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The Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry has over 25 years of experience in treating patients using osseointegrated implants and restoring them with implant-supported reconstructions. The majority of these patients are partially edentulous and comprehensively treated in every discipline of dental medicine by the faculty and the post-graduate students of the clinic. Many patients desire optimal esthetic treatment results and, hence, the clinic places special emphasis on the esthetic aspects of treatment. More than two-thirds of the implantation procedures are performed in conjunction with bone and/or soft tissue augmentation using GBR and biomaterials or bone grafts.
The clinic is organized in 3 divisions comprising reconstructive dentistry, oral implantology and dental material science. Research is carried out in the fields of bone and soft tissue regeneration, implant integration into hard and soft tissues, loading protocols, conventional and full-ceramic reconstructions, minimally invasive therapies, digital workflow and basic research in dental material science (Prof. Dr. Christoph Hämmerle, Prof. Dr. Ronald Jung, Prof. Dr. Mutlu Özcan, PD Dr. Daniel Thoma, Dr. Goran Benic, Dr. Sven Mühlemann, Dr. Nadja Nänni).
The ITI Scholar will participate in the following clinical activities:
- Treatment planning sessions
- Observing clinical patient treatment
- Assisting in patient treatment
The Scholar's time will be allocated to the activities below as follows (estimate):
- 50% patient care
- 50% research
ITI Scholars at our clinic are able to learn about every phase of therapy using dental implants, including treatment planning, execution of preparatory, surgical and prosthetic as well as follow-up therapy. They take part in weekly treatment planning sessions, literature discussions and seminars. There is also a monthly journal club meeting that includes all the journals that are relevant in the field of implant and reconstructive dentistry.
ITI Scholars can observe and assist in surgical and restorative procedures on a daily basis, experiencing each step of a comprehensive therapy from the initial examination to the surgical phase until the final reconstruction. ITI Scholars cannot treat patients independently. ITI Scholars are further involved in the clinic’s continuing education courses on surgical and prosthetic topics related to implant dentistry. Research activities as co-investigators in the above-mentioned fields are encouraged.