40 Years ITI

Celebrate the ITI’s rich pioneering heritage and join us as we shape an inspiring future

Welcome to the ITI’s 40th birthday website.

We have set up this interactive virtual space so that everyone with a connection to the ITI can pay us a visit, browse or get interactive. We have been around for a long time so we have a number of items that allow you to trace our history in different degrees of detail. Read our book “40 Years ITI” that takes us from before 1980 and the establishment of the ITI up to 2019. Watch a number of short videos, where key figures talk about how different aspects of the ITI have developed over the years. Let our illustrated timeline guide you through the milestones of our history and browse our photo gallery. On a more active note, use the hashtag #ITIWS2020 on Twitter or Instagram to share your personal highlights with the ITI – you could see your post featured here! Or create a special birthday wish in video form and then upload it to the site. Finally there are prizes to be won if you test your knowledge of the ITI and take part in our quiz.

We are all having a difficult year, so why not take off a little time to relax, check out the site, share your thoughts and ideas with us and wish the ITI a happy birthday.

Video Competition

We are happy to announce that the winning video was posted by Myra Ahmed, with an honorable mention for the runner-up Anton Kalinin in second place.

Manami Sato – 40years ITI from Ehime Japan

Manami Sato – 40years ITI from Ehime Japan

Muhammad Haseeb – The JOURNEY with ITI ... In the world of implant dentistry it is important to cling on the safest treatment philosophy for the predictable treatment outcome to achieve the best clinical result and patient satisfaction. ITI is a hallmark of evidence-based practices in implant dentistry and always outshines other implant organizations in the world in the last 40 years through its sheer dedication in promoting the field. This video is about the journey I had with ITI. It has provided a best platform through which dentists like me can start a journey and be the torchbearers for others. Thank you ITI.

Muhammad Haseeb – The JOURNEY with ITI ... In the world of implant dentistry it is important to cling on the safest treatment philosophy for the predictable treatment outcome to achieve the best clinical result and patient satisfaction. ITI is a hallmark of evidence-based practices in implant dentistry and always outshines other implant organizations in the world in the last 40 years through its sheer dedication in promoting the field. This video is about the journey I had with ITI. It has provided a best platform through which dentists like me can start a journey and be the torchbearers for others. Thank you ITI.

Olga Pavlova – In my profession, I chose Straumann implants. I have been installing this system for more than 16 years, as they provide a minimum of complications, and the accumulated knowledge and their systematization by the ITI organization help to save time and spend it on vacation with the family in a country house. Look how beautiful it is all around! The installation of Straumann implants, supported by the experience of doctors from all over the world, saves time and ensures long-term results for dentists. ITI - you are the best! Happy birthday!!!

Olga Pavlova – In my profession, I chose Straumann implants. I have been installing this system for more than 16 years, as they provide a minimum of complications, and the accumulated knowledge and their systematization by the ITI organization help to save time and spend it on vacation with the family in a country house. Look how beautiful it is all around! The installation of Straumann implants, supported by the experience of doctors from all over the world, saves time and ensures long-term results for dentists. ITI - you are the best! Happy birthday!!!

Anton Kalinin – ITI is not only a world organization of professionals in the field of implantology, it is also a friendly family made up of dentists of all ages, fields, and backgrounds. It doesn't matter what country you are in, whether it's Russia, Switzerland, the USA or China; everyone can join the world of dentistry at the highest level and become a member of this large and friendly family! After learning about ITI, I thought it would be a good opportunity to improve my knowledge as a novice doctor. ITI Academy gives you the opportunity to analyze cases step by step and apply the knowledge gained in practice. For me, ITI is a source of knowledge and provides the opportunity to communicate with colleagues and share experiences. It doesn't matter whether you are an implantologist or an orthopedist, everyone who wants to improve and go forward is always welcome here. Therefore, on ITI's Birthday, I would like to congratulate all ITI members on this significant milestone and thank the team for the opportunity to grow and develop surrounded by professionals in their field.

