AGD 2010 Fellows, Masters

July 16, 2010
A total of 326 dentists have earned Fellowship and Mastership awards.

CHICAGO, Illinois--The Academy of General Dentistry, a professional association of more than 35,000 general dentists dedicated to professional excellence through continuing education, has announced that 326 dentists have earned Fellowship and Mastership awards.

Fellowship and Mastership awards were bestowed during a special convocation ceremony at the AGD 2010 Annual Meeting & Exhibits July 8-11, 2010, in New Orleans, La.

“We are proud to honor all of the 2010 recipients for their commitment to continuing education and the dental profession,” said AGD President Fares M. Elias, DDS, JD, FAGD. “They have distinguished themselves professionally amongst their peers and demonstrate the characteristics of a role model to their fellow dentists and to the members of the community.”

In 2010, the AGD awarded Fellowship award to 238 dentists. The Fellowship award is presented to those who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession.

To receive this honor, doctors must complete 500 hours of continuing dental education, pass a comprehensive exam, and fulfill three years of continuous membership in the AGD. To date, approximately 15,000 AGD members have earned Fellowship honors.

This year, an additional 88 dentists received the AGD’s Mastership award. The Mastership award is the highest honor available at the AGD and one of the most respected designations within the dental profession. To receive this honor, doctors must complete 1,100 hours of continuing dental education. To date, approximately 2,700 AGD members have earned Mastership honors.

Dentists who have earned Fellowship or Mastership from the AGD reflect less than 1% of all general dentists practicing in the United States and Canada.

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