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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!



Practice Marketing in the Digital Age

Dec. 2, 2021 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Douglas Sligting
Subject: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations
Credits: 1.5
Thursday, Dec. 2: 7:30–9 p.m. CST
Audience: Dentists, Front Desk Staff
Fee: Free


Understanding the link between effective marketing and your online presence is becoming increasingly more important. This interactive webinar will discuss the fundamental reasons why Google ranks practices the way it does. We will then run a live, real-time assessment of your practice to look at how Google sees your practice compared to your competitors. This will include your Google local ranking for the top-searched keywords, your area reviews rank and an estimate of the current Google Ads per-click price in your area. All this will reveal the competitive level of your area. With this information in hand, we will discuss solutions to improve your ranking so you can realize the benefits of an effective online presence.

Learning Objectives 

  • Determine why Google ranks one practice above another.
  • Discuss how Google sees your practice compared to your competition.
  • Analyze how you can improve your ranking and set yourself up for success.
  • Understand why efficiency online is key to running a profitable practice.

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Speaker Bio  

Douglas Sligting, founder and CEO of Ascent Practice Growth Strategies, has spent his entire 25-year career in marketing working for national advertising agencies in addition to owning his agency for 10 years before creating Ascent. He has worked with national clients such as Costco, Wal-Mart, Henry Schein and 3Com.
Additional Information
This course is sponsored by Henry Schein One.


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