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2 Contact Hours

Author(s): Gregory L. Sawyer, DDS
Peer Reviewer(s): Jeffrey S. Cummings, DMD
Item#: L0269
Contents: 1 Course Book (26 pages)
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Mini Dental Implants: Indications, Planning & Placement

Price $19.95
Item # L0269
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Original Release Date: March 14, 2012 
Review Date: March 12, 2015 
Expiration Date: March 11, 2018

Once considered only for transitional implants, mini dental implants have a success rate that rivals those of traditional implants when accepted placement protocols are followed in patients with adequate bone. This course identifies the indications for mini dental implant denture treatment, describes successful case selection/planning strategies, and discusses the mini dental implant placement protocol for stabilization of a lower denture. The course also explains what is unique and different with maxillary mini dental implant denture cases.

AGD Subject Code: 690

Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

Course Objectives
  • List the indications and contraindications for mini dental implant placement. 
  • Describe successful case selection and planning strategies. 
  • Discuss mini dental implant placement protocols for stabilization of a denture and single-tooth fixed applications. 
  • Explain the proper maintenance of mini dental implants.
Gregory L. Sawyer, DDS, holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the University of Southern California, where he also earned a DDS with honors. He was awarded a certificate in hospital dentistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a fellow of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Sawyer has been in private practice in Santa Clara County, California for 31 years, focusing on minimally invasive dentistry, implantology, and laser dentistry. He has also provided continuing education to dentists for the past eight years. He is an active member of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, the Academy of Osseointegration, the North American Academy of Computer Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantology, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, as well as the California and American Dental Associations.
Jeffrey S. Cummings, DMD, received his bachelor of science degree from Middlebury College in 1983 and his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1987. He spent an additional five years receiving specialized training in denture prosthodontics and implant dentistry. In 1992, he became an assistant professor of complete denture prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he has lectured on implant dentistry and gross anatomy. 

Dr. Cummings is a published author and lectures both nationally and internationally. He continues to advance his own training by traveling to courses all over the United States and Europe. Dr. Cummings has been in private practice since 1989. He routinely places mini dental implants at his private office in Waltham, MA.

  • Courses must be completed within 1 year of the date of purchase or by the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.