Dr. Michael Pruett Implants & Sedation Augusta, GA
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  • Private practice: implants and oral surgery
  • Director, General Practice Residency, and Assistant Professor of Restorative Sciences, The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University

Thursday Courses
Conscious Sedation Permit Update
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Hear a review of the conscious sedation techniques covering the necessary continuing education requirements for those performing conscious sedation in the office. Learn about the current pharmacology update associated with conscious sedation and a review of potential emergencies associated with sedation in the dental office, airway management and management of emergencies during sedation. This course is intended to fulfill the requirements for continuing education for those with active sedation permits. The following states will require conscious sedation permit updates for licensure: Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia. If your state is not listed, please check with your state board.

Friday Courses
Introduction to Implant Dentistry: Hands-On Placement with Models
Time: 8 AM - 5 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Participation    Handouts: Speaker bringing
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

This presentation will update the practitioner’s knowledge of implant dentistry including a review of related head and neck anatomy. Attendees will become familiar with the use of traditional radiology and CBCT for predictable implant dentistry. A review of clinical pharmacology will give an insight into the effective management of the perioperative and postoperative implant patient. Learn how to diagnose and create a treatment plan for predictable implant restorations. The emphasis will be on the single tooth application and will include a step-by- step approach to the procedure as well as a hands-on suturing lab. Participants will place implants on models to understand the protocol for implant placement and restoration.

Saturday Courses
What to Do When Implants Go Wrong
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    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.

Immediate Implant Placement and Restorations for Long Term Esthetic Success
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: Omni,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

In todays 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. The entire dental team will benefit from this update and review on implant therapy.


Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses