The new standard of proficiency for experienced
professionals in implant dentistry

Validate your professional expertise
with the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry!

Why the ITI Diploma is right for you!

Showcase your skills and proficiency as an outstanding clinician to your patients and peers

Join an exclusive circle of distinguished professionals in implant dentistry

Flexible online program designed to fit in with your professional demands

What is the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry?

A flexible online program to earn a Diploma in Implant Dentistry that validates your expertise and showcases your excellence to patients and peers. Issued by one of the most highly regarded implant dentistry associations worldwide. Fit the program in with your professional demands as a practice owner, university employee or experienced implant dentist. Earn your ITI Diploma at your own pace!

“With the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry, we now officially validate your proficiency as a dental professional and let you benefit from the ITI’s great reputation.”

Charlotte Stilwell, London, UK
ITI President

Today is the day to showcase your skills and proficiency

3 steps to enhance your professional reputation

Get the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry issued by the globally leading international association in implant dentistry. Demonstrate your expertise by submitting 8 clinical cases. Pass an oral examination in your own language with local ITI examiners in which you outline your treatment plan and protocols for 4 unseen cases.

1

Pass entry exam (if not a graduate of ITI Curriculum Intermediate level)

2

Complete and submit 8 defined clinical cases

3

Respond orally to 4 unseen clinical cases in your own language (if available)

Have your ITI Diploma awarded at an ITI event in front of leading dental professionals.

To provide the best participant experience,
only 20 candidates are accepted each year.

“If there is one organization that needs to offer a Diploma in Implant Dentistry to experienced dental professionals on an advanced level, then it is the ITI.”

Prof. em. Dr. med. dent. Daniel Buser,
Bern, Switzerland

Today is the day to gain recognition for your achievements

See what our ITI Fellows say about the ITI
Diploma in Implant Dentistry

What are the requirements to enroll
in the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry?

The Diploma in Implant Dentistry offered by the ITI is aimed at dental professionals with experience in the field of implant dentistry. It is intended for professionals who meet the following requirements:

Join a select circle of distinguished professionals in implant dentistry.

Test your knowledge:
see if you could pass the entry exam!

Simply answer 20 questions that might appear in the ITI Diploma entry exam. It takes just 7 minutes and you get your results right away!

Validate your professional expertise
with the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry

Test your knowledge!

FREE!

Enroll as ITI Member

CHF 3,900

Enroll as non-member

CHF 4,800

Program starts September 1, 2022.

Not an ITI Member yet? Join the ITI to benefit from a significant discount. Click here.

Why go for a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the International Team for Implantology (ITI)?

The ITI is a leading global association of professionals in implant dentistry. In more than 40 years, the ITI has built a reputation for scientific rigor combined with concern for the welfare of patients. The objectives of the ITI are the promotion and dissemination of knowledge about implant dentistry and related fields.

Our Purpose

To engage and inspire the global dental profession to strive for excellence in implant dentistry for the benefit of the patient.

Our Vision

To be the world’s leading interdisciplinary community in implant dentistry.

Our Mission

To serve the dental profession by providing a growing network for life-long learning in implant dentistry through comprehensive quality education and innovative research for the benefit of the patient.

The ITI has more than 18,000 Fellows and Members worldwide. As a non-political and inclusive community, the ITI focusses on the global exchange of expertise and know-how via a modern and efficient network.

FAQ

General information:

The ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry is aimed at dentists who want to validate their competence in implant dentistry. It takes participants through a credentialing program based on case submissions and an oral examination.

The ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry is intended for experienced dentists who want to join a select circle of distinguished professionals in implant dentistry, benefit from the ITI’s world-leading reputation and take their careers to the next level.

It is an opportunity for you to validate your professional competence with a group of experts in this field through the ITI and show your peers and patients that you have a recognized level of competence in this field as well as your commitment to striving for excellence in implant dentistry for the benefit of the patient.

Yes, you must complete the ITI Diploma entry exam or have done the ITI Curriculum Intermediate level course. In addition to one of these 2 options, you must also have been practicing implant dentistry for at least 3 years.

