As a resident and recent graduate from dental school, we want   to help you get involved early in organized dentistry. Let the   Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) help you get started toward a   future of lifelong learning and quality patient care with the   valuable resources and opportunities listed below.

AGD Student and Recent Graduate Transitional Manual

Transitioning into your dental career isn’t always easy. That’s why the AGD partnered with Dentist’s Advantage to give you the student manual You’ve Graduated, Now What? This manual provides you with instant access to all of the practice management tips that you may not have learned in dental school, such as goal setting, financial planning, and marketing, along with printable worksheets to keep you on track! This invaluable resource is now available for download*. * Save this file to your desktop, and then extract all files to view the manual. * Adobe Reader 7.0 or higher is required to view this manual.

Reduced Membership Rates

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) members participating in an accredited advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) or general practice residency (GPR)* in the U.S. or Canada pay a fixed membership rate for the duration of their residency. In addition, AGD offers discounted membership dues for recent graduates up to four years following graduation from dental school. See our membership application to find your membership rate. *Other types of residencies (i.e., post-doctorate, masters) do not qualify for the residency discount.

Residency Credits

Acquire up to 250 hours of continuing education (CE) credit towards the Fellowship Award upon completion of an AEGD or GPR program. That’s half the total required hours! If you are not currently a member, be sure to join within a year of completing your residency in order to receive these important credits. Find out more about the Fellowship Award.

AGD Career Center

With this AGD Web site feature, you can post your résumé or Curriculum Vitae online for employers to view as well as view potential employment opportunities

Reduced Fees at the Annual Meeting

Receive valuable CE credits for a fraction of the cost! Residents pay a discounted registration fee at the AGD annual meeting. Registration includes lectures, capsule clinics, and entrance to the exhibit hall. Visit the AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits Web site for more information.

Subscriptions to AGD Publications

Subscriptions to the AGD’s publications General Dentistry and AGD Impact are included in your discounted membership fee. 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. Articles are also available online for your reference.

AGD Benefits Plus

Save money and time by using AGD Benefits Plus programs to help you get your practice started. We have programs for insurance, financing, credit card processing, and more. To find out about our benefit partners and their programs, visit the AGD Benefits Plus section located in the menu on the left side of this page. To find out more about your membership benefits, visit the Membership Benefits link located in the menu on the left side of this page.