Anton Kalinin – ITI is not only a world organization of professionals in the field of implantology, it is also a friendly family made up of dentists of all ages, fields, and backgrounds. It doesn't matter what country you are in, whether it's Russia, Switzerland, the USA or China; everyone can join the world of dentistry at the highest level and become a member of this large and friendly family! After learning about ITI, I thought it would be a good opportunity to improve my knowledge as a novice doctor. ITI Academy gives you the opportunity to analyze cases step by step and apply the knowledge gained in practice. For me, ITI is a source of knowledge and provides the opportunity to communicate with colleagues and share experiences. It doesn't matter whether you are an implantologist or an orthopedist, everyone who wants to improve and go forward is always welcome here. Therefore, on ITI's Birthday, I would like to congratulate all ITI members on this significant milestone and thank the team for the opportunity to grow and develop surrounded by professionals in their field.

Stephanie Mrad – Celebrating 40 years of dentistry progress

Stephanie Mrad – Celebrating 40 years of dentistry progress

Myra Ahmed – Pay it forward means to reward someone’s help towards you by helping someone else. Mr Ahsan, 25 years old, got his front tooth avulsed out due to an accident. His smile becomes terrible and profoundly affected his self-esteem. He went to the nearby dentist (Dr Myra) who is a postgraduate resident, member of ITI and a keen learner. She documented the case and posted it on the “discussion forum” of ITI. She thought it would be a great idea to show the case to her colleague who is ITI fellow in the next ITI study club. ITI fellow suggested her to use the SAC assessment tool and ITI treatment guide to understand the case better. Dr Myra then planned the case with the help of ITI philosophy and treated the patient. The patient was very much satisfied as his smile and confidence are back. He sends a handwritten Thank you card to his doctor and team. Dr Myra recalls how ITI academy, discussion forum, ITI treatment guide and study club meetings helped her in the evidence-based practice of implant dentistry by providing mentorship from the world’s best clinicians and researchers. She is grateful to ITI and paying it forward.

Myra Ahmed – Pay it forward means to reward someone’s help towards you by helping someone else. Mr Ahsan, 25 years old, got his front tooth avulsed out due to an accident. His smile becomes terrible and profoundly affected his self-esteem. He went to the nearby dentist (Dr Myra) who is a postgraduate resident, member of ITI and a keen learner. She documented the case and posted it on the “discussion forum” of ITI. She thought it would be a great idea to show the case to her colleague who is ITI fellow in the next ITI study club. ITI fellow suggested her to use the SAC assessment tool and ITI treatment guide to understand the case better. Dr Myra then planned the case with the help of ITI philosophy and treated the patient. The patient was very much satisfied as his smile and confidence are back. He sends a handwritten Thank you card to his doctor and team. Dr Myra recalls how ITI academy, discussion forum, ITI treatment guide and study club meetings helped her in the evidence-based practice of implant dentistry by providing mentorship from the world’s best clinicians and researchers. She is grateful to ITI and paying it forward.

Yoji Kamiura – ITI Study Club Hokuriku

Yoji Kamiura – ITI Study Club Hokuriku

Hamid Reza Shirazi Nassab – ITI turned forty this year.We wanted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ITI in glorious way,unfortunately due to the corona virus we couldn’t. I am so glad to have been with ITI for almost a decade and i say congratulations and happy 40th anniversary.

Hamid Reza Shirazi Nassab – ITI turned forty this year.We wanted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ITI in glorious way,unfortunately due to the corona virus we couldn’t. I am so glad to have been with ITI for almost a decade and i say congratulations and happy 40th anniversary.

Abhijit Joshi – When 12 men met in the February of 1980 at Waldenburg, they had one common goal . Their goal was to form an association which would advance the of science of implantology based on strong evidence and thus benefit the patients. The ITI thus took shape. From then on, ITI revolutionised the way implantology was practiced. Backed by strong scientific evidence, the ITI was the first implant organisation to embrace the implant community by providing education, research and development. This improved standards of care at multiple levels. Today, after all these years, the ITI has maintained this glorious legacy and has succeeded in building a gigantic organisation with a strong network of implantologists, scholars,researchers, technical and industry partners. Over the past 40 years, the ITI has transcended nationalities to grow into a family pulsating with the strongest motivation. The underlying objective though, remains the same, 'to advance the science of implantology and enhance patient care'. Thats why WE can thump our chests and say out loud, 'We are the ITI' !

