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Hinman Membership Meeting

Monday, September 20, 2021
The InterContinental Buckhead
3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Venetian Ballroom
Registration Opens - 3:30 p.m.
Lecture & Business Meeting 4:00–7:00 p.m.
Cocktails & Dinner 7:00 p.m.

Complimentary Self-Parking

Registration Fees

Registration by September 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
Register September 16-19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80
Day of Registration (September 20) . . . . . . $90

The registration fee includes a three-hour lecture, cocktails and dinner. The fee is the same to attend the lecture only or dinner only. No refunds will be given after September 14. The Hinman Trustees have provided a generous subsidy to offset the $140 cost per attendee to attend a membership meeting.

Management of the Medically Complex Dental Patient

As general practitioners, we should be able to safely treat or manage medically complex patients and avoid complications. This program will focus on prevention and management of 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.


- Participants will review the prevalence of disabilities in the U.S. population, and list examples of patients with special needs and disabilities who commonly present in dental practice.

-Participants will review how to evaluate and assess risk related to dental patients with systemic disease.

-Participants will review how to develop strategies for managing patients related to their systemic disease.

-Participants will review how to evaluate common systemic disease and the practice modifications needed for predictable dental care.

-Participants will review clinical strategies and techniques that can enhance outcomes when caring for individuals with special needs or complex medical histories.

Michael E. Pruett, DMD

Dr. Pruett is an Assistant Professor in the department of Restorative Sciences, he is the 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, 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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