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Distinguish yourself as a general dentist and show your commitment to continuing education by pursuing your AGD Fellowship or Mastership. These prestigious awards give you the opportunity to expand your clinical knowledge and enhance how you treat your patients.

Members who have achieved AGD Mastership can go on to earn Lifelong Learning and Service ReFellow / Mastercognition (LLSR). With this designation, AGD recognizes Masters’ commitment to continuous learning and staying active both in organized dentistry and their communities.

Fellows, Masters and LLSR recipients are recognized annually during the AGD Convocation Ceremony, which is held during AGD’s Scientific Session. Recipient of the AGD Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew are also recognized during this time.

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AGD Fellows and Masters have made a commitment to care that goes above and beyond traditional education and licensing requirements. They have dedicated themselves to learning, growing and staying current in the field so that they can provide the  best oral care to patients and their families.

Only 6% of dentists have earned their AGD Fellowship, and only 4% have earned their AGD Mastership. 

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AGD Fellows, Masters, and Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition recipients can inform the public and their patients about the award they received through a series of tools and resources that highlight you and the only achievement-based award in general dentistry. Learn more about these opportunities.


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AGD offers Fellowship (FAGD) and Mastership (MAGD) awards to members who truly go above and beyond in their learning. To earn a Fellowship award, a dentist must complete at least 500 continuing dental education hours, pass a rigorous and comprehensive exam, and maintain AGD membership for three continuous years. To receive the Mastership award, a dentist must first receive his or her Fellowship award. Then, the dentist must earn an additional 600 approved CE hours within specific dental disciplines. Access cutting edge CE through AGD today!



Key Factors in Prosthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning that Affect Treatment Success

Apr. 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD
Subject: 610 Fixed Prosthodontics 
Thursday, April 8: 7:30–8:30 p.m. CDT
Credits: 1
Audience: Dentists
Fee: $125 nonmembers; $75 members; $37.50 students

Course Description

This presentation will provide key highlights from different prosthodontic treatment procedures that affect treatment success and thereby aid in diagnosis and treatment planning.

Learning Objectives

• Identify the esthetic factors that aid in determining whether to retain a tooth or extract it and place an implant.
• Describe how to prevent post loosening and root fracture when posts and cores are placed in endodontically treated teeth.
• Discuss the types of clinical complications associated with single crowns, fixed partial dentures and all-ceramic crowns, and determine how the complications can be avoided or minimized.

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Speaker Bio

Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD, is a diplomate and past president of the American Board of Prosthodontics, the American College of Prosthodontists and the Academy of Prosthodontics. He is a founding member of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) and chair of the FOR Education Council. He currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor and teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University. He maintains a private practice devoted to prosthodontics and implant dentistry.

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