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John Pruitt, DDS, MD

John W. Pruitt, D.D.S., M.D., Indianapolis Oral Surgeon

Hello, I grew up in Indianapolis and have been in private practice oral and maxillofacial surgery since 1995. I have been on staff at two level 1 trauma centers during my career, but my practice is now mostly all office-based. I have an interest in incorporating new technology into my office, such as 3-D virtual surgical planning for implant dentistry.


  • Undergraduate – DePauw University
  • Dental school – The Ohio State University
  • Medical school – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Residency – Carle Foundation Hospital

Board certification:

  • American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Dental Board of Anesthesiology

I have served in various leadership positions with my state oral surgery society and IU Health Methodist Hospital. I have been a volunteer faculty member for I.U. School of Dentistry and participated in six international faith-based service trips performing oral surgery. I have been a Spear Study Club leader since 2014.

I have five children, two grandchildren, one dog, and one very patient wife. For fun I like to play tennis, travel, and play live music (keyboards).

Please call Greenwood Office Phone Number (317) 882-3370 to make an appointment with Dr. Pruitt at our Greenwood Office.
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Indiana University Health – IU Health Methodist
  • Community Surgery Center North
  • Senate Street Surgery Center
  • Meridian South Surgery Center



Pruitt, J.W.. Coronectomy of the mandibular third molar. J Indiana Dent Assn 90 (4): 13,2011. Pruitt, J.W., Moenning, J.E., Lapp, T.H., Bussard, D.A.: Treatment of painful temporomandibular joint dysfunction with the sagittal split ramus osteotomy. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 60:996, 2002 Pruitt, J.W., S.R. Sabol, B.C. Fox, M.S. Goldwasser. Botryomycosis with orbital invasion: A case report and literature review. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 53:599-605, 1995. Pruitt, J.W., M.S. Goldwasser, S.R. Sabol, Prstojevich. Intramuscular ketamine, midazolam, and glycopyrrolate for pediatric sedation in the emergency department. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 53:13, 1995. McDonnell, E.J., S.E. Feinberg, J.W. Pruitt. The use of a collagen sheet as a disk replacement in TMJ surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 46:M15, 1988. Kuthy, R., J. Odom, J.W. Pruitt, J. Ashton. Barrier techniques and hepatitis B vaccine policies in dental components of local health agencies. J Public Health Dent, 48:152, 1988. Kuthy, R., J. Odom, J.W. Pruitt, J. Ashton. Local dental health programs: Infection control policies. J Dent Res, 67 (Sp Iss): 1146, 1988.