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About the Scholarship Center
The Eastman Dental Hospital in Rome was founded in 1933. It is the largest dental center in Italy, with more than 100 chairs and 30 beds for in-patient treatment that is carried out in four dedicated operating theaters.
The Department of Periodontology and Prosthodontics provides periodontal and restorative therapy. Great emphasis is placed on routine daily work to provide patients with comprehensive treatment that might include implants. More than 1,200 new patients are treated each year. The department has been involved in implant dentistry since the late 80s. Currently more than 500 oral implants are placed every year.
Edentulous and partially edentulous patients are treated with implant-supported restorations. Bone augmentation procedures such as GBR, sinus grafts or block grafts are part of daily practice. Surgery using general anesthesia or conscious sedation is performed each week. Selected cases are treated in collaboration with the Maxillo-Facial Surgery Department.
In 2003, the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry was fundamentally modernized and redesigned. The department's dental lab with three dental technicians focuses exclusively on implant-supported prosthodontics; the department runs several clinical trials every year.
Overview of clinical activities during the Scholarship year
The ITI Scholar will participate in the following clinical activities:
- Treatment planning sessions
- Observing clinical patient treatment
- Assisting in patient treatment
- Carrying out oral hygiene procedures
- Treating patients under supervision:
- placing implants
- restoring implants
Treating patients alone:
- restoring implants
The Scholar's time will be allocated to the following activities as follows (estimate):
- 90% patient care
- 10% research
The ITI Scholar, if an EU-certified dentist, will be involved in all the stages of treatment that require oral implants for partially edentulous or edentulous patients. Clinical collaboration with the other departments of the hospital is strongly encouraged.
The ITI Scholar will attend seminars and lessons together with the students of the Master's program in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and may be involved in teaching activities. The ITI Scholar is also required to perform clinical or basic research activities and is expected to submit at least one paper to an international peer-reviewed journal.
Special requirements for this Scholarship Center
Applicants must hold a dental diploma issued in a country that belongs to the European Union to be able to treat patients.
Language requirements: Basic language skills in Italian are required. Applicants with fluent Spanish will also be accepted.