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Case Cloud

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.

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.

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.

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.

What happens if I set my case to “public”?

Setting a case to public means that the link to your case will work for anyone, irrespective of whether they are ITI Members or ITI Academy users. Anyone who has access to the link can view your case. This setting is perfect if you want to share your case with a large audience, for example on social media. However, this also means that the case is likely to be indexed by search engines. This means that if you change your mind and set your case back to restricted access, links to the case data will no longer be valid but copies may have already been automatically made and stored by some search engines.

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.

GOMI

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.

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.

Guidelines & Templates

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.

Who and when are the fellowship nominations approved?

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

Who has access to the Guidelines & Templates area?

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

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.

What documents are required for fellowship nomination?

You need to send the completed and signed ITI CV template by email to ITI Headquarters. The nominator and supporters must provide by email their support of your nomination. Lastly, the Leadership Team from your Section must also approve your nomination. All documentation must be provided in English.

SAC Tool

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.

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

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

Speaker Tools

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.