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Leaders Among the Dental Community 

Currently with 40,000 members, the Academy of General Dentistry has been a leading organization of general dentists for more than 65 years. For patients, that's good news! 

The AGD Difference — It’s in the Name

Have you ever noticed the letters after your dentist’s name? Most of the time you’ll only see DDS or DMD. Those distinguish them as either a Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry. However, there are two other important titles you should look for when selecting a dentist — FAGD and MAGD. 

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A Mark of Excellence — FAGD and MAGD

FAGD and MAGD stand for Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, respectively, and each distinction has a specific set of requirements dentists must meet to achieve them.


Find out if your dentist is a member of AGD or has received their FAGD or MAGD. 

*Includes United States and Canada. Sourced from Statista and United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

About AGD

Learn more about our organization of general dentists. 
About AGD

Why Choose an FAGD or MAGD Dentist?

Find out what dentists do to achieve these important distinctions in dentistry. 
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Find an AGD Dentist

Access AGD's directory to locate a general dentist in your geographic area.