The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) has installed Roger D. Winland, DDS, MS, MAGD, as the organization’s editor during its Annual Meeting in Chicago held November 3-5. This is Dr. Winland’s eighth term as editor - each term is 3 years.
During his tenure as editor, Dr. Winland has overseen many successful initiatives. During the past year, he assisted the AGD Communications Department in a rebranding effort, as well as a website and publications redesign. In the past, he has led the AGD editorial team in introducing a number of electronic communications, including the AGD blog and podcast series, digital editions of both AGD Impact and General Dentistry and an AGD Impact mobile app. He also has assisted staff in improving the AGD’s Self Instruction program, which allows dental professionals to earn continuing education credits by reading articles in General Dentistry and passing open-book tests.
“It’s been an honor to serve as the AGD editor for the past 21 years and to represent the interest of the membership on the Executive Committee,” said Dr. Winland. “Communicating AGD’s value and providing informational resources and scientific research to general dentists is essential for our profession and distributing quality oral health information is important to the care we provide to our patients. I am grateful to be able to continue to serve in this role.”
Dr. Winland continues to lead fruitful collaborations and partnerships with several allied dental organizations. He has directed joint issues of General Dentistry with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, American Association of Endodontists, American College of Prosthodontists and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Under Dr.Winland’s leadership AGD publications continue to win awards. In 2017, General Dentistry was named a finalist for an Association Media & Publishing Excel Award in the categories of “Journals: Redesign,” in recognition of the September/October 2015 and September/October 2016 issues, and “Journals: Feature Article,” recognition of the article, “What every dentist should know about coffee,” published in the July/August 2016 issue of General Dentistry.
Dr. Winland practices in Athens, Ohio, where he resides with his wife, Debra.
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 United State, and serves the needs and represents the interests of general dentists. For more information about the AGD, visit, www.agd.org.