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2022 Speaker Series


Immediate Implant Placement & Restorations for Long Term Esthetic Success 

7L CE | AGD 690 Implants

with Michael Pruett, DMD

Friday, May 20, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maritime Conference Center
629 Maritime Blvd | Linthicum Heights
Building 3 | Auditorium

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
12:15 p.m. Lunch
Course Description:

In today’s esthetically driven practice it is a must to appropriately diagnose and understand the benefits and limitations of implant restorations. This lecture will provide the practitioner with an understanding of the technique of immediate implant placement and immediate provisionalization along with the long-term benefits to patient esthetics. Implants have proven to be a viable option for replacement of missing teeth and for retention of both fixed and removable prosthetics. They do, however, present their own set of challenges. This presentation will address both surgical and prosthetic failures. Topics will include diagnosis and management of complications at the time of surgery, ailing failing implants and management of prosthetic failures. A review of pre-operative planning to minimize failure and postoperative complications will also be discussed.

Course Objectives:

Participants in this course will gain knowledge in the following areas:


  1. Become familiar with diagnosing and treatment planning esthetic implant restorations.

  2.  Become familiar with the criteria and technique for successful immediate implant placement.

  3. Become familiar with the techniques of fabricating immediate provisionals and custom healing abutments.

  4. Understand protocols for diagnosing and treatment planning  to minimize complications.

  5. Recognize and manage intraoperative complications during implant placement.

  6. Recognize early and manage post-operative complications.

  7. Recognize and manage esthetic and functional complications.

  8. Understand the etiology peri-implantitis.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Michael Pruett is an Assistant Professor in the department of Restorative Sciences and Director of Continuing Education for the Dental College of Georgia. Prior to this, he served as Director of the General Practice Residency Program at The Dental College of Georgia for 21 years. He received his DMD from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, and then completed a two-year General Practice Residency at the University of Virginia. Upon completion, he became the Director of Dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. While in Hartford he also served as the Assistant Program Director of the General Practice Residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. 


Dr. Pruett has placed and restored dental implants for the last 29 years and maintains an active practice within the Dental College of Georgia. He is the co-director of the Augusta University / American Academy of Implant Dentistry Maxi-Course and several other hands-on continuing dental education courses at Augusta University.  Dr. Pruett lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of topics. 


He is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also active in many dental organizations including ADA, Georgia Dental Association, Hinman Dental Society, American Society of Dental Anesthesiology, Academy of Osseointegration and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Pruett was the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award for The Dental College of Georgia and was also the recipient of the Prestigious Hinman Medallion in 2018. 

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