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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!


Take Courses

AGD provides a variety of educational opportunities to fit in with your busy schedule. 

Live Webinars
Online Learning Center
AGD CE Portal Login
CE Directory
MasterTrack® Programs

Showcase Your Commitment

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

Access the AGD Awareness Toolkit


Making the Transition to the Digital World

Jun. 21, 2023 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Subject: 010 Basic Sciences
Credits: 1
Wednesday, June 21: 7:30–8:30 p.m. CDT
Teaching Method: Lecture
Audience: Dentists
Fee: Free


Join Lynne Thomas, DDS, to discover how analog and digital mindsets are similar and explore strategies you will need to consider when committing to digital technology in your practice. Today, modern restorative practices have a plethora of materials to use for restorative operations, which makes restorative dentistry with digital tools such as CAD/CAM not only predictably successful but also fun and artistic!

Learning Objectives 

  • Understand why this is a good time to start your journey into digital dentistry.
  • Review common intraoral scanning applications.
  • Learn how to select the right intraoral scanner for your practice.

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Speaker Bio  

Lynne Thomas, DDS, is a doctoral graduate from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She practices with her husband, a German-trained dentist, in San Diego. They implemented CAD/CAM technology in 2004 when they desired to elevate the care they were providing for their patients. They have been using this technology daily since. From single crowns to full-mouth rehabilitations, all of their outcomes are facilitated by digital technology. 
Additional Information

This webinar is sponsored by Dentsply Sirona.

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