I’m an MAGD dentist! What does that mean for you and your family?
MAGD stands for Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. Earning Mastership takes dedication to dental continuing education (CE) beyond graduation. Less than 2 percent of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada are AGD Masters. When you see a dentist with MAGD after their name, you can rest assured that they care about knowing the latest techniques and best practices in dentistry. AGD Masters practice these techniques in a classroom setting multiple times a year — not every dentist does this.
To become an AGD Master, a dentist must:
· Complete over 1,100 credit hours of CE.
· Earn 400 of those 1,100 credits in hands-on courses.
· Pass an exam equal in difficulty to board certification exams.
Dentists are often the first line of defense against many serious conditions that start in the mouth. And dentists who have earned Mastership (MAGD) in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) go even further.
Becoming an AGD Master means a dentist has taken part in some of the most rigorous continuing dental education programs today. These dentists know about the most up-to-date technologies and procedures and care for your whole-body well-being. AGD Masters make a commitment to care that goes above and beyond—they are pulling for all of your oral health needs.
I’m an AGD Master.