Abhijit Joshi – When 12 men met in the February of 1980 at Waldenburg, they had one common goal . Their goal was to form an association which would advance the of science of implantology based on strong evidence and thus benefit the patients. The ITI thus took shape. From then on, ITI revolutionised the way implantology was practiced. Backed by strong scientific evidence, the ITI was the first implant organisation to embrace the implant community by providing education, research and development. This improved standards of care at multiple levels. Today, after all these years, the ITI has maintained this glorious legacy and has succeeded in building a gigantic organisation with a strong network of implantologists, scholars,researchers, technical and industry partners. Over the past 40 years, the ITI has transcended nationalities to grow into a family pulsating with the strongest motivation. The underlying objective though, remains the same, 'to advance the science of implantology and enhance patient care'. Thats why WE can thump our chests and say out loud, 'We are the ITI' !

Daisuke Maeda – 40 years ITI Happy Birthday

Daisuke Maeda – 40 years ITI Happy Birthday

Mariko Kobayashi – Congratulations on the 40th anniversary of ITI. Introducing the activities of women in ITI Japan. We (Japanese women implantologists of ITI members) have been able to obtain evidence and skills in implant dentistry from many of ITI's educational systems. That’s a rich heritage for an inspiring future! Thank you for the great history of ITI, and glory to ITI.

Mariko Kobayashi – Congratulations on the 40th anniversary of ITI. Introducing the activities of women in ITI Japan. We (Japanese women implantologists of ITI members) have been able to obtain evidence and skills in implant dentistry from many of ITI's educational systems. That’s a rich heritage for an inspiring future! Thank you for the great history of ITI, and glory to ITI.

Manami Sato – 40years ITI from Ehime Japan

Manami Sato – 40years ITI from Ehime Japan

Muhammad Haseeb – The JOURNEY with ITI ... In the world of implant dentistry it is important to cling on the safest treatment philosophy for the predictable treatment outcome to achieve the best clinical result and patient satisfaction. ITI is a hallmark of evidence-based practices in implant dentistry and always outshines other implant organizations in the world in the last 40 years through its sheer dedication in promoting the field. This video is about the journey I had with ITI. It has provided a best platform through which dentists like me can start a journey and be the torchbearers for others. Thank you ITI.

Muhammad Haseeb – The JOURNEY with ITI ... In the world of implant dentistry it is important to cling on the safest treatment philosophy for the predictable treatment outcome to achieve the best clinical result and patient satisfaction. ITI is a hallmark of evidence-based practices in implant dentistry and always outshines other implant organizations in the world in the last 40 years through its sheer dedication in promoting the field. This video is about the journey I had with ITI. It has provided a best platform through which dentists like me can start a journey and be the torchbearers for others. Thank you ITI.

Olga Pavlova – In my profession, I chose Straumann implants. I have been installing this system for more than 16 years, as they provide a minimum of complications, and the accumulated knowledge and their systematization by the ITI organization help to save time and spend it on vacation with the family in a country house. Look how beautiful it is all around! The installation of Straumann implants, supported by the experience of doctors from all over the world, saves time and ensures long-term results for dentists. ITI - you are the best! Happy birthday!!!

Olga Pavlova – In my profession, I chose Straumann implants. I have been installing this system for more than 16 years, as they provide a minimum of complications, and the accumulated knowledge and their systematization by the ITI organization help to save time and spend it on vacation with the family in a country house. Look how beautiful it is all around! The installation of Straumann implants, supported by the experience of doctors from all over the world, saves time and ensures long-term results for dentists. ITI - you are the best! Happy birthday!!!

Anton Kalinin – ITI is not only a world organization of professionals in the field of implantology, it is also a friendly family made up of dentists of all ages, fields, and backgrounds. It doesn't matter what country you are in, whether it's Russia, Switzerland, the USA or China; everyone can join the world of dentistry at the highest level and become a member of this large and friendly family! After learning about ITI, I thought it would be a good opportunity to improve my knowledge as a novice doctor. ITI Academy gives you the opportunity to analyze cases step by step and apply the knowledge gained in practice. For me, ITI is a source of knowledge and provides the opportunity to communicate with colleagues and share experiences. It doesn't matter whether you are an implantologist or an orthopedist, everyone who wants to improve and go forward is always welcome here. Therefore, on ITI's Birthday, I would like to congratulate all ITI members on this significant milestone and thank the team for the opportunity to grow and develop surrounded by professionals in their field.

