Kurt Metzler

Assistant Professor

Kurt Metzler

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences


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.

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  • GC 4226


  • MS, Dentistry Baylor College of Dentistry, 1998

  • DDS, Dentistry Ohio State University, 1991

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


  • DEN Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2009

  • Basic Life Support AHA, 2019

  • Drug Enforcement Agency US Federal Government, 2020

  • State of Georgia Georgia Dental Board, 2009

Awards & Honors

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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BMBS 5605

    Bioclinical Seminar V
  • RSCD 5412

    Complete Dentures
  • RSPR 5692

    Prosthodontics Clinic II
  • RSPR 5411

    Removable Partial Dentures
  • AGDR 7023

    AEGD Didactics
  • PROR 7121

    Clinical Prosthodontics I
  • PROR 8121

    Clinical Prosthodontics III
  • PROR 9121

    Clinical Prosthodontics V
  • RSTP 5502

    Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • ADNS 5101

    New Student Orientation
  • RSCD 5311

    Pre-Clinical Complete Denture
  • RSPR 5591

    Prosthodontics Clinic I
  • PROR 7012

    Removable Partial Prosthodonti

Teaching Interests



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

Research Interests


Department Service

  • CEPAC 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • 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

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