About the ITI

 

  ITI International Team for Implantology

The International Team for Implantology (ITI) unites professionals around the world from every field of implant dentistry and related tissue regeneration. As an academic association, it promotes networking and exchange among its more than 16,000 members. The ITI has built a reputation for scientific rigor combined with concern for patient welfare. The organization supports the development of well-documented treatment guidelines backed by extensive clinical testing and long-term results. It funds research as well as Scholarships, organizes congresses and continuing education events, runs more than 600 Study Clubs worldwide and publishes reference books such as the ITI Treatment Guide series. For more information, click here.

  Education & Research Funding at the ITI

The principle of evidence-based science is at the heart of the treatment methods and approaches championed by the ITI. The ITI is active in many areas of education that range from the production of publications such as the ITI Treatment Guide series, through its National Congresses and World Symposia, to its ITI Education Weeks, ITI Scholarships and ITI Study Clubs. The ITI Online Academy is the latest in this line of educational tools and channels.

Since 1988, the ITI has supported well over 350 research projects submitted by both ITI-affiliated and non-affiliated scientists. Overall it has invested more than CHF 41 million in research, and the ITI is consistently one of the largest non-governmental international funding organizations in implant dentistry worldwide. Currently, the ITI provides CHF 2.2 million in research funding every year. The ITI also presents the prestigious AndrĂ© Schroeder Research Prize for new scientific findings on an annual basis.

  A Brief History of the ITI

Since it was established in 1980, the ITI has taken a pioneering role in the development and promotion of the field of implant dentistry. Founded by Professor André Schroeder and Fritz Straumann together with a small multidisciplinary team of scientists, the ITI initially focused on the development of implants, along with education and research.
Over time, the organization's focus shifted towards education and the need to ensure a higher standard of quality among the now larger group of practitioners. At the same time, the ITI took a strategic decision to open up its small circle of Fellows, and in 2003 invited professionals involved in implant dentistry to become Members of the ITI.

In the intervening years the organization has grown substantially and has expanded its offering. Today, the ITI is the largest international organization in implant dentistry and one of the leading global providers of education in the field. Through its 27 national and regional Sections, the ITI has a truly global presence.

 

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