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

  • ADFD 5591

    Clinical Ethics & Prof I
  • PROR 7121

    Clinical Prosthodontics I
  • PROR 8121

    Clinical Prosthodontics III
  • PROR 9121

    Clinical Prosthodontics V
  • RSDM 5511

    Dental Materials
  • RSTP 5502

    Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • RSCD 5311

    Pre-Clinical Complete Denture
  • RSPR 5591

    Prosthodontics Clinic I
  • RSPR 5411

    Removable Partial Dentures
  • PROR 7012

    Removable Partial Prosthodonti
  • RSRC 5591

    Restorative Clinic I
  • AGDR 7033

    AEGD Didactics
  • BMBS 5605

    Bioclinical Seminar V
  • RSCD 5412

    Complete Dentures
  • ADDL 5691

    General Dentist Lic in GA PT I
  • RSID 5211

    Intro to Dental Sciences
  • PEIM 5611

    Intro to Oral Implantology
  • PROR 9032

    Predoctoral Teaching II
  • RSPR 5692

    Prosthodontics Clinic II
  • RSRC 5692

    Restorative Clinic II

Teaching Interests

Prosthodontics

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Complications Associated with Rehabilitation of a Unilateral Partially Edentulous Mandible with Inferior Alveolar Nerve Transposition and Implant Placement: A Clinical Report, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Importance of Records and Occlusion in Advanced Implant Prosthodontics, 2021
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Technique to Facilitate Tooth Modification for Removable Partial Prosthesis Guiding Planes, 2016
    Journal Article, Professional 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

Research Interests

Prosthodontics

Department Service

  • Scope of Practice: GPR and AEGD 2019 - Present

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

    Role: Committee Member
  • Clinical Progress 2021

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Department of Oral Rehabilitation Section of Removable Prosthodontics 2015 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • Departmental Faculty Interview and Review 2015 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Equality Clinic 2015 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • CEPAC - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • DISC Faculty Focus Group 2021 - 2021

  • Faculty Development Committee - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • Implant Committee - 2021

    Role: Committee Member

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