Kurt Metzler

Assistant Professor

Kurt Metzler

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences

Bio

Dr. Kurt Metzler was born and raised in central Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University receiving his undergraduate degree in 1987 and his DDS in 1991. He completed a hospital based General Practice Residency at the Bethesda Naval Hospital and then served three years as a general dentist with the Navy Seabees. Dr. Metzler entered a prosthodontic residency at the Baylor College of Dentistry receiving his Certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master’s degree in 1998. He served a four year tour as the Staff Prosthodontist at the Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota before opening his private practice in Salt Lake City in 2002. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, American Association of Implantology, International Association of Implantology and the American and Utah Dental Associations. Dr. Metzler is also a staff prosthodontist/consultant at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Salt Lake City.

Dr. Metzler’s private practice is a dedicated prosthodontic specialty office with a special emphasis on implant based treatments in coordination with surgical specialists. Of particular interest is Dr. Metzler’s emphasis on making implant based treatments affordable, predictable and stress free.

  • (706) 721-5754
  • GC 4226

Education

  • MS, Dentistry Baylor College of Dentistry, 1998

  • DDS, Dentistry Ohio State University, 1991

  • BA, Zoology/Animal Biology Ohio State University, 1987

Certifications

  • Drug Enforcement Agency US Federal Government, 2020

  • DEN Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2009

  • State of Georgia Georgia Dental Board, 2009

  • Basic Life Support AHA, 2019

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Dental Education Pierre Fauchard Academy (GA Section) , 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • AGDR 7034

    AEGD Clinic
  • AGDR 7033

    AEGD Didactics
  • PROR 7131

    Clinical Prosthodontics II
  • PROR 8131

    Clinical Prosthodontics IV
  • PROR 9131

    Clinical Prosthodontics VI
  • RSCD 5412

    Complete Dentures
  • GADL 5901

    Gen Dentistry Licensure in GA
  • GPRR 7034

    General Practice Clinic
  • GPRR 7234

    General Practice Clinic
  • GPRR 7033

    General Practice Didactics
  • GPRR 7233

    General Practice Didactics
  • RSID 5211

    Intro to Dental Sciences
  • IMPL 5001

    Introduction to Oral Implantol
  • PTSR 5903

    Patient Services
  • RSCD 5311

    Pre-Clinical Complete Denture
  • PROR 9032

    Predoctoral Teaching II
  • PROR 9034

    Prosthodontic Board Review III
  • PROS 5901

    Prosthodontics Clinic
  • RSPR 5411

    Removable Partial Dentures
  • REST 5901

    Restorative Clinic
  • PROS 5001

    Advanced Prosthodontics
  • AGDR 7024

    AEGD - Patient Care
  • AGDR 7023

    AEGD Didactics
  • PROR 7121

    Clinical Prosthodontics I
  • PROR 8121

    Clinical Prosthodontics III
  • PROR 9121

    Clinical Prosthodontics V
  • GPRR 7024

    General Practice Clinic
  • GPRR 7214

    General Practice Clinic
  • PTCR 5923

    Patient Services
  • PTSR 5902

    Patient Services
  • PROR 7012

    Removable Partial Prosthodonti
  • TXPL 5002

    Treatment Planning II

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Technique to Facilitate Tooth Modification for Removable Partial Prosthesis Guiding Planes, 2015
  • Use of a Bite Registration Vinyl Polysiloxane Material to Identify Denture Flange Overextension and/or Excessive Border Thickness in Removable Prosthodontics, 2015
  • A Technique to Facilitate Tooth Modification for Removable Partial Denture Prosthesis Guide Planes., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Use of a bite registration vinyl polysiloxane material to identify denture flange overextension and/or excessive border thickness in removable prosthodontics., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • “Tips for the Readers” , 2014
    Other

Department Service

  • Scope of Practice: GPR and AEGD 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Department of Oral Rehabilitation Section of Fixed Prosthodontics 2015 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department of Oral Rehabilitation Section of Removable Prosthodontics 2015 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • ad Hoc Digital Dentistry 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Departmental Faculty Interview and Review 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Equality Clinic 2017 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor

University Service

  • Equality Clinic 2015 - Present

    Role: Mentor

Professional Service

  • American College of Prosthodontists Educators Meeting 2019 - 2019

    Role: Member
  • American College of Prosthodontists Educators Meeting 2017 - 2017

    Role: Member
  • American College of Prosthodontists Educators Meeting 2015 - 2015

    Role: Member