Over the past ten years, Todd E. Shatkin, DDS of Amherst, New York has placed over 12,000 mini dental implants.· He has utilized mini implants for denture stabilization, single and multiple tooth replacements and full arch reconstructions with a success rate exceeding 95%.
His 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.· As a result of his positive experiences with mini dental implants, Dr. Shatkin developed the F.I.R.S.T® Technique (Fabricated Implant Restorations and Surgical Technique). He has extensively lectured nationally and internationally on his technique.· As a result, many dentists have enjoyed a renewed enthusiasm for dentistry while positively changing patient lives!· In addition to being a general dentist, Dr. Shatkin is the owner of Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.® and President Emeritus International Academy of Mini Dental Implants.
Our specialized laboratory provides you with a team of professional technicians headed by Valdemar Blaszak. Mr. Blaszak’s technical staff carries an average of 20 years of technical expertise in dental prosthetics. All PFMs, IPS Empress™, IPS e.max™ Crowns, Bridges and Veneers, FIRSTEMPS, and Denture Implant Restorations are all offered from our unique facility.
Our products are fabricated in the United States all using F.D.A. approved and registered materials. In addition to the excellent customer support and convenient shipping expected of such a laboratory, Shatkin F.I.R.S.T., L.L.C provides a variety of value-added services that include:
• Free Case Evaluation service for customers
• Convenient Nationwide Service
• Guaranteed Restorations
• Shipment of Implants with cases upon request