Become an Official Author of ITI Online Academy Content
The ITI welcomes and actively seeks your contribution to the official education content available in the ITI Online Academy. We will consider clinical case presentations and clinical videos from anyone who wishes to contribute their own clinical documentation to the ITI Online Academy.
When submitting content for inclusion in the ITI Online Academy, the following general requirements must be observed for eligibility:
- All submissions must be in English language
- All aspects of patient selection and treatment must be evidence-based and in line with ITI philosophy and guidelines as set out in published ITI literature.
- Clinical procedures must conform to prescribed aseptic protocols and established, safe techniques.
- Patients must be consented for the use of the material and their identity protected.
- All main components and materials (e.g. implants, prosthodontic parts, augmentation materials) used in the treatment process must be specified as part of the documentation.
- All main components and materials used in the treatment process must originate from well-established systems with proven clinical long-term success rates and scientific documentation.
- Case reports must include clinical and radiographic follow-up of at least 1-year post treatment.
- For educational value the content must include critical appraisal of both process and outcome. For example, advantages/disadvantages of a technique and its impact on the outcome.
- You must be the owner of the intellectual property rights of the submitted content. If the intellectual property provided requires permission it is your responsibility to obtain it.
- Acceptance of the Submission, License and Right of Use Agreement.
Specific Requirements to Clinical Case Reports
The following specific rules apply:
- Clinical cases must be submitted through the Online Academy Case Cloud. No other forms of submission are accepted.
- Only cases that are exhaustively classified (SAC assessment and additional classification information) and sufficiently documented are eligible for submission.
- Documentation must include images, image legends and text paragraphs
- Clinical images must be adequately cropped and rotated if required.
- Clinical images must not be cosmetically altered (no touch-ups).
The overview below lists the aspects to be addressed in a case documentation. Ideally, a case documentation covers both the surgical and prosthodontic aspects of treatment to provide a comprehensive overview. If not applicable to a specific case or treatment plan, aspects in the following list may be left out:
I. Case Assessment
1. Case history/anamnesis
- Patient complaint/reason for presenting/expectations
- Reason(s) for tooth loss
- Relevant social history
- Relevant medical history. Even if there is no relevant medical history, that should be stated.
- Relevant dental history
2. Clinical assessment/diagnostics
- Patient's overall dental health
- Key findings regarding the site of interest
- Diagnostic imaging (e.g. Rx (panoramic/periapical); multislice CT, CBCT)
- 3D imaging rationale and details of templates used
- Other additional investigation including diagnostic wax-up
3. Prosthodontic summary of case assessment
- Indications for prosthodontic treatment
- Specific indications for implant therapy
II. Case Planning
1. Prosthodontic treatment plan illustrating the prosthodontically driven rationale and decisions for type and design of
- Prosthesis including hygiene aspects
- Abutment and connection
- Implant (number and 3D placement)
- Placement and loading protocol
- Interim prosthesis
2. Surgical treatment plan illustrating the prosthodontically driven rationale and decisions for type and design of
- Surgical template
- Digital planning
- Staged versus simultaneous augmentation / tissue management
- Bone management (type and material used)
- Soft tissue management (type and material used)
III. Surgical Phase
- Tooth removal (minimally traumatic technique)
- Bone augmentation / soft tissue management
- Implant placement
- Healing and re-entry
- For the above include details of flap design and closure, use of surgical template, clinical and imaging control
IV. Prosthodontic Phase
- Provisional restoration inclusing tissue conditioning
- Impression (analog / digital, customized emergence profile)
- Verification jigs
- Bisque try-in
- Protocol for delivery of final prosthesis including radiographic baseline
- Instructions for continuing care
- Baseline outcome (Pink Esthetic Score PES / White Esthetic Score WES)
V. Continuing Care
1. Protocol for continuing care and maintenance
- Interval for follow-up appointments
- Oral hygiene regime
2. Follow-up and outcome status (1 year+)
- Clinical control
- Imaging control (Rx (periapical / panorama))
Specific Requirements to Clinical Case Videos
Please contact us if you have clinical video material illustrating surgical and/or prosthodontic cases or treatment procedures. There is currently no online submission workflow for this type of content.
Before suggesting your material for inclusion, please make sure that it fulfills the following basic criteria:
- Aspect ratio 16:9
- High Definition (HD) format with a resolution of either 1280x720 25p (720p25) or 1920x1080 25p (1080p25)
- No framerate conversion
- No up- or downscaling of video dimensions
With your video submission you will be required to provide the following additional materials:
- Initial diagnostic images (e.g. Rx (panoramic/periapical); multislice CT, CBCT)
- Follow-up diagnostic images (1 year+)
- Key statements commenting on the procedures shown to be later expanded by you into a full video narrative.
All content submissions meeting the formal submission and quality criteria will be subjected to a peer review by the ITI Online Academy Content Review Board. Submission of content does not guarantee publication. If your content is rejected by the ITI Online Academy Content Review Board it will be deleted from all systems and devices used for temporary storage.