile picture, your public address, public profile email, website and phone number, as well as your CV. You can change any and all of the information that is displayed by going to your public profile settings.

I am an ITI Academy author. Is my ITI profile public?

Yes, your profile is public because of your role as an ITI Academy author. You can change the information shown in your profile in Settings at any time.

What are Forum subscriptions?

If you subscribe to a forum in a given language, you will receive an email if a new post is uploaded to this forum. You will also see the newest forum threads from this forum on your My Community page. 

How can I add an ITI friend?

Find the person in our Directory of ITI Fellows and Members and click on + add friend. You can also go to the internal profile page of the person and click on Send friend request.

If you see Friend requested, your request is still pending. The person you requested to become your friend can accept or ignore your request. You will not be informed if your request is ignored.

If your request is accepted, you will see the person's activities in your Community Feed and you can send them messages.

How can I log out?

Click on Logout to log out.

I forgot my password. What can I do?

Do not contact us to retrieve your password. We cannot see any of our users' passwords in the system. Please request a password reset link here and follow the instructions.

How do I log in to my ITI account?

Locate the Login area. Enter your email address and password and click on the Log in button.

How can I change my registered email address?

Locate the Login area. Log in and go to the Settings page. There you can change your registered email address.

How can I leave or change my ITI Study Club?

If you want to change your ITI Study Club, the first step is to leave your current ITI Study Club. To leave your ITI Study Club, click on Leave Study Club on your My Community page.

The ITI Study Club Director of your current ITI Study Club will be informed by email that you have left the ITI Study Club.

You can now choose your new ITI Study Club here.

Where can I find the ITI Study Clubs in my Section?

To see a list of Study Clubs in your Section/Region, go to the list of ITI Study Clubs and apply the country filter.

Is there a video that will tell me more about ITI Study Clubs?

You can find the YouTube video here

Is it possible to participate in an ITI Study Club meeting as a guest?

Non-Members should go to the Events search page where they can browse a list of all "Study Club Meetings" around the world to find one in their area. To receive an email invitation to a meeting of your choice, just click on Attend as guest and fill out the information under Request guest participation.

How can I join an ITI Study Club?

Logged-in ITI Fellows and Members can join a Study Club in their area here. Non-Members should contact the Study Club Director and he or she will issue an invitation to a Study Club meeting as a guest.

How will I receive payment confirmation and my membership certificate?

For every membership payment made, the ITI website automatically sends payment confirmation and a membership certificate to the registered email address. It is also possible to download these documents from the ITI website. Go to your Settings page and then to Membership, Certificates & Billing.

How can I access my ITI partner account?

New accounts must use the "forgot Password" function here to set a password.

Where do I get the payment confirmation for my membership fee?

You need to log in, go to the Settings page, and switch to the Membership, Certificates & Billing page. Under Invoices & payment confirmations you can download all payment confirmations of all previously paid periods (back till 2016) by clicking Get payment confirmation.

Can I update my membership data?

Yes, you only need to log in and then you can change all personal data including the email address in your Settings area.

What are the professional requirements to become a Fellow?

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high level of activity in at least one of the following areas: Education, Research and/or Leadership in a professional dental organization. Please also check the Articles of the ITI.

Who qualifies for postgraduate membership?

To qualify for a postgraduate membership, the applicant must be:

  • no older than 35 years at the time of registration
  • currently enrolled in a full-time postgraduate course at a university or an educational institution offering postgraduate programs leading to a dental specialization

Only the form available here may be used to confirm your status as a postgraduate. Please download the form, fill in and upload a scanned copy as required during the registration process.

What are the benefits of an ITI membership?

There are various membership benefits. The ITI’s mission is to serve the dental profession by providing a growing global network for life-long learning in implant dentistry through comprehensive quality education and innovative research to the benefit of the patient. Members benefit from discounts or free access to this network.

I registered for membership but cannot log in to the ITI website. The system tells me my email is in use but I have no access. What can I do?

When a new registration is received, the ITI website sends out an email with an activation link. Check your inbox (as well as spam and junk folders) for this email and click on the activation link. Your account has now been activated and you can log in to the ITI website.

You can use this link once only. If you need another activation link, click Resend Verification Email

Why did I not receive the verification email?

Click Resend Verification Email. Please also check your spam/junk email folder. Make sure your firewall or virus scanner is not blocking the email. Contact your email provider. If you still cannot receive emails from the ITI Website, use a different email address to register.

I want to become an ITI Member and join a Study Club. What do I need to do?

Register for membership, go to Study Clubs and choose a Study Club in your area. Before registration, you can view upcoming Study Club events in the Events search.

What can be found under Theory & Principles?

Theory & Principles covers the two content formats Learning Module and Congress Lecture, providing the theoretical foundation for success in clinical practice.

Is there an electronic version of the Glossary of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants available?

ITI Fellows and Members can look up all the terms found in the book in the GOMI tool.

Where can I find an overview of the course program of the ITI Education Weeks?

You can find an overview here.

Where can I find treatment examples in the Academy?

Clinical Applications comprises Clinical Cases and Clinical Videos on a broad range of clinical case types and demonstrates their management in clinical practice.

How do the Assessments work?

For every Learning Module, there is a corresponding Assessment. It consists of 20 questions that are randomly picked from a bigger question pool. You will see a new set of questions every time you take an Assessment. Upon finishing the Assessment, you can review your answers one by one and compare them with the correct solution for each question. You need to answer 60% of the questions correctly to pass.

You can check your scores, review your answers and complete Assessments you have not yet finished under My Academy at any time.

When does the ITI Scholarship year start?

The ITI Scholarship year starts on September 1 of the year following application and ends on August 31 of the subsequent year. There are a couple of exceptions to this schedule and these are highlighted in the Scholarship Center description.

When and how will I find out whether I have been awarded an ITI Scholarship?

All submitted applications go to the ITI Leadership Development Committee for evaluation. This process has several stages and takes a number of months. Applicants will be informed via email whether they have been awarded an ITI Scholarship or not at the very latest by the end of March of the year following the application.

Can I improve my Assessment scores?

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

How can I start an Assessment?

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

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.

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.

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.

How can I add a Speaker?

Find the person your are looking for and click on the tile to go to the details of the person.

You can activate/deactivate the Speaker status on the Speaker Profile page.

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.

Is it possible to see an event invitation status?

There are three possible event invitation status corresponding to your settings in the event communication:

  1. Disabled: Invitation type Send nothing was selected
  2. Date displayed in green: Invitation was sent at this date
  3. Date displayed in red: Invitation date is set in the future

Where can I see the event participation status?

You can see the event participation status of each participant on the Participants page. The status is also included in the participant list download.

Possible participation status are:

  1. Accepted = the invitation was accepted.
  2. Declined = the invitation was declined.
  3. Unanswered = the invitation was delivered but the participant did not answer until now.
  4. None = the invitation was not delivered until now. For example when the send invitation date is not reached yet or the event is still in draft or cancel status.

I can't find the person, I am looking for. What can I do?

You can find a person by name, ID or email address. 

Who has access to the Guidelines & Templates area?

Access to this area is limited to specific functions within the ITI.

Where can I find the certificates of a member?

  1. Search the member and click on the member tile.
  2. Go to Certificates.
  3. Download the membership certificate or the Study Club certificate.

How can I edit draft events?

Compared to the option to edit a published event, draft events cannot be "cancelled" and you cannot send reminders for events that are not published yet either. Instead, you can publish the event and delete the draft event completely.

Who is an ITI Guest? Who is an Non-ITI Guest?

There are two types of Guests:

  • ITI Guests: ITI Members who are not member of your Section.
  • Non-ITI Guests: Users who do not have an ITI Membership. They can participate in two ITI Study Club events. After that, they need to become ITI Members in order to be able to participate in another event.

Who is in the Scope of an event?

All permanent members of the selected user group(s). New Members and Fellows in the system will be added to the participant scope dynamically.

Please note: Scopes will not be changeable after the event publication.

Can I upload a list of participants for an event?

To make the guest invitation easier you can upload a list with the title, first name, last name, email address and country of the guest. The system automatically allocates the new participants to the correct participant group based on the email address. Existing users in the system receive an event invitation email. Not existing users in the system first receive an email with the information that their contact data was stored.

Who can be a Guest Speaker?

ITI Members or users who do not have an ITI Membership. They will be displayed in the event invitations and on the events page after the event is published.

What is the invitation type of an event and how can I change it?

There are three invitation types for events:

  1. Send nothing: The event is published in the event calendar without any notification and without an accept/decline
  2. Send notification only: All participants receive an email notification without an accept/decline option
  3. Send invitation: All participants receive an email invitation and can accept/decline

The event invitation type can not be changed anymore after the event was published.

Where can I see an overview of the status of all events?

There are three different workflow status of events:

  1. Published: List of all upcoming events
  2. Draft: List of created events that have not been published yet
  3. Cancelled: List of events that were published but have been cancelled

If you want to see past events in a category, click on Show past events.

How can I create an event?

Click on + Create event. Enter the event name and select the event type. Click on Create event.

To publish your event take the steps listed:

  1. Set a date
  2. Enter your venue
  3. Select scopes
  4. Update communication settings

Where can I see my open tasks?

You can see your open tasks on your My Messages & Tasks page.

What is a task?

A task refers to steps that still need to be completed for which you receive a system-generated reminder.

Where can I see my leadership group(s)?

You can see your leadership group(s) on your My Leadership page.

Where can people see my author profile information?

As an ITI Academy author you have a public profile, on which author information as well as a statement on financial relationships and conflict of interests are displayed.

What happens if I unsubscribe from News subscriptions?

You can opt out of receiving promotional or marketing communications from us at any time by using the unsubscribe link in the email communications we send, or adjusting the preferences in your account settings (restriction of processing).

If you have an account for our services, we may still send you non-promotional transactional communications, like service or membership-related emails.

What counts as an action?

Actions can be page views, internal site searches, downloads or outlinks.

Is there a basic ITI account and what can I do with it?

With an Affiliate account you can already use a wide variety of content and tools, like Assessments, the Consensus Database, etc. Plus, you have permanent access to all the content you have purchased, including free periodic updates to your Learning Modules that reflect the current state of research and scientific evidence.

I need a new password but cannot receive emails because I also changed my email address. I cannot open my old email account. What can I do?

Ask your Section Administrator or Study Club Director to contact us. If they can prove that you are an ITI Member and known to them, we will change your email address and send a password reset link to your new email.

Alternatively you can also send us your last membership certificate or payment confirmation.

I receive emails from the ITI website very irregularly. What's wrong?

If you only receive our newsletters and invitations on an irregular basis, your email provider is most likely temporarily blocking our emails. We send our emails over a management system with an excellent global reputation to avoid such problems as far as possible.

Today most emails are auto-scanned for possible spam content. For example, simple keywords like "tobacco" can trigger the classification of the sending domain as a spam domain and block it for a limited time. In such cases, you will receive emails from the ITI but sometimes they are blocked.

Unfortunately we can not track our emails after they are sent out to your provider's domain. We advise you to contact your provider for more information.

I do not receive any emails from the ITI website. What's wrong?

Please check the following points:

  1. Are your email settings in your personal profile up to date? Please check if the email address in your account is up to date and is spelled correctly.
  2. Did you receive ITI emails lately? If not, please change your email address in your profile settings. Some domain providers are blacklisted. Our provider blocks emails to these providers to protect us from spam replies or malware. Contact your internet service provider to solve this.
  3. Are ITI emails in your spam folder?
  4. Is your local computer blocking the emails due to strict firewall/virus scan settings or other safety measures. Please check your security settings or contact your local IT service.
  5. Did you accidentally unsubscribe from a newsletter you received from ITI.ORG, using the link at the bottom of a newsletter? If you wish to join the mailing list again, contact ITI Headquarters: [email protected].

Which browsers are supported?

To maximize compatibility across platforms and devices the ITI website is fully HTML5-based. Due to the sophisticated technology used and to avoid technical difficulties you are required to use one of the following browsers when accessing the ITI website:

  • Safari
  • Chrome
  • Firefox

Can I use the ITI website on all devices?

The ITI website works on all devices (PCs, tablets, smartphones) capable of running a fully HMTL5-compatible browser. The platform is designed to adapt to different screen sizes and resolutions. Please note that certain limitations may apply to devices with small screens (e.g. smartphones).

Can I use the ITI website offline?

You must be connected to the Internet to use the ITI website. Offline access is not possible.

What counts as a visit?

If a visitor comes to iti.org for the first time or if they visit a page more than 30 minutes after their last page view, this will be recorded as a new visit.

What is the bounce rate?

This is the percentage of visits that only had a single page view. This means that the visitor left the website directly from the entrance page.

What is Avg. time (s)?

The average duration of a visit in seconds.

What are actions per visit?

These are the average number of actions (page views, site searches, downloads or outlinks) that were performed during each visit.

How many ITI Study Clubs are there around the world?

Since their introduction in 2010, well over 650 ITI Study Clubs have been established around the world. 

How much does it cost to participate in an ITI Study Club?

ITI Members participate free of charge while non-ITI Members can attend up to two meetings as guests. Guests are then invited to sign up for ITI membership in order to continue attending ITI Study Club meetings and also benefit from a variety of additional ITI membership benefits.

How often do ITI Study Clubs meet?

Each ITI Study Club offers three to four meetings per year and the groups remain small. This allows for interactive discussion of aspects of treatment planning, procedures, handling of complications and aspects of practice management and practice building. The ITI Study Clubs are a great place to tap the collective knowledge and opinion of the members in a trusted environment and informal atmosphere.

What are ITI Study Clubs?

ITI Study Clubs represent a local channel of communication that allows for the dissemination of the latest developments in implant dentistry as well as discussion of clinical questions and an exchange of expertise in the local language of each country. ITI Study Clubs also provide a valuable networking opportunity.

What are medals and how can I get them?

Medals are awarded for roles and functions in the ITI Academy and the ITI. They remain hidden until you receive them.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

What is My Academy?

My Academy is your personal ITI Academy media library. You can add items by bookmarking or purchasing them.

What is an ITI friend?

An ITI friend is someone who has given you access to information about his or her activities on the ITI website. In order to be on someone's friend list, you first need to send a friend request.

What is the Community Feed?

The Community Feed provides an overview of the activities of your ITI friends.

Are there any suggested events?

You can find suggested events on your My Events page. These are events near your location (based on your IP).

Where can I see my upcoming events?

Go to your My Events page to see your upcoming events.

How can my university apply for an ITI University Campus?

Applying universities fill out an evaluation form that is then going through the Chair of the ITI Education Committee and the local ITI Leadership Team. Upon approval, the university signs a Licence and Usage Agreement and designates at least one local Campus Administrator that will be onboarded by ITI HQ.

For more information, contact us.

What are the main features of University Campuses?

Campuses can contain any number of Classrooms. These are set up to reflect individual course structures represented by a sequence of activities and are aimed at individual learner groups.

  • Classroom administrators manage activities, classroom resources (ITI Academy content, custom content, shared Case Cloud cases, weblinks), and the student cohorts. 
  • There's a discussion forum in every Classroom. 
  • Faculty and administration can track Classroom statistics.

What are University Campuses?

University Campuses are closed/private Learning Management Systems (LMS) that are independently administered by the affiliate university.

The learning environment and ITI Academy content is provided at no cost to universities and their students participating in full time undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

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.

Where can I edit the Study Club name, description and default venue?

Go to the Settings page of the Study Club. There you can change the <<name>>, <<description>> and <<default venue>>. The default venue is the default location for the Study Club events. Do not forget to Save your changes.

What should I write in my letter of intent and how long should it be?

The letter of intent is a letter from you to the ITI Leadership Development Committee that summarizes the reasons why you believe you should receive an ITI Scholarship and how you would benefit from the experience in the long term. This includes your professional intentions for the future and whether they include teaching in any form. The letter of intent should be no longer than 2 pages. Please upload the letter of intent on the application portal as a single PDF. For more details please click here.

Who can start a new thread or add a comment to an existing thread?

Every ITI Fellow and Member can start a new thread or post a comment in an existing thread.

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.

Can I do the entire Foundation level online?

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

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

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

What kind of information is available in the My ITI Overview?

You can find information about the Free Item of the Month, your messages and your tasks. You will also find the Community Feed, all your Upcoming Events and the Active Forum Threads, along with your Classrooms and your Recently Accessed Learning Content.

What is the impact of the “Additional Complexity and Risk” section of the assessment?