Anton Kalinin – ITI is not only a world organization of professionals in the field of implantology, it is also a friendly family made up of dentists of all ages, fields, and backgrounds. It doesn't matter what country you are in, whether it's Russia, Switzerland, the USA or China; everyone can join the world of dentistry at the highest level and become a member of this large and friendly family! After learning about ITI, I thought it would be a good opportunity to improve my knowledge as a novice doctor. ITI Academy gives you the opportunity to analyze cases step by step and apply the knowledge gained in practice. For me, ITI is a source of knowledge and provides the opportunity to communicate with colleagues and share experiences. It doesn't matter whether you are an implantologist or an orthopedist, everyone who wants to improve and go forward is always welcome here. Therefore, on ITI's Birthday, I would like to congratulate all ITI members on this significant milestone and thank the team for the opportunity to grow and develop surrounded by professionals in their field.

Stephanie Mrad – Celebrating 40 years of dentistry progress

Stephanie Mrad – Celebrating 40 years of dentistry progress

Myra Ahmed – Pay it forward means to reward someone’s help towards you by helping someone else. Mr Ahsan, 25 years old, got his front tooth avulsed out due to an accident. His smile becomes terrible and profoundly affected his self-esteem. He went to the nearby dentist (Dr Myra) who is a postgraduate resident, member of ITI and a keen learner. She documented the case and posted it on the “discussion forum” of ITI. She thought it would be a great idea to show the case to her colleague who is ITI fellow in the next ITI study club. ITI fellow suggested her to use the SAC assessment tool and ITI treatment guide to understand the case better. Dr Myra then planned the case with the help of ITI philosophy and treated the patient. The patient was very much satisfied as his smile and confidence are back. He sends a handwritten Thank you card to his doctor and team. Dr Myra recalls how ITI academy, discussion forum, ITI treatment guide and study club meetings helped her in the evidence-based practice of implant dentistry by providing mentorship from the world’s best clinicians and researchers. She is grateful to ITI and paying it forward.

Myra Ahmed – Pay it forward means to reward someone’s help towards you by helping someone else. Mr Ahsan, 25 years old, got his front tooth avulsed out due to an accident. His smile becomes terrible and profoundly affected his self-esteem. He went to the nearby dentist (Dr Myra) who is a postgraduate resident, member of ITI and a keen learner. She documented the case and posted it on the “discussion forum” of ITI. She thought it would be a great idea to show the case to her colleague who is ITI fellow in the next ITI study club. ITI fellow suggested her to use the SAC assessment tool and ITI treatment guide to understand the case better. Dr Myra then planned the case with the help of ITI philosophy and treated the patient. The patient was very much satisfied as his smile and confidence are back. He sends a handwritten Thank you card to his doctor and team. Dr Myra recalls how ITI academy, discussion forum, ITI treatment guide and study club meetings helped her in the evidence-based practice of implant dentistry by providing mentorship from the world’s best clinicians and researchers. She is grateful to ITI and paying it forward.

Yoji Kamiura – ITI Study Club Hokuriku

Yoji Kamiura – ITI Study Club Hokuriku

Hamid Reza Shirazi Nassab – ITI turned forty this year.We wanted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ITI in glorious way,unfortunately due to the corona virus we couldn’t. I am so glad to have been with ITI for almost a decade and i say congratulations and happy 40th anniversary.

Hamid Reza Shirazi Nassab – ITI turned forty this year.We wanted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ITI in glorious way,unfortunately due to the corona virus we couldn’t. I am so glad to have been with ITI for almost a decade and i say congratulations and happy 40th anniversary.

Abhijit Joshi – When 12 men met in the February of 1980 at Waldenburg, they had one common goal . Their goal was to form an association which would advance the of science of implantology based on strong evidence and thus benefit the patients. The ITI thus took shape. From then on, ITI revolutionised the way implantology was practiced. Backed by strong scientific evidence, the ITI was the first implant organisation to embrace the implant community by providing education, research and development. This improved standards of care at multiple levels. Today, after all these years, the ITI has maintained this glorious legacy and has succeeded in building a gigantic organisation with a strong network of implantologists, scholars,researchers, technical and industry partners. Over the past 40 years, the ITI has transcended nationalities to grow into a family pulsating with the strongest motivation. The underlying objective though, remains the same, 'to advance the science of implantology and enhance patient care'. Thats why WE can thump our chests and say out loud, 'We are the ITI' !

