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As a Dentist, it’s important to continually study the latest developments and current techniques in dentistry. In fact, to keep our state license we must meet the minimum requirements for Continuing Education courses (CE) each year.

For those of us who enjoy learning, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) offers a fellowship program, know as an FAGD. THe FAGD recognizes dentists who make Continueing Education a priority.  It’s not easy. I listed the requirements below. Basically, I will have to take 500 hours of CE and then pass a rigorous exam. Only 7 percent of AGD dentists have achieved Fellowship. So it’s a distinctive honor to achieve Fellowship and a nice goal to have.  I am very early in the process, but I hope to someday achieve this distinctive honor.

Fellowship Requirements

  • Current AGD membership for three continuous years by December 31 of the year of the convocation for which application is made, to begin no earlier than the month of dental school graduation.
  • A dental license has not been suspended or revoked within the last five years and is not currently under probation, suspension, or revocation.
  • Passing the Fellowship Exam.
  • 500 hours of approved CE.
  • Attendance at an AGD convocation ceremony, held during an AGD annual meeting, to receive the award (successful candidates are allowed three years following approval to complete this requirement).