AGD Foundation

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the AGD. Established in 1972, the AGD Foundation aims to improve the oral health of the public and support the efforts of the general dentist and AGD. Our primary focus is oral/oropharyngeal cancer awareness, risk factor education and diagnostic training for general dentists.

General dentists are a first line of defense against oral/oropharyngeal cancer. You can help detect the disease in its early stages during routine dental visits, and by doing so, you increase the oral cancer survival rate. 

Help advance the work of the Foundation by getting involved and donating financially to the cause of oral/oropharyngeal cancer awareness, prevention and early detection.

2024 AGD Foundation Board of Directors


James Keenan, DDS, MS, MAGD, Presiden
Michael K. Kaner, DMD, JD, MAGD, Vice President
Maria A. Smith, DMD, MAGD, Secretary/Treasurer
Mark I. Malterud, DDS, MAGD, Immediate Past President


Scott Dubowsky, DMD, FAGD
Thomas F. Gorman, DDS, MAGD
Hans P. Guter, DDS, FAGD
Mr. Steve Neidlinger, CAE, Executive Director, Pennsylvania AGD
George J. Schmidt, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Waletha Wasson, BS, DDS, MPA, MS, FAGD, MAGD
Jennifer Flynn, AON, Affinity Insurance Services
Charles Sardi, RDH

Find a full listing of AGD Foundation board service commitments, terms of office, and roles and responsibilities by viewing the AGD Foundation Bylaws

For more information, contact the AGD Foundation at (Read about the Foundation's support team.)

The AGD Foundation is grateful to the following corporate donors for their support. 




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