The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) installed Michael W. Lew, DMD, MAGD, as the organization’s secretary during its Annual Meeting in Chicago held November 3-5. Dr. Lew, serves as a trustee representing the California AGD and brings many years of experience in membership growth and educational development.
Dr. Lew joined AGD immediately after graduating from dental school, receiving his Fellowship in 1993 and his Mastership in 2007. He also has fellowships with the Academy of Cosmetic and Adhesive Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Lew has Fellowships in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentist and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
“AGD is a great organization representing general dentists and their educational achievements. We have unlimited potential for our future,” said Dr. Lew. “I support AGD’s continuing process of strategic planning and growth. I will work to further AGD’s goals as decided by the House of Delegates.”
Dr. Lew has been a delegate to the AGD House of Delegates since 2003 and has served AGD on its Strategic Planning Committee and Membership Council. He was regional director from 2009 to 2014, including leading as chair and overseeing the Leadership Conference. As trustee, he currently participates as board liaison to the Membership Council, associate member of the Investment Committee and member of the Budget and Finance Committee. In 2013, Lew was awarded “Dentist of the Year” by California AGD. He has served on the Northern California AGD Board (San Francisco) and the California AGD Board since 2003 in multiple leadership capacities. He has led or supported membership drives, student events, socials for new dentists, task forces, and educational courses at the local and state levels.
Dr. Lew has also been active with the American Dental Association (ADA). He was trustee to the California Dental Association (CDA) and a member of the Dentists Insurance Company Board of Directors, CDA Legislative Affairs Council and CDA Strategic Planning Group. In addition, he was alternate delegate to ADA.
Dr. Lew was in private practice for 25 years before joining the state of California as a correctional health dentist.
Dr. Lew is married to Vivian, a professional photographer. They reside in California and have three children together.
About the Academy of General Dentistry
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 40,000 general dentists, dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. Founded in 1952, AGD is the second largest dental association in the world, and serves the needs and represents the interests of general dentists. For more information about the AGD, visit, agd.org.