Although the modifier values used to determine the additional complexity and risk do not have a direct impact on the basic normative case classification, some of them can have a considerable influence on the overall demands and risks of a case. If the system indicates that there is an elevated risk based on the combined additional modifier values you have entered, you need to factor this into the overall interpretation of the assessment result.

Is it possible to carry out combined Surgical/Prosthodontic assessments?

The SAC framework as established in the 2009 Quintessence publication looks at surgical and prosthodontic case assessments separately. It is not currently possible to make combined assessments.

What happens to the case information I submit for assessment?

None of the data you enter in our system to classify your cases is permanently stored if you make a standalone case assessment. If you use the SAC Assessment Tool as part of the Case Cloud, the system will automatically add the information you provide to your case documentation.

What is meant by “normative” classification?

No classification can adequately address cases or outcomes that deviate significantly from the norm. In this context, "normative" relates to the classification that conforms to the norm, or standard, for a given clinical situation in implant dentistry and thus to the most likely classification of a case based on contextual assumptions (e.g. patients' medical conditions are not compromised or are appropriately addressed, the clinician and the implant team are adequately skilled, recommended protocols are followed etc.)

What is the SAC Classification?

SAC stands for S(traightforward), A(dvanced) and C(omplex). The SAC framework was developed by the ITI to help practitioners assess the risks and complexity of clinical cases by providing normative classification guidelines based on scientific high-level evidence.

How can I suggest additional terms and definitions to be included in a future update of the GOMI?

Any feedback regarding the GOMI and potential corrections or additions should be sent directly to the publisher. You can contact Quintessence Publishing via their website.

If I disagree with definitions I find in this database, who do I report them to?

If you think that GOMI definitions are inaccurate or outdated, you can contact Quintessence Publishing via their website.

Is the GOMI available in languages other than English?

The ITI provides the GOMI database in English only. Print and electronic versions of the GOMI are also available in German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese and can be ordered from Quintessence Publishing, depending on availability.

Where can I obtain a copy of the GOMI book?

The print version of the GOMI is no longer available for purchase and is out of print. An electronic version of the book is still available. Visit the Quintessence Publishing website for more information and to inquire about potential future availability of the printed version.

Can I request that material be added to this database?

If you think that something useful is missing from this database and you would like to see it added, get in touch with us. We are constantly working to improve this collection of Speaker materials and any support to make it better is appreciated.

Can I submit my own material for addition to this image database?

If you have interesting materials to share, please send them to us. When doing so, you need to assert that you own the full rights to this material and that it does not infringe on the rights of potential third parties. We will evaluate your content after receiving it. All contributions are welcome but there is no guarantee that your material will be included.

How can I use the images & tables provided?

You can use the materials provided here in any Speaker activity you carry out for the ITI. If you use the files in another context or for another purpose, clearly indicate their source. If you want to use images or tables in this repository for any print publication issued by a third-party publisher, you need to obtain explicit written consent from the ITI to do so. Such inquiries should be sent to ITI Headquarters.

Who has access to the images & tables in the tools area?

All ITI Fellows, Speakers and Study Club Directors have access to this area. We would like to encourage you to take advantage of the materials provided here and let others know that it is available to them.

What happens when I delete a case?

When you delete a case, you will erase all records of the case.  The case will be permanently removed from our system and become irretrievable.

Who has access to my Case Cloud data?

Only you have access to the data unless you share the case with someone else. Before making your case data available to others, make sure that you have obtained your patient’s permission to do so. In some countries (for example in the European Union) explicit patient consent is required before any data can be shared.

What happens if I share one of my cases with another user?

When you share a case with another user, the user is granted read permission to your case. This means that they can access your case through their personal Case Cloud in the area “Cases shared with me”. You can discontinue their access at any time by removing them from the list of users with whom you share your case.

Are the Case Cloud data safe in your system?

We regularly update and patch our systems to ensure their compliance with current security standards. The data you enter/upload are stored on our own servers and can only be accessed through tunneled sessions via your user account. If you do not forward your account details to others, your data are safe with us.

What happens to the information I upload to the Case Cloud?

The data (text and images) that you provide are stored in your Case Cloud case. The data are transmitted via a secure connection and remain protected, which means only you have access unless you share the case with someone else or change the access permission settings.

Who owns the rights to a Case I document in the Case Cloud?

The ownership of the data will always remain with you (on behalf of the patient who is the data origin).  The ITI will never claim any rights or ownership pertaining to this data. We only host the data for you.

What do I need to make sure of before uploading any patient data to the Case Cloud?

While we protect your data against unauthorized access by others, you must make sure that you have obtained permission from your patient to enter it on our systems. Depending on local legal regulations (for example, in the European Union), you may need explicit written consent from your patient before you can share their data on a third party system. The ITI does not assume any responsibility for the data you upload to your Case Cloud.

Can I join more than one ITI Study Club?

As a Member or Fellow of the ITI you are free to choose which Study Club you wish to join. However, you can only be a member of one Study Club at a time. You may also attend any other Study Club as a guest.

I have a problem with credit card payment. My credit card has been refused by your payment partner Saferpay. Can you fix this?

Our payment partner Saferpay does not provide details about why a specific credit card was rejected. In many cases (e.g. temporary outages or your bank information could not be retrieved) the solution is simply to try again.

If the card payment continues to fail, please check with your bank to see if there is an issue with the card being used for international payments via the internet.

Because of security Problems, most banks have implemented very strict credit card restrictions in recent years.

Another reason could be that the “valid to” date of the credit card has almost been reached, in which case our partner Saferpay rejects the credit card.

Is there an alternative to payment by credit card?

Yes, we offer alternative payment methods such as bank transfer. Here are our bank details:

CHF account

  • Bank: Credit Suisse AG, Aeschenvorstadt, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account holder: ITI International Team for Implantology, Peter Merian-Strasse 88, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account/IBAN number: CH34 0483 5091 2807 5100 0
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A
  • Payment reference: *** name, first name ***

EUR account

  • Bank: Credit Suisse AG, Aeschenvorstadt, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account holder: ITI International Team for Implantology, Peter Merian-Strasse 88, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account/IBAN number: CH97 0483 5091 2807 5200 0
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A
  • Payment reference: *** name, first name ***

USD account

  • Bank: Credit Suisse AG, Aeschenvorstadt, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account holder: ITI International Team for Implantology, Peter Merian-Strasse 88, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account/IBAN number: CH70 0483 5091 2807 5200 1
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A
  • Payment reference: *** name, first name ***

You will get a payment receipt as soon as we receive the payment. For more payment options or other finance-related questions, please contact our finance department

Can I become an ITI Member without being a Straumann user?

Yes, the ITI's two fundamental principles are scientific independence and non-profit-oriented thinking. At the heart of the ITI lie science and concern for the welfare of patients. This is not directly associated with any products. 

Do I need to be an ITI Member to apply for an ITI Scholarship?

No, ITI Scholarships are also open to non-members.

Do I need to become an ITI Member prior to applying for a research grant?

No, ITI research grants are also open to non-members.

How can I narrow down the events displayed?

To narrow down the events displayed, you can specify a category or a country. Based on the country selection you can specify a state/province.

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.

FAQ | People | Author Profiles

FAQ | People | Author Profiles

How can I become a Fellow?

You need to be nominated by an ITI Fellow with at least 4 years of seniority. Your nomination has to be supported by 2 other ITI Fellows. The Section Leadership Team also has to consent to your nomination. Please also check the Articles of the ITI. If you are interested in becoming an ITI Fellow please get in touch with your local section leadership. If you are from a region, please contact ITI Headquarters. 

What documents are required for fellowship nomination?

A current CV including information about education and positions as well as lectures given (if applicable), published articles in the field of  implant dentistry (if  applicable) and/or mentoring activities in the past 5 years. 

How can I become a Senior Fellow?

In order to become a Senior Fellow you need to be nominated by your Section Leadership Team. It is also possible for ITI Members or Fellows to propose individuals to their Section Leadership Team. If the nominee is from an ROW country, the nominator should get in touch with ITI Headquarters.

Do ITI Members get a discount on ITI Treatment Guides?

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, the ITI offers Fellows and Members a discount on all ITI Treatment Guides when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

I am an ITI Member. Do I have to pay full price for print copies of the ITI Treatment Guide series?

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, we offer our Fellows and Members a discount on all ITI Treatment Guide volumes when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

How do I get print copies 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 discount on all ITI Treatment Guide volumes when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page to get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

How can I purchase Academy items?

Items can be purchased using Academy Coins if there are enough left in your account. An option to buy content directly using your credit card will be available soon. On the detail page of the learning item, click on + Purchase item

Can I earn Academy Coins through badges?

Every badge comes with a few Academy Coins that you can use to purchase ITI Academy content.

How can I obtain ITI Academy awards?

You can obtain ITI Academy awards in many ways, for example by improving your Assessment results, by documenting and classifying your cases in your Case Cloud, or by rating learning content that you have purchased. Click on the different icons under 'My Awards' in your personal navigation to find out what they are awarded for.

What are badges and how can I get them?

You can earn badges by fulfilling different user tasks like e.g. adding Learning Pathways to My Academy or by documenting your cases using the Case Cloud. Most badges are awarded in three tiers (bronze, silver and gold) and they also add Academy Coins to your account.

Is the ITI Academy content for free?

All ITI Academy e-learning content, publications and tools can be accessed for free by all ITI Members. A few contents and tools can be used for free even by non-ITI Members, e.g. Assessments and the Consensus Database.

Where can I find the comprehensive collection of all the proceedings of past ITI Consensus Conferences?

The full texts of the latest ITI Consensus Conferences can be accessed in the Academy area of the iti.org website in the subsection Publications. To access individual statements and clinical recommendations of ITI Consensus Conferences from 2013 until today, go to the ITI Academy's Consensus Database.

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

Check that your membership is valid at this point and that you are using an updated browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox recommended).

How do I set up my course structure?

Click on 'Course' in the navigation of your Classroom administration. 'Blocks' will represent the events, modules, days, etc. that your course curriculum consists of. You can add as many blocks as you want by clicking the 'Add block' button. You can then assign Academy- or Custom resources to your blocks. 

I changed someone's data but the changes haven't been saved. What do I need to do?

If you change a person's data, save the changes using the button on the right-hand side of the page.

Where can I get technical support for my Campus/Classroom?

Please check these FAQs  first. If you cannot find the relevant information, send an email to [email protected]. Please include all the relevant information in your support request, like which Campus/Classroom the request is about, detailed description of the problem (when and in which context did it occur?), information about the internet browser type and version you are using, screenshots or error reports, the file(s) you tried to upload, etc.
Most issues occur with systems that are not compliant with our system requirements. We recommend using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Can I pay my fees in installments?

No, the fee amount has to be paid in full at the time of registration.

How do I get a subscription to Forum Implantologicum?

As of 2021, Forum Implantologicum is published exclusively in digital format.

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

 

How do I become a Campus or Classroom Administrator?

Campus Administrator: This role can only be assigned by ITI Headquarters. Campus Admins have full administrative access to the Campus and all its Classrooms. Main tasks: Adding/managing Classrooms, assigning Classroom Admins, providing support to Classroom Admins and Faculty. 
Classroom Administrator: This role is assigned by the Campus Admin or an already existing Classroom Admin in the relevant classroom. 

What user roles exist in a Classroom and what are their permissions?

There are three user roles in a Classroom that are characterized by different objectives and permissions: Classroom Administrator, Classroom Faculty and Classroom Participant.

  • Classroom Administrators have full access to all administrative features of their Classroom and provide general technical support. They are assigned to the Classroom by the Campus Administrator or an already existing Classroom Admin in the relevant classroom. They have full access to all ITI Academy e-learning content. Their main tasks are: Managing the Classroom Participants and their roles, managing the course structure and resources, managing the forum, tracking Classroom usage statistics and assessment performance. The Classroom Administrator role is optional if Faculty can cover its tasks.
  • Faculty is mainly an educational role. They have full access to all ITI Academy e-learning content to prepare the course and to all the administrative features of their Classroom. Faculty is assigned to the Classroom by the Classroom Administrator and defines the course structure and the learning material to be used. They can also manage the forum and track Classroom access, usage statistics and assessment performance.
  • Classroom Participants have no administrative privileges in the Classrooms. They are assigned to the Classroom by the Classroom Administrator, have viewing access to all Classroom resources, can download custom resources, can start threads and post on the Classroom forum. They can also share their Case Cloud Cases with the Classroom.

How can I add people to my Classroom?

To add people to your Classroom, click on 'Participants' in the navigation and then on the 'Import People' button. If you are importing people into this Classroom for the first time, download the Excel template by clicking the 'Download template' button. Open the template, read the instructions and enter all the necessary information. You can also add people later. All the fields are mandatory. If a row contains an empty field, the user will not be imported. The information in the 'Country*' column must match one of the countries exactly as it is listed in the template. Email addresses must be valid.
When adding users who are ITI Members, make sure to use the email address associated with their ITI membership to avoid duplicate accounts. The same goes for users who already have a free ITI Affiliate account. It is not possible to delete users. If you have added a user by mistake, please click the 'Deactivate' button for this user. Imported Participants have to confirm their email address to gain access to the system. Save the Excel file on your computer. In your 'Add Participants' dialog, click the 'Select list of participants...' button, choose the Excel file you have saved to your computer and click the 'OK' button. If you want to prevent the system from sending out email notifications informing people that they have been added to the classroom, then untick the corresponding check box. Important: Do not deactivate the notification unless all participants to be added are already active in other Classrooms on this Campus.

What is in the email that newly added participants receive?

Participants receive the following welcome email:

Dear [name of participant]

Welcome to the [name of Campus or ITI Section].

The Classroom administrator of the [name of Classroom] Classroom has added your email address to the list of participants.

Follow the steps below to access your Classroom in the ITI Academy:

1. Click on this link [link to confirmation/password setup] to confirm your email address and set your password (you can skip this step if you already have a valid ITI login)

2. Bookmark the Classroom [link to Classroom]

Alternatively, you can find your Classroom by choosing "My Academy" in your personal navigation (profile icon in the top-right corner) on www.iti.org.

You now have full access to all resources and features of the [name of Classroom] Classroom.

If you have any questions about your access, please contact the Classroom Administrator [opens Email to Classroom Administrator].

How can I add people to my Classroom?

Add people to the classroom by entering them in the existing Excel list and uploading it again. The system will not import the same users twice. If you change a user’s email address in the list and upload it again, the system will create an additional account for this user or, if the new email address is already in the system, it will add the user to the classroom again with the existing account. Please make sure to deactivate the redundant account. If participants have not responded to the email verification message, you can resend the message to all unverified users by clicking on the 'Resend Verification Emails' button. 

How can I manage classroom participants and assign Administrator/Faculty roles?

Click on 'Participants' in the navigation to display the list of current participants in your classroom. You can switch between the lists of 'Active' and 'Deactivated' participants at the top of the page. You can assign/un-assign specific roles to/from individual users by checking/unchecking the following options: 
Faculty: User will be listed under 'Faculty & Admin.' and has permission to manage the Classroom using the functions described in these FAQs
Administration: User will be listed under 'Faculty & Admin.'  and has permission to manage the Classroom using the functions described in these FAQs 
Deactivated: User is removed from the Classroom but is still displayed under “Deactivated” 
No option chosen: User is an active Participant/Student and is listed in the corresponding section  
The color code indicates the status of your users at a glance: 
Green indicates that the user has validated the account by clicking the corresponding link in the confirmation email or that the user already had a valid account prior to being assigned to the classroom. He or she is therefore able to log into the Classroom. 
Red indicates that the user account has been created by the system but the user has not yet clicked on the confirmation link in the email he or she received. The user cannot log into the Classroom. 

How do I manage my course blocks?

Click on 'Course' in the navigation. After adding a block using the  'Add block' button, enter the title (mandatory) and a description for it, e.g. its date, time and duration. Save your entries by clicking the 'Save' button in the top right corner of the page. In the 'blocks' list underneath the save button, you can change the sort order of your blocks using drag & drop or jump directly to a specific block in the administration to edit it. 
You can change the title, description or sort order of your course blocks anytime. If you want to delete a block, click the '-' icon on the right side of the title. Don't forget to save your changes by clicking the 'Save' button in the top right corner of the page.

What kind of resources can I add to the Classroom?

There are three types of resources that you can add:

  • Academy resources: E-Learning material from the ITI Academy
  • Custom resources: Your own files that you want to share with the Classroom participants
  • Weblink resources: Links to external sources, websites, file servers, etc. Recommended for, for example, large video files.

Case Cloud Cases cannot be assigned through the Classroom administration. They have to be shared with the Classroom by the author of the Case using the Case Cloud. Only members of a Classroom can share their Cases with it.

