Be part of the 5-day ITI World Symposium 202ONE Online – a digital experience in a class of its own. Tune in to 4 – 5 hours live lectures and discussions each day and browse the extensive pool of exclusive on-demand content on our dedicated state-of-the-art platform.

Dive into our novel scientific program that will engage you via the patient experience and hear how our international faculty of experts addresses their different concerns.

Join us for an infinitely engaging and compelling journey at the first interactive online ITI World Symposium, September 1-5.

More focus on the patient
than ever

7 patient scenarios – an absolutely novel approach

Patients tell their story in their own words: In 7 on-screen dental appointments, individual patients each explain their concerns and how these affect their daily life.

In 7 live sessions, our experts address these real-life concerns, followed by moderated group discussions live from the ITI studio in Switzerland.

Julia Wittneben
PD, Dr. med. dent., MMedSc
Bern, Switzerland

University of Bern, Department for Reconstructive Dentistry and Gerodontology, Bern, Switzerland

Short biography

Julia Wittneben is a Senior Lecturer and Research Associate in the Department of Reconstructive Dentistry and Gerodontology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. She is also part-time faculty at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Her degree and doctorate are from the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany. PD Dr. Wittneben completed three-year postgraduate training in prosthodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and holds a MMedSc from Harvard University, where she was also awarded the Joseph L. Henry Award recognizing excellence in research and clinical training. Julia Wittneben focuses on research related to prosthodontics, esthetics and implant therapy and is published in international peer-reviewed journals. She authored the 6th ITI Treatment Guide, is an ITI Fellow and speaker.

Soft tissue esthetics for extended defects in the maxilla: Pink tissue or pink ceramic?

To achieve an esthetically optimal result when replacing multiple adjacent missing teeth in the anterior maxilla with a fixed implant-supported reconstruction is one of the most challenging clinical situations. The problem is mainly that vertical as well as horizontal bone and soft tissue volume in the affected area are often deficient when multiple teeth are missing. When deficiencies are present, appropriate hard and/or soft tissue augmentation procedures are required. However, efficacy and predictability are limited in regard to vertical augmentation and, even more so, in regard to replacing missing inter-implant soft tissue via biological means. The use of pink porcelain in the final reconstruction design is a valuable treatment option. In this lecture, special emphasis is given to the pre-operative evaluation, treatment planning and assessment of risk factors for these often highly complex indications. Clinical recommendations for treatment options and procedures are presented step-by-step based as much as possible on existing scientific and clinical evidence.

Learning objectives
At the end of the presentation, the participant should be able to

  • recognize the treatment planning and risk assessment required for a clinical situation in the extended edentulous space (highlighting the use of pink porcelain)
  • describe step-by-step clinical guidelines for treatment in the extended edentulous space in the esthetic zone
  • identify the relevant literature and existing evidence in respect to the clinical situation of the extended edentulous space


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