Philadelphia Tri-State Area ITI Study Club
Established in 1980, the International Team for Implantology has become the largest independent academic organization in implant dentistry and the related field of tissue regeneration. Its founding members had the vision that progress in the field of implant dentistry is best achieved if a inter-disciplinary team of clinicians and researchers collaborate closely to improve products and treatment methods on an ongoing basis and to keep abreast of the latest findings in the field. It unites professionals around the world from all fields of implant dentistry and hard and soft tissue regeneration. The organization strongly supports the premise of well-documented treatment guidelines backed by extensive clinical testing and the compilation of long-term results. As an independent academic association, it actively promotes networking and exchange among its membership. ITI Members regularly share their knowledge and expertise from clinical practice at meetings, courses and congresses with the objective of constantly improving treatment methods and outcome to the benefit of their patients. Presently, there are 27 ITI sections worldwide with over 15,000 members and Fellows.
In 1997, Dr. Levine was granted Fellowship in the ITI. In 2007, he became a member of the US Education Committee of the ITI and at that time, was chosen Director and Program Chairman of the Philadelphia Tri-State Area ITI Study Club, one of the original 6 ITI Study Clubs.
Participation in an ITI Study Club locally is a unique opportunity to not only have first-hand access to the latest innovative explosions in the fields of regeneration, esthetics and implant dentistry, but to also develop a personal network of like-minded professionals constantly striving to improve evidence-based treatment methods for optimal patient care.
Additionally, Dr. Levine was one of 100 representatives from around the world invited to participate in both the ITI 4th Consensus Conference in Stuttgart, Germany (2008) and the 5th Consensus Conference in Bern, Switzerland (2013) to establish treatment protocols for implant dentistry worldwide. The ITI Consensus Conferences (every 5 years) together with the ITI funded Treatment Guides, World Symposiums and US Congresses represent the foundation for the gold standard in implant dentistry treatment guidelines.
At the 2014 5th ITI Consensus Conference in Bern, Switzerland, Dr. Levine was the lead author on “Soft Tissue Augmentation Procedures for Mucogingival Defects in Esthetic Sites.”
Dr. Levine feels his participation as a Fellow of the ITI has enabled him to raise his level of clinical practice by sharing techniques and knowledge with renowned leaders from around the country and worldwide.
2016 Philadelphia Tri-State Area ITI Study Club Dates to Hold
**Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6:00 PM
Robert A. Jaffin, DMD
Periodontics and Dental Implants
“Achieving Predictability Through Simplicity”
**Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6:00 PM
Mariano Polack, DDS
Prosthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry
“Maximizing Esthetics and Longevity in Implant Restorations”
**Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM
Matthew Palermo, DDS
Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Interim Chair, Department of Restorative Dentistry
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry
Implant Provisionalization Techniques: Single Arch to Full Arch”
Must be an ITI paid member or a guest of an ITI paid member to attend. For membership information, please visit www.iti.org.
The ITI meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 2016 will be a presentation by our own Study Club members. Dr. Levine is asking for volunteers among our members who wish to present on this topic. Please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
All lectures of the Philadelphia Tri-State Area ITI Study Club are held at The Buck Hotel, a historic landmark in beautiful Bucks County. A buffet dinner will be provided at each lecture. Non-member guest fee for each course is $ 95.00. Staff participation is encouraged. Cost for staff member is $ 35.00.
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road
Feasterville, PA 19053
Philadelphia Tri-State Area ITI Study Club
Robert A. Levine, DDS, FCPP, FISPPS
Founder, Director and Program Chairman
Philip L. Fava II, DMD, MDSc
Einstein Center One, Suite 211-212
9880 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19115
Paula Chernoff/Donna Kelly, Study Club Coordinators
E-mail address: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org