AGD supports excellence in general dentistry and the pursuit of professional development through lifelong learning. We have developed policies that serve the needs and represent the interests of general dentists; promote oral health to the public; and foster continued proficiency of general dentistry in order to better serve the public. 

The following policies serve to provide structure and consensus about the intended behaviors and actions AGD supports.

Scientific Issues

Oct 26, 2017, 13:16 PM


Based on current scientific evidence, the Academy of General Dentistry maintains that amalgam is safe and effective as a dental restorative material.

Dental products, materials, and medications

The AGD takes appropriate action when necessary to ensure that safe and effective dental materials, products, and/or medications remain approved for use in oral health care.

Bisphenol (BPA)

There is no conclusive evidence that currently exists relative to health risks of Bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure from dental materials.  AGD fully supports the continued research of BPA safety as it relates to dentistry.

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