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


Mini Dental Implants Can Replace a Broken Upper Tooth with a Fixed Porcelain Crown

What do you do when an upper tooth that has had a root canal just breaks one day?

Broken upper tooth

Broken upper premolar tooth.  The root is fractured under the gum tissue.







X ray root canal Extraction

X ray and extraction of the broken tooth









OCO mini dental implant


The broken tooth is removed carefully to preserve as much bone as possible.  A OCO Biomedical 3.0mm mini dental implant is placed the same day as the extraction.  With the design of the OCO mini implant it is able to achieve high initial stability.  Enough to place a temporary crown to shape the tissue during healing.








Oco mini day of placement


Clinical photo of the OCO Biomedical implant the day of placement.





Tissue healed

Tissue after shaping and healing with a temporary crown.  The temporary crown was removed to check healing…pink healthy gum tissue with no bleeding.  A standard crown impression will be taken and a porcelain crown will be made to fit over the mini dental implant.



Crown in place

Porcelain crown cemented in place over the OCO Biomedical mini dental implant.  The patient will brush and floss the mini dental implant crown just like any other tooth. 

With a mini dental implant there are lots of solutions that can be offered to patients.




Paresh B Patel DDS

Mini Dental Implants

Dental Implants Charlotte NC

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Dental Implants to Replace a Missing Back Molar

Are you missing a back tooth?  Then you should consider getting a dental implant.  A dental implant acts as the root of the tooth and can allow for a crown to be placed over the implant.  No need to grind down healthy teeth on either side of your missing tooth for a bridge.

Before xray

X ray of my patient showing the missing upper molar tooth.  One option would have been to grind away healthy tooth to create room for a bridge.  The teeth on either side of the missing tooth would have to be drilled on for a 'crown' and that would hold in the bridge.

With a dental implant we can save healthy tooth structure by not having to shape the adjacent natural teeth.  In some cases it can cost less to do a dental implant and crown instead of a bridge.

L verdi OCO 6 x 6


Final pan x-ray of a OCO two piece 6mm x 6mm dental implant placed to act as the root of a missing upper molar tooth.



Healing cap


Clinical picture of the same OCO two piece dental implant with a healing cap.  This is the day of placement.  Notice the lack of blood or stitches or the gum having to be cut and pushed back.  This traditional size dental implant is placed in the same fashion as a mini dental implant.  Very little surgery, very little discomfort and post operative pain for the patients.  Because the bone in this case was very soft I decided to use a regular sized traditional two piece dental implant. 



3Minis #3


If the bone had been dense I could have placed multiple mini dental implants to support the molar crown as shown in this case.  Both solutions work and work well.  It is really a choice for the patient and dentist on what can be done and at what cost (economic, time, and potential discomfort).




This implant will heal for several months (12-16 weeks) before we can 'load' it with a crown.  In the case shown above with the mini dental implants because there was good dense bone I was able to place the crown over the implants in 3 weeks.  The mini implant crown has been in function now for over a year.

I will continue the post to show the abutment (the part of the implant that comes up out of the gum for the crown to attach to) and final porcelain crown.

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Mini Dental Implants

Dental Implants Hickory Boone Asheville NC

Mini Dental Implant Seminar – One Day Hands On Educational Course with 7 hours CE

 Coming Soon……  

A full day of education to learn the next small big thing in implant dentistry….the mini dental implant.

Easy to place

Easy to restore

Minimal surgery with Maximum return for Dr.'s and Patients

If you have never placed a dental implant then consider starting with a 2.2mm or 2.5mm mini dental implant from OCO Biomedical. 

If you are placing implants and want to sharpen your skill for fixed or removable applications then this course will teach you the logical progression to larger size implants.  Move from the 2.2 and 2.5 micro implants to a real 3.0 Mini Implant.  Then by just changing the final bit (no additional drills) you can move up to a 4.0 or 5.0 one piece or two piece implant. 

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Mini Dental Implants

Dental Implants Hickory Boone Wilkesboro Asheville NC 

One Day Hands On Courses

Mini Dental Implant Training ~Education ~Seminars~Lab Consulting

Todd Shatkin DDS, the go to guy for mini dental implant education & the dentist who trained me, is having a 2 day advanced course in Las Vegas March 12 – 13. 

Dr. Shatkin asked me to present some cases in Chicago last week.  It was an honor for me.  Clinical cases that I did over the past year were shown to highlight what can be done with mini dental implants.   With the correct education and lab support from his father, Sam Shatkin DDS MD, I feel very confident that most conscientious restorative dentists can become good mini dental implant providers. 

I have been given the opportunity to speak again in Vegas and look forward to meeting everyone excited about mini dental implants and their ability to change the lives of both dentists and patients.