Small Diameter Implants for Removable Prosthetics

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Paresh Patel, DDS, Small Diameter Implants for Removable Prosthetics
Speaker: Paresh Patel, DDS
Category: Implant Dentistry
CE Credits: 2
Format: MP4 Video
This presentation teaches the general practitioner how to effectively treat the edentulous patient with small diameter implants. Participants will learn basic and necessary surgical procedures, treat...more
  • 5.0 (3 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 2 hours
  • Released: 10/9/2013
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 690.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

This presentation demonstrates how the use of small diameter implants offer the opportunity to provide implant retained overdentures, without additional surgery, to patients who would otherwise require surgical procedures to augment bone prior to implant placement. Success rates, potential patient benefits and patient satisfaction are discussed. This minimally invasive solution is a great place to start for the general practitioner who wishes to add implant placement to their practice. Practical tips will be provided to allow the viewing Dentist to feel confident in using these techniques immediately. CBCT use to facilitate the fabrication of a surgical guide will be introduced as well as 2 cases where a surgical guide is used to place the mini implants for an overdenture is thin atrophic bone.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Medical College of Georgia/American Academy of Implant Dentistry Maxi-Course. He is co-founder of the American Academy of Small Diameter Implants and a clinical instructor at the Reconstructive Dentistry Institute. Dr. Patel has placed more than 3,500 small-diameter implants, and has worked as a lecturer and clinical consultant on mini-implants for various companies. He can be reached at or on the Web at

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • List and describe considerations in overdenture treatment utilizing small diameter implants
  • Recognize and describe the surgical anatomy of the edentulous patient
  • Review the treatment planning for small diameter implants
  • Describe and manage restorative techniques for the implant overdenture
  • Communicate the benefits of dental implants to patients

Dr. Patel declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing education program. Although commercially available products are discussed, no financial arrangements exist between the manufacturers and Dr. Patel.

CE Reviews


5.0  (3 Total Reviews)
 3 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Great seminar
User: Ames
Date: 7/29/2016
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
really liked the dental tips here and there thrown in through the seminar
Great overview of small diameter implants
User: fitdoc
Date: 11/12/2015
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Dr. Patel is clear and informative in his lecture. The audio and video quality is excellent. The course made me want to sell further training in small diameter implants.
Must see CE for incorporating SDI's
User: hugh1955
Date: 10/17/2013
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
This is must see CE for those considering incorporating mini/small diameter implants in their practice...Paresh is informative, concise and extremely knowledgable..Plus at the end there is a heart warming story you don't want to miss...
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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 2 hours of verifiable CPD.

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