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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. 

Learn more about the requirements.

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.

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