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Inside Dentistry
June 2018
Volume 14, Issue 6

Mini Implants Maximize Care

Todd E. Shatkin, DDS, founder and CEO of Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.®, on mini dental implants

1. Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. mini dental implants have an Ossean surface that is actually part of the titanium alloy. New York University researchers found that bone cells immediately start clustering around the Ossean implants and begin accelerated healing. 2. To accompany our implants, we provide a step-by-step process for dentists that helps ensure their success. We provide free case planning, stents (ie, prepared by computed tomography or vacuum formed), and full support from our staff.

Do mini dental implants have a high success rate? They are FDA approved for long-term use and have a 95% to 97% success rate.

How are these implants unique? You don't need as much bone as when placing conventional implants. And because less bone is required, no flaps are needed.

How do patients respond? They're ecstatic because the results are immediate with less pain, less visits, and a less invasive procedure.

When I graduated from the University of the Pacific's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, my focus was in cosmetic and implant dentistry. I was lucky to have worked with my father, Samuel Shatkin Sr., DDS, MD, a certified plastic surgeon and maxillofacial surgeon, for 20 years. I wanted to change the lives of my patients who could no longer eat the foods that they used to enjoy. At the time, conventional implants were too expensive for many patients who needed them. In 1999, I discovered mini dental implants. They are an affordable solution for those who suffer from loose dentures or missing teeth. I have now placed more than 22,000 mini implants with amazing results, and they have changed the lives of my patients and have increased my practice revenue. I now train other dentists to provide the same results for their patients.

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