Todd E. Shatkin
Over the past sixteen years, Todd E. Shatkin, D.D.S, has placed more than 18,000 mini dental implants and trained over 20,000 dentists worldwide.
He has utilized mini dental implants for denture stabilizations, single and multiple tooth replacements and for full arch reconstructions, with a success rate of 95%. Because 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 and has been well received by both dentists and patients.
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 February 2007 Issue pp 92-100 and has been well received.
His follow up article “Mini Dental Implants: A Retrospective Analysis of 5640 Implants Placed Over a 12-Year Period” was published in the Journal Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, September, 2012, Volume 33, Special Issue 3.
Dr. Shatkin is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He 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 laboratory. Dr. Shatkin is well respected as a world leader on mini dental implants. Most recently, he has presented live mini dental implant placement procedures at the 2016 America Dental Association Annual Meeting and the 2017 Chicago Dental Society Mid-Winter Meeting. Dr. Shatkin is in private practice in Amherst, New York.