What is Fellowship?
To earn the Fellowship Award, members must earn a minimum of 500 approved continuing dental education credits and pass a comprehensive 400-question examination. Dentists must also be an Academy of General Dentistry member for five continuous years and attend the Convocation Ceremony held at the Annual Meeting. Challenging themselves to attain Fellowship allows dentists to remain current with what is new in dentistry, to incorporate the latest techniques into their practices and network with other leaders in the field.
What is Mastership?
To attain Mastership, members must first have attained Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry. They must then earn an additional 600 approved continuing education credits, meeting minimum requirements in certain dental disciplines, of which 400 hours are hands-on courses. Thus, a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry has taken a total of 1,100 hours of continuing education and studied 16 disciplines in dentistry.
For more information on when the Fellowship exams are scheduled and how to apply for these awards, please visit the AGD – Fellowship Award