“AGD’s meetings are always known for exceptional hands-on courses that specifically relate to the needs of general dentists,” said Hans Guter, DDS, FAGD, AGD president. “I heard so many compliments on the value to these experiences and the opportunity to connect with others who want to grow their skills in new areas to help strengthen the care they provide to patients. The wide range of courses, combined with so many networking opportunities, made this truly an excellent event. We also offered hybrid programming with virtual courses to support members who couldn’t attend in person.”
A special highlight of the meeting was former NFL quarterback Jim Kelly, who shared a series of personal challenges and insights on how he faced each, and how he works every day to persevere. He continues to be his best to support his family, fans and a series of causes that are important to him. Kelly, an oral cancer survivor, took the NFL’s Buffalo Bills to the Super Bowl four times but never saw victory. In addition to his own health issues, he lost his son to Krabbe’s Leukodystrophy, a rare and fatal disease that he was diagnosed with at birth. He maintains that an unyielding spirit and belief, positive attitude and perseverance can overcome setbacks.
New dentists and dental students were able to access a series of special programming in the New Dentist Lounge. These programs were designed to help those early in their career find tools and resources to help them on a path to success. Networking and mentorship events were held during the meeting, and student chapter awards were presented.
Each year, AGD's scientific session highlights research and discoveries in dentistry. Dental students showcase their work during the annual E-Poster Sessions. Awards are presented and include the following individuals:
CASE STUDIES/CLINICAL INNOVATION:
1st place: Unnati Soni
2nd place: Francisco Frixione
SYSTEMIC LITERATURE REVIEW:
1st place: Tyler Youn
2nd place: Jamila Taylor
3rd place: Garrett Quilici
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH/CLINIC RESEARCH:
1st place: Carlos Jurado
2nd place: Nicole Anderson
3rd place: Min Lin
Congratulations to everyone recognized. See the full list.
(Learn more about Fellowship, Mastership, and Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition.)
AGD Podcast host and Scientific Meeting Council Chair George Schmidt, DMD, MAGD, interviewed several attendees throughout the meeting. See the full list of interviews and take a minute to listen.
AGD2024 will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18–20, 2024. Watch for registration details.
Want to see more? Check out photos from the event. And be sure to check out our full summary of AGD2023 in the September issue of AGD Impact.