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 Recognition (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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Benefits of a FAGD/MAGD
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.
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!
COVID-19 Pandemic: Coronavirus Pathobiology, Systemic Manifestations, and Medical and Dental Issues Relating to Patient CareDate(s)
Subject: 148 Infection Control
Tuesday, April 13: 7:30–9 p.m.
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Staff
This course will provide a brief review of the human immune system and how its dedicated response to the coronavirus invasion can cause tissue damage. Questions covered will include: What exactly is the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus? How does it penetrate and invade human body tissues so efficiently? What are the systemic manifestations in multiple tissues and body systems (e.g., cardiac, coagulation)? How do the COVID-19 vaccines work? What are the coronavirus variants, and can they be halted? What are the oral manifestations associated with COVID-19 infection? This course will also provide an update on medical management of COVID-19 as well as updates on dental office management and patient interaction due to the pandemic.
• Learn the biological basis of what COVID-19 patients are experiencing.
• Gain updated information for dental assessment, care and safety in the dental office.
Harold V. Cohen, DDS, is professor emeritus of the Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine. He received his DDS from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1965. He maintained a private general dental practice for 33 years. His faculty positions at Rutgers included professor, acting director of the Division of Oral Medicine and director of the Infectious Disease Fellowship. He also served as faculty of the Middlesex County College Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine and dental staff at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.