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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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 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. 

AGD's KnowYourDentist.org website provide information to help you patients understand the value of these awards and learn more about finding an AGD dentist.  Take advantage of these resources and start promoting the benefits of these awards to current and prospective patients today!


Promote Your Achievements


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.


Access CE

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!


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Are you looking to take courses? AGD provides a variety of educational opportunities to fit in with your busy schedule. 

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Showcase Your Commitment

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

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Diagnosis and Management of Peri-implant Pathology

Jun. 29, 2021 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

John Olsen, DDS, MAGD
Subject: 690 Implants 
Credits: 1.5
Tuesday, June 29: 7:30–9 p.m. CDT
Fee: $125 (nonmembers); $75 (members); $37.50 (students)


After successful surgical placement of a dental implant, it is of the utmost importance to recognize, manage and possibly treat a failing implant afflicted by peri-implantitis.

Learning Objectives

  • After a proper recare generation regimen, learn how to recognize signs of peri-implantitis.
  • Learn about the intricacies of implant maintenance and care.
  • Learn easy techniques for the treatment of early to advanced peri-implantitis.

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Speaker Bio
John Olsen, DDS, MAGD, has been a solo practitioner in general and advanced surgical dentistry in Franklin, Wisconsin, since 1992. He received his DDS from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1992. From 1995 to 2006, he was adjunct faculty at Milwaukee Area Technical College. He served as president of the Wisconsin AGD and was an AGD regional director and trustee. Olsen has lectured about oral cancer, pharmacology and implant dentistry since dental school. He is a recognized graduate from the Misch Implant Institute and is now on the faculty, teaching more than 120 students per year.

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