The essentials of small diameter implants


MLD Web Presentation 9-08-New.027.jpgThis unique course has been created for every dentist interested in placing mini-implants and even for the ones who have already had some experience with mini-implants and placed some successfully. The technique developed by Dr. Lemay is different and the principles and rules used are very important in order to achieve maximum success.

This course is also for dentists with or without experience with the mini-implants technique who want to receive the best complete basic training available that allows them to immediately begin some cases of lower prosthesis stabilization. It is also for dentists who have had some training but feel they are not ready yet, did not have enough information in their previous training or are having difficulties or failures and want a more complete training before starting cases.

After this course, every participant will have enough information to start a case right away. This course won't just touch the subject, but we will examine in detail the procedures necessary for successful implementation. Participants will not leave the training with questions and uncertainties. You will be confident and ready to begin. This course offers the most complete basic training on this subject available today.

Even dentists experienced in placing mini-implants found course #1 very important and were glad they took that basic training again. This course is unlike any other basic training on mini-implants ever seen before.

Course #1 Curriculum:

  • Personal experience
  • Why mini-implants
  • Profitability $$$
  • Background and origins
  • Concept
  • Clinical aspects and advantages
  • Indications for use
  • When not to use mini-implants
  • Stabilizing lower dentures; pre-treatment phase (medical, clinical, X-ray's); instrumentation; step by step placement protocol (insertion, x-ray, records); denture evaluation-pick up technique; new denture; delivery
  • Resolving the problem of the pattern of resorbtion
  • 16 Possible problems you will face and how to solve them
  • Reline technique
  • Home care
  • Marketing for mini-implants
  • Particularities of certain mini-implant systems on the market
  • Hands on practice on how to place mini-implants and how to reline a denture with retentive housings.

Course #1 Objective:

After completing this course, participants are able to:

  • Understand mini-implants' origin.
  • Explain the concept behind mini-implants.
  • Understand the role and importance of mini-implants.
  • Know the instruments necessary to install mini-implants.
  • Know how to evaluate a case prior to starting.
  • Identify what kind of x-rays are needed prior to start a case.
  • Recognize the use and particularity of each kind of mini-implant.
  • Make a conscious choice of which mini-implant and housing to use in relation to the situation.
  • Perform the standard placement of mini-implants on the lower jaw.
  • Diagnose if the lower case stabilization is a surgical or non-surgical one.
  • Evaluate the prosthesis to make the proper choice either to reline the denture or make a new one..
  • Reline an existing prosthesis over the mini-implant..
  • Identify the steps necessary to make a new denture for mini-implants.
  • Anticipate the possible problems that may occur with mini-implants, and how to avoid or fix them.
  • Make the right choice of mini-implants.
  • Effectively market the mini-implants to the public
  • Place a mini-implant in a lower jaw.