About Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.

One Team

Over the past eighteen years, Todd E. Shatkin, DDS of Amherst, New York has placed over 35,000 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%. Dr. Shatkin developed the F.I.R.S.T® Technique (Fabricated Implant Restorations and Surgical Technique).

One Place

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 zirconia, IPS Empress™, IPS e.max™ Crowns, Bridges and Veneers, FIRSTEMPS, and Denture Implant Restorations are all offered from a lab that has done over 500,000 mini restorations.

One System

With the F.I.R.S.T.® Technique (Fabricated Implant Restoration and Surgical Technique) you have the ability to restore a patient's teeth in one appointment without the need to remove healthy tooth structure! Stabilize loose dentures, single and multiple teeth in just one visit to the dentist.

Why Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.

One Team...Many Solutions

With the knowledgeable guidance of Todd E. Shatkin, DDS (President Emeritus International Academy of Mini Dental Implants) reviewing and planning your implant cases, you will have the confidence to provide these exciting mini dental implant services knowing that you have a team of experienced professionals to assist you.

Your patients will love the fact they do not need to wait 6 to 12 months for the healing and restoring of their implants. They will appreciate the minimal investment of their time to complete the process and will value you as their dentist for recommending mini dental implants to them!


Over the past ten years, Todd E. Shatkin, DDS of Amherst, New York has placed over 20,000 mini dental implants.


Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. provides applicable solutions all the way from prospective patient calls to finished installs.


Dr. Shatkin is one of 3 dentists to receive the Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.

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