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Remove the Fear – 3-D Surgical Guides for Mini Implant Overdentures

Paresh B. Patel, DDS
Steve Brown, DDS
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Course Synopsis
Want to drill a better hole? Advancements in cone beam radiology and digital treatment planning have made it much easier to remove the fear of placing and restoring implants for overdentures. Three-dimensional imaging is the state-of-the-art solution to predictably incorporate implants into your office. Using Inclusive® Mini Implants, practitioners can move patients forward with implant therapy, solving an otherwise complex and often-present problem of atrophic and thin residual ridges.

The course will include LIVE surgery using computer 3-D printed surgical guides, showing how to remove the fear of incorporating implants into your practice. You will also experience hands-on placement of implants in an anatomically correct lower dentiform model. In addition, you will see how to transition to the use of a standard body Inclusive® Tapered Implant with LOCATOR® attachment.

Course Objectives
Course topics will include:

  • Mini dental implant placement and restoration protocol
  • Implant case selection and treatment planning
  • Surgical guides: design, fabrication and use
  • Socket preservation and bone grafting simplified
  • Understanding the mechanical retention and osseointegration process
  • Recognizing the indications and contraindications for the use of mini dental implants
  • Making denture fabrication easy with only three visits
  • Understanding dental implant failure and complications – and what to do about them
  • Realizing cost savings to both patient and dentist with the "Inclusive® Overdenture Technique"
  • Understanding how to market and present dental implants to patients

Dental Education Course - 3-D Surgical Guides for Mini Implant Overdentures
Inclusive is a registered trademark of Inclusive Dental Solutions. LOCATOR is a registered trademark of Zest Anchors.

About Dr. Patel
Paresh B. Patel, DDSDr. 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 2,500 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

About Dr. Brown
Steve Brown, DDSDr. Steve Brown currently serves as president of the American Academy of Small Diameter Implants, a Diplomat of the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants and the Director of the Small Diameter Implant Institute located in the Dominican Republic, which offers hands-on training in implant placement and restoration. He is co-founder and past president of the Mini Dental Implant Centers of America. Dr. Brown also runs a private practice in Ft. Worth, Texas, focusing on implant and restorative care, and lectures throughout the United States and the Dominican Republic. He can be reached at 817-560-0414 or by visiting

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