Glidewell Mini Dental Implant Overdenture Education Seminar with Hands on Placement Course

Rehabilitating the Atrophic Edentulous Patient Using Small-Diameter Implant

Paresh B. Patel, DDS  

Overdenture mini implants
Course Synopsis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that 26 percent of Americans aged 65 to 74 years are completely edentulous. With the aging of the population, this percentage will continue to grow. Mini dental implants offer a viable solution for many of these patients, particularly those with extremely atrophic ridges and unstable dentures. Designed for immediate loading using a minimally invasive procedure, mini implants can help build your implant practice and provide a valuable service to your patients.Course Objectives
After completing this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Properly select and treatment plan cases for small-diameter implants, including the use of CBCT technology, planning software and guided surgery.
  • Understand the anatomic considerations and ideal implant locations for maxillary and mandibular overdentures.
  • Understand the drilling protocol necessary to achieve high primary stability allowing for immediate loading.
  • Perform prosthetic procedures, from soft relining the patient’s existing denture to fabrication of the new overdenture incorporating the O-ring housings.
  • Have a protocol for postoperative care and long-term maintenance for mini implants.
  • Understand the benefits of the Inclusive® ”case-in-a-box” solution for overdenture stabilization, and how to smoothly integrate mini implants into your private practice.

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August 19, 2011
8:30 am – 3:30 pm


August 20, 2011
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

December 2, 2011
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

December 3, 2011
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Glidewell International Technology Center, Irvine, Calif.
Available CE
6 Hours
Course Numbers
August 19, 2011: # B112-110819
August 20, 2011: # B113-110820
December 2, 2011: # B115-111202
December 3, 2011: # B116-111203
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Breakfast, lunch, and snack provided; Space is limited.

Paresh B Patel DDS

Dental Implants Charlotte NC

Mini Dental Implants


Glidewell Laboratories Introduces the Inclusive Mini Dental Implant

A leader in the dental laboratory market has introduced a new mini dental implant. 


The Inclusive Mini Dental Implant System provides the dentists all the components necessary to start and finish a high quality mini implant retained overdenture. 

This package includes the final overdenture, four Inclusive Mini Implants, surgical drill, impression copings, analogs, O-ring housings and all model work.  The Inclusive Mini Implant is also available for purchase individually.  I anticipate in the near future a competitively priced Surgical Guide made from a Dual Scan CT. 





Photograph showing the Inclusive Mini Implant Placement Kit.  I was glad to see that Glidewell had the dentist in mind and included:

A drill extender

Torque wrench

3 different size pilot bits



Inclusive Mini Implants are available in three diameters (2.2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.0 mm) and three lengths (10 mm, 13 mm, 15 mm) and provide many benefits including: a minimally invasive surgical protocol, immediate loading and affordability. Mini implants can accommodate new or existing dentures, which are anchored to the exposed ball heads of the mini implants via a simple and effective O-ring retention system, providing edentulous patients new levels of comfort and confidence.


The Inclusive Mini Dental Implant comes in a heavy duty heat wrapped plastic bag.  A glass vile contain the sterile mini implant.  The carrier color denotes the size of the implant. 

Green = 2.2mm

Orange = 2.5mm

Blue = 3.0mm




Another nice feature is the o-ring housing comes pre-loaded and includes an extra black o-ring.  Several other lab support items are available such as a 25 pack of block out shims and lab analogs. 







I anticipate good things for General Dentists who want to learn how to improve their patients lives with the security and comfort of a well thought mini dental implant system….

Paresh B Patel DDS

Mini Dental Implants

Dental Implants Charlotte NC