Explore the Benefits that are Available to You

From dental school to retirement, AGD is the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of the general dentist. AGD offers benefits that cater to the changing needs of our members at every stage of their dental career. 

 

Member Benefits

Continuing Education

Free CE Program
As a member, you receive free CE webinars valued at $900+ that will allow you to earn CE credits that can be applied toward your maintenance of licensure and achievement of Fellowship and Mastership distinctions. To access the Free CE Program webinars, visit the AGD Online Learning Center and hover over the “Webinars” link located at the top of the page and select “Free CE”.

AGD CE Tracking
Eliminate the pressure of organizing your CE! AGD conveniently records all of your completed CE courses, and also tracks your progress toward the prestigious AGD Fellowship (FAGD) and Mastership (MAGD) awards, via convenient online transcripts.

AGD CE Directory
Find quality CE opportunities close to home or around the world, all in one convenient place via the online CE Directory, which is searchable by topic, speaker, location and more.

AGD Scientific Session
Earn CE, see the latest products and technology and network with your colleagues at the premier dental event of the year — the AGD Scientific Session! AGD members benefit from significantly discounted registration, which includes access to top lecturers, state-of-the-art participation courses, an innovative exhibit hall and more.

Online Learning Center
Find web-based CE opportunities through GD that fit the demands of your busy schedule, including live webinars, recorded lectures and AGD Self-Instruction exercises.

AGD PACE
Before you register for CE, look for the AGD PACE logo! PACE-approved program providers are evaluated for quality standards based on the educational processes they use in designing, planning and implementing their CE, ensuring that you attend the highest quality courses approved for Fellowship and Mastership credit.

Awards and Recognition

AGD Fellowship Award
Distinguish yourself professionally through quality CE with Fellowship in AGD. To attain Fellowship, members must demonstrate a commitment to providing quality patient care through CE that keeps them current in both knowledge and skill. In addition to the 500 hours of approved CE credits that are required, members must also pass a comprehensive exam, submit a formal application and attend a Convocation ceremony at the AGD Scientific Session.

Fellowship Review Course
Register for AGD’s Fellowship Review Course, and prepare to pass the Fellowship Exam, a 250-question, multiple-choice test that’s required to achieve Fellowship. The AGD hosts the two-day Fellowship Review Course twice a year — once in the summer at the AGD Scientific Session and again in the fall. Attendees also have the option of taking the Fellowship Exam on the third day immediately following the review course.

AGD Mastership Award
Complete your journey to excellence with our highest honor — Mastership in AGD. A professional designation within AGD beyond Fellowship, Mastership reflects a general dentist’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care through continuing education.

Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition
Go beyond Mastership by pursuing AGD’s Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition, which recognizes members who demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and volunteer service within the dental community.

Advocacy and Representation

Take Action
Take immediate action and get your voice heard by sending customized communications to your local and national legislators. Access AGD’s quick and easy online advocacy portal and learn more about the issues impacting general dentists and oral health.

Call for Volunteers
AGD is always looking for great leaders at the local and national level. Answer our Call for Volunteers and use your unique skills and perspectives to guide our organization, our members and the public toward a brighter future.
 

Practice Management

AGD Career Center
Simplify your next career move by posting your resume, browsing career listings, and setting up job alerts online — all for FREE at the AGD Career Center. Already landed the perfect job? Manage your staffing effortlessly with an employer account that lets you post jobs and view resumes from some of the best dentists in the profession.

Patient Referrals
Build your new patient list with help from the Find an AGD Dentist patient referral program. As a member, you’re automatically enrolled so that patients in your area can connect with you through our online database or toll-free referral hotline.

Patient Education Tools
Offer your patients educational reading materials in your waiting room with AGD Oral Health Fact Sheets, which cover a range of topics and are customized with your practice information.

Member Connections

AGD Mentor Program
Get ahead and stay ahead professionally by partnering one-on-one with a more experienced dentist member through AGD’s Mentor Program, or share your own knowledge and expertise by mentoring a dental student or recent graduate member — you’re sure to learn a thing or two along the way!

Refer-a-Colleague Program
Make your voice count by spreading the word about AGD membership to nonmembers through the Refer-a-Colleague program, AGD’s annual member-get-a-member campaign. Strengthen the voice of general dentistry through your recruitment efforts and earn special recruiter rewards and recognition!

AGD Membership Directory
Access the online AGD Membership Directory to find updated contact information for fellow members using a variety of search parameters. Use the directory to network, build referral relationships and recruit nonmembers to AGD.

Award-winning Publications and Informational Resources

AGD Impact and General Dentistry
Take the latest dental news and research with you wherever you go with subscriptions to AGD’s premier publications, available in both print and digital formats! AGD Impact will keep you current on general dentistry news, while our award-winning clinical journal, General Dentistry, will inform you of all of the latest advancements in your field.

The Daily Grind
Check out AGD’s blog, The Daily Grind, and join member bloggers as they share their real-life stories as general dentists negotiating the balance between practice and family life.

AGD Podcast Series
Receive dental information the way you like it — on-the-go! As a member, you’ll have exclusive access to the AGD Podcast series, which offers instant access to industry news and interviews with notable general dentists, specialists, and other experts.

Exclusive Benefits

AGD Exclusive Benefits
Take advantage of a variety of discounted products and services through the AGD Exclusive Benefits that are designed to help you save money and manage your practice, including a website design service, liability and malpractice insurance and professional financing solutions.