What does FAGD or MAGD stand for after your general dentist’s name?
The Fellowship (FAGD) and Mastership (MAGD) Awards are two of the most rigorous continuing dental education programs today.
They help your dentist stay up to date on the most current dental procedures to offer you the highest quality of care.
These awards mean that your general dentist cares about long-term dental health for you and your family and demonstrates that concern by pursuing additional designations.
FAGD: A general dentist who is a “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and exemplifies to other dentists the importance of quality continuing dental education. To earn the FAGD, a dentist must have completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive written exam and fulfilled three years of continuing membership with the AGD.
MAGD: A general dentist who has earned the designation of “Master” of the AGD (MAGD) has completed a structured and demanding set of requirements. To attain the MAGD, your dentist must first be a Fellow in the AGD. Your dentist must then earn an additional 600 approved continuing education hours (including 400 hours of hands-on courses), while meeting minimum requirements in certain dental disciplines.