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American Academy of General Dentistry | Newport Beach, CA

WHAT IS THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY?

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of general dentists from Canada and the United States.

Incorporated on August 2, 1952, the academy has grown to become the second-largest dental association in the United States, behind the American Dental Association. In accordance with its values, the academy’s purpose is to advance the value and excellence of general dentistry.

Its mission is to serve the needs and represent the interests of general dentists, to promote the oral health of the public, and to foster continued proficiency of general dentists through quality continuing dental education to better serve the public.- [original article]

WHY THE AGD IS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS?

The AGD is the only organization dedicated solely to the general dentist. Committed to providing quality care and patient education to the public, AGD members are required to take 75 hours of continuing education courses every three years. However, most members average more than 40 hours each year. –[original article]

WHAT DOES THE AGD BADGE MEAN TO MY ORAL HEALTH CARE?

Your general dentist cares about long-term dental health for you and your family and demonstrates that concern by belonging to the AGD. Members are dedicated to continuing dental education to help them stay up to date on the latest procedures and provide you and your family with quality treatment. The general dentist who remains committed to education is better able to offer you and your family a variety of diagnosis and treatment choices. –[original article]

Continued Education

AGD members are required to take 75 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

Expert Care

Membership in the AGD provides general dentists and dental team members with the education, advocacy, and information they need to advance themselves in the dental profession while providing their patients with the best care possible.

Excellence in Dentistry

500 hours of approved continued education and completion / passing of the  Fellowship Exam.

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