The 26th Annual Dr. Dan Cruz Memorial Lecture
Provisional Restorations in the Esthetic Zone - A to Z

Thursday, April 21

2 - 5 PM

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA

About the Course

Several clinical factors play a key role in achieving predictable esthetic outcomes when restoring patients with dental implants. This presentation will briefly introduce several of these factors including patient selection, digital planning and implant positioning, but the main goal of this presentation is to focus on provisional restorations and how they can influence esthetic outcomes. Provisional restorations will influence the shaping of the "Transition Zone", which is the area from the implant platform to the mucosal margin. Clinical techniques to shape, support and capture this area with provisional restorations in addition to the implant components and final restorations will be covered. The pros and cons of cement vs. screw-retained provisional restorations will be covered and customized impression procedures that transfer the emergence form developed by the provisional restoration to the master cast and dental technician will be demonstrated. Several clinical examples highlighting these key parameters will be introduced.

This session will enable participants to:
• Identify clinical techniques to shape, support and capture the Transition Zone with provisional restorations
• Understand the pros and cons of cement vs. screw-retained provisional restorations
• Explore clinical examples highlighting key parameters in provisional restorations


William Martin, DMD, MS, FACP

Dr. Will Martin, is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry. He completed his MS and Certificate in Prosthodontics from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1999 and currently serves as the Director of the Center for Implant Dentistry at the University of Florida. Dr. Martin is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, associate fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics. He is a fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) where he currently serves as the US Section Chairman. He maintains a part-time practice limited to Prosthodontics within the Center for Implant Dentistry. He lectures both nationally and internationally on esthetic and implant dentistry.

Conflict of Interest: None Reported.

William Martin, DMD, MS, FACP