Important Updates for 2020 Convocation

Due to safety concern associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Convocation Ceremony scheduled for July 18 has been canceled. AGD2020, which was scheduled to take place July 15-18, 2020 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, will be virtualized and held as an online meeting July 13-16, 2020.

The AGD determined that hosting a virtual Convocation Ceremony would not be a fitting way to honor members’ achievements. This was a very difficult decision, but the health and safety of awardees, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, volunteers, guests and staff is most important. 


Fellowship and Mastership Awardees

OPTION 1

Elect to receive the 2020 Fellowship or Mastership Award in absentia and receive complimentary registration to AGD2020 Virtual. 

  • By electing to receive complimentary registration to the virtual meeting you can earn up to 14 hours of valuable CE if you attend all nine sessions.
  • If you elect this option, you can still participate in an upcoming Convocation Ceremony, but you will not receive complimentary registration to that meeting. 
  • If you have already registered for AGD2020 you will need to modify your registration.  Please visit https://www.agd.org/agd-meeting and click on the modify registration button. You will receive a full refund for any courses or events for which you are registered.

OPTION 2  

Elect to receive the 2020 Fellowship or Mastership Award in absentia and defer complimentary registration to AGD2021 in Austin Tex., AGD2022 in Orlando, Fla., or AGD2023 in Las Vegas, Nev. 

  • If you choose this option, you can participate in an upcoming Convocation Ceremony.
  • If you choose to defer you complimentary meeting attendance and have already registered for AGD2020 you must cancel your registration.  Please visit https://www.agd.org/agd-meeting and click on the modify registration button. You will receive a full refund for any courses or events for which you are registered.

OPTION 3

Defer receiving the Fellowship or Mastership Award in absentia. 

  • According to the Fellowship Award Guidelines, once you are approved to receive the award you have three years to accept the award.
  • Deferring receipt of your award means AGD cannot recognize you as a Fellow or Master until you participate in either the 2021 or 2022 Convocation Ceremony.  
  • Deferring your award means you will also defer receiving complimentary meeting registration until you attend in 2021 or 2022.
  • If you have already registered for AGD2020 you must cancel or modify your registration.  Please visit https://www.agd.org/agd-meeting and click on the modify registration button. You will receive a full refund for any courses or events for which you are registered.

Complete this form to let us know which option you prefer.


Lifelong Learning and Service Recipients

OPTION 1

Elect to receive complimentary registration to AGD2020 Virtual you can earn up to 14 hours of valuable CE if you attend all nine sessions.

If you elect this option, you can still participate in an upcoming Convocation Ceremony, but you will not receive complimentary registration to that meeting. 

If you have already registered for AGD2020 you will need to modify your registration.  Please visit https://www.agd.org/agd-meeting and click on the modify registration button. You will receive a full refund for any courses or events for which you are registered.

OPTION 2

Defer complimentary registration to AGD2021 in Austin Tex., AGD2022 in Orlando, Fla., or AGD2023 in Las Vegas, Nev. 

If you choose this option, you can also participate in an upcoming Convocation Ceremony.

Complete this form to let us know which option you prefer.


If you choose to defer you complimentary meeting attendance and have already registered for AGD2020 you must cancel your registration.  Please visit https://www.agd.org/agd-meeting  and click on the modify registration button. You will receive a full refund for any courses or events for which you are registered.

In order to make sure AGD understands the option you prefer please click here to complete a new reply form no later than Monday June 15.  

  • AGD Fellowship and Mastership Awardees are required to complete a reply form to receive their award in absentia in 2020.  If the AGD does not receive a completed form from you we will assume you want to defer receiving your award until 2021 or 2022.  If you have any questions, please email the AGD at education@agd.org.
  • All Fellowship and Mastership awardees who elect to receive their award in absentia and can begin using the FAGD and MAGD designation effective July 18, 2020. Pins and plaques will be mailed by August 31, 2020.
  • All Fellowship and Mastership awardees who elect to defer receipt of their award should not use the FAGD or MAGD designation until they participate in the 2021 or 2022 Convocation ceremony.
  • Lifelong Learning and Service Recipients will receive their pins and crystals no later than August 31, 2020.

All questions can be emailed to education@agd.org.

2020 Convocation Update Request

If you choose to defer you complimentary meeting attendance and have already registered for AGD2020 you must cancel your registration.  Please visit AGD2020 Virtual and click on the modify registration button. You will receive a full refund for any courses or events for which you are registered.

In order to make sure AGD understands the option you prefer please click here to complete a new reply form no later than Monday June 15.  

Showcase Your Commitment

AGD has developed resources for Fellows and Masters to show patients their commitment to providing exceptional care. 

Access the AGD Awareness Toolkit

"My mentor has his Fellowship, Mastership and LLSR. He instilled in me how important it is to keep learning after dental school. My friend and I achieved our Fellowship together. Staying committed together is important for accountability."

Lisa Sue Bowerman, DDS, FAGD
Ann Arbor, MI
Member since 2003

Lisa Bowerman