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Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences


About the Scholarship Center

The ITI Scholarship at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) is based in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences. ITI Scholars work directly with Dr. Gallucci, the department chair, who is trained in both prosthodontics and periodontics. They also have access to other faculty members representing the various specialties involved in implant dentistry. The clinical activities take place within the state-of-the-art Harvard Faculty Practice. Applicants with advanced graduate education in periodontics, prosthodontics or other significant restorative dentistry experience are preferred.

Please note: The Scholarship program runs from July 1 to June 30.


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
  • Treating patients under supervision
    • placing implants
    • restoring implants
  • Treating patients alone
    • placing implants
    • restoring implants

The Scholar's time will be allocated to the following activities as follows (estimate):

  • 60% patient care
  • 20% research
  • 20% didactic

In the Harvard Faculty Practice, ITI Scholars are involved in patient care, i.e. primarily comprehensive implant dentistry, including treatment planning, surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. Additionally, clinical teaching of predoctoral students for at least one day per week is part of the program. ITI Scholars also have access to lectures and interdisciplinary seminars offered in HSDM's advanced graduate specialty programs. Involvement in research or other scholarly activities is recommended and available on an ad hoc basis.

Special requirements for this Scholarship Center

The state of Massachusetts requires a TOEFL or IELTS certificate as proof of proficiency in English (for non-native-English Speakers) by the beginning of the ITI Scholarship program. This will allow the ITI Scholar to obtain a limited license, which is issued by the Board of Registration in Dentistry in Massachusetts. The limited license is necessary to work with patients. The language certificate must be valid (no older than two years) at the time of application for the limited license. The ITI Scholar is responsible for organizing and providing the required language certificate. For more information regarding the language certificate in connection with the limited license please contact the Board of Registration. Please make special note of page 10 of the document Dental Intern Limited License (pdf) by the Board of Registration in Massachusetts.

Contact details

Chair: Dr. German Gallucci
Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA (USA)

Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02115-5888

Email: [email protected]