Attention 2020 Fellowship and Master Awardees:

Due to safety concerns associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the AGD has made the difficult decision to replace AGD2020 with a virtual online meeting. The AGD also determined that a virtual Convocation Ceremony would not be a fitting way to honor our members’ achievements.  As a result the 2020 Convocation Ceremony has been cancelled.

All 2020 candidates should have received an email giving them the option to receive their award in absentia this year or defer receiving their award until 2021 or 2022.  Candidates who elect to receive their 2020 award in absentia have the option of receiving complimentary registration to AGD2020 Virtual or deferring complimentary registration to a future meeting.  All members who receive their award in absentia can participate in a future Convocation Ceremony if they choose.

2020 AGD Fellowship and Mastership Awardees: Click here to access the AGD 2020 Revised Reply FormThe AGD asks all 2020 awardees to complete this form to confirm if you want to receive your award in absentia or defer receipt to a future year.

Attention: 2020 Reply Forms were due on June 15, 2020. Awardees who did not respond will not receive their award in 2020.  According to the Fellowship and Mastership Award Guidelines approved applicants are allowed three years following approval to attend a Convocation Ceremony.  2020 Awardees who did not request a waiver of the convocation attendance requirement will automatically be sent information regarding the 2021 Convocation Ceremony in April of 2021.  Email questions to

AGD Fellows commit to oral care that goes above and beyond. 

Distinguish yourself professionally by pursuing the AGD Fellowship Award. Earning Fellowship through the attainment of quality continuing education (CE) culminates with receipt of your award at the AGD Convocation Ceremony held each year during AGD’s Scientific Session.

Fellowship Requirements

To earn Fellowship, you must complete the following requirements:

  • Maintain current AGD membership for three continuous years by Dec. 31 of the year in which the application is received, to begin no earlier than the month of dental school graduation
  • Have a dental license that has not been suspended or revoked within the past five years and is not currently under probation, suspension or revocation
  • Pass the AGD Fellowship Exam
  • Complete 500 hours of approved CE
  • Attend the AGD Convocation Ceremony, held during the AGD Scientific Session, where you will receive the award; successful candidates are allowed three years following approval to complete this requirement

For more information, download the AGD FAGD Guidelines

Apply for Fellowship

To receive your AGD Fellowship Award, you must submit an application and the required fee to AGD by Dec. 31 (to be considered for the class immediately following the application deadline). Download the Fellowship Award Application, or request the application via email at Then, apply!

Apply for Fellowship

Applications must be postmarked no later than Dec. 31 to be considered for the class immediately following the application deadline. AGD’s Council on Dental Education will review your application by the end of March. You can expect to receive notification of the council’s decision by mail by mid-April.


*Includes the United States and Canada. Sourced from Statista and United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

"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