Yes, anyone who fulfills the following entry requirements:

You must pass the ITI Diploma entry exam or have passed the ITI Curriculum Intermediate level course. In addition to one of these 2 options, you must also have been a practicing implant dentist for at least 3 years.

The ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry is aimed at dentists with an advanced level of competence in implant dentistry and at least 3 years’ experience in placing and/or restoring implants. Since we aim to maintain the high standards of the ITI Diploma, we make sure that everyone who participates in the program has this level. This is why you must take the ITI Diploma entry exam or alternatively have completed the ITI Curriculum Intermediate level course. You have a total of 2 attempts to pass the entry exam.

After you register for the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry, we verify that you have completed the ITI Curriculum Intermediate level course. If that is not the case, you will need to pass the entry exam for the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry. You have a total of 2 attempts to pass the exam. You will receive a link and a PIN to access the exam. The entry exam is not held on a specific day or time – you can take it when it suits you best. The exam consists of 90 questions that are taken from both the ITI Curriculum Foundation level and ITI Curriculum Intermediate level courses. The entry exam must be completed within 90 minutes and at least 70% of the questions must be answered correctly. If you fail the entry exam, you will be notified and given a new link and PIN for a second attempt. Anyone who fails a second time will not be able to proceed with the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry but can register again for the program after a suitable period of time.

The difficulty level is high and should not be underestimated.

The best way to prepare for the ITI Diploma entry exam is to take the ITI Curriculum Intermediate level course. ITI Members should go through the following Learning Modules (or part of them) and/or the respective Assessments to prepare for the entry exam: Modules

Non-ITI Members should go through the free Assessments that accompany the above Modules. However, doctors who are not ITI Members and need to take the entry exam are advised to become ITI Members to benefit from all content on the ITI’s e-learning platform.

If you have not done the ITI Curriculum Intermediate level course then you will need to pass the entry exam – you have a total of 2 attempts to pass the exam. If you fail the entry exam twice, you will not be able to start the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry at that time. We charge a processing fee of CHF 500 for the entry exam that will be deducted from your registration fee. You can either use the remaining amount to attend the ITI Curriculum Intermediate level course or we will transfer the money back to you (minus the CHF 500 processing fee).

Non-ITI Members should go through the free Assessments that accompany the above Modules. However, doctors who are not ITI Members and need to take the entry exam are advised to become ITI Members to benefit from all content on the ITI’s e-learning platform.

No, the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry will not provide you with additional expertise and skills in implant dentistry. It will provide you with a means to validate your competence in the field of implant dentistry through a diploma.

Non-ITI Members should go through the free Assessments that accompany the above Modules. However, doctors who are not ITI Members and need to take the entry exam are advised to become ITI Members to benefit from all content on the ITI’s e-learning platform.

No, local legal and academic regulations apply for anyone to practice and maintain a license in implant dentistry. The ITI Diploma is a supplementary international diploma.

You have up to 3 years to complete this program.

Once you have successfully submitted eight cases and passed the oral exam, your ITI Diploma will be sent to you by email as well as by post and announced at an ITI event. Should you be present at the event, you will be officially awarded your Diploma on stage.  

No, you do not need to be an ITI Member to register for the ITI Diploma. However, ITI Members profit from a significant discount on the course fee, and an ITI membership offers you access to excellent content and services that are likely to support you towards your Diploma. Click here to find out more.

The ITI Diploma Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Clinical case submission:

For the ITI Diploma assessment, the following eight clinical cases need to be submitted:

4 cases with fixed prosthesis:

  1. Single tooth posterior site
  2. 2 to 4 teeth posterior space
  3. Single tooth maxillary esthetic zone (intercanal)
  4. 2 to 4 teeth anterior space

2 cases with removable prosthesis:

    5. Mandibular complete 2-implant overdenture

    6. Maxillary or partial dental prosthesis with strategic use of single implant

2 cases concerning continuing care

    7. Management of hardware and/or biological complications

    8. Demonstration of 3-year follow-up of routine maintenance

Clinical and/or radiographic follow-up documentation of one year or more for cases 1-6 is not a must, but would be desirable.