Where can I get payment confirmation for previous periods?

You can download payment confirmation for a previous period on the Settings page. Go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status, click on Show past invoices to access the Get payment confirmation link.

Can I generate a report for the assessments I carry out with the tool?

You can generate a PDF report of your case assessments at the end of the assessment process when the final case classification is displayed. Valid ITI membership is required to make use of this feature. Please log in before starting your assessment.

What are the benefits of participating in an ITI Education Weeks?

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

What is the maximum number of participants per Education Week?

The maximum capacity of each ITI Education Week varies. Please check the course description for your Education Week of choice on our website.

Are there any ITI Education Week discounts?

There is a discount of approximately 20% for ITI Fellows and Members. Most Education Weeks also offer a discount for postgraduate students who provide written confirmation of their status. Please check the course page for each ITI Education Week.

Do I have to book my own accommodation?

Yes, you will have to book your own accommodation, which is not included in the registration fee.

How do I pay the registration fee?

Registration fees must be paid by credit card at the end of the registration process.

Where do the ITI Education Weeks take place?

  • Bangkok, Thailand: Mahidol University, Faculty of Dentistry
  • Belgrade, Serbia: University of Belgrade, School of Dental Medicine
  • Bern, Switzerland: University of Bern, School of Dental Medicine
  • Boston, MA, USA: Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Hong Kong: Center of Dental Education
  • London, UK: Queen Mary University of London, Institute of Dentistry, Centre for Oral Clinical Research
  • Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne, Melbourne Dental School
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: State University of Rio de Janeiro, School of Dentistry
  • Toronto, Canada: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital/University 
     

What is a “Sort by Proximity”?

A “Sort by Proximity”  shows search results near your location based on your IP address.

What is the format of the final exam?

The final examination consists of 80 multiple choice questions to be completed in 90 minutes. Candidates need to answer at least 60% of the questions correctly in order to pass the exam and get ITI certification.

Do I have to anonymize patient data?

All diagnostic and clinical data (e.g. texts, images, videos) uploaded or submitted to our website are voluntary and any personal information relating to patients must be anonymized unless documented informed consent has previously been obtained from the patient (any recipient of health care services). You can find more information in the Terms of Use.

How can I cancel an event without informing the participants?

Search for the event you want to cancel and click on the event title.

You can cancel a published event by clicking on Cancel event. No notifications will be sent out.

If you want to inform the participants of the cancellation, first check the Send notifications box.

How can I edit published events?

Search for the event you want to edit and then open it:

  • change the general information
  • change the description
  • change the communication
  • change participants

and click on Save.

Click on Send update notifications if you want to inform the participants about the changes.  

Can I copy/paste text to my course block descriptions?

When pasting text from another application such as MS Word or from PDF files to the block description, you need to ensure that the text is stripped of all formatting information as this may cause the text to be displayed incorrectly. Formatting information can be removed by pasting the text into a plain text editor such as Windows Notepad or TextEdit on Mac. Select the whole text and choose ‘remove/clear all formatting’ before copying it into the block description. You can also use a free online tool for the same purpose (e.g. http://www.striphtml.com/). 

How and when are fellowship nominations approved?

The ITI Board of Directors decides on the  fellowship nominations received twice (Spring/Fall) a year.

What’s the registration fee for students?

Postgraduate students have a 50% discount on the regular membership fee.

Where can I download the ITI Treatment Guides?

We cannot provide electronic versions of the Treatment Guides for download. Log in to read them online in our e-library by clicking here.

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

No, you do not receive any print copies of the ITI Treatment Guide series. However, after registering as an ITI Member you benefit from a discount if you purchase the books from Quintessence. As an ITI Member, you can also access every volume of the Treatment Guide series in digital form in our e-library.

Are there any resources, presentations and tools available for ITI Speakers?

As an ITI Speaker, you have access to the Speaker Tools.

Does an age limit apply for ITI Scholarship applicants?

No, there is no age limit when it comes to applying for an ITI Scholarship.

How can I apply for an ITI Scholarship?

Please follow the link to the application portal (available here from May 31, midnight UTC until June 30, midnight UTC), log in and fill in the required information. ITI Members are requested to enter their login information (email address and password), while non-ITI Members must create a profile by entering their personal details as well as a valid email address and a password. The applicant’s email address and password are the login information, which must be used each time the applicant returns to the online application form.

What is the selection process for ITI Scholarships?

Once the application portal has closed, all submitted applications are forwarded to the ITI Leadership Development Committee for evaluation. The Committee Members evaluate the applications and then meet to discuss them and select the ITI Scholars for the coming year.

As the number of applications received is usually very high, the evaluation process takes a number of months. The Committee's decision is sent out via email to all applicants around 8 months after the application portal closes, around the end of February of the year following the application at the latest. As a matter of policy, the ITI Leadership Development Committee does not go into the reasons for its decisions.

When does the ITI Scholarship online application portal open and close?

The portal for ITI Scholarship applications opens on May 31 at midnight UTC each year until June 30, midnight UTC.

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

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

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.

What profile information is visible to other ITI Members?

ITI Members who log in can see your network profile with your profile picture, title, degree, first name, last name, city, country, membership status (type, Member since), the number of awards earned, your affiliations and functions, your professional summary and detail about the awards earned.

Where can I get my payment confirmation?

You can download your payment confirmation on the Settings page. Please go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status you will find a Get payment confirmation link.

Where can I get my ITI Study Club certificate?

You can download your Study Club certificate on the Settings page. Please go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status you will find a Get Study Club certificate button.

I am an ITI Member. Is my ITI profile public?

No, not automatically. Your network profile is only accessible to ITI Members. You need to go to your public profile settings and check the box near the top of the page to make your profile accessible to the general public. Your public address, public profile email, public profile website, public profile phone number and the CV visible on the public profile will be accessible to the public.

Where can I get my ITI membership certificate?

You can download your ITI membership certificate on the Settings page. Please go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status you will find a Get membership certificate button.

How can I edit my profile?

Go to your Settings page and modify the information as required.

How do I add an ITI Member to my Study Club?

Go to "Add Members" and click on the button to add a person.

What do the icons under each persons data mean?

The first icon shows the membership status. The second icon shows the membership mode. And the last icon shows the modifier of the membership (C = classic membership, D = digital membership, A = Affiliate).

Where can I see what type of membership a person has?

You can see this information under each persons data as an icon (D, C or A).

If I don't want to list a budget of a certain study club in the report, what do I need to do?

You can uncheck the box with "List in report" and then scroll to the end of the page and click on save.

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.

The name and address on my certificate/payment confirmation is not correct, where can I correct this?

You need to log in, go to the Settings page and amend your membership data first. Afterwards, the system automatically changes the pdf that is at the same time your membership certificate and your payment confirmation. You can download them as often as you need (back till 2016).

Can I visit an ITI congress in another country?

Yes, most ITI congresses are simultaneously translated into different languages. Please see the congress details to see the available languages.

What are my benefits as an ITI Fellow?

You are entitled to take on responsibility in ITI Sections and/or on international committees. In addition, you are invited to the Annual General Meeting and may submit motions and vote. You also get the opportunity to broaden your personal network with likeminded professionals as well as opinion leaders.

Where can I find the event details?

Click on the event title to display the event details and to be able to Request guest participation.

After registering, I could not complete the payment process. Who can help me?

Membership administration ([email protected]) will provide the necessary support.

I don’t want to renew my membership, what do I have to do?

Of course, we very much regret that you have decided to leave the ITI. You do not have to act now. After the final payment reminder, your membership lapses automatically.

Can I participate in Study Clubs in other countries, e.g. during holidays?

Yes, ITI Members can participate in any Study Club. Please notify the Study Club Director about your participation to help facilitate his planning (room, AV, catering).

What is the ITI’s connection to Straumann?

The ITI enjoys a unique relationship with Straumann, a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry. Both organizations share the goal of developing optimal treatment solutions to the benefit of patients. This partnership dates back almost 40 years and is guided by the following statements:

  1. Straumann provides funding, expertise and support to the ITI
  2. Decisions are made in the mutual interest of both parties

What does it mean if I see “email address already in use” when registering?

You already have a valid membership associated with this email address. The email address is a unique identifier for each membership. It cannot be used twice.

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.

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 often is the Section Handbook updated?

ITI Headquarters updates the Section Handbook twice a year. Changes to the ITI Articles, which are the basis for the Section Handbook, must be approved by the General Assembly during the spring meeting.

Where can I find more information on running an ITI Section ?

In Documents and Guidelines, ITI Headquarters maintains the Section Handbook, which provides detailed information on how Sections are supposed to be run. The handbook complements the ITI Articles.

How can I find an event?

The Events Search page offers an overview of all upcoming ITI events and courses. It includes Section and Study Club events as well as Education Courses.

Who can see my public profile?

If you make your public profile accessible to the public, every website visitor can see your profile.

It will show your name, your profile picture, your public address, public profile email, website and phone number, as well as your CV. You can change any and all of the information that is displayed by going to your public profile settings.

I am an ITI Academy author. Is my ITI profile public?

Yes, your profile is public because of your role as an ITI Academy author. You can change the information shown in your profile in Settings at any time.

What are Forum subscriptions?

If you subscribe to a forum in a given language, you will receive an email if a new post is uploaded to this forum. You will also see the newest forum threads from this forum on your My Community page. 

How can I add an ITI friend?

Find the person in our Directory of ITI Fellows and Members and click on + add friend. You can also go to the internal profile page of the person and click on Send friend request.

If you see Friend requested, your request is still pending. The person you requested to become your friend can accept or ignore your request. You will not be informed if your request is ignored.

If your request is accepted, you will see the person's activities in your Community Feed and you can send them messages.

How can I log out?

Click on Logout to log out.

I forgot my password. What can I do?

Do not contact us to retrieve your password. We cannot see any of our users' passwords in the system. Please request a password reset link here and follow the instructions.

How do I log in to my ITI account?

Locate the Login area. Enter your email address and password and click on the Log in button.

How can I change my registered email address?

Locate the Login area. Log in and go to the Settings page. There you can change your registered email address.

How can I leave or change my ITI Study Club?

If you want to change your ITI Study Club, the first step is to leave your current ITI Study Club. To leave your ITI Study Club, click on Leave Study Club on your My Community page.

The ITI Study Club Director of your current ITI Study Club will be informed by email that you have left the ITI Study Club.

You can now choose your new ITI Study Club here.

Where can I find the ITI Study Clubs in my Section?

To see a list of Study Clubs in your Section/Region, go to the list of ITI Study Clubs and apply the country filter.

Is there a video that will tell me more about ITI Study Clubs?

You can find the YouTube video here

Is it possible to participate in an ITI Study Club meeting as a guest?

Non-Members should go to the Events search page where they can browse a list of all "Study Club Meetings" around the world to find one in their area. To receive an email invitation to a meeting of your choice, just click on Attend as guest and fill out the information under Request guest participation.

How can I join an ITI Study Club?

Logged-in ITI Fellows and Members can join a Study Club in their area here. Non-Members should contact the Study Club Director and he or she will issue an invitation to a Study Club meeting as a guest.

How will I receive payment confirmation and my membership certificate?

For every membership payment made, the ITI website automatically sends payment confirmation and a membership certificate to the registered email address. It is also possible to download these documents from the ITI website. Go to your Settings page and then to Membership, Certificates & Billing.

How can I access my ITI partner account?

New accounts must use the "forgot Password" function here to set a password.

Where do I get the payment confirmation for my membership fee?

You need to log in, go to the Settings page, and switch to the Membership, Certificates & Billing page. Under Invoices & payment confirmations you can download all payment confirmations of all previously paid periods (back till 2016) by clicking Get payment confirmation.

Can I update my membership data?

Yes, you only need to log in and then you can change all personal data including the email address in your Settings area.

What are the professional requirements to become a Fellow?

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high level of activity in at least one of the following areas: Education, Research and/or Leadership in a professional dental organization. Please also check the Articles of the ITI.

Who qualifies for postgraduate membership?

To qualify for a postgraduate membership, the applicant must be:

  • no older than 35 years at the time of registration
  • currently enrolled in a full-time postgraduate course at a university or an educational institution offering postgraduate programs leading to a dental specialization

Only the form available here may be used to confirm your status as a postgraduate. Please download the form, fill in and upload a scanned copy as required during the registration process.

What are the benefits of an ITI membership?

There are various membership benefits. The ITI’s mission is to serve the dental profession by providing a growing global network for life-long learning in implant dentistry through comprehensive quality education and innovative research to the benefit of the patient. Members benefit from discounts or free access to this network.

I registered for membership but cannot log in to the ITI website. The system tells me my email is in use but I have no access. What can I do?

When a new registration is received, the ITI website sends out an email with an activation link. Check your inbox (as well as spam and junk folders) for this email and click on the activation link. Your account has now been activated and you can log in to the ITI website.

You can use this link once only. If you need another activation link, click Resend Verification Email

Why did I not receive the verification email?

Click Resend Verification Email. Please also check your spam/junk email folder. Make sure your firewall or virus scanner is not blocking the email. Contact your email provider. If you still cannot receive emails from the ITI Website, use a different email address to register.

I want to become an ITI Member and join a Study Club. What do I need to do?

Register for membership, go to Study Clubs and choose a Study Club in your area. Before registration, you can view upcoming Study Club events in the Events search.

What can be found under Theory & Principles?

Theory & Principles covers the two content formats Learning Module and Congress Lecture, providing the theoretical foundation for success in clinical practice.

Is there an electronic version of the Glossary of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants available?

ITI Fellows and Members can look up all the terms found in the book in the GOMI tool.

Where can I find an overview of the course program of the ITI Education Weeks?

You can find an overview here.

Where can I find treatment examples in the Academy?

Clinical Applications comprises Clinical Cases and Clinical Videos on a broad range of clinical case types and demonstrates their management in clinical practice.

How do the Assessments work?

For every Learning Module, there is a corresponding Assessment. It consists of 20 questions that are randomly picked from a bigger question pool. You will see a new set of questions every time you take an Assessment. Upon finishing the Assessment, you can review your answers one by one and compare them with the correct solution for each question. You need to answer 60% of the questions correctly to pass.

You can check your scores, review your answers and complete Assessments you have not yet finished under My Academy at any time.

When does the ITI Scholarship year start?

The ITI Scholarship year starts on September 1 of the year following application and ends on August 31 of the subsequent year. There are a couple of exceptions to this schedule and these are highlighted in the Scholarship Center description.

When and how will I find out whether I have been awarded an ITI Scholarship?

All submitted applications go to the ITI Leadership Development Committee for evaluation. This process has several stages and takes a number of months. Applicants will be informed via email whether they have been awarded an ITI Scholarship or not at the very latest by the end of March of the year following the application.

Can I improve my Assessment scores?

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

How can I start an Assessment?

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

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.

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.

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.

How can I add a Speaker?

Find the person your are looking for and click on the tile to go to the details of the person.

You can activate/deactivate the Speaker status on the Speaker Profile page.

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.

Is it possible to see an event invitation status?

There are three possible event invitation status corresponding to your settings in the event communication:

  1. Disabled: Invitation type Send nothing was selected
  2. Date displayed in green: Invitation was sent at this date
  3. Date displayed in red: Invitation date is set in the future

Where can I see the event participation status?

You can see the event participation status of each participant on the Participants page. The status is also included in the participant list download.

Possible participation status are:

  1. Accepted = the invitation was accepted.
  2. Declined = the invitation was declined.
  3. Unanswered = the invitation was delivered but the participant did not answer until now.
  4. None = the invitation was not delivered until now. For example when the send invitation date is not reached yet or the event is still in draft or cancel status.

I can't find the person, I am looking for. What can I do?

You can find a person by name, ID or email address. 

Who has access to the Guidelines & Templates area?

Access to this area is limited to specific functions within the ITI.

Where can I find the certificates of a member?

  1. Search the member and click on the member tile.
  2. Go to Certificates.
  3. Download the membership certificate or the Study Club certificate.

How can I edit draft events?

Compared to the option to edit a published event, draft events cannot be "cancelled" and you cannot send reminders for events that are not published yet either. Instead, you can publish the event and delete the draft event completely.

Who is an ITI Guest? Who is an Non-ITI Guest?

There are two types of Guests:

  • ITI Guests: ITI Members who are not member of your Section.
  • Non-ITI Guests: Users who do not have an ITI Membership. They can participate in two ITI Study Club events. After that, they need to become ITI Members in order to be able to participate in another event.

Who is in the Scope of an event?

