The 26th Annual Dr. Dan Cruz Memorial Lecture
S.A.C. Classification in Implant Dentistry: Selecting the Ideal Patient for your Practice

Thursday, April 21

9 AM – Noon

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA

About the Course

Evidence-based and clinical success has resulted in increasing utilization of dental implants in the treatment of all forms of edentulism. This presentation will emphasize patient evaluation and selection for predictable success based upon clinical presentation and treatment factors. Digital forms of communication between the treatment ‘TEAM’ and patients and their effect of communication on treatment outcomes will be highlighted. Diagnosis and planning procedures utilizing the updated (2nd edition) SAC (Straightforward-Advanced-Complex) and ERA (Esthetic Risk Assessment) patient classification systems will be the focal point of the presentation. The impact of these assessment systems (checklists) will be highlighted through patient presentations and evaluation of their outcomes.

This session will enable participants to:
• Understand use of templates based on a restoration-driven philosophy to guide tissue enhancement for implant patients, as well as new technology utilizing CT’s and image guided technology to assist in highly accurate implant placement
• Discover current trends with immediate implant placement and loading protocols, highlighting the benefits of these procedures with regards to tissue response and treatment efficacy
• Learn about restorative treatments including: provisional and impression procedures, abutment and material selection, incorporation of the digital workflow in the treatment of patients with dental implants and maintenance procedures for the partial and completely edentulous patient


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