Coy “Henry” Martin, II, 61, of Mount Pleasant, SC, husband to Kristi Martin (Snell), entered into eternal rest on October 10, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on October 26, 1959, in Florence, SC, Henry was the son of the late Coy Henry Martin and Dalma Todd Martin and father to Christopher Lloyd Martin and Amanda Martin (Thomas) Chubb of Summerville.
Besides his wife and children, Henry is survived by his three stepchildren, Seth, Kalli, and Khloe Patrick of Mt. Pleasant; grandson, Waylon David Chubb; sister-in-law, Rachel (Brandon) Clark of Mt. Pleasant; and father-in law Robert “Sammy” (Donna) Snell, Jr. of Florence, SC.
Henry was first and foremost a true southern gentleman who absolutely adored his wife, family, friends, and colleagues. He loved attending the University of South Carolina Gamecock football games, golfing, traveling, cooking, and entertaining for family and friends. His selflessness, passion for people, contagious smile, and “Baby Blues” are just some of the distinct qualities anyone who knew him came to admire, respect and adore.
Henry, owner of Restorative Arts Dental Laboratory (RADL) in Charleston, South Carolina, made a colossal impact in the dental industry throughout his professional career. He held an associate degree in Dental Laboratory Technology from Trident Technical College/Medical University of South Carolina. His technical experience included all aspects of Dental Technology, with the emphasis on dental implants. Henry’s over 40 years of advanced training and experience helped propel him to become a leader in dental implant planning and restorations. As a result, Henry was involved with over a thousand immediate load full arch implant supported restorations.
His commitment to dental continuing education is highlighted by his dedication to teaching surgeons, restorative dentists, and laboratory technicians through various meetings, programs, and serving as a consultant and faculty member at the Zimmer Biomet Institute, which provided hands-on training to dentists who travel there worldwide. Henry and RADL provided valuable restorative and dental implant support to the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine.
Henry’s professional career is highlighted by his vast leadership positions, memberships, and esteemed awards nationwide. Some of his most notable leadership positions and prestigious awards include:
Professional Leadership Positions:
- Past President of the National Association of Dental Laboratories
- Two Time Chairman of the National Board for Certification in Dental Technology
- Past President of the Southeastern Conference of Dental Laboratories
- Past President of the South Carolina Dental Laboratory Association
- Past Trustee for the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology
- Co-Chairman of the Eastern Conference of Dental Laboratories for 10 years
- Hall of Fame Award – National Association of Dental Laboratories
- Robert N. Cross Service Award – Southeastern Conference of Dental Laboratories
- Appreciation Award – South Carolina Dental Laboratory Association
- Merit Award- North Carolina Dental Laboratory Association
“Henry has dedicated so much to the betterment of our profession and our organizations. He is a true champion for NADL, NBC and the Foundation. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor (Hall of Fame Award – National Association of Dental Laboratories). Our profession is much better because of Henry Martin.”— Gary Iocco, 2014 NADL President
The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 17, 2021, from 5 PM - 7 PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Mt. Pleasant, 1520 Rifle Range Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.
The service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, October 18, 2021, at First Baptist Church, 681 McCants Dr., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.
The burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Henry’s memory may be sent to East Cooper Community Outreach Dental Clinic (843) 416-7115.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at https://www.mcalister-smith.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, Mt. Pleasant, 1520 Rifle Range Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, (843) 884-3833.