The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) has installed Bryan C. Edgar, DDS, MAGD, as the organization’s Speaker of the House during the organization’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, held November 3- 5. This is Dr. Edgar’s second term as Speaker of the House.
Dr. Edgar is a graduate from the University of Washington, School of Dentistry and is also a graduate of the U.S. Army General Practice Residency at Fort Riley, Kansas. He joined AGD in 1977, and has served in many roles over the past 20 years. He practices general dentistry in Federal Way, Washington.
“I am so proud to be an AGD member and am especially grateful for the education opportunities the Academy has provided to be able to care for patients at a much higher level over the years,” said Dr. Edgar. “As a result of my vast experience with constitution and bylaws construction and understanding of parliamentary procedures, my AGD colleagues have encouraged me to continue in the role and challenge of being the AGD Speaker of the House.”
Dr. Edgar served on the AGD Constitution, Bylaws & Judicial Affairs Council for six years, from 2005 to 2011, including four years as its chair. During this time, he coordinated continually with the advocacy and legal staff to craft language for resolutions and bylaws for the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates. In addition, he served three years as a consultant to House reference committees, and this experience has given him a strong understanding of the structure and functions of AGD. He has also served on the AGD Professional Relations Committee for four years.
Dr. Edgar is a member of the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB) and served as its parliamentarian for 11 years prior to 2013. He is a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians.
Dr. Edgar served in the U.S. Army for 32 years in both active duty and the Reserve, and retired in the rank of colonel. He completed two deployments, which required absences from his private practice, and also graduated from the prestigious U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
He is married to fellow dentist Linda Edgar, DDS, Med, MAGD, who is a past president of AGD and currently president of the AGD Foundation.
About the Academy of General Dentistry
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 40,000 general dentists, dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. Founded in 1952, AGD is the second largest dental association in the United State, and serves the needs and represents the interests of general dentists. For more information about the AGD, visit, www.agd.org.