The cases need to be submitted in the form of photographic and radiographic documentation and using the ITI Diploma case submission template that will be provided to you by the ITI.

You will have up to 1.5 years to submit all eight cases. The whole program including the oral examination should be completed within 3 years.

No, if you are specialized in one area (for example, a prosthodontist), and the surgical part of the case you have treated was done by another doctor, you need to indicate this and provide a signed declaration of collaborative work for that case. The form will be provided to you by the ITI.

You must read and follow the completed sample template that will be provided to you by the ITI after registration of the program. This clarifies the submission standards, quality, criteria, and format. You will also have the opportunity to attend our onboarding call that provides a structured introduction to the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry and where you will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Yes, we have prepared a case submission template that shows the requirements for case preparation. You can find the sample case submission here.

Please provide the clinical photographs in high resolution and in .jpg format.

The ITI Board of Studies will examine and validate the eight cases. The Board of Studies is made up of reputed implant dentistry professionals who are ITI Fellows from all over the world.

Yes, an initial check for completeness and content will be made for the eight cases uploaded before validation starts. Should information/documents be missing or unsatisfactory, you will be notified and can amend your upload accordingly. Such amendments will not be considered a re-submission.

You are allowed to resubmit one case free of charge.

A rejected case can be resubmitted only once. If more than one of your cases requires resubmission, you are considered to be not ready for the ITI Diploma and will need to improve your skills and experience and then register again for the program after a suitable period of time.

The case must be re-written and re-submitted within 4 weeks.

You can either re-submit the rejected case together with the additional information requested or resubmit a new case. Should you decide to submit a new case, the new case must be of the same case type as the rejected case (e.g., if the rejected case was a fixed prosthesis in a single tooth posterior site the new case must also be a fixed prosthesis in a single tooth posterior site case).

Yes, you can choose to submit a new case, but the case type must be the same as the rejected case. If the topic of the rejected case was technical complications, the topic of the new submitted case must also be technical complications. The new case must also be submitted within 4 weeks. A rejected case can only be re-submitted once.

If more than one case is rejected, you are considered to be not ready for the ITI Diploma and will need to improve your skills and experience and then register again for the program after a suitable period of time.

A rejected case can be resubmitted only once. If the resubmitted case is rejected, you are considered to be not ready for the ITI Diploma and will need to improve your skills and experience and then register again for the program after a suitable period of time.

The case submissions must be made in English, i.e., the case submission template for each clinical case and all required accompanying information must be filled out in English.

Oral examination:

The oral examination will be held in your language, if examiners are available, or in one of the ITI’s official languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Turkish.

You will be presented with 4 unseen cases to prepare within 60 minutes, and the examiners will then discuss them with you and ask questions. The oral examination lasts approximately 90 – 120 minutes.

Yes, there is a sample case available. Please click here to download it.

The oral examination is conducted on-site in the country of your Section at an ITI Event (e.g., an ITI Congress or an ITI Section Meeting), or, should you live in a country without an ITI Section, in the country where you live, if possible.

Billing and finance:

CHF 3,900 for ITI Members and CHF 4,800 for non-members (incl. VAT and all fees).

ITI Members profit from a significant discount on the course fee and an ITI membership offers you access to excellent content and services that are likely to support you towards your Diploma. Doctors who are not ITI Members and need to take the entry exam are advised to become ITI Members to benefit from all content on the ITI’s e-learning platform. Click here to find out more.

The registration fee for the ITI Diploma is to be paid by credit card at registration. The following credit card providers are accepted: Mastercard, Visa, Union Pay, JCB.

In exceptional cases, we can issue an invoice that can be paid by bank transfer. You are not registered for the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry until payment is received. Please contact diploma@iti.org for further information.

No refunds are possible.

Exception:

If you fail the entry exam twice, you will not be able to start the ITI Diploma in Implant Dentistry at that time. We charge a processing fee of CHF 500 for the entry exam that will be deducted from your registration fee. You can either use the remaining amount to attend an ITI Curriculum Intermediate level course or we will refund your registration fee (minus the CHF 500 processing fee).

No, the registration fee must be paid in full at the time of registration.