Abhijit Joshi – When 12 men met in the February of 1980 at Waldenburg, they had one common goal . Their goal was to form an association which would advance the of science of implantology based on strong evidence and thus benefit the patients. The ITI thus took shape. From then on, ITI revolutionised the way implantology was practiced. Backed by strong scientific evidence, the ITI was the first implant organisation to embrace the implant community by providing education, research and development. This improved standards of care at multiple levels. Today, after all these years, the ITI has maintained this glorious legacy and has succeeded in building a gigantic organisation with a strong network of implantologists, scholars,researchers, technical and industry partners. Over the past 40 years, the ITI has transcended nationalities to grow into a family pulsating with the strongest motivation. The underlying objective though, remains the same, 'to advance the science of implantology and enhance patient care'. Thats why WE can thump our chests and say out loud, 'We are the ITI' !

Daisuke Maeda – 40 years ITI Happy Birthday

Daisuke Maeda – 40 years ITI Happy Birthday

Mariko Kobayashi – Congratulations on the 40th anniversary of ITI. Introducing the activities of women in ITI Japan. We (Japanese women implantologists of ITI members) have been able to obtain evidence and skills in implant dentistry from many of ITI's educational systems. That’s a rich heritage for an inspiring future! Thank you for the great history of ITI, and glory to ITI.

Mariko Kobayashi – Congratulations on the 40th anniversary of ITI. Introducing the activities of women in ITI Japan. We (Japanese women implantologists of ITI members) have been able to obtain evidence and skills in implant dentistry from many of ITI's educational systems. That’s a rich heritage for an inspiring future! Thank you for the great history of ITI, and glory to ITI.

Facets of the ITI

6 videos, 7 experts, 1 organization - personal insights into our roots and history

40 Years ITI – A rich heritage for an inspiring future

At the age of 40, the ITI has entered a period of vibrant growth and purpose that centers around education and providing dental professionals with a comprehensive range of opportunities to extend their skills and knowledge. How the organization arrived at this point is treated in a history that looks at the people, events and milestones that defined its journey as well as outlining what the ITI is today. Click on any of the book’s 11 chapters to find out more.

Chapter 1:
The prehistory of the ITI: From experimental field to science

Read about the ITI’s pre-history and find out how the major players came together to exchange ideas before deciding to form an organization that would focus on the newly developing field of implant dentistry. The very first steps were taken by 5 scientists – Prof. André Schroeder, Prof. Wilfried Schilli, Dr. Herbert Niederdellmann, Dr. Gisbert Krekeler, and Dr. Philipp Ledermann – who converged on the Straumann Institute in Waldenburg to work together with Fritz Straumann who brought specialist metallurgical knowledge. The concept of ‘functional ankylosis’ developed by Prof. André Schroeder and published in 1976 in a landmark paper was central to the group’s work.

In 1979 Fritz Straumann proposed forming an association modeled on the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (AO/ASIF) and André Schroeder provided the name: International Team for Implantology. Click here to find out more about the ITI before it became the ITI.

Chapter 2:
The ITI: History and development

Today the ITI is an international and continuously growing organization whose main focus is on education and providing professionals at every level of experience with learning materials, tools and guidelines. This chapter illustrates in detail the journey taken by the ITI to arrive at this point: From the small and exclusive German-speaking group whose focus was initially on supporting the development and testing of implants through successive reorganizations that expanded the scope of the ITI to the globally active organization it is today. Click here for the details.

Chapter 3:
ITI pioneers: Founding Members, Presidents, and Honorary Fellows

This chapter is a true “who’s who” of the ITI’s key figures that is rich with biographical details. It highlights the interdisciplinary nature of the ITI at its source. Among the 12 founding members were 3 specialist dentists,3 engineers, 2 maxillofacial surgical specialists, 2 technicians, 1 physicist and 1 marketing specialist. This mix of expertise also underlines the very application-oriented approach of the ITI in its early years. In contrast, the expertise of the 8 ITI Presidents to date is focused on specialist dentistry and maxillofacial surgery. Browse this chapter to find out more about the movers and shakers of the ITI, past and present.

Chapter 4:
Current organization and protagonists

Would you like to know more about how the ITI is organized? This short but important chapter gives you the lowdown on the ITI President, President-elect, and the Board of Directors as well as the ITI’s committees. Reading this chapter will help you understand how the ITI organizes its activities and what each committee focuses on along with a little background on how each committee has developed and extended its scope over the years. The ITI is changing and developing all the time, so browse this chapter for a snapshot of the ITI in 2018.