All permanent members of the selected user group(s). New Members and Fellows in the system will be added to the participant scope dynamically.

Please note: Scopes will not be changeable after the event publication.

Can I upload a list of participants for an event?

To make the guest invitation easier you can upload a list with the title, first name, last name, email address and country of the guest. The system automatically allocates the new participants to the correct participant group based on the email address. Existing users in the system receive an event invitation email. Not existing users in the system first receive an email with the information that their contact data was stored.

Who can be a Guest Speaker?

ITI Members or users who do not have an ITI Membership. They will be displayed in the event invitations and on the events page after the event is published.

What is the invitation type of an event and how can I change it?

There are three invitation types for events:

  1. Send nothing: The event is published in the event calendar without any notification and without an accept/decline
  2. Send notification only: All participants receive an email notification without an accept/decline option
  3. Send invitation: All participants receive an email invitation and can accept/decline

The event invitation type can not be changed anymore after the event was published.

Where can I see an overview of the status of all events?

There are three different workflow status of events:

  1. Published: List of all upcoming events
  2. Draft: List of created events that have not been published yet
  3. Cancelled: List of events that were published but have been cancelled

If you want to see past events in a category, click on Show past events.

How can I create an event?

Click on + Create event. Enter the event name and select the event type. Click on Create event.

To publish your event take the steps listed:

  1. Set a date
  2. Enter your venue
  3. Select scopes
  4. Update communication settings

Where can I see my open tasks?

You can see your open tasks on your My Messages & Tasks page.

What is a task?

A task refers to steps that still need to be completed for which you receive a system-generated reminder.

Where can I see my leadership group(s)?

You can see your leadership group(s) on your My Leadership page.

Where can people see my author profile information?

As an ITI Academy author you have a public profile, on which author information as well as a statement on financial relationships and conflict of interests are displayed.

What happens if I unsubscribe from News subscriptions?

You can opt out of receiving promotional or marketing communications from us at any time by using the unsubscribe link in the email communications we send, or adjusting the preferences in your account settings (restriction of processing).

If you have an account for our services, we may still send you non-promotional transactional communications, like service or membership-related emails.

What counts as an action?

Actions can be page views, internal site searches, downloads or outlinks.

Is there a basic ITI account and what can I do with it?

With an Affiliate account you can already use a wide variety of content and tools, like Assessments, the Consensus Database, etc. Plus, you have permanent access to all the content you have purchased, including free periodic updates to your Learning Modules that reflect the current state of research and scientific evidence.

I need a new password but cannot receive emails because I also changed my email address. I cannot open my old email account. What can I do?

Ask your Section Administrator or Study Club Director to contact us. If they can prove that you are an ITI Member and known to them, we will change your email address and send a password reset link to your new email.

Alternatively you can also send us your last membership certificate or payment confirmation.

I receive emails from the ITI website very irregularly. What's wrong?

If you only receive our newsletters and invitations on an irregular basis, your email provider is most likely temporarily blocking our emails. We send our emails over a management system with an excellent global reputation to avoid such problems as far as possible.

Today most emails are auto-scanned for possible spam content. For example, simple keywords like "tobacco" can trigger the classification of the sending domain as a spam domain and block it for a limited time. In such cases, you will receive emails from the ITI but sometimes they are blocked.

Unfortunately we can not track our emails after they are sent out to your provider's domain. We advise you to contact your provider for more information.

I do not receive any emails from the ITI website. What's wrong?

Please check the following points:

  1. Are your email settings in your personal profile up to date? Please check if the email address in your account is up to date and is spelled correctly.
  2. Did you receive ITI emails lately? If not, please change your email address in your profile settings. Some domain providers are blacklisted. Our provider blocks emails to these providers to protect us from spam replies or malware. Contact your internet service provider to solve this.
  3. Are ITI emails in your spam folder?
  4. Is your local computer blocking the emails due to strict firewall/virus scan settings or other safety measures. Please check your security settings or contact your local IT service.
  5. Did you accidentally unsubscribe from a newsletter you received from ITI.ORG, using the link at the bottom of a newsletter? If you wish to join the mailing list again, contact ITI Headquarters: [email protected].

Which browsers are supported?

To maximize compatibility across platforms and devices the ITI website is fully HTML5-based. Due to the sophisticated technology used and to avoid technical difficulties you are required to use one of the following browsers when accessing the ITI website:

  • Safari
  • Chrome
  • Firefox

Can I use the ITI website on all devices?

The ITI website works on all devices (PCs, tablets, smartphones) capable of running a fully HMTL5-compatible browser. The platform is designed to adapt to different screen sizes and resolutions. Please note that certain limitations may apply to devices with small screens (e.g. smartphones).

Can I use the ITI website offline?

You must be connected to the Internet to use the ITI website. Offline access is not possible.

What counts as a visit?

If a visitor comes to iti.org for the first time or if they visit a page more than 30 minutes after their last page view, this will be recorded as a new visit.

What is the bounce rate?

This is the percentage of visits that only had a single page view. This means that the visitor left the website directly from the entrance page.

What is Avg. time (s)?

The average duration of a visit in seconds.

What are actions per visit?

These are the average number of actions (page views, site searches, downloads or outlinks) that were performed during each visit.

How many ITI Study Clubs are there around the world?

Since their introduction in 2010, well over 650 ITI Study Clubs have been established around the world. 

How much does it cost to participate in an ITI Study Club?

ITI Members participate free of charge while non-ITI Members can attend up to two meetings as guests. Guests are then invited to sign up for ITI membership in order to continue attending ITI Study Club meetings and also benefit from a variety of additional ITI membership benefits.

How often do ITI Study Clubs meet?

Each ITI Study Club offers three to four meetings per year and the groups remain small. This allows for interactive discussion of aspects of treatment planning, procedures, handling of complications and aspects of practice management and practice building. The ITI Study Clubs are a great place to tap the collective knowledge and opinion of the members in a trusted environment and informal atmosphere.

What are ITI Study Clubs?

ITI Study Clubs represent a local channel of communication that allows for the dissemination of the latest developments in implant dentistry as well as discussion of clinical questions and an exchange of expertise in the local language of each country. ITI Study Clubs also provide a valuable networking opportunity.

What are medals and how can I get them?

Medals are awarded for roles and functions in the ITI Academy and the ITI. They remain hidden until you receive them.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

What is My Academy?

My Academy is your personal ITI Academy media library. You can add items by bookmarking or purchasing them.

What is an ITI friend?

An ITI friend is someone who has given you access to information about his or her activities on the ITI website. In order to be on someone's friend list, you first need to send a friend request.

What is the Community Feed?

The Community Feed provides an overview of the activities of your ITI friends.

Are there any suggested events?

You can find suggested events on your My Events page. These are events near your location (based on your IP).

Where can I see my upcoming events?

Go to your My Events page to see your upcoming events.

How can my university apply for an ITI University Campus?

Applying universities fill out an evaluation form that is then going through the Chair of the ITI Education Committee and the local ITI Leadership Team. Upon approval, the university signs a Licence and Usage Agreement and designates at least one local Campus Administrator that will be onboarded by ITI HQ.

For more information, contact us.

What are the main features of University Campuses?

Campuses can contain any number of Classrooms. These are set up to reflect individual course structures represented by a sequence of activities and are aimed at individual learner groups.

  • Classroom administrators manage activities, classroom resources (ITI Academy content, custom content, shared Case Cloud cases, weblinks), and the student cohorts. 
  • There's a discussion forum in every Classroom. 
  • Faculty and administration can track Classroom statistics.

What are University Campuses?

University Campuses are closed/private Learning Management Systems (LMS) that are independently administered by the affiliate university.

The learning environment and ITI Academy content is provided at no cost to universities and their students participating in full time undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

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.

Where can I edit the Study Club name, description and default venue?

Go to the Settings page of the Study Club. There you can change the <<name>>, <<description>> and <<default venue>>. The default venue is the default location for the Study Club events. Do not forget to Save your changes.

What should I write in my letter of intent and how long should it be?

The letter of intent is a letter from you to the ITI Leadership Development Committee that summarizes the reasons why you believe you should receive an ITI Scholarship and how you would benefit from the experience in the long term. This includes your professional intentions for the future and whether they include teaching in any form. The letter of intent should be no longer than 2 pages. Please upload the letter of intent on the application portal as a single PDF. For more details please click here.

Who can start a new thread or add a comment to an existing thread?

Every ITI Fellow and Member can start a new thread or post a comment in an existing thread.

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.

Can I do the entire Foundation level online?

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

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

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

What kind of information is available in the My ITI Overview?

You can find information about the Free Item of the Month, your messages and your tasks. You will also find the Community Feed, all your Upcoming Events and the Active Forum Threads, along with your Classrooms and your Recently Accessed Learning Content.

What is the impact of the “Additional Complexity and Risk” section of the assessment?

Although the modifier values used to determine the additional complexity and risk do not have a direct impact on the basic normative case classification, some of them can have a considerable influence on the overall demands and risks of a case. If the system indicates that there is an elevated risk based on the combined additional modifier values you have entered, you need to factor this into the overall interpretation of the assessment result.

Is it possible to carry out combined Surgical/Prosthodontic assessments?

The SAC framework as established in the 2009 Quintessence publication looks at surgical and prosthodontic case assessments separately. It is not currently possible to make combined assessments.

What happens to the case information I submit for assessment?

None of the data you enter in our system to classify your cases is permanently stored if you make a standalone case assessment. If you use the SAC Assessment Tool as part of the Case Cloud, the system will automatically add the information you provide to your case documentation.

What is meant by “normative” classification?

No classification can adequately address cases or outcomes that deviate significantly from the norm. In this context, "normative" relates to the classification that conforms to the norm, or standard, for a given clinical situation in implant dentistry and thus to the most likely classification of a case based on contextual assumptions (e.g. patients' medical conditions are not compromised or are appropriately addressed, the clinician and the implant team are adequately skilled, recommended protocols are followed etc.)

What is the SAC Classification?

SAC stands for S(traightforward), A(dvanced) and C(omplex). The SAC framework was developed by the ITI to help practitioners assess the risks and complexity of clinical cases by providing normative classification guidelines based on scientific high-level evidence.

How can I suggest additional terms and definitions to be included in a future update of the GOMI?

Any feedback regarding the GOMI and potential corrections or additions should be sent directly to the publisher. You can contact Quintessence Publishing via their website.

If I disagree with definitions I find in this database, who do I report them to?

If you think that GOMI definitions are inaccurate or outdated, you can contact Quintessence Publishing via their website.

Is the GOMI available in languages other than English?

The ITI provides the GOMI database in English only. Print and electronic versions of the GOMI are also available in German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese and can be ordered from Quintessence Publishing, depending on availability.

Where can I obtain a copy of the GOMI book?

The print version of the GOMI is no longer available for purchase and is out of print. An electronic version of the book is still available. Visit the Quintessence Publishing website for more information and to inquire about potential future availability of the printed version.

Can I request that material be added to this database?

If you think that something useful is missing from this database and you would like to see it added, get in touch with us. We are constantly working to improve this collection of Speaker materials and any support to make it better is appreciated.

Can I submit my own material for addition to this image database?

If you have interesting materials to share, please send them to us. When doing so, you need to assert that you own the full rights to this material and that it does not infringe on the rights of potential third parties. We will evaluate your content after receiving it. All contributions are welcome but there is no guarantee that your material will be included.

How can I use the images & tables provided?

You can use the materials provided here in any Speaker activity you carry out for the ITI. If you use the files in another context or for another purpose, clearly indicate their source. If you want to use images or tables in this repository for any print publication issued by a third-party publisher, you need to obtain explicit written consent from the ITI to do so. Such inquiries should be sent to ITI Headquarters.

Who has access to the images & tables in the tools area?

All ITI Fellows, Speakers and Study Club Directors have access to this area. We would like to encourage you to take advantage of the materials provided here and let others know that it is available to them.

What happens when I delete a case?

When you delete a case, you will erase all records of the case.  The case will be permanently removed from our system and become irretrievable.

Who has access to my Case Cloud data?

Only you have access to the data unless you share the case with someone else. Before making your case data available to others, make sure that you have obtained your patient’s permission to do so. In some countries (for example in the European Union) explicit patient consent is required before any data can be shared.

What happens if I share one of my cases with another user?

When you share a case with another user, the user is granted read permission to your case. This means that they can access your case through their personal Case Cloud in the area “Cases shared with me”. You can discontinue their access at any time by removing them from the list of users with whom you share your case.

Are the Case Cloud data safe in your system?

We regularly update and patch our systems to ensure their compliance with current security standards. The data you enter/upload are stored on our own servers and can only be accessed through tunneled sessions via your user account. If you do not forward your account details to others, your data are safe with us.

What happens to the information I upload to the Case Cloud?

The data (text and images) that you provide are stored in your Case Cloud case. The data are transmitted via a secure connection and remain protected, which means only you have access unless you share the case with someone else or change the access permission settings.

Who owns the rights to a Case I document in the Case Cloud?

The ownership of the data will always remain with you (on behalf of the patient who is the data origin).  The ITI will never claim any rights or ownership pertaining to this data. We only host the data for you.

What do I need to make sure of before uploading any patient data to the Case Cloud?

While we protect your data against unauthorized access by others, you must make sure that you have obtained permission from your patient to enter it on our systems. Depending on local legal regulations (for example, in the European Union), you may need explicit written consent from your patient before you can share their data on a third party system. The ITI does not assume any responsibility for the data you upload to your Case Cloud.

Can I join more than one ITI Study Club?

As a Member or Fellow of the ITI you are free to choose which Study Club you wish to join. However, you can only be a member of one Study Club at a time. You may also attend any other Study Club as a guest.

I have a problem with credit card payment. My credit card has been refused by your payment partner Saferpay. Can you fix this?

Our payment partner Saferpay does not provide details about why a specific credit card was rejected. In many cases (e.g. temporary outages or your bank information could not be retrieved) the solution is simply to try again.

If the card payment continues to fail, please check with your bank to see if there is an issue with the card being used for international payments via the internet.

Because of security Problems, most banks have implemented very strict credit card restrictions in recent years.

Another reason could be that the “valid to” date of the credit card has almost been reached, in which case our partner Saferpay rejects the credit card.

Is there an alternative to payment by credit card?

Yes, we offer alternative payment methods such as bank transfer. Here are our bank details:

CHF account

  • Bank: Credit Suisse AG, Aeschenvorstadt, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account holder: ITI International Team for Implantology, Peter Merian-Strasse 88, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account/IBAN number: CH34 0483 5091 2807 5100 0
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A
  • Payment reference: *** name, first name ***

EUR account

  • Bank: Credit Suisse AG, Aeschenvorstadt, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account holder: ITI International Team for Implantology, Peter Merian-Strasse 88, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account/IBAN number: CH97 0483 5091 2807 5200 0
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A
  • Payment reference: *** name, first name ***

USD account

  • Bank: Credit Suisse AG, Aeschenvorstadt, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account holder: ITI International Team for Implantology, Peter Merian-Strasse 88, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account/IBAN number: CH70 0483 5091 2807 5200 1
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A
  • Payment reference: *** name, first name ***

You will get a payment receipt as soon as we receive the payment. For more payment options or other finance-related questions, please contact our finance department

Can I become an ITI Member without being a Straumann user?

Yes, the ITI's two fundamental principles are scientific independence and non-profit-oriented thinking. At the heart of the ITI lie science and concern for the welfare of patients. This is not directly associated with any products. 

Do I need to be an ITI Member to apply for an ITI Scholarship?

No, ITI Scholarships are also open to non-members.

Do I need to become an ITI Member prior to applying for a research grant?

No, ITI research grants are also open to non-members.

How can I narrow down the events displayed?

To narrow down the events displayed, you can specify a category or a country. Based on the country selection you can specify a state/province.

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.

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How can I become a Fellow?

You need to be nominated by an ITI Fellow with at least 4 years of seniority. Your nomination has to be supported by 2 other ITI Fellows. The Section Leadership Team also has to consent to your nomination. Please also check the Articles of the ITI. If you are interested in becoming an ITI Fellow please get in touch with your local section leadership. If you are from a region, please contact ITI Headquarters. 

What documents are required for fellowship nomination?

A current CV including information about education and positions as well as lectures given (if applicable), published articles in the field of  implant dentistry (if  applicable) and/or mentoring activities in the past 5 years. 

How can I become a Senior Fellow?

In order to become a Senior Fellow you need to be nominated by your Section Leadership Team. It is also possible for ITI Members or Fellows to propose individuals to their Section Leadership Team. If the nominee is from an ROW country, the nominator should get in touch with ITI Headquarters.

