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Todd Shatkin

Over the past 12 years, Todd E. Shatkin, DDS, has placed over 12,000 mini dental implants and trained over 9,600 dentists. He has utilized mini dental implants for denture stabilization, single and multiple tooth replacements, and full arch reconstructions with a success rate exceeding 95%.

Dr. Shatkin's seminal article “Mini Dental Implants for Long Term Fixed and Removable Prosthetics” was published in the journal Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry in the February 2007 issue and has been well received. His “Retrospective Analysis of 5640 Mini Dental Implants Placed over a 12 Year Period” was published in the September 2012 issue of the journal Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry.

As a result of his positive experiences with mini dental implants, Dr. Shatkin developed the patented F.I.R.S.T.® TECHNIQUE (Fabricated Implant Restoration & Surgical Techniques). (U.S. Patent No. 7,108,511) This technique allows for the replacement of missing teeth in one patient appointment.

Dr. Shatkin, who is in private practice in Amherst, NY, is the President Emeritus of the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants and the owner of Shatkin F.I.R.S.T, LLC, a mini dental implant specialty full service dental laboratory. He is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and has lectured world-wide on mini dental implants.

Todd E. Shatkin, DDS has no potential conflicts to disclose.

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Courses Featuring Todd Shatkin

Patients with Xerostomia: CAUSES AND TREATMENT OPTIONS
Cost: $29.00
ADA Credits: 2
AGD Credits: 2