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Continuing Education Course


Implant Study Club - Jan. 28
Topic - Mini Implants

with Dr. James B. Fine and Dr. Harold Sussman

Date & Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Continuing Education: Credits - 2

Must be received in writing 72 hrs. prior to course for full refund, otherwise your CE account may be credited. Refunds for no shows will be forfeited.

Columbia University Medical Center - PH

622 West 168th Street
(btwn. B'way & Ft. Washington Ave.)
New York, NY 10032
Subway: A, C or #1 train to 168th & B'way


Includes a light evening snack.

For course details, please visit the CE website at

Course Director

James B. Fine, DMD

Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine, Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education, Director, Postdoctoral Periodontics Program, College of Dental Medicine


Guest speaker - Dr. Harold Sussman

Course Description

Many edentulous patients have loose or unstable lower full dentures making it difficult for them to masticate properly. The new standard of care for these patients is to place bilateral 4mm endosseous implants in the mandibular cuspid regions. However, this usually requires open flap surgery and a lag time of 2 to 3 months before locator attachments can be placed in the denture intaglio.

An alternative method of achieving denture stabilization is by placing 4 Mini Dental Implants (MDI) instead. When utilizing the Sendax Insertion Protocol, the MDIs are placed directly through the overlying gingival tissues, thus making placement significantly less invasive than conventional implants. Furthermore, with narrow ridges of 3 to 6 mm, it is an ideal system, since no bone grafting is required, and denture loading can be immediate. In addition, diabetic patients and people taking blood thinners, may well benefit from this closed and less traumatic procedure.

This presentation will be augmented with step-by-step dental models, so at its conclusion, the attendees should be able to master the techniques described in the lecture. Using MDIs should enhance your practice and satisfy apprehensive patients due to the ease of achieving a successful result.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Harold I. Sussman received his DDS from Columbia in 1964 and an MSD from NYUCD in 1968. He is Board Certified in Oral Medicine and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics at Columbia University College of Dentistry. Dr. Sussman was an Attending Periodontist at Goldwater Hospital for 15 years, teaching the dental residents Mini Implant Dentistry. He has published 36 scientific articles and co-authored a chapter in “Mini Dental Implants- Principles and Practice”, edited by Victor Sendax. Dr. Sussman has been awarded 6 U.S. Patents, one of which is the Salvin Mini Implant Guide. This hand-held guide is simple to use and insures the proper placement and spacing of MDIs.

Implant Study Club details
Held every 4-6 weeks, this study club is designed for the practitioner who is actively practicing implant dentistry. Incorporating case reviews and the most current information in implant dentistry in an intimate and interactive setting, you will learn valuable information to bring your implant placement and restoration to the next level. Topics discussed include surgical anatomy, abutment design, timing of surgical placement and incorporating implants with partial dentures. You are encouraged to bring cases for group discussion.


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