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Dr. Michael Pruett Implants & Sedation Augusta, GA

  • Private practice: implants and oral surgery
  • Director, General Practice Residency, and Assistant Professor of Restorative Sciences, The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Co-director, Augusta University AAID Maxi Course in Implant Dentistry

Thursday Courses
Th5003 - Introduction to Implant Dentistry: Hands-On Placement with Models
Time: 8 AM - 3 PM
Type: Workshops    Handouts: Speaker bringing
Dentist Fee: $895.00  Other Fee: $895.00

Learn how to diagnose and create a treatment plan for predictable implant restorations. We will review related head and neck anatomy and discuss the use of traditional radiology and CBCT for predictable results. Clinical pharmacology for effective management of the perioperative and postoperative implant patient will be discussed. Emphasis will be on single tooth application with a step-by- step approach as well as a hands-on suturing lab. Participants will place implants on models to understand the protocol for implant placement and restoration.

Online Courses
On8009 - Management of Dental Implant Complications
Type:    Handouts: No
In-Person Attendee Fee: $35.00  Online Attendee Fee: $50.00
AGD Code: 690

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 addresses both surgical and prosthetic failures both in the early and late phase of treatment. This course reviews pre-operative planning of implant cases in order to minimize failure, how to diagnose and manage surgery complications, and the management of failing implants and prosthetic failures.

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Date Available: 12/5/2023

Date Reviewed: 3/1/24

Date Removed: 5/31/24

Friday Courses
Fr6056 - Management of the Most Common Medically-Complex Dental Patients
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

As general practitioners with patient populations that are getting older and more diverse, we should be able to safely treat or manage medically complex patients and avoid complications. This program will focus on prevention and management of the medically involved patients that we commonly see in our practices. Examples include everything from the anti-coagulated patient to the pregnant patient. We will review guidelines for treatment and discuss how to determine the right time to refer. 

Saturday Courses
Sa6104 - Implant Restorations in the Aesthetic Zone: Where to Place Them & How to Make the Restorations Look Great!”
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Type: Lectures    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

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 esthetics.  Successful outcomes for implants in the aesthetic zone require not just osseointegration of the implant fixture itself, but also creation of appropriate gingival architecture and selection and fabrication of an abutment / crown system that balances aesthetic and functional demands. Temporary techniques, cementation protocols, abutment / crown selection, impression techniques, emergence profiles, and gingival shaping will be discussed. 

Sa6121 - What to Do When Implants Go Wrong
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

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.

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