Michael E. Pruett, DMD, FICD, DICOI, is Assistant Professor of Oral Rehabilitation, and Director of the General Practice Residency Program at the Dental College of Georgia At Augusta University. He received his D.M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, then completed a two year General Practice Residency at the University of Virginia. He then 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. He has placed and restored dental implants for the last 24 years. As well he maintains an active practice with emphasis on hospital dentistry, management of medically compromised patients, implant placement and restoration and sedation dentistry. Dr. Pruett is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and a Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also active in many dental organizations including the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Hinman Dental Society, American Society of Dental Anesthesia, Academy of Osseointegration and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Pruett is the Co-Course Director for the AAID Implant Maxi-Course at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, he also lectures nationally and internationally on implant dentistry. Dr Pruett was also the Dental College of Georgia Distinguished Alumnus for 2013.