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.

  • (706) 721-5754
  • 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, 2015

  • Drug Enforcement Agency US Federal Government, 2014

Awards & Honors

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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PROS 5001

    Advanced Prosthodontics
  • PROR 7023

    Classic Literature Review I
  • PROR 8023

    Classic Literature Review III
  • PROR 7121

    Clinical Prosthodontics I
  • PROR 8121

    Clinical Prosthodontics III
  • PROR 9121

    Clinical Prosthodontics V
  • PROR 7011

    Complete Dentures
  • PROR 7026

    Implant Seminar I
  • PROR 8028

    Implant Seminar III
  • CDPR 5001

    Preclinical Complete Dentures
  • PROR 9022

    Predoctoral Teaching I
  • PROR 7022

    Pros Treatment Plan Conf I
  • PROR 8022

    Pros Trmt Plan Conf III
  • PROS 5901

    Prosthodontics Clinic
  • RPDP 5001

    Removable Partial Dentures
  • PROR 7012

    Removable Partial Prosthodonti
  • PTSR 5902

    Patient Services
  • PROR 7130

    Clinical Prosthodontics
  • PROR 8130

    Clinical Prosthodontics
  • PROR 9130

    Clinical Prosthodontics
  • CDCL 5001

    Complete Dentures
  • PROR 9030

    Didactic Prosthodontics
  • GADL 5901

    Gen Dentistry Licensure in GA
  • IMPL 5001

    Introduction to Oral Implantol
  • PTSR 5903

    Patient Services
  • REST 5901

    Restorative Clinic
  • TXPL 5002

    Treatment Planning II


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

Department Service

  • Department of Oral Rehabilitation Section of Fixed Prosthodontics 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department of Oral Rehabilitation Section of Removable Prosthodontics 2015 - 2016

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

    Role: Committee Member
  • The Struggling Student Curriculum ad hoc committee 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Equality Clinic 2017 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Infection Control and Hazardous Materials 2010 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Institutional Technology Advisory Committee 2010 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Equality Clinic 2015 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • GRU Budget Advisory, Information Technology and University Resources 2013 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • American College of Prosthodontists Educators Meeting 2017 - 2017

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

    Role: Member