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from the Academy of General Dentistry

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
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For the Public

Learn more about the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), find an AGD dentist in your area, and receive real feedback on your oral health questions.

About AGD Member Dentists
AGD members challenge themselves to learn more so that they can provide their patients with the best quality care.

All dentists are required to take continuing education (CE) every year to keep their license up-to-date (except in Colorado and Wyoming). When a dentist becomes an AGD member, though, they are required to take 75 hours of CE every three years just to belong to the organization. For a dentist, CE can include courses on a range of topics, from teeth whitening to implants. Learn more about continuing education and what it means for your dentist.

Fellowship or Mastership
AGD members are so committed to quality patient care through continued education that many of them earn awards for their educational accomplishments.

The AGD offers Fellowship (FAGD) and Mastership (MAGD) awards to members who truly go above and beyond in their learning. To earn a Fellowship award, a dentist must complete at least 500 continuing dental education hours, pass a rigorous and comprehensive exam, and maintain AGD membership for three continuous years. To receive the Mastership award, a dentist must first receive his or her Fellowship award. Then, the dentist must earn an additional 600 approved CE hours within specific dental disciplines. Learn more about AGD Fellowship or Mastership and what it means for your dentist.

Oral Health Information
The AGD launched its consumer website,, so that members of the public could learn from a trusted dental source about proper oral health care and how oral health affects the rest of the body.

Visit to:

  • Browse more than 400 articles on everything from flossing to sealants in the InfoBites section.
  • Download the Dental Diary widget to use as a reminder to change your toothbrush.
  • The site is your one-stop shop for trusted oral health information.

Find an AGD Dentist
With more than 35,000 members across the United States and Canada, simply plug in your ZIP code, city, state, and other preferred information to find an AGD member near you.

Visit the “Find an AGD Dentist” section of the AGD’s consumer website,, to receive up to six results that include the member’s name, address, and phone number.

For the Media
Access updates on the AGD and its efforts to promote oral health by visiting the AGD Online Newsroom.