IMTEC mini dental implants, also known as the MDL, are ultra small, biocompatible titanium alloy implant screws. A New York dentist by the name of Victor I. Senda designed and started utilizing his innovative surgical technique over 20 years ago. In early 1998, Dr. Ronald A. Bulard, who had previously formed the IMTEC Corporation, entered into a strategic alliance with Dr. Sendax. After countless hours studying and refining Dr. Sendax’s original protocol, Dr. Bulard added a single one-piece O-Ball design to Dr. Sendax’s concept. With Dr. Bulard’s material enhancement and Dr. Sendax’s protocol*, the IMTEC Sendax MDL was created. Dr. Bulard’s O-Ball Concept was awarded a patent in April 20004. The MDL consist of a miniature 1. 8mm (standard thread design) titanium alloy implant that acts like the root of a tooth. It contains are retaining fixture with an O-Ring that is incorporated into the base of a patient’s denture. The head of each implants is shaped like a ball and the retaining fixture acts like a socket. The O- Ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined level of force. When seated, the denture gently rest on the patient’s gum tissue. The retaining fixtures allow for vertical movement while withstanding natural lifting forces. This minimally invasive technique is fast becoming the system of choice for stabilizing the prostheses of denture patients.