Dr. Todd E. Shatkin

Dr. Todd E. Shatkin is a professional that specializes in the fields of cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry. He is an international lecturer on Mini Dental Implants. Over the past ten years Dr. Shatkin has used most every different implant system on the market. Through his experience of placing more then 10,000 mini dental implants, he has determined that the mini dental implant is an exceptional implant system with many benefits to both dentists and their patients. Dr. Shatkin performs all aspects of General, Cosmetic, Reconstructive Dentistry. Dr. Shatkin developed this website to help educate the public on advantages of the Mini Dental Implant. He has helped many of his own patients to feel more confident and secure with wearing their dentures through the Mini Dental Implant denture stabilization program. In addition to stabilizing dentures the mini implant is also being used for single, multiple, and full arch tooth restorations. Dr. Shatkin is on the forefront of new dental procedures and feels that the Mini Dental Implant is a “True Miracle” for patients who suffer from loose uncomfortable dentures or missing teeth. We hope you take advantage of opportunities the Mini Dental Implant has to offer you.

Dr. Shatkin is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the International College of Oral Implantology and is a founder of the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants .

Dr. Todd Shatkin is also the owner of Shatkin FIRST Dental Laboratory, a full service mini implant dental laboratory in Buffalo, New York. He is also one of the founders of the Mini Dental Implant Centers of America franchise, which has more than 20 locations nationwide.

 Replace Missing Teeth Instantly!

“After having tremendous success with mini-implants in stabilizing both upper and lower dentures, I started using them for abutments in fixed crown and bridge cases.. What I was doing was attaching natural teeth to these mini implants, or using them for abutments in long span bridges. If patients didn’t want to have a partial denture, we could eliminate the partial by placing mini-implants and then putting on crowns and bridges. I was loading these mini-implants with temporary crowns and bridges, and then a couple weeks later, placing final crowns and bridges. We had 97 to 98 percent success with the mini-implants during a period of two to three years. After these results surfaced, I decided there should be a way to fabricate a custom final crown or bridge restoration and put it on these mini-implants the day of placement. This would be the ideal. A patient could have several missing teeth replaced in 30 minutes to one hour while having the crowns and implants placed in the same visit. I have now been performing these procedures for over five years.”

Dr. Todd E. Shatkin

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