ITI Study Club

Philadelphia Tri-State Area ITI Study Club

screen shot 2 (2)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.

**Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Member Club Presentations
“Complications and Difficult Cases” and “Journal Club”

2018 ITI STUDY CLUB DATES TO HOLD:

**Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Luiz H. Gonzaga, DDS, MS
Prosthetic, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Gainesville, FL

**Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
Waldemar D. Polido, DDS, MS, PhD
Periodontics and Dental Implants
Dunmore, PA

**Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
Member Club Presentations
“Complications and Difficult Cases” and “Journal Club”

**Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
Brian Butler, DDS
Prosthetic, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry
Denver, CO

** 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, October 24th, 2018 will be presentations by our own Study Club members on “Complications and Difficult Cases” and Journal Club articles of interest. Drs. Levine and Fava are asking for volunteers among our members who are eager to present.

Please email them at rlevine@padentalimplants.com or pfava@padentalimplants.com  if you are interested.

This will also be addressed in a separate email

** 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 6th, 2017 will be presentations by our own Study Club members on “Complications and Difficult Cases” and Journal Club articles of interest. Drs. Levine and Fava are asking for volunteers among our members who are eager to present.

Please email them at rlevine@padentalimplants.com or pfava@padentalimplants.com if you are interested.
This will also be addressed in a separate email.

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.