What is the AGD?
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a nonprofit, international organization with 37,000 members from the United States and Canada. The AGD was founded in 1952. The AGD strives to provide the best possible care for patients through its dedication to continuing the education of its members. The AGD additionally provides education to the public to make informed decisions about their personal dental care and treatments.
The AGD is the only organization dedicated solely to General Dentistry. AGD members are required to take 75 hours of continuing education courses every three years, and most members average more than 40 course hours a year.
What is the FAGD Award?
FAGD stands for Fellow of the of Academy of General Dentistry, and a dentist who holds this title has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and exemplifies the importance of continuing education. To earn the FAGD, a general dentist must complete a minmum of 500 continuing dental education credit hours, pass a grueling comprehensive exam and have been an AGD member for three consecutive years. Only 2% of general dentists ever earn the FAGD distinction.
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