Membership

The Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) membership benefits cover all of the areas necessary to build and maintain a successful dental career. From continuing education to advocacy to connecting you with others in your field, the AGD does everything it can for the general dentist.

Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning

We offer our members continuing education (CE) opportunities locally, online, and at our annual meetings. Start working toward the prestigious Fellowship (FAGD) and Mastership (MAGD) awards, the only achievement-based awards in general dentistry. We also track your progress toward the FAGD or MAGD with the AGD Award Transcript. AGD membership can help you maintain the education level necessary for quality patient care throughout your dental career.

AGD Licensing Board Transcript

This valuable feature is customized to your state board requirements, and tracks your CE credits toward relicensure. View the credits you’ve earned and the ones you are missing simply by clicking on the “My CE” tab at the top of the page. Most states accept the AGD state transcript as proof of CE for relicensure. Find out if your state does.

Advocacy and Representation

The AGD strives to represent and protect the interests of general dentists and improve the quality of comprehensive dental services, health promotion, and wellness. Members and the public can get involved in advocacy efforts with the interactive tool Capwiz. We also offer insurance contract analysis to members in order to assess the terms and ramifications of insurance contracts.

Publications

Subscriptions to the AGD’s publications General Dentistry and AGD Impact are included with your membership. AGD Impact will keep you up-to-date with all the current news in general dentistry, and our scientific journal, General Dentistry, will inform you of all the latest advancements in your field.

Annual State & National Meetings

Visit the Meetings section on our website to learn about upcoming events and meetings.

AGD Benefits Plus

Save money on practical products and services through the AGD Benefits Plus program. We have partnered with a variety of companies to provide you with special discounts on both personal and professional resources. Visit the link at the left for more details on AGD Benefits Plus.

Membership Directory

The Membership Directory is accessible only to members, and helps you get in contact with your colleagues. Need to refer a patient? Use the Find an AGD Dentist tool to search using a variety of parameters including location and AGD award type.

AGD Career Center

Post your Curriculum Vitae or résumé and search for job opportunities, or post your job opening and search for the right applicant on the AGD Career Center. Visit the Career Center tab at the top of the page for more information.

Web Tools

Let the AGD help you attract new members and provide public information with your Web site. We offer e-mail forwarding with an AGD e-mail address, the Member Web Page Builder, and even AGD wallpaper, which by the way is NOT members only in the site] to help you show off your AGD membership and commitment to quality patient care.

Public Information

The AGD informs the public about where to find the best dental care and reports important dental issues that affect the public. Find-a-Dentist, our patient referral service appears online and at 877.2X.A.YEAR, and refers patients to dentists in their area. We also have launched a tooth erosion campaign and provide information on a variety of topics through our fact sheets and Dentalnotes newsletter.

Find a Speaker

If you need to find a speaker for an upcoming event or to learn about the instructor of a course you are attending, the AGD has several resources to assist you. Now you can book a speaker through the AGD’s Speaker’s Bureau or find information about a speaker by searching our Speaker Evaluation Database.