Dr Todd Shatkin lecturing at the Shatkin Training Centre located at 2500 Kensington Avenue which was built to train dentists on placing mini dental implants.




The Aesthetic Associates Centre is no ordinary Medical/Dental facility: it combines a Cosmetic, Reconstructive Dental and Plastic Surgery Practice. It is complete with state-of-the-art Digital x-rays and imaging, two surgical suites for plastic surgery, and eight dental operatories, including one specially designed for oral surgery and dental implantology. The facility is also equipped with a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center offering IV sedation from our Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Dr. Rose Berkun.

Aesthetic Associates Centre also includes a dental lab for custom in-house dental prosthesis including dentures, implants, veneers, and crown and bridge work to offer the best in Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Todd E. Shatkin is the director of dentistry at the centre and Dr. Samuel Shatkin, Jr. is the director of Plastic Surgery. Along with his associate Dr. Diane Witczak, Dr. Shatkin performs all aspects of General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Shatkin has been in private practice in dentistry since completing dental school at the University of Pacific in 1989. He provides all types of cosmetic and implant dentistry, including the newest “mini implants,” which can be immediately loaded with dentures or prosthesis to offer an immediate solution to poorly fitting dentures or one or more missing teeth. He has been in the forefront of new dental procedures, is an expert in Dental Bleaching, and is the developer of bleaching products used throughout the dental industry.

Dr. Shatkin is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Shatkin is also the past president and founder of the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants and has trained thousands of dentists from around the world on his patented techniques.

When you visit our office, your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.

Our primary focus is in cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry, replacing missing teeth and stabilizing dentures with mini dental implants, but our highly trained staff also provides the latest concepts that modern dentistr has to offer, including:

• Custom Dentures

• Complete conversion from removable dentures to fixed crown & bridge

• Porcelain veneers

• All porcelain restorations

• Crowns and bridgework

• Extractions and wisdom teeth removal

• Other cosmetic and restorative procedures

The Dental Practice has full time dental hygiene including the newest program for preventive care, a complete in-house dental lab, and full x-ray capability to perform pantomograms and a Cone Beam CT Scanner to view a full 3D image of your jaws and teeth.


Our focus is on providing you with the revolutionary benefits of mini dental implant dentistry. This unique approach to modern dentistry offers new opportunities for individuals who have lost one or more teeth. With Dr. Shatkin’s patented techniques, we can replace missing teeth with implant supported cemented and/or removable restorations in as little as one visit, without the complications of major oral surgery and long healing times.

What Mini Dental Implants Can Do for You

• Most procedures are accomplished in one visit

• Can help you eat, smile, and speak with renewed confidence

• Are placed using a simple, gentle, non-surgical approach

• Are affordable - less than half the cost of old, conventional-style implants

• Can be placed to anchor dentures or cemented crowns & bridges

• Can help to preserve bone & facial appearance

Mini dental implants offer a permanent solution to your problems. Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, mini dental implants are long-term replacements that are gently placed in the jawbone. Because the mini implant does not require invasive surgery, it prevents the problems of pain and discomfort after adding an implant. Another great benefit is that the procedure can be done all in one visit in most cases. This makes the cost less than half of the traditional style implant. Patients can literally have their procedure in the morning and eat what they want for dinner that night, because there is no healing time required. I have been placing dental implants for nearly 25 years and when mini implants first became available in 1999, I immediately made their benefits available to patients in the WNY area. I have placed more than 13,000 mini implants and have seen them change the lives of thousands of my patients. They leave the office with a restored smile and confidence and are surprised how simple and quick the procedure is performed.

As said by Mike Robitaille....”You will leave his office with a smile on your face, just like I did!”

Make an appointment today. Contact the Aesthetic Associates Centre in Amherst at 839-1700 or 1-800-GR8-LOOK or visit our website www.gr8look.com and set up a complimentary consultation appointment.