Helping General Dentists Thrive
Founded in 1952, AGD is the only professional association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists. AGD provides its more than 40,000 members with the resources, support
AGD’s mission is to “advance general dentistry and oral health through quality continuing education and advocacy.” Through this mission, AGD member dentists are able to build their careers, grow their businesses and protect their profession.
Oral health and better lives through the Academy of General Dentistry.
AGD 2022-23 Leadership
Hans Guter, DDS, FAGD, President
Merlin P. Ohmer, DDS, MAGD, President-elect
Chethan Chetty, DDS, MAGD, Vice President
Abe Dyzenhaus, DDS, FAGD, Secretary
Joseph A. Picone, DDS, MAGD, Treasurer
Robert M. Peskin, DDS, FAGD, Speaker of the House
Timothy Kosinski, DDS, MAGD, Editor
"Caring for the oral health of my patients and my community is most important for me. With the help of AGD, I’m able to treat patients with the latest technology and newest techniques to provide them the highest level of dental care."