ITI Study Club

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, with more than 20,000 members and fellows worldwide. Its founding members had the vision that progress in the field of implant dentistry is best achieved if an 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 for the benefit of their patients.

Dr. Fava and his associates, Dr. Dmitriy Klass and Dr. Eric Schoenebeck, are deeply committed to the ITI and strongly encourage all local dentists to do the same. ITI membership comes not only with study club benefits, but a great opportunity to connect with a camaraderie second to none of all dental organizations. Dr. Fava routinely recruits speakers that are traditionally seen on the highest podiums, all here at our Philadelphia Tri-State Area Study Club meetings, sharing first-hand access to the latest innovations in the fields of implant dentistry, esthetics and regeneration, striving to improve evidence-based treatment methods for optimal patient care.

Dr. Fava feels that 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. He feels that his affiliation and continued involvement with the ITI, along with the ITI’s commitment to “raising the bar” in all areas of implant dentistry, contributes to his practice success and, more importantly, to the well-being of his patients.

Being a part of the ITI brings unique and valuable advantages:

Free download of all Consensus Conference papers
• Access to ITI Academy online assessments
• Access to ITI Academy Live: Exclusive webinars
• Access to the SAC Assessment Tool
• PDF export for patient file from SAC Assessment
• Free participation in ITI Study Club meetings (up to 8 CE hours incl.)
• Access to ITI Academy: 350+ hours of e-learning content (12 CE hours incl.)
• 20% discount on ITI events
• 20% discount on ITI education programs
• 20% discount on world-renowned 3rd party education programs
• Online access to all issues of the ITI journal Forum Implantologicum
• Online access to all volumes of the ITI Treatment Guide series
• 50% discount on print copies of the entire ITI Treatment Guide series
• 30% discount on selected Quintessence journals and books
• Access to national section activities
• Access to interactive online community area
• Downloadable membership certificate
Voting rights at annual general meetings
• Exclusive fellowship certificate and pin
• Right to be nominated for local and global leadership positions
• Invitation to annual AGM fellow gala dinner

Sharing Knowledge for Optimal Patient Care

Participating in our Philadelphia Tri-State ITI Study Club is a great 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 one’s own personal network with like-minded professionals who share the “pearls” of their practices in a relaxed atmosphere of learning. Additionally, with the incorporation of ZOOM, our participating members and speakers are affiliated with dental practices, schools and organizations nationally and worldwide, all sharing their knowledge while striving to improve evidence-based treatment methods for optimal patient care. Additional membership and registration information is available online at the ITI website, or feel free to contact Dr. Fava at

Please see our scheduled meetings for 2024 (below). We will continue to hold our live dinner meetings at the Buck Hotel in Feasterville, PA on Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM or virtually on ZOOM on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM.

An invitation to RSVP for participation in these ZOOM meetings will be emailed to you by Dr. Fava the day prior to the lecture. For additional information, please contact Paula Chernoff at


We look forward to your interest and participation. Additional information will be emailed as the dates approach. Please feel free to reach out to Paula Chernoff at

Thursday, February 15, 2024:
LIVE AT THE BUCK HOTEL – 6:00-9:00 EST (Buffet dinner 6:00 – 6:30 PM)
Speaker: Lawrence E. Brecht, DDS /NYC Prosthodontics/New York, NY
Topic: ‘’Complex Maxillofacial Reconstruction & Rehabilitation: Praeteritum, Praesens et Futurum…’’

Thursday, March 14, 2024: ZOOM – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Speaker: Panos Papaspyridakos, DDS, MS, PhD/Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry/Boston, MA
Topic: “Digital Workflow for Full-Arch Implant Rehabilitation from “A-to-Z”

Thursday, April 11, 2024: ZOOM – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Speaker: Ira Langstein, DDS/ Westchester Dental Group/White Plains, NY/Cosmetic, Restorative & Implant Dentistry
Topic: “Current Concepts in Restorative Implant Dentistry”

Thursday, June 6, 2024: ZOOM – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Speaker: Gustavo Mahn Arteaga, DDS, MS/Assistant Professor Dept of Prosthodontics/Tufts Un School of Dental Medicine
Topic: “Clinical Management of Abutment Screw Loosening”

Thursday, September 12, 2024: ZOOM – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Speaker:  Brandon Dickerman, CDT/ Dickerman Dental Prosthetics/Sharon, MA
Topic: TBD

Thursday, October 10, 2024: LIVE AT THE BUCK HOTEL– 6:00-9:00 PM EST (Buffet dinner 6:00 – 6:30 PM)
Speaker: Dmitriy Klass, DDS, MsD/ Pennsylvania Center for Implants & Periodontics/Philadelphia, PA
Topic: TBD

Thursday, November 14, 2024: LIVE AT THE BUCK HOTEL 6:00-9:00 EST (Buffet dinner 6:00 – 6:30 PM)
Speakers: Complications Presentation / Our Study Club Members


May 9-11, 2024, Singapore

The ITI World Symposium is much more than a great scientific event. It is a unique opportunity for the global implant dentistry community to meet, take part in an active exchange of knowledge, get in touch with old friends, make new friends and take home ideas and techniques that can be put into practice immediately. During the three-day symposium at the Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre, participants will be able to relax in surroundings inspired by Singapore, its architecture and history, and taste a little of the city’s diverse and delicious culinary offerings.