Do ITI Members get a discount on ITI Treatment Guides?

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, the ITI offers Fellows and Members a discount on all ITI Treatment Guides when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

I am an ITI Member. Do I have to pay full price for print copies of the ITI Treatment Guide series?

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, we offer our Fellows and Members a discount on all ITI Treatment Guide volumes when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

How do I get print copies 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 discount on all ITI Treatment Guide volumes when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page to get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

How can I purchase Academy items?

Items can be purchased using Academy Coins if there are enough left in your account. An option to buy content directly using your credit card will be available soon. On the detail page of the learning item, click on + Purchase item

Can I earn Academy Coins through badges?

Every badge comes with a few Academy Coins that you can use to purchase ITI Academy content.

How can I obtain ITI Academy awards?

You can obtain ITI Academy awards in many ways, for example by improving your Assessment results, by documenting and classifying your cases in your Case Cloud, or by rating learning content that you have purchased. Click on the different icons under 'My Awards' in your personal navigation to find out what they are awarded for.

What are badges and how can I get them?

You can earn badges by fulfilling different user tasks like e.g. adding Learning Pathways to My Academy or by documenting your cases using the Case Cloud. Most badges are awarded in three tiers (bronze, silver and gold) and they also add Academy Coins to your account.

Is the ITI Academy content for free?

All ITI Academy e-learning content, publications and tools can be accessed for free by all ITI Members. A few contents and tools can be used for free even by non-ITI Members, e.g. Assessments and the Consensus Database.

Where can I find the comprehensive collection of all the proceedings of past ITI Consensus Conferences?

The full texts of the latest ITI Consensus Conferences can be accessed in the Academy area of the iti.org website in the subsection Publications. To access individual statements and clinical recommendations of ITI Consensus Conferences from 2013 until today, go to the ITI Academy's Consensus Database.

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

Check that your membership is valid at this point and that you are using an updated browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox recommended).

How do I set up my course structure?

Click on 'Course' in the navigation of your Classroom administration. 'Blocks' will represent the events, modules, days, etc. that your course curriculum consists of. You can add as many blocks as you want by clicking the 'Add block' button. You can then assign Academy- or Custom resources to your blocks. 

I changed someone's data but the changes haven't been saved. What do I need to do?

If you change a person's data, save the changes using the button on the right-hand side of the page.

Where can I get technical support for my Campus/Classroom?

Please check these FAQs  first. If you cannot find the relevant information, send an email to [email protected]. Please include all the relevant information in your support request, like which Campus/Classroom the request is about, detailed description of the problem (when and in which context did it occur?), information about the internet browser type and version you are using, screenshots or error reports, the file(s) you tried to upload, etc.
Most issues occur with systems that are not compliant with our system requirements. We recommend using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Can I pay my fees in installments?

No, the fee amount has to be paid in full at the time of registration.

How do I get a subscription to Forum Implantologicum?

As of 2021, Forum Implantologicum is published exclusively in digital format.

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

 

How do I become a Campus or Classroom Administrator?

Campus Administrator: This role can only be assigned by ITI Headquarters. Campus Admins have full administrative access to the Campus and all its Classrooms. Main tasks: Adding/managing Classrooms, assigning Classroom Admins, providing support to Classroom Admins and Faculty. 
Classroom Administrator: This role is assigned by the Campus Admin or an already existing Classroom Admin in the relevant classroom. 

What user roles exist in a Classroom and what are their permissions?

There are three user roles in a Classroom that are characterized by different objectives and permissions: Classroom Administrator, Classroom Faculty and Classroom Participant.

  • Classroom Administrators have full access to all administrative features of their Classroom and provide general technical support. They are assigned to the Classroom by the Campus Administrator or an already existing Classroom Admin in the relevant classroom. They have full access to all ITI Academy e-learning content. Their main tasks are: Managing the Classroom Participants and their roles, managing the course structure and resources, managing the forum, tracking Classroom usage statistics and assessment performance. The Classroom Administrator role is optional if Faculty can cover its tasks.
  • Faculty is mainly an educational role. They have full access to all ITI Academy e-learning content to prepare the course and to all the administrative features of their Classroom. Faculty is assigned to the Classroom by the Classroom Administrator and defines the course structure and the learning material to be used. They can also manage the forum and track Classroom access, usage statistics and assessment performance.
  • Classroom Participants have no administrative privileges in the Classrooms. They are assigned to the Classroom by the Classroom Administrator, have viewing access to all Classroom resources, can download custom resources, can start threads and post on the Classroom forum. They can also share their Case Cloud Cases with the Classroom.

How can I add people to my Classroom?

To add people to your Classroom, click on 'Participants' in the navigation and then on the 'Import People' button. If you are importing people into this Classroom for the first time, download the Excel template by clicking the 'Download template' button. Open the template, read the instructions and enter all the necessary information. You can also add people later. All the fields are mandatory. If a row contains an empty field, the user will not be imported. The information in the 'Country*' column must match one of the countries exactly as it is listed in the template. Email addresses must be valid.
When adding users who are ITI Members, make sure to use the email address associated with their ITI membership to avoid duplicate accounts. The same goes for users who already have a free ITI Affiliate account. It is not possible to delete users. If you have added a user by mistake, please click the 'Deactivate' button for this user. Imported Participants have to confirm their email address to gain access to the system. Save the Excel file on your computer. In your 'Add Participants' dialog, click the 'Select list of participants...' button, choose the Excel file you have saved to your computer and click the 'OK' button. If you want to prevent the system from sending out email notifications informing people that they have been added to the classroom, then untick the corresponding check box. Important: Do not deactivate the notification unless all participants to be added are already active in other Classrooms on this Campus.

What is in the email that newly added participants receive?

Participants receive the following welcome email:

Dear [name of participant]

Welcome to the [name of Campus or ITI Section].

The Classroom administrator of the [name of Classroom] Classroom has added your email address to the list of participants.

Follow the steps below to access your Classroom in the ITI Academy:

1. Click on this link [link to confirmation/password setup] to confirm your email address and set your password (you can skip this step if you already have a valid ITI login)

2. Bookmark the Classroom [link to Classroom]

Alternatively, you can find your Classroom by choosing "My Academy" in your personal navigation (profile icon in the top-right corner) on www.iti.org.

You now have full access to all resources and features of the [name of Classroom] Classroom.

If you have any questions about your access, please contact the Classroom Administrator [opens Email to Classroom Administrator].

How can I add people to my Classroom?

Add people to the classroom by entering them in the existing Excel list and uploading it again. The system will not import the same users twice. If you change a user’s email address in the list and upload it again, the system will create an additional account for this user or, if the new email address is already in the system, it will add the user to the classroom again with the existing account. Please make sure to deactivate the redundant account. If participants have not responded to the email verification message, you can resend the message to all unverified users by clicking on the 'Resend Verification Emails' button. 

How can I manage classroom participants and assign Administrator/Faculty roles?

Click on 'Participants' in the navigation to display the list of current participants in your classroom. You can switch between the lists of 'Active' and 'Deactivated' participants at the top of the page. You can assign/un-assign specific roles to/from individual users by checking/unchecking the following options: 
Faculty: User will be listed under 'Faculty & Admin.' and has permission to manage the Classroom using the functions described in these FAQs
Administration: User will be listed under 'Faculty & Admin.'  and has permission to manage the Classroom using the functions described in these FAQs 
Deactivated: User is removed from the Classroom but is still displayed under “Deactivated” 
No option chosen: User is an active Participant/Student and is listed in the corresponding section  
The color code indicates the status of your users at a glance: 
Green indicates that the user has validated the account by clicking the corresponding link in the confirmation email or that the user already had a valid account prior to being assigned to the classroom. He or she is therefore able to log into the Classroom. 
Red indicates that the user account has been created by the system but the user has not yet clicked on the confirmation link in the email he or she received. The user cannot log into the Classroom. 

How do I manage my course blocks?

Click on 'Course' in the navigation. After adding a block using the  'Add block' button, enter the title (mandatory) and a description for it, e.g. its date, time and duration. Save your entries by clicking the 'Save' button in the top right corner of the page. In the 'blocks' list underneath the save button, you can change the sort order of your blocks using drag & drop or jump directly to a specific block in the administration to edit it. 
You can change the title, description or sort order of your course blocks anytime. If you want to delete a block, click the '-' icon on the right side of the title. Don't forget to save your changes by clicking the 'Save' button in the top right corner of the page.

What kind of resources can I add to the Classroom?

There are three types of resources that you can add:

  • Academy resources: E-Learning material from the ITI Academy
  • Custom resources: Your own files that you want to share with the Classroom participants
  • Weblink resources: Links to external sources, websites, file servers, etc. Recommended for, for example, large video files.

Case Cloud Cases cannot be assigned through the Classroom administration. They have to be shared with the Classroom by the author of the Case using the Case Cloud. Only members of a Classroom can share their Cases with it.

Where can I get payment confirmation for previous periods?

You can download payment confirmation for a previous period on the Settings page. Go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status, click on Show past invoices to access the Get payment confirmation link.

Can I generate a report for the assessments I carry out with the tool?

You can generate a PDF report of your case assessments at the end of the assessment process when the final case classification is displayed. Valid ITI membership is required to make use of this feature. Please log in before starting your assessment.

What are the benefits of participating in an ITI Education Weeks?

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

What is the maximum number of participants per Education Week?

The maximum capacity of each ITI Education Week varies. Please check the course description for your Education Week of choice on our website.

Are there any ITI Education Week discounts?

There is a discount of approximately 20% for ITI Fellows and Members. Most Education Weeks also offer a discount for postgraduate students who provide written confirmation of their status. Please check the course page for each ITI Education Week.

Do I have to book my own accommodation?

Yes, you will have to book your own accommodation, which is not included in the registration fee.

How do I pay the registration fee?

Registration fees must be paid by credit card at the end of the registration process.

Where do the ITI Education Weeks take place?

  • Bangkok, Thailand: Mahidol University, Faculty of Dentistry
  • Belgrade, Serbia: University of Belgrade, School of Dental Medicine
  • Bern, Switzerland: University of Bern, School of Dental Medicine
  • Boston, MA, USA: Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Hong Kong: Center of Dental Education
  • London, UK: Queen Mary University of London, Institute of Dentistry, Centre for Oral Clinical Research
  • Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne, Melbourne Dental School
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: State University of Rio de Janeiro, School of Dentistry
  • Toronto, Canada: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital/University 
     

What is a “Sort by Proximity”?

A “Sort by Proximity”  shows search results near your location based on your IP address.

What is the format of the final exam?

The final examination consists of 80 multiple choice questions to be completed in 90 minutes. Candidates need to answer at least 60% of the questions correctly in order to pass the exam and get ITI certification.

Do I have to anonymize patient data?

All diagnostic and clinical data (e.g. texts, images, videos) uploaded or submitted to our website are voluntary and any personal information relating to patients must be anonymized unless documented informed consent has previously been obtained from the patient (any recipient of health care services). You can find more information in the Terms of Use.

How can I cancel an event without informing the participants?

Search for the event you want to cancel and click on the event title.

You can cancel a published event by clicking on Cancel event. No notifications will be sent out.

If you want to inform the participants of the cancellation, first check the Send notifications box.

How can I edit published events?

Search for the event you want to edit and then open it:

  • change the general information
  • change the description
  • change the communication
  • change participants

and click on Save.

Click on Send update notifications if you want to inform the participants about the changes.  

Can I copy/paste text to my course block descriptions?

When pasting text from another application such as MS Word or from PDF files to the block description, you need to ensure that the text is stripped of all formatting information as this may cause the text to be displayed incorrectly. Formatting information can be removed by pasting the text into a plain text editor such as Windows Notepad or TextEdit on Mac. Select the whole text and choose ‘remove/clear all formatting’ before copying it into the block description. You can also use a free online tool for the same purpose (e.g. http://www.striphtml.com/). 

How and when are fellowship nominations approved?

The ITI Board of Directors decides on the  fellowship nominations received twice (Spring/Fall) a year.

What’s the registration fee for students?

Postgraduate students have a 50% discount on the regular membership fee.

Where can I download the ITI Treatment Guides?

We cannot provide electronic versions of the Treatment Guides for download. Log in to read them online in our e-library by clicking here.

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

No, you do not receive any print copies of the ITI Treatment Guide series. However, after registering as an ITI Member you benefit from a discount if you purchase the books from Quintessence. As an ITI Member, you can also access every volume of the Treatment Guide series in digital form in our e-library.

Are there any resources, presentations and tools available for ITI Speakers?

As an ITI Speaker, you have access to the Speaker Tools.

Does an age limit apply for ITI Scholarship applicants?

No, there is no age limit when it comes to applying for an ITI Scholarship.

How can I apply for an ITI Scholarship?

Please follow the link to the application portal (available here from May 31, midnight UTC until June 30, midnight UTC), log in and fill in the required information. ITI Members are requested to enter their login information (email address and password), while non-ITI Members must create a profile by entering their personal details as well as a valid email address and a password. The applicant’s email address and password are the login information, which must be used each time the applicant returns to the online application form.

What is the selection process for ITI Scholarships?

Once the application portal has closed, all submitted applications are forwarded to the ITI Leadership Development Committee for evaluation. The Committee Members evaluate the applications and then meet to discuss them and select the ITI Scholars for the coming year.

As the number of applications received is usually very high, the evaluation process takes a number of months. The Committee's decision is sent out via email to all applicants around 8 months after the application portal closes, around the end of February of the year following the application at the latest. As a matter of policy, the ITI Leadership Development Committee does not go into the reasons for its decisions.

When does the ITI Scholarship online application portal open and close?

The portal for ITI Scholarship applications opens on May 31 at midnight UTC each year until June 30, midnight UTC.

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

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

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.

What profile information is visible to other ITI Members?

ITI Members who log in can see your network profile with your profile picture, title, degree, first name, last name, city, country, membership status (type, Member since), the number of awards earned, your affiliations and functions, your professional summary and detail about the awards earned.

Where can I get my payment confirmation?

You can download your payment confirmation on the Settings page. Please go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status you will find a Get payment confirmation link.

Where can I get my ITI Study Club certificate?

You can download your Study Club certificate on the Settings page. Please go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status you will find a Get Study Club certificate button.

I am an ITI Member. Is my ITI profile public?

No, not automatically. Your network profile is only accessible to ITI Members. You need to go to your public profile settings and check the box near the top of the page to make your profile accessible to the general public. Your public address, public profile email, public profile website, public profile phone number and the CV visible on the public profile will be accessible to the public.

Where can I get my ITI membership certificate?

You can download your ITI membership certificate on the Settings page. Please go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status you will find a Get membership certificate button.

How can I edit my profile?

Go to your Settings page and modify the information as required.

How do I add an ITI Member to my Study Club?

Go to "Add Members" and click on the button to add a person.

What do the icons under each persons data mean?

The first icon shows the membership status. The second icon shows the membership mode. And the last icon shows the modifier of the membership (C = classic membership, D = digital membership, A = Affiliate).

Where can I see what type of membership a person has?

You can see this information under each persons data as an icon (D, C or A).

If I don't want to list a budget of a certain study club in the report, what do I need to do?

You can uncheck the box with "List in report" and then scroll to the end of the page and click on save.

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.

The name and address on my certificate/payment confirmation is not correct, where can I correct this?

You need to log in, go to the Settings page and amend your membership data first. Afterwards, the system automatically changes the pdf that is at the same time your membership certificate and your payment confirmation. You can download them as often as you need (back till 2016).

Can I visit an ITI congress in another country?

Yes, most ITI congresses are simultaneously translated into different languages. Please see the congress details to see the available languages.

What are my benefits as an ITI Fellow?

You are entitled to take on responsibility in ITI Sections and/or on international committees. In addition, you are invited to the Annual General Meeting and may submit motions and vote. You also get the opportunity to broaden your personal network with likeminded professionals as well as opinion leaders.

Where can I find the event details?

Click on the event title to display the event details and to be able to Request guest participation.

After registering, I could not complete the payment process. Who can help me?

Membership administration ([email protected]) will provide the necessary support.

I don’t want to renew my membership, what do I have to do?

Of course, we very much regret that you have decided to leave the ITI. You do not have to act now. After the final payment reminder, your membership lapses automatically.

Can I participate in Study Clubs in other countries, e.g. during holidays?

Yes, ITI Members can participate in any Study Club. Please notify the Study Club Director about your participation to help facilitate his planning (room, AV, catering).

What is the ITI’s connection to Straumann?