Chapter 5:
Membership

What started out as a small exclusive club in 1980 has grown to be a vast international organization with a membership of more than 18,000. In this chapter, find out why the ITI made a conscious decision to stay small for over 20 years before opening up to accept broader membership in 2003 and defining the two categories: Members and Fellows, along with the two additional categories of Senior Fellow and Honorary Fellow. Click here to find out more.

Chapter 6:
Research

Since 1988 the ITI has invested more than 52 million Swiss francs into implant dentistry research by funding promising research projects with either a small or large grant. The recipients of these grants come from all over the world and many of them are not affiliated with the ITI. In return for funding, grant recipients are expected to publish their results in a peer-reviewed journal and in this way contribute to sharing advances in knowledge relating to implant dentistry. See which ITI studies have been most frequently cited as well as journal impact factors. To honor and support those researchers whose studies have arrived at important new findings, the ITI invites scientists to apply for the André Schroeder Research Prize that is awarded on an annual basis for clinical as well as pre-clinical research. Click here for more information on how the ITI supports research.

Chapter 7:
Education

The main focus of the ITI is directed to ensuring that dental professionals have every opportunity to continue their education and fill in any potential knowledge gaps as advances in the field are made. The ITI has built up an all-round education offering with the aim of being a reliable source of life-long learning for its membership and the field in general. Track the expansion of this offering over the years from World Symposia, national congresses, ITI Scholarships, Study Clubs and Education Weeks to the ITI Online Academy and the ITI Curriculum. Today dental professionals choose the approach, duration and mode of learning that is tailored to their availability, learning style and needs. Click here for a bird’s eye view of all things education provided by the ITI.

Chapter 8:
ITI publications

The ITI’s 40-year history has been accompanied by the publication of diverse books, journals and papers, the majority of which appeared from 2000 onwards. The ITI’s first reference book came out in German in 1988: Orale Implantologie. Allgemeine Grundlagen und ITI-System. A few years later it appeared in English, followed by Italian, Spanish and Greek.

The new millennium marked the publication of the Proceedings of ITI Consensus Conferences - starting with the second and continuing to the sixth ITI Consensus Conference. In 2005, a twice yearly journal - Forum Implantologicum - was launched in English and is now translated into eight languages. Everyone knows the Treatment Guide series that was first published in 2006 and is now in its 11th volume in 10 languages.

Read this chapter to find out more about our publications, including one-off reference volumes like the GOMI and the SAC Classification in Implant Dentistry.

Chapter 9:
Events

The ITI community has always had a policy of getting together with the aim, first and foremost, of learning something new and interesting, followed closely by having some fun and relaxing together. The Annual General Meetings, Consensus Conferences, World Symposia and more recently the ITI National Congresses are all designed to have a lively social program. After the focus and concentration of the day, each of these events provides participants with an opportunity to let off steam in the evenings. From dinner at unusual locations through sightseeing opportunities to competitive sporting activities, ITI events are an all-round thing. Click here for an overview and background to the ITI’s events.

Chapter 10:
Partnerships

Partnerships have been an essential aspect of the ITI’s history and success. The primary partnership that has played the most prominent role is that with Straumann. This chapter provides a brief history of some key figures in the Straumann Group, originally known as the Straumann Institute, and outlines how the Straumann family contributed to the development of modern implant dentistry.

The ITI’s other long-term partner is the Quintessence Publishing Group and the cooperation that began with the Forum Implantologicum in 2005 and was further cemented with the publication of the ITI Treatment Guide series from 2006 onwards. Read this chapter to learn more about the background to the ITI’s key partnerships.

Chapter 11:
Outlook

Where are we now and where are we going?
Our field is changing rapidly in terms of both the technology and therapy available as well as the expectations of patients. The ITI is changing too. Read about the priorities Stephen Chen and Charlotte Stilwell are setting for the organization to ensure it is ready to meet the demands of the future.

To access the entire book "40 Years ITI – A rich heritage for an inspiring future”, click below

“Our aim is to place implantologists on a scientific footing and in particular to identify the true indications for them, so that they can ultimately offer real help in reconstructive dentistry.”

[André Schroeder, 1982]

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“We need to target education at a very practical level. We need to think not only about the top implant specialists, but also about general practitioners, since they make up the majority of our profession”.

[Daniel Buser, 2005]

Milestones

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“The challenge in building up an ITI Section is to make our meetings so attractive that they go beyond the interests of individual implant systems and really tackle issues of interest to all practitioners.”

[Kerstin Fischer, 2005]