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About the Scholarship Center
Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology (PKU-SS) was established in 1941. It began as the dental clinic of the medical college of PKU and eventually evolved into the institution as it is today, a unique combination of education, clinical service, research, and prevention for oral health. It encompasses not only the School itself but also an internationally renowned hospital and research institute. In 2017, PKU-SS ranked at 13th in dentistry in the QS world university rankings.
The ITI Scholarship Center in PKU-SS involves four departments of the School of Dentistry: Department of Prosthodontics, Department of Implantology, Department of Periodontology, and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. More than 10,000 implants are installed each year. The center places special emphases on the state of the art of digital implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implant occlusion as well as on augmentation of soft and hard tissue and the manufacture of restorations. ITI Scholars will be involved in every phase of implant therapy, from diagnosis and treatment planning to post-treatment follow-up. Prosthodontic, surgical, and periodontal experience is provided.
PKU-SS keeps a very high level of scientific researches. It has a National Engineering Laboratory in Digital Oral Science and Technology, a National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, an International Joint Research Center endowed by Ministry of Science and Technology of China, 2 provincial and Ministry-level Key Labs, etc. It also contains a Central laboratory, and other 8 technical laboratories. The ITI scholars can enter these high-level platforms to perform cutting-edge studies concerning implant therapy.
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
The Scholar’s time will be allocated to the following activities as follows (estimate):
- 70% patient care
- 30% research
In the PKU-SS Faculty Practice, ITI Scholars are involved in patient care, including treatment planning, surgical placement, and restoration of dental implants. Additionally, clinical teaching of pre-doctoral students for at least one day per month is part of the program. ITI Scholars also have access to lectures and interdisciplinary seminars offered in advanced graduate specialty programs. Involvement in researches or other scholarly activities is recommended and available.
Special requirements for this Scholarship Center
International applicants must present a TOEFL (score>90) or IELTS (score>6) certificate as proof of proficiency in English for non-native English or non-native Chinese Speakers by the beginning of the ITI Scholarship program. They must be able to communicate with patients; if they do not speak Chinese or the patient does not speak English, they will not be able to treat patients. In order to treat patients, international ITI Scholars must apply for the short-term dental practice license.