The ITI enjoys a unique relationship with Straumann, a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry. Both organizations share the goal of developing optimal treatment solutions to the benefit of patients. This partnership dates back almost 40 years and is guided by the following statements:

  1. Straumann provides funding, expertise and support to the ITI
  2. Decisions are made in the mutual interest of both parties

What does it mean if I see “email address already in use” when registering?

You already have a valid membership associated with this email address. The email address is a unique identifier for each membership. It cannot be used twice.

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.

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 often is the Section Handbook updated?

ITI Headquarters updates the Section Handbook twice a year. Changes to the ITI Articles, which are the basis for the Section Handbook, must be approved by the General Assembly during the spring meeting.

Where can I find more information on running an ITI Section ?

In Documents and Guidelines, ITI Headquarters maintains the Section Handbook, which provides detailed information on how Sections are supposed to be run. The handbook complements the ITI Articles.

How can I find an event?

The Events Search page offers an overview of all upcoming ITI events and courses. It includes Section and Study Club events as well as Education Courses.

Who can see my public profile?

If you make your public profile accessible to the public, every website visitor can see your profile.

It will show your name, your profile picture, your public address, public profile email, website and phone number, as well as your CV. You can change any and all of the information that is displayed by going to your public profile settings.

I am an ITI Academy author. Is my ITI profile public?

Yes, your profile is public because of your role as an ITI Academy author. You can change the information shown in your profile in Settings at any time.

What are Forum subscriptions?

If you subscribe to a forum in a given language, you will receive an email if a new post is uploaded to this forum. You will also see the newest forum threads from this forum on your My Community page. 

How can I add an ITI friend?

Find the person in our Directory of ITI Fellows and Members and click on + add friend. You can also go to the internal profile page of the person and click on Send friend request.

If you see Friend requested, your request is still pending. The person you requested to become your friend can accept or ignore your request. You will not be informed if your request is ignored.

If your request is accepted, you will see the person's activities in your Community Feed and you can send them messages.

How can I log out?

Click on Logout to log out.

I forgot my password. What can I do?

Do not contact us to retrieve your password. We cannot see any of our users' passwords in the system. Please request a password reset link here and follow the instructions.

How do I log in to my ITI account?

Locate the Login area. Enter your email address and password and click on the Log in button.

How can I change my registered email address?

Locate the Login area. Log in and go to the Settings page. There you can change your registered email address.

How can I leave or change my ITI Study Club?

If you want to change your ITI Study Club, the first step is to leave your current ITI Study Club. To leave your ITI Study Club, click on Leave Study Club on your My Community page.

The ITI Study Club Director of your current ITI Study Club will be informed by email that you have left the ITI Study Club.

You can now choose your new ITI Study Club here.

Where can I find the ITI Study Clubs in my Section?

To see a list of Study Clubs in your Section/Region, go to the list of ITI Study Clubs and apply the country filter.

Is there a video that will tell me more about ITI Study Clubs?

You can find the YouTube video here

Is it possible to participate in an ITI Study Club meeting as a guest?

Non-Members should go to the Events search page where they can browse a list of all "Study Club Meetings" around the world to find one in their area. To receive an email invitation to a meeting of your choice, just click on Attend as guest and fill out the information under Request guest participation.

How can I join an ITI Study Club?

Logged-in ITI Fellows and Members can join a Study Club in their area here. Non-Members should contact the Study Club Director and he or she will issue an invitation to a Study Club meeting as a guest.

How will I receive payment confirmation and my membership certificate?

For every membership payment made, the ITI website automatically sends payment confirmation and a membership certificate to the registered email address. It is also possible to download these documents from the ITI website. Go to your Settings page and then to Membership, Certificates & Billing.

How can I access my ITI partner account?

New accounts must use the "forgot Password" function here to set a password.

Where do I get the payment confirmation for my membership fee?

You need to log in, go to the Settings page, and switch to the Membership, Certificates & Billing page. Under Invoices & payment confirmations you can download all payment confirmations of all previously paid periods (back till 2016) by clicking Get payment confirmation.

Can I update my membership data?

Yes, you only need to log in and then you can change all personal data including the email address in your Settings area.

What are the professional requirements to become a Fellow?

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high level of activity in at least one of the following areas: Education, Research and/or Leadership in a professional dental organization. Please also check the Articles of the ITI.

Who qualifies for postgraduate membership?

To qualify for a postgraduate membership, the applicant must be:

  • no older than 35 years at the time of registration
  • currently enrolled in a full-time postgraduate course at a university or an educational institution offering postgraduate programs leading to a dental specialization

Only the form available here may be used to confirm your status as a postgraduate. Please download the form, fill in and upload a scanned copy as required during the registration process.

What are the benefits of an ITI membership?

There are various membership benefits. The ITI’s mission is to serve the dental profession by providing a growing global network for life-long learning in implant dentistry through comprehensive quality education and innovative research to the benefit of the patient. Members benefit from discounts or free access to this network.

I registered for membership but cannot log in to the ITI website. The system tells me my email is in use but I have no access. What can I do?

When a new registration is received, the ITI website sends out an email with an activation link. Check your inbox (as well as spam and junk folders) for this email and click on the activation link. Your account has now been activated and you can log in to the ITI website.

You can use this link once only. If you need another activation link, click Resend Verification Email

Why did I not receive the verification email?

Click Resend Verification Email. Please also check your spam/junk email folder. Make sure your firewall or virus scanner is not blocking the email. Contact your email provider. If you still cannot receive emails from the ITI Website, use a different email address to register.

I want to become an ITI Member and join a Study Club. What do I need to do?

Register for membership, go to Study Clubs and choose a Study Club in your area. Before registration, you can view upcoming Study Club events in the Events search.

What can be found under Theory & Principles?

Theory & Principles covers the two content formats Learning Module and Congress Lecture, providing the theoretical foundation for success in clinical practice.

Is there an electronic version of the Glossary of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants available?

ITI Fellows and Members can look up all the terms found in the book in the GOMI tool.

Where can I find an overview of the course program of the ITI Education Weeks?

You can find an overview here.

Where can I find treatment examples in the Academy?

Clinical Applications comprises Clinical Cases and Clinical Videos on a broad range of clinical case types and demonstrates their management in clinical practice.

How do the Assessments work?

For every Learning Module, there is a corresponding Assessment. It consists of 20 questions that are randomly picked from a bigger question pool. You will see a new set of questions every time you take an Assessment. Upon finishing the Assessment, you can review your answers one by one and compare them with the correct solution for each question. You need to answer 60% of the questions correctly to pass.

You can check your scores, review your answers and complete Assessments you have not yet finished under My Academy at any time.

When does the ITI Scholarship year start?

The ITI Scholarship year starts on September 1 of the year following application and ends on August 31 of the subsequent year. There are a couple of exceptions to this schedule and these are highlighted in the Scholarship Center description.

When and how will I find out whether I have been awarded an ITI Scholarship?

All submitted applications go to the ITI Leadership Development Committee for evaluation. This process has several stages and takes a number of months. Applicants will be informed via email whether they have been awarded an ITI Scholarship or not at the very latest by the end of March of the year following the application.

Can I improve my Assessment scores?

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

How can I start an Assessment?

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

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.

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.

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.

How can I add a Speaker?

Find the person your are looking for and click on the tile to go to the details of the person.

You can activate/deactivate the Speaker status on the Speaker Profile page.

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.

Is it possible to see an event invitation status?

There are three possible event invitation status corresponding to your settings in the event communication:

  1. Disabled: Invitation type Send nothing was selected
  2. Date displayed in green: Invitation was sent at this date
  3. Date displayed in red: Invitation date is set in the future

Where can I see the event participation status?

You can see the event participation status of each participant on the Participants page. The status is also included in the participant list download.

Possible participation status are:

  1. Accepted = the invitation was accepted.
  2. Declined = the invitation was declined.
  3. Unanswered = the invitation was delivered but the participant did not answer until now.
  4. None = the invitation was not delivered until now. For example when the send invitation date is not reached yet or the event is still in draft or cancel status.

I can't find the person, I am looking for. What can I do?

You can find a person by name, ID or email address. 

Who has access to the Guidelines & Templates area?

Access to this area is limited to specific functions within the ITI.

Where can I find the certificates of a member?

  1. Search the member and click on the member tile.
  2. Go to Certificates.
  3. Download the membership certificate or the Study Club certificate.

How can I edit draft events?

Compared to the option to edit a published event, draft events cannot be "cancelled" and you cannot send reminders for events that are not published yet either. Instead, you can publish the event and delete the draft event completely.

Who is an ITI Guest? Who is an Non-ITI Guest?

There are two types of Guests:

  • ITI Guests: ITI Members who are not member of your Section.
  • Non-ITI Guests: Users who do not have an ITI Membership. They can participate in two ITI Study Club events. After that, they need to become ITI Members in order to be able to participate in another event.

Who is in the Scope of an event?

All permanent members of the selected user group(s). New Members and Fellows in the system will be added to the participant scope dynamically.

Please note: Scopes will not be changeable after the event publication.

Can I upload a list of participants for an event?

To make the guest invitation easier you can upload a list with the title, first name, last name, email address and country of the guest. The system automatically allocates the new participants to the correct participant group based on the email address. Existing users in the system receive an event invitation email. Not existing users in the system first receive an email with the information that their contact data was stored.

Who can be a Guest Speaker?

ITI Members or users who do not have an ITI Membership. They will be displayed in the event invitations and on the events page after the event is published.

What is the invitation type of an event and how can I change it?

There are three invitation types for events:

  1. Send nothing: The event is published in the event calendar without any notification and without an accept/decline
  2. Send notification only: All participants receive an email notification without an accept/decline option
  3. Send invitation: All participants receive an email invitation and can accept/decline

The event invitation type can not be changed anymore after the event was published.

Where can I see an overview of the status of all events?

There are three different workflow status of events:

  1. Published: List of all upcoming events
  2. Draft: List of created events that have not been published yet
  3. Cancelled: List of events that were published but have been cancelled

If you want to see past events in a category, click on Show past events.

How can I create an event?

Click on + Create event. Enter the event name and select the event type. Click on Create event.

To publish your event take the steps listed:

  1. Set a date
  2. Enter your venue
  3. Select scopes
  4. Update communication settings

Where can I see my open tasks?

You can see your open tasks on your My Messages & Tasks page.

What is a task?

A task refers to steps that still need to be completed for which you receive a system-generated reminder.

Where can I see my leadership group(s)?

You can see your leadership group(s) on your My Leadership page.

Where can people see my author profile information?

As an ITI Academy author you have a public profile, on which author information as well as a statement on financial relationships and conflict of interests are displayed.

What happens if I unsubscribe from News subscriptions?

You can opt out of receiving promotional or marketing communications from us at any time by using the unsubscribe link in the email communications we send, or adjusting the preferences in your account settings (restriction of processing).

If you have an account for our services, we may still send you non-promotional transactional communications, like service or membership-related emails.

What counts as an action?

Actions can be page views, internal site searches, downloads or outlinks.

Is there a basic ITI account and what can I do with it?

With an Affiliate account you can already use a wide variety of content and tools, like Assessments, the Consensus Database, etc. Plus, you have permanent access to all the content you have purchased, including free periodic updates to your Learning Modules that reflect the current state of research and scientific evidence.

I need a new password but cannot receive emails because I also changed my email address. I cannot open my old email account. What can I do?

Ask your Section Administrator or Study Club Director to contact us. If they can prove that you are an ITI Member and known to them, we will change your email address and send a password reset link to your new email.

Alternatively you can also send us your last membership certificate or payment confirmation.

I receive emails from the ITI website very irregularly. What's wrong?

If you only receive our newsletters and invitations on an irregular basis, your email provider is most likely temporarily blocking our emails. We send our emails over a management system with an excellent global reputation to avoid such problems as far as possible.

Today most emails are auto-scanned for possible spam content. For example, simple keywords like "tobacco" can trigger the classification of the sending domain as a spam domain and block it for a limited time. In such cases, you will receive emails from the ITI but sometimes they are blocked.

Unfortunately we can not track our emails after they are sent out to your provider's domain. We advise you to contact your provider for more information.

I do not receive any emails from the ITI website. What's wrong?

Please check the following points:

  1. Are your email settings in your personal profile up to date? Please check if the email address in your account is up to date and is spelled correctly.
  2. Did you receive ITI emails lately? If not, please change your email address in your profile settings. Some domain providers are blacklisted. Our provider blocks emails to these providers to protect us from spam replies or malware. Contact your internet service provider to solve this.
  3. Are ITI emails in your spam folder?
  4. Is your local computer blocking the emails due to strict firewall/virus scan settings or other safety measures. Please check your security settings or contact your local IT service.
  5. Did you accidentally unsubscribe from a newsletter you received from ITI.ORG, using the link at the bottom of a newsletter? If you wish to join the mailing list again, contact ITI Headquarters: [email protected].

Which browsers are supported?

To maximize compatibility across platforms and devices the ITI website is fully HTML5-based. Due to the sophisticated technology used and to avoid technical difficulties you are required to use one of the following browsers when accessing the ITI website:

  • Safari
  • Chrome
  • Firefox

Can I use the ITI website on all devices?

The ITI website works on all devices (PCs, tablets, smartphones) capable of running a fully HMTL5-compatible browser. The platform is designed to adapt to different screen sizes and resolutions. Please note that certain limitations may apply to devices with small screens (e.g. smartphones).

Can I use the ITI website offline?

You must be connected to the Internet to use the ITI website. Offline access is not possible.

What counts as a visit?

If a visitor comes to iti.org for the first time or if they visit a page more than 30 minutes after their last page view, this will be recorded as a new visit.

What is the bounce rate?

This is the percentage of visits that only had a single page view. This means that the visitor left the website directly from the entrance page.

What is Avg. time (s)?

The average duration of a visit in seconds.

What are actions per visit?

These are the average number of actions (page views, site searches, downloads or outlinks) that were performed during each visit.

How many ITI Study Clubs are there around the world?

Since their introduction in 2010, well over 650 ITI Study Clubs have been established around the world. 

How much does it cost to participate in an ITI Study Club?

ITI Members participate free of charge while non-ITI Members can attend up to two meetings as guests. Guests are then invited to sign up for ITI membership in order to continue attending ITI Study Club meetings and also benefit from a variety of additional ITI membership benefits.

How often do ITI Study Clubs meet?

Each ITI Study Club offers three to four meetings per year and the groups remain small. This allows for interactive discussion of aspects of treatment planning, procedures, handling of complications and aspects of practice management and practice building. The ITI Study Clubs are a great place to tap the collective knowledge and opinion of the members in a trusted environment and informal atmosphere.

What are ITI Study Clubs?

ITI Study Clubs represent a local channel of communication that allows for the dissemination of the latest developments in implant dentistry as well as discussion of clinical questions and an exchange of expertise in the local language of each country. ITI Study Clubs also provide a valuable networking opportunity.

What are medals and how can I get them?

Medals are awarded for roles and functions in the ITI Academy and the ITI. They remain hidden until you receive them.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

What is My Academy?

My Academy is your personal ITI Academy media library. You can add items by bookmarking or purchasing them.

What is an ITI friend?

An ITI friend is someone who has given you access to information about his or her activities on the ITI website. In order to be on someone's friend list, you first need to send a friend request.

What is the Community Feed?

The Community Feed provides an overview of the activities of your ITI friends.

Are there any suggested events?

You can find suggested events on your My Events page. These are events near your location (based on your IP).

Where can I see my upcoming events?

Go to your My Events page to see your upcoming events.

How can my university apply for an ITI University Campus?

Applying universities fill out an evaluation form that is then going through the Chair of the ITI Education Committee and the local ITI Leadership Team. Upon approval, the university signs a Licence and Usage Agreement and designates at least one local Campus Administrator that will be onboarded by ITI HQ.

For more information, contact us.

What are the main features of University Campuses?

Campuses can contain any number of Classrooms. These are set up to reflect individual course structures represented by a sequence of activities and are aimed at individual learner groups.

  • Classroom administrators manage activities, classroom resources (ITI Academy content, custom content, shared Case Cloud cases, weblinks), and the student cohorts. 
  • There's a discussion forum in every Classroom. 
  • Faculty and administration can track Classroom statistics.

What are University Campuses?

University Campuses are closed/private Learning Management Systems (LMS) that are independently administered by the affiliate university.

The learning environment and ITI Academy content is provided at no cost to universities and their students participating in full time undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

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.

Where can I edit the Study Club name, description and default venue?

