Recognition for Lifelong Learning

In AGD, continued learning persists even after members have earned Mastership. AGD Masters can continue demonstrating their commitment to lifelong learning and service to the community and/or organized dentistry by earning Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR). Here’s how you can apply for LLSR.

LLSR Requirements

To be eligible for LLSR, you must complete the following requirements:

  • Maintain current AGD membership for three continuous year by Dec. 31 of the year in which the application is received
  • Be an AGD Master
  • Earn a minimum of 500 CE hours after receiving the Mastership Award, 150 of which must be participation hours. Hours must be earned in at least eight of the 17 recognized clinical subject areas.
  • Accumulate 100 service points in any combination of dental-related community/volunteer service and/or service to organized dentistry; only those services performed since the date Mastership was received or since a previous LLSR was received are eligible

For more information, download the LLSR Guidelines.

Apply for LLSR in AGD

To receive LLSR, you must submit the following to AGD:

Download the LLSR Application, or request the application via email (awardapp@agd.org). Applications are reviewed by AGD’s Council on Dental Education on a quarterly basis. Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 31* to be considered for the class immediately following the application deadline.


*LLSR is not a credential and in no way may be represented to the public as such. An AGD Master may receive the LLSR multiple times, in a sequential manner, as long as all requirements are met. Once an AGD Master is first recognized by this achievement, subsequent recognitions may only include those credits and points earned since the date of the previous LLSR recognition.