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February 7, 2020

Dental Implants: Emerging Trends in Technology, Materials & Techniques

Dr. Will Martin will give an exciting update on trends in dental implantology!

Are you overwhelmed with some of the new dental technology introduced to your implant practice?  How should you approach the diagnosis, planning and treatment of complex esthetic implant cases?  Are you confused by all of the new material choices to restore teeth and implants?  Are you seeing more prosthetic complications come into you practice and wonder how they could be prevented or managed?

Evidence-based success has resulted in increasing utilization of dental implants in the treatment of all forms of edentulism. With this success, we are often faced with advances in technology, materials and techniques that promise to provide increased productivity while improving clinical outcomes. This presentation will answer the above questions and highlight several areas in today’s practice where recent advances in technology and/or materaisl have had a positive impact.

Topics will Include:

Diagnosis & Planning

  • Utilizing the Esthetic Risk Assessment (E.R.A.) for consultation, planning and treatment of patients with esthetic demands.
  • Understanding the advantages of grafting in the esthetic zone
  • Selecting the right implant design for the given clinical situation


  • CBCT radiography and guided surgery options
  • Incorporation of the digital workflow in patient treatment
  • CAD/CAM Prosthetics
  • Single & multiple unit esthetic zone restorations


  • Abutment selection in the esthetic zone
  • Optimizing material choices for optimal esthetics


Will Martin, D.M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P. is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry.  He received his D.M.D. from the University of Florida and completed his M.S. and Certificate in Prosthodontics from Baylor College od Dentistry.  Dr. Martin is the Director of the Center for Implant Dentistry.  Dr. Martin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, International College of Dentists, International Team for Implantology (ITI) and Associate Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics.  Dr. Martin has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts, and has co-authored the ITI Treatment Guide Vol. 1, S.A.C. Classification in Implant Dentistry, and ITI Treatment Guide Vol. 10. He is the Chairman of the Section USA of the ITI and maintains a part-time practice limited to prosthodontics.  Dr. Martin lectures both nationally and internationally on esthetic and implant dentistry.