Go to the Settings page of the Study Club. There you can change the <<name>>, <<description>> and <<default venue>>. The default venue is the default location for the Study Club events. Do not forget to Save your changes.

What should I write in my letter of intent and how long should it be?

The letter of intent is a letter from you to the ITI Leadership Development Committee that summarizes the reasons why you believe you should receive an ITI Scholarship and how you would benefit from the experience in the long term. This includes your professional intentions for the future and whether they include teaching in any form. The letter of intent should be no longer than 2 pages. Please upload the letter of intent on the application portal as a single PDF. For more details please click here.

Who can start a new thread or add a comment to an existing thread?

Every ITI Fellow and Member can start a new thread or post a comment in an existing thread.

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.

Can I do the entire Foundation level online?

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

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

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

What kind of information is available in the My ITI Overview?

You can find information about the Free Item of the Month, your messages and your tasks. You will also find the Community Feed, all your Upcoming Events and the Active Forum Threads, along with your Classrooms and your Recently Accessed Learning Content.

What is the impact of the “Additional Complexity and Risk” section of the assessment?

Although the modifier values used to determine the additional complexity and risk do not have a direct impact on the basic normative case classification, some of them can have a considerable influence on the overall demands and risks of a case. If the system indicates that there is an elevated risk based on the combined additional modifier values you have entered, you need to factor this into the overall interpretation of the assessment result.

Is it possible to carry out combined Surgical/Prosthodontic assessments?

The SAC framework as established in the 2009 Quintessence publication looks at surgical and prosthodontic case assessments separately. It is not currently possible to make combined assessments.

What happens to the case information I submit for assessment?

None of the data you enter in our system to classify your cases is permanently stored if you make a standalone case assessment. If you use the SAC Assessment Tool as part of the Case Cloud, the system will automatically add the information you provide to your case documentation.

What is meant by “normative” classification?

No classification can adequately address cases or outcomes that deviate significantly from the norm. In this context, "normative" relates to the classification that conforms to the norm, or standard, for a given clinical situation in implant dentistry and thus to the most likely classification of a case based on contextual assumptions (e.g. patients' medical conditions are not compromised or are appropriately addressed, the clinician and the implant team are adequately skilled, recommended protocols are followed etc.)

What is the SAC Classification?

SAC stands for S(traightforward), A(dvanced) and C(omplex). The SAC framework was developed by the ITI to help practitioners assess the risks and complexity of clinical cases by providing normative classification guidelines based on scientific high-level evidence.

How can I suggest additional terms and definitions to be included in a future update of the GOMI?

Any feedback regarding the GOMI and potential corrections or additions should be sent directly to the publisher. You can contact Quintessence Publishing via their website.

If I disagree with definitions I find in this database, who do I report them to?

If you think that GOMI definitions are inaccurate or outdated, you can contact Quintessence Publishing via their website.

Is the GOMI available in languages other than English?

The ITI provides the GOMI database in English only. Print and electronic versions of the GOMI are also available in German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese and can be ordered from Quintessence Publishing, depending on availability.

Where can I obtain a copy of the GOMI book?

The print version of the GOMI is no longer available for purchase and is out of print. An electronic version of the book is still available. Visit the Quintessence Publishing website for more information and to inquire about potential future availability of the printed version.

Can I request that material be added to this database?

If you think that something useful is missing from this database and you would like to see it added, get in touch with us. We are constantly working to improve this collection of Speaker materials and any support to make it better is appreciated.

Can I submit my own material for addition to this image database?

If you have interesting materials to share, please send them to us. When doing so, you need to assert that you own the full rights to this material and that it does not infringe on the rights of potential third parties. We will evaluate your content after receiving it. All contributions are welcome but there is no guarantee that your material will be included.

How can I use the images & tables provided?

You can use the materials provided here in any Speaker activity you carry out for the ITI. If you use the files in another context or for another purpose, clearly indicate their source. If you want to use images or tables in this repository for any print publication issued by a third-party publisher, you need to obtain explicit written consent from the ITI to do so. Such inquiries should be sent to ITI Headquarters.

Who has access to the images & tables in the tools area?

All ITI Fellows, Speakers and Study Club Directors have access to this area. We would like to encourage you to take advantage of the materials provided here and let others know that it is available to them.

What happens when I delete a case?

When you delete a case, you will erase all records of the case.  The case will be permanently removed from our system and become irretrievable.

Who has access to my Case Cloud data?

Only you have access to the data unless you share the case with someone else. Before making your case data available to others, make sure that you have obtained your patient’s permission to do so. In some countries (for example in the European Union) explicit patient consent is required before any data can be shared.

What happens if I share one of my cases with another user?

When you share a case with another user, the user is granted read permission to your case. This means that they can access your case through their personal Case Cloud in the area “Cases shared with me”. You can discontinue their access at any time by removing them from the list of users with whom you share your case.

Are the Case Cloud data safe in your system?

We regularly update and patch our systems to ensure their compliance with current security standards. The data you enter/upload are stored on our own servers and can only be accessed through tunneled sessions via your user account. If you do not forward your account details to others, your data are safe with us.

What happens to the information I upload to the Case Cloud?

The data (text and images) that you provide are stored in your Case Cloud case. The data are transmitted via a secure connection and remain protected, which means only you have access unless you share the case with someone else or change the access permission settings.

Who owns the rights to a Case I document in the Case Cloud?

The ownership of the data will always remain with you (on behalf of the patient who is the data origin).  The ITI will never claim any rights or ownership pertaining to this data. We only host the data for you.

What do I need to make sure of before uploading any patient data to the Case Cloud?

While we protect your data against unauthorized access by others, you must make sure that you have obtained permission from your patient to enter it on our systems. Depending on local legal regulations (for example, in the European Union), you may need explicit written consent from your patient before you can share their data on a third party system. The ITI does not assume any responsibility for the data you upload to your Case Cloud.

Can I join more than one ITI Study Club?

As a Member or Fellow of the ITI you are free to choose which Study Club you wish to join. However, you can only be a member of one Study Club at a time. You may also attend any other Study Club as a guest.

I have a problem with credit card payment. My credit card has been refused by your payment partner Saferpay. Can you fix this?

Our payment partner Saferpay does not provide details about why a specific credit card was rejected. In many cases (e.g. temporary outages or your bank information could not be retrieved) the solution is simply to try again.

If the card payment continues to fail, please check with your bank to see if there is an issue with the card being used for international payments via the internet.

Because of security Problems, most banks have implemented very strict credit card restrictions in recent years.

Another reason could be that the “valid to” date of the credit card has almost been reached, in which case our partner Saferpay rejects the credit card.

Is there an alternative to payment by credit card?

Yes, we offer alternative payment methods such as bank transfer. Here are our bank details:

CHF account

  • Bank: Credit Suisse AG, Aeschenvorstadt, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account holder: ITI International Team for Implantology, Peter Merian-Strasse 88, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account/IBAN number: CH34 0483 5091 2807 5100 0
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A
  • Payment reference: *** name, first name ***

EUR account

  • Bank: Credit Suisse AG, Aeschenvorstadt, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account holder: ITI International Team for Implantology, Peter Merian-Strasse 88, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account/IBAN number: CH97 0483 5091 2807 5200 0
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A
  • Payment reference: *** name, first name ***

USD account

  • Bank: Credit Suisse AG, Aeschenvorstadt, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account holder: ITI International Team for Implantology, Peter Merian-Strasse 88, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
  • Account/IBAN number: CH70 0483 5091 2807 5200 1
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A
  • Payment reference: *** name, first name ***

You will get a payment receipt as soon as we receive the payment. For more payment options or other finance-related questions, please contact our finance department

Can I become an ITI Member without being a Straumann user?

Yes, the ITI's two fundamental principles are scientific independence and non-profit-oriented thinking. At the heart of the ITI lie science and concern for the welfare of patients. This is not directly associated with any products. 

Do I need to be an ITI Member to apply for an ITI Scholarship?

No, ITI Scholarships are also open to non-members.

Do I need to become an ITI Member prior to applying for a research grant?

No, ITI research grants are also open to non-members.

How can I narrow down the events displayed?

To narrow down the events displayed, you can specify a category or a country. Based on the country selection you can specify a state/province.

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.

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How can I become a Fellow?

You need to be nominated by an ITI Fellow with at least 4 years of seniority. Your nomination has to be supported by 2 other ITI Fellows. The Section Leadership Team also has to consent to your nomination. Please also check the Articles of the ITI. If you are interested in becoming an ITI Fellow please get in touch with your local section leadership. If you are from a region, please contact ITI Headquarters. 

What documents are required for fellowship nomination?

A current CV including information about education and positions as well as lectures given (if applicable), published articles in the field of  implant dentistry (if  applicable) and/or mentoring activities in the past 5 years. 

How can I become a Senior Fellow?

In order to become a Senior Fellow you need to be nominated by your Section Leadership Team. It is also possible for ITI Members or Fellows to propose individuals to their Section Leadership Team. If the nominee is from an ROW country, the nominator should get in touch with ITI Headquarters.

Do ITI Members get a discount on ITI Treatment Guides?

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, the ITI offers Fellows and Members a discount on all ITI Treatment Guides when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

I am an ITI Member. Do I have to pay full price for print copies of the ITI Treatment Guide series?

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, we offer our Fellows and Members a discount on all ITI Treatment Guide volumes when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

How do I get print copies 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 discount on all ITI Treatment Guide volumes when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page to get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

How can I purchase Academy items?

Items can be purchased using Academy Coins if there are enough left in your account. An option to buy content directly using your credit card will be available soon. On the detail page of the learning item, click on + Purchase item

Can I earn Academy Coins through badges?

Every badge comes with a few Academy Coins that you can use to purchase ITI Academy content.

How can I obtain ITI Academy awards?

You can obtain ITI Academy awards in many ways, for example by improving your Assessment results, by documenting and classifying your cases in your Case Cloud, or by rating learning content that you have purchased. Click on the different icons under 'My Awards' in your personal navigation to find out what they are awarded for.

What are badges and how can I get them?

You can earn badges by fulfilling different user tasks like e.g. adding Learning Pathways to My Academy or by documenting your cases using the Case Cloud. Most badges are awarded in three tiers (bronze, silver and gold) and they also add Academy Coins to your account.

Is the ITI Academy content for free?

All ITI Academy e-learning content, publications and tools can be accessed for free by all ITI Members. A few contents and tools can be used for free even by non-ITI Members, e.g. Assessments and the Consensus Database.

Where can I find the comprehensive collection of all the proceedings of past ITI Consensus Conferences?

The full texts of the latest ITI Consensus Conferences can be accessed in the Academy area of the iti.org website in the subsection Publications. To access individual statements and clinical recommendations of ITI Consensus Conferences from 2013 until today, go to the ITI Academy's Consensus Database.

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

Check that your membership is valid at this point and that you are using an updated browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox recommended).

How do I set up my course structure?

Click on 'Course' in the navigation of your Classroom administration. 'Blocks' will represent the events, modules, days, etc. that your course curriculum consists of. You can add as many blocks as you want by clicking the 'Add block' button. You can then assign Academy- or Custom resources to your blocks. 

I changed someone's data but the changes haven't been saved. What do I need to do?

If you change a person's data, save the changes using the button on the right-hand side of the page.

Where can I get technical support for my Campus/Classroom?

Please check these FAQs  first. If you cannot find the relevant information, send an email to [email protected]. Please include all the relevant information in your support request, like which Campus/Classroom the request is about, detailed description of the problem (when and in which context did it occur?), information about the internet browser type and version you are using, screenshots or error reports, the file(s) you tried to upload, etc.
Most issues occur with systems that are not compliant with our system requirements. We recommend using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Can I pay my fees in installments?

No, the fee amount has to be paid in full at the time of registration.

How do I get a subscription to Forum Implantologicum?

As of 2021, Forum Implantologicum is published exclusively in digital format.

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

 

How do I become a Campus or Classroom Administrator?

Campus Administrator: This role can only be assigned by ITI Headquarters. Campus Admins have full administrative access to the Campus and all its Classrooms. Main tasks: Adding/managing Classrooms, assigning Classroom Admins, providing support to Classroom Admins and Faculty. 
Classroom Administrator: This role is assigned by the Campus Admin or an already existing Classroom Admin in the relevant classroom. 

What user roles exist in a Classroom and what are their permissions?

There are three user roles in a Classroom that are characterized by different objectives and permissions: Classroom Administrator, Classroom Faculty and Classroom Participant.

  • Classroom Administrators have full access to all administrative features of their Classroom and provide general technical support. They are assigned to the Classroom by the Campus Administrator or an already existing Classroom Admin in the relevant classroom. They have full access to all ITI Academy e-learning content. Their main tasks are: Managing the Classroom Participants and their roles, managing the course structure and resources, managing the forum, tracking Classroom usage statistics and assessment performance. The Classroom Administrator role is optional if Faculty can cover its tasks.
  • Faculty is mainly an educational role. They have full access to all ITI Academy e-learning content to prepare the course and to all the administrative features of their Classroom. Faculty is assigned to the Classroom by the Classroom Administrator and defines the course structure and the learning material to be used. They can also manage the forum and track Classroom access, usage statistics and assessment performance.
  • Classroom Participants have no administrative privileges in the Classrooms. They are assigned to the Classroom by the Classroom Administrator, have viewing access to all Classroom resources, can download custom resources, can start threads and post on the Classroom forum. They can also share their Case Cloud Cases with the Classroom.

FAQ | Financials | Reporting

FAQ | Financials | Reporting

How can I become a Fellow?

You need to be nominated by an ITI Fellow with at least 4 years of seniority. Your nomination has to be supported by 2 other ITI Fellows. The Section Leadership Team also has to consent to your nomination. Please also check the Articles of the ITI. If you are interested in becoming an ITI Fellow please get in touch with your local section leadership. If you are from a region, please contact ITI Headquarters. 

What documents are required for fellowship nomination?

A current CV including information about education and positions as well as lectures given (if applicable), published articles in the field of  implant dentistry (if  applicable) and/or mentoring activities in the past 5 years. 

How can I become a Senior Fellow?

In order to become a Senior Fellow you need to be nominated by your Section Leadership Team. It is also possible for ITI Members or Fellows to propose individuals to their Section Leadership Team. If the nominee is from an ROW country, the nominator should get in touch with ITI Headquarters.

Do ITI Members get a discount on ITI Treatment Guides?

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, the ITI offers Fellows and Members a discount on all ITI Treatment Guides when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

I am an ITI Member. Do I have to pay full price for print copies of the ITI Treatment Guide series?

In cooperation with Quintessence Publishing Group, we offer our Fellows and Members a discount on all ITI Treatment Guide volumes when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

How do I get print copies 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 discount on all ITI Treatment Guide volumes when purchased online directly from Quintessence. Log in to your "My ITI" page to get the link to the Quintessence discount page.

How can I purchase Academy items?

Items can be purchased using Academy Coins if there are enough left in your account. An option to buy content directly using your credit card will be available soon. On the detail page of the learning item, click on + Purchase item

Can I earn Academy Coins through badges?

Every badge comes with a few Academy Coins that you can use to purchase ITI Academy content.

How can I obtain ITI Academy awards?

You can obtain ITI Academy awards in many ways, for example by improving your Assessment results, by documenting and classifying your cases in your Case Cloud, or by rating learning content that you have purchased. Click on the different icons under 'My Awards' in your personal navigation to find out what they are awarded for.

What are badges and how can I get them?

You can earn badges by fulfilling different user tasks like e.g. adding Learning Pathways to My Academy or by documenting your cases using the Case Cloud. Most badges are awarded in three tiers (bronze, silver and gold) and they also add Academy Coins to your account.

Is the ITI Academy content for free?

All ITI Academy e-learning content, publications and tools can be accessed for free by all ITI Members. A few contents and tools can be used for free even by non-ITI Members, e.g. Assessments and the Consensus Database.

Where can I find the comprehensive collection of all the proceedings of past ITI Consensus Conferences?

The full texts of the latest ITI Consensus Conferences can be accessed in the Academy area of the iti.org website in the subsection Publications. To access individual statements and clinical recommendations of ITI Consensus Conferences from 2013 until today, go to the ITI Academy's Consensus Database.

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

Check that your membership is valid at this point and that you are using an updated browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox recommended).

How do I set up my course structure?

Click on 'Course' in the navigation of your Classroom administration. 'Blocks' will represent the events, modules, days, etc. that your course curriculum consists of. You can add as many blocks as you want by clicking the 'Add block' button. You can then assign Academy- or Custom resources to your blocks. 

I changed someone's data but the changes haven't been saved. What do I need to do?

