AGD Foundation

AGD Foundation Highlights at AGD2018

The AGD Foundation has committed to raising awareness of oral cancer, risk factor prevention, and supporting the general dentist as the public’s first line of defense against this deadly disease. Early detection is key. Because dentists often can detect the disease in its early stages, the dental community is positioned to serve as the first line of defense against oral cancer.

Oral Cancer Screenings
Dentist and hygienist volunteers are needed to provide oral cancer screenings for the public during the AGD Foundation Oral Cancer Screenings community outreach event. The screenings will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, June 8, in New Orleans, during the AGD2018 Scientific Session. 

As dental health professionals, we have an opportunity and responsibility to play an active role in educating our patients and the public about oral cancer prevention and screening. Join in the fight by volunteering to screen the public in New Orleans.  When taken in conjunction with the Thursday morning or afternoon session of “Sex, Drugs & Oral Cancer,” volunteers can earn up to 6 hands-on CE credits. Volunteer today!


Please note: The Louisiana Board of Dentistry may grant a provisional license not to exceed 60 days in duration for any dentist or dental hygienist who is in good stand­ing in the state of their licensure and who wishes to provide gratuitous services to the citizens of Louisiana. All volunteer dentists and hygienists, whether licensed in Louisiana or licensed out-of-state, must provide copies of their practice license and proof of professional liability valid during the dates of the oral cancer screenings.  Please provide copies of your documents with the Volunteer Form, to the AGD Foundation, by April 1, 2018. Do not send to the Louisiana Board of Dentistry.  Questions? Call Marilyn Mays, Manager, AGD Foundation, at 888.243.3368 ext. 4329, or email

Electronic Silent Auction Fundraiser
A major part of our fundraising efforts includes the AGD Foundation Electronic Silent Auction Fundraiser. Use your smartphone, iPad, or laptop to bid on hotel getaway packages, state-of-the-art dental equipment and dental instruments, CE courses, artwork, jewelry, and more.