What does that MAGD at the end of your
name stand for?
The MAGD stands for Master of the Academy of General
What is the Academy of General
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is the
professional association for general dentists. It is the only
organization exclusively dedicated to representing the
interests and serving the needs of general dentists like me.
Why is Mastership important?
The AGD was founded by a group of general dentists
who believed strongly in continuing education. This
award speaks to the organization’s value of excellence in
dentistry through continuing education—dentists who
have earned Mastership offer their patients cutting-edge
care. After I completed my Fellowship, I completed an
additional 600 hours of continuing education. It was far
from easy, but it’s worth it to make sure my patients are
getting the best possible care I can give.
What is Fellowship?
Fellowship is an award offered to members of the AGD.
It requires taking 500 hours of education after dental
school in various disciplines and passing a rigorous
examination. The award offers a general dentist like me
the education to stay on the cutting edge and offer my
patients the best care available.
How many dentists have a Mastership in
Less than 1 percent of all general dentists have achieved
Where can I learn more about Mastership?
If you would like to know more you can visit www.knowyourteeth.com
How does your AGD membership benefit
me and my family?
I care about your long-term dental health, and I
demonstrate that concern by belonging to the AGD.
AGD members are dedicated to continuing education to
help them stay up to date on the latest procedures and
provide quality treatment. The AGD believes that the
general dentist who remains current in general dentistry
is better able to offer you and your family a variety of
diagnosis and treatment choices.