If you change a person's data, save the changes using the button on the right-hand side of the page.

Where can I get technical support for my Campus/Classroom?

Please check these FAQs  first. If you cannot find the relevant information, send an email to [email protected]. Please include all the relevant information in your support request, like which Campus/Classroom the request is about, detailed description of the problem (when and in which context did it occur?), information about the internet browser type and version you are using, screenshots or error reports, the file(s) you tried to upload, etc.
Most issues occur with systems that are not compliant with our system requirements. We recommend using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Can I pay my fees in installments?

No, the fee amount has to be paid in full at the time of registration.

How do I get a subscription to Forum Implantologicum?

As of 2021, Forum Implantologicum is published exclusively in digital format.

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

 

How do I become a Campus or Classroom Administrator?

Campus Administrator: This role can only be assigned by ITI Headquarters. Campus Admins have full administrative access to the Campus and all its Classrooms. Main tasks: Adding/managing Classrooms, assigning Classroom Admins, providing support to Classroom Admins and Faculty. 
Classroom Administrator: This role is assigned by the Campus Admin or an already existing Classroom Admin in the relevant classroom. 

What user roles exist in a Classroom and what are their permissions?

There are three user roles in a Classroom that are characterized by different objectives and permissions: Classroom Administrator, Classroom Faculty and Classroom Participant.

  • Classroom Administrators have full access to all administrative features of their Classroom and provide general technical support. They are assigned to the Classroom by the Campus Administrator or an already existing Classroom Admin in the relevant classroom. They have full access to all ITI Academy e-learning content. Their main tasks are: Managing the Classroom Participants and their roles, managing the course structure and resources, managing the forum, tracking Classroom usage statistics and assessment performance. The Classroom Administrator role is optional if Faculty can cover its tasks.
  • Faculty is mainly an educational role. They have full access to all ITI Academy e-learning content to prepare the course and to all the administrative features of their Classroom. Faculty is assigned to the Classroom by the Classroom Administrator and defines the course structure and the learning material to be used. They can also manage the forum and track Classroom access, usage statistics and assessment performance.
  • Classroom Participants have no administrative privileges in the Classrooms. They are assigned to the Classroom by the Classroom Administrator, have viewing access to all Classroom resources, can download custom resources, can start threads and post on the Classroom forum. They can also share their Case Cloud Cases with the Classroom.

How can I add people to my Classroom?

To add people to your Classroom, click on 'Participants' in the navigation and then on the 'Import People' button. If you are importing people into this Classroom for the first time, download the Excel template by clicking the 'Download template' button. Open the template, read the instructions and enter all the necessary information. You can also add people later. All the fields are mandatory. If a row contains an empty field, the user will not be imported. The information in the 'Country*' column must match one of the countries exactly as it is listed in the template. Email addresses must be valid.
When adding users who are ITI Members, make sure to use the email address associated with their ITI membership to avoid duplicate accounts. The same goes for users who already have a free ITI Affiliate account. It is not possible to delete users. If you have added a user by mistake, please click the 'Deactivate' button for this user. Imported Participants have to confirm their email address to gain access to the system. Save the Excel file on your computer. In your 'Add Participants' dialog, click the 'Select list of participants...' button, choose the Excel file you have saved to your computer and click the 'OK' button. If you want to prevent the system from sending out email notifications informing people that they have been added to the classroom, then untick the corresponding check box. Important: Do not deactivate the notification unless all participants to be added are already active in other Classrooms on this Campus.

What is in the email that newly added participants receive?

Participants receive the following welcome email:

Dear [name of participant]

Welcome to the [name of Campus or ITI Section].

The Classroom administrator of the [name of Classroom] Classroom has added your email address to the list of participants.

Follow the steps below to access your Classroom in the ITI Academy:

1. Click on this link [link to confirmation/password setup] to confirm your email address and set your password (you can skip this step if you already have a valid ITI login)

2. Bookmark the Classroom [link to Classroom]

Alternatively, you can find your Classroom by choosing "My Academy" in your personal navigation (profile icon in the top-right corner) on www.iti.org.

You now have full access to all resources and features of the [name of Classroom] Classroom.

If you have any questions about your access, please contact the Classroom Administrator [opens Email to Classroom Administrator].

How can I add people to my Classroom?

Add people to the classroom by entering them in the existing Excel list and uploading it again. The system will not import the same users twice. If you change a user’s email address in the list and upload it again, the system will create an additional account for this user or, if the new email address is already in the system, it will add the user to the classroom again with the existing account. Please make sure to deactivate the redundant account. If participants have not responded to the email verification message, you can resend the message to all unverified users by clicking on the 'Resend Verification Emails' button. 

How can I manage classroom participants and assign Administrator/Faculty roles?

Click on 'Participants' in the navigation to display the list of current participants in your classroom. You can switch between the lists of 'Active' and 'Deactivated' participants at the top of the page. You can assign/un-assign specific roles to/from individual users by checking/unchecking the following options: 
Faculty: User will be listed under 'Faculty & Admin.' and has permission to manage the Classroom using the functions described in these FAQs
Administration: User will be listed under 'Faculty & Admin.'  and has permission to manage the Classroom using the functions described in these FAQs 
Deactivated: User is removed from the Classroom but is still displayed under “Deactivated” 
No option chosen: User is an active Participant/Student and is listed in the corresponding section  
The color code indicates the status of your users at a glance: 
Green indicates that the user has validated the account by clicking the corresponding link in the confirmation email or that the user already had a valid account prior to being assigned to the classroom. He or she is therefore able to log into the Classroom. 
Red indicates that the user account has been created by the system but the user has not yet clicked on the confirmation link in the email he or she received. The user cannot log into the Classroom. 

How do I manage my course blocks?

Click on 'Course' in the navigation. After adding a block using the  'Add block' button, enter the title (mandatory) and a description for it, e.g. its date, time and duration. Save your entries by clicking the 'Save' button in the top right corner of the page. In the 'blocks' list underneath the save button, you can change the sort order of your blocks using drag & drop or jump directly to a specific block in the administration to edit it. 
You can change the title, description or sort order of your course blocks anytime. If you want to delete a block, click the '-' icon on the right side of the title. Don't forget to save your changes by clicking the 'Save' button in the top right corner of the page.

What kind of resources can I add to the Classroom?

There are three types of resources that you can add:

  • Academy resources: E-Learning material from the ITI Academy
  • Custom resources: Your own files that you want to share with the Classroom participants
  • Weblink resources: Links to external sources, websites, file servers, etc. Recommended for, for example, large video files.

Case Cloud Cases cannot be assigned through the Classroom administration. They have to be shared with the Classroom by the author of the Case using the Case Cloud. Only members of a Classroom can share their Cases with it.

Where can I get payment confirmation for previous periods?

You can download payment confirmation for a previous period on the Settings page. Go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status, click on Show past invoices to access the Get payment confirmation link.

Can I generate a report for the assessments I carry out with the tool?

You can generate a PDF report of your case assessments at the end of the assessment process when the final case classification is displayed. Valid ITI membership is required to make use of this feature. Please log in before starting your assessment.

What are the benefits of participating in an ITI Education Weeks?

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

What is the maximum number of participants per Education Week?

The maximum capacity of each ITI Education Week varies. Please check the course description for your Education Week of choice on our website.

Are there any ITI Education Week discounts?

There is a discount of approximately 20% for ITI Fellows and Members. Most Education Weeks also offer a discount for postgraduate students who provide written confirmation of their status. Please check the course page for each ITI Education Week.

Do I have to book my own accommodation?

Yes, you will have to book your own accommodation, which is not included in the registration fee.

How do I pay the registration fee?

Registration fees must be paid by credit card at the end of the registration process.

Where do the ITI Education Weeks take place?

  • Bangkok, Thailand: Mahidol University, Faculty of Dentistry
  • Belgrade, Serbia: University of Belgrade, School of Dental Medicine
  • Bern, Switzerland: University of Bern, School of Dental Medicine
  • Boston, MA, USA: Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Hong Kong: Center of Dental Education
  • London, UK: Queen Mary University of London, Institute of Dentistry, Centre for Oral Clinical Research
  • Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne, Melbourne Dental School
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: State University of Rio de Janeiro, School of Dentistry
  • Toronto, Canada: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital/University 
     

What is a “Sort by Proximity”?

A “Sort by Proximity”  shows search results near your location based on your IP address.

What is the format of the final exam?

The final examination consists of 80 multiple choice questions to be completed in 90 minutes. Candidates need to answer at least 60% of the questions correctly in order to pass the exam and get ITI certification.

Do I have to anonymize patient data?

All diagnostic and clinical data (e.g. texts, images, videos) uploaded or submitted to our website are voluntary and any personal information relating to patients must be anonymized unless documented informed consent has previously been obtained from the patient (any recipient of health care services). You can find more information in the Terms of Use.

How can I cancel an event without informing the participants?

Search for the event you want to cancel and click on the event title.

You can cancel a published event by clicking on Cancel event. No notifications will be sent out.

If you want to inform the participants of the cancellation, first check the Send notifications box.

How can I edit published events?

Search for the event you want to edit and then open it:

  • change the general information
  • change the description
  • change the communication
  • change participants

and click on Save.

Click on Send update notifications if you want to inform the participants about the changes.  

Can I copy/paste text to my course block descriptions?

When pasting text from another application such as MS Word or from PDF files to the block description, you need to ensure that the text is stripped of all formatting information as this may cause the text to be displayed incorrectly. Formatting information can be removed by pasting the text into a plain text editor such as Windows Notepad or TextEdit on Mac. Select the whole text and choose ‘remove/clear all formatting’ before copying it into the block description. You can also use a free online tool for the same purpose (e.g. http://www.striphtml.com/). 

How and when are fellowship nominations approved?

The ITI Board of Directors decides on the  fellowship nominations received twice (Spring/Fall) a year.

What’s the registration fee for students?

Postgraduate students have a 50% discount on the regular membership fee.

Where can I download the ITI Treatment Guides?

We cannot provide electronic versions of the Treatment Guides for download. Log in to read them online in our e-library by clicking here.

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

No, you do not receive any print copies of the ITI Treatment Guide series. However, after registering as an ITI Member you benefit from a discount if you purchase the books from Quintessence. As an ITI Member, you can also access every volume of the Treatment Guide series in digital form in our e-library.

Are there any resources, presentations and tools available for ITI Speakers?

As an ITI Speaker, you have access to the Speaker Tools.

Does an age limit apply for ITI Scholarship applicants?

No, there is no age limit when it comes to applying for an ITI Scholarship.

How can I apply for an ITI Scholarship?

Please follow the link to the application portal (available here from May 31, midnight UTC until June 30, midnight UTC), log in and fill in the required information. ITI Members are requested to enter their login information (email address and password), while non-ITI Members must create a profile by entering their personal details as well as a valid email address and a password. The applicant’s email address and password are the login information, which must be used each time the applicant returns to the online application form.

What is the selection process for ITI Scholarships?

Once the application portal has closed, all submitted applications are forwarded to the ITI Leadership Development Committee for evaluation. The Committee Members evaluate the applications and then meet to discuss them and select the ITI Scholars for the coming year.

As the number of applications received is usually very high, the evaluation process takes a number of months. The Committee's decision is sent out via email to all applicants around 8 months after the application portal closes, around the end of February of the year following the application at the latest. As a matter of policy, the ITI Leadership Development Committee does not go into the reasons for its decisions.

When does the ITI Scholarship online application portal open and close?

The portal for ITI Scholarship applications opens on May 31 at midnight UTC each year until June 30, midnight UTC.

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

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

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.

What profile information is visible to other ITI Members?

ITI Members who log in can see your network profile with your profile picture, title, degree, first name, last name, city, country, membership status (type, Member since), the number of awards earned, your affiliations and functions, your professional summary and detail about the awards earned.

Where can I get my payment confirmation?

You can download your payment confirmation on the Settings page. Please go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status you will find a Get payment confirmation link.

Where can I get my ITI Study Club certificate?

You can download your Study Club certificate on the Settings page. Please go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status you will find a Get Study Club certificate button.

I am an ITI Member. Is my ITI profile public?

No, not automatically. Your network profile is only accessible to ITI Members. You need to go to your public profile settings and check the box near the top of the page to make your profile accessible to the general public. Your public address, public profile email, public profile website, public profile phone number and the CV visible on the public profile will be accessible to the public.

Where can I get my ITI membership certificate?

You can download your ITI membership certificate on the Settings page. Please go to Membership, Certificates & Billing. Under membership status you will find a Get membership certificate button.

How can I edit my profile?

Go to your Settings page and modify the information as required.

How do I add an ITI Member to my Study Club?

Go to "Add Members" and click on the button to add a person.

What do the icons under each persons data mean?

The first icon shows the membership status. The second icon shows the membership mode. And the last icon shows the modifier of the membership (C = classic membership, D = digital membership, A = Affiliate).

Where can I see what type of membership a person has?

You can see this information under each persons data as an icon (D, C or A).

If I don't want to list a budget of a certain study club in the report, what do I need to do?

You can uncheck the box with "List in report" and then scroll to the end of the page and click on save.

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.

The name and address on my certificate/payment confirmation is not correct, where can I correct this?

You need to log in, go to the Settings page and amend your membership data first. Afterwards, the system automatically changes the pdf that is at the same time your membership certificate and your payment confirmation. You can download them as often as you need (back till 2016).

Can I visit an ITI congress in another country?

Yes, most ITI congresses are simultaneously translated into different languages. Please see the congress details to see the available languages.

What are my benefits as an ITI Fellow?

You are entitled to take on responsibility in ITI Sections and/or on international committees. In addition, you are invited to the Annual General Meeting and may submit motions and vote. You also get the opportunity to broaden your personal network with likeminded professionals as well as opinion leaders.

Where can I find the event details?

Click on the event title to display the event details and to be able to Request guest participation.

After registering, I could not complete the payment process. Who can help me?

Membership administration ([email protected]) will provide the necessary support.

I don’t want to renew my membership, what do I have to do?

Of course, we very much regret that you have decided to leave the ITI. You do not have to act now. After the final payment reminder, your membership lapses automatically.

Can I participate in Study Clubs in other countries, e.g. during holidays?

Yes, ITI Members can participate in any Study Club. Please notify the Study Club Director about your participation to help facilitate his planning (room, AV, catering).

What is the ITI’s connection to Straumann?

The ITI enjoys a unique relationship with Straumann, a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry. Both organizations share the goal of developing optimal treatment solutions to the benefit of patients. This partnership dates back almost 40 years and is guided by the following statements:

  1. Straumann provides funding, expertise and support to the ITI
  2. Decisions are made in the mutual interest of both parties

What does it mean if I see “email address already in use” when registering?

You already have a valid membership associated with this email address. The email address is a unique identifier for each membership. It cannot be used twice.

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.

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 often is the Section Handbook updated?

ITI Headquarters updates the Section Handbook twice a year. Changes to the ITI Articles, which are the basis for the Section Handbook, must be approved by the General Assembly during the spring meeting.

Where can I find more information on running an ITI Section ?

In Documents and Guidelines, ITI Headquarters maintains the Section Handbook, which provides detailed information on how Sections are supposed to be run. The handbook complements the ITI Articles.

How can I find an event?

The Events Search page offers an overview of all upcoming ITI events and courses. It includes Section and Study Club events as well as Education Courses.

Who can see my public profile?

If you make your public profile accessible to the public, every website visitor can see your profile.

It will show your name, your profile picture, your public address, public profile email, website and phone number, as well as your CV. You can change any and all of the information that is displayed by going to your public profile settings.

I am an ITI Academy author. Is my ITI profile public?

Yes, your profile is public because of your role as an ITI Academy author. You can change the information shown in your profile in Settings at any time.

What are Forum subscriptions?

If you subscribe to a forum in a given language, you will receive an email if a new post is uploaded to this forum. You will also see the newest forum threads from this forum on your My Community page. 

How can I add an ITI friend?

Find the person in our Directory of ITI Fellows and Members and click on + add friend. You can also go to the internal profile page of the person and click on Send friend request.

If you see Friend requested, your request is still pending. The person you requested to become your friend can accept or ignore your request. You will not be informed if your request is ignored.

If your request is accepted, you will see the person's activities in your Community Feed and you can send them messages.

How can I log out?

Click on Logout to log out.

I forgot my password. What can I do?

Do not contact us to retrieve your password. We cannot see any of our users' passwords in the system. Please request a password reset link here and follow the instructions.

How do I log in to my ITI account?

Locate the Login area. Enter your email address and password and click on the Log in button.

How can I change my registered email address?