Fellowship Award

Attention 2020 Fellowship and Master Awardees:

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we know many 2020 award and recognition applicants are concerned about attending the Convocation ceremony, scheduled for July 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.  While we sincerely hope that the pandemic will be contained within the next few weeks, AGD leadership has confirmed that all applicants approved to receive the 2020 will be able to receive their award in 2020 even if they are not able to attend the Convocation ceremony.

Approval notifications have been emailed to all applicants.  If you applied for the 2020 Fellowship or Mastership Award or the 2020 Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition and have not received an email confirmation from AGD please email education@agd.org.

For detailed information about AGD2020 and Convocation please see the information listed under FOR AWARDEES.

AGD Mastership: A lifelong commitment to exceptional patient care.

Complete your journey to excellence by achieving AGD’s highest honor for lifelong learning — the Mastership Award. Mastership represents the highest level of achievement for members in accordance with AGD's mission to advance general dentistry and oral health through quality continuing education.

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Mastership Requirements

To earn Mastership, you must complete the following requirements:

  • Be an AGD Fellow
  • Maintain current AGD membership for three continuous years by Dec. 31 of the year in which the application is received.
  • Have a dental license that has not been suspended or revoked within the past five years and is not currently under probation, suspension or revocation
  • Complete at least 1,100 hours of approved CE as an AGD member
  • Of the 1,100 CE hours at least 400 hours of CE must be from participation courses in specific disciplines
  • Of the 1,100 CE hours at least 600 hours must meet minimum hour requirements in specific disciplines
  • Apply for the Mastership Award
  • Upon approval to receive the award, attend the AGD Convocation Ceremony, held during the AGD Scientific Session, where you will receive the award; successful candidates are allowed three years following approval to complete this requirement

For more information, download the AGD Mastership Award Guidelines.

Apply for Mastership

To receive your AGD Mastership Award submit your application and the required fee to AGD by Dec. 31. Download the Mastership Award Application, or request the application via email at awardapp@agd.org. Then, apply!

Find an AGD MasterTrack® Program

Team up with your colleagues in pursuit of Mastership. MasterTrack® Programs foster camaraderie and enable members to earn Mastership more quickly than they could on their own — usually within four or five years.

Each program’s organizer determines the order in which CE requirements are addressed. Most programs offer protocol courses, allowing participants to apply the new skills and techniques covered in class, and then discuss the outcomes with the instructor and colleagues. A protocol course has three primary components:

  • A classroom session
  • A homework assignment, to be completed independently by the participant
  • A homework presentation, critique and evaluation session

Find out whether there’s an AGD MasterTrack® Program in your area, or contact your AGD constituent about other programs or study